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Todor Popov: A Historiography and A Conductor\u27s Analysis of His Choral Cycles

By Matthew Thomas Caine


The purpose of this document is to introduce the choral community of the United States to the choral music of one of Bulgaria\u27s most celebrated composers of the twentieth century, Todor Popov, through his choral cycles. The author reviewed English and Bulgarian sources on the composer, interviewed his daughter, and analyzed the two choral cycles composed by Popov: Sofia and Esenni Motivi. Included are a brief history of Bulgarian choral music, a biography of Popov, an overview of his choral music, and a conductor\u27s analysis of both choral cycle

Topics: Bulgaria, choral music, Eastern Europe, impressionism, Todor Popov, twentieth-century, Music, Conducting, Arts and Humanities, Music, Music Performance
Publisher: Scholar Commons
Year: 2010
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