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Composer: Tabakova, Dobrinka (b. 1980)

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Year of birth1980
NationalityBulgaria
Period20th century
June 2018
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IstanbulAmsterdam Sinfonietta & Ferhan – Ferzan Önder

Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Ferhan – Ferzan Önder
Bach, Tabakova, Pärt, Beethoven
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson; Ferhan & Ferzan Onder
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Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight

Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green
Music from Vaughan Williams is contrasted with two pieces from Dobrinka Tabakova  in The Scottish Ensemble’s candlelit concert, Ascent. Senior NYOS strings swell the ranks to produce a reflective evening of richness and warmth.
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Aurora masters Mozart and Mason in an intriguing prom

Aurora Orchestra performs the world première of Benedict Mason’s Meld © BBC | Mark Allan
Infectious energy from musicians who breezed through a diverse and challenging programme without music stands or chairs, in which Benedict Mason displayed his originality.
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Dark fantasies at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Priya Mitchell
An introductory reading by local writer Philip Pullman was an appropriate introduction to the “Dusk to Dawn” concert, one of the last in this year’s Oxford Chamber Music Festival (themed “Fairytales and Fantasy”).
****1
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A window on the Three Choirs Festival: Debussy, Tabakova and Fauré

David Hill  ©  John Wood 2010
After weeks of foul weather, this was more like it. Proper sunshine for a summer festival. Around Hereford Cathedral, watched over by a statue of Elgar draped in a fresh laurel wreath, Three Choirs Festival-goers enjoyed the warmth before venturing inside for equally sunny music. Even the yellow flowers framing the stage carried through the theme, setting off the golden centre-stage harp.
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Tabakova world premiere is a class act

While Iain Farrington’s Animal Parade provided the fun and fireworks of this extraordinary recital at Brentwood Cathedral there is no doubt that it was the world premiere of Dobrinka Tabakova’s Diptych that stole the show.
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