EMIL TABAKOV Complete Symphonies, Volume Five

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Catalogue No: TOCC0562
EAN/UPC: 5060113445629
Release Date: 2020-06-05
Composer: Emil Tabakov
Artists: Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Emil Tabakov, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra

The music of the Bulgarian composer-conductor Emil Tabakov (b. 1947) explores the darker side of the human spirit in epic scores as austere as they are powerful. The Second Symphony is a diptych where the wild, stamping, manic whirl of the second movement releases the store of energy pent up by the grief-stricken first. The four-movement Sixth Symphony is a tragic utterance in the monumental manner of the middle-period Shostakovich symphonies, bleak and gripping in equal measure.

Symphony Orchestra of Bulgarian National Radio (Tracks 1 – 2)
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Tracks 3 – 6)
Emil Tabakov, conductor


1 review for EMIL TABAKOV Complete Symphonies, Volume Five

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    ‘The composer is clearly totally in charge of the performances. He seems to achieve his exact requirements with these highly proficient if little known orchestras, aided by fine and clear archival recordings. Documentation is, as usual with Toccata, not only valuable but also exemplary.’

    —Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International

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