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Degree Type

Lecture Recital Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)


Keyboard Performance (Music)

Date of Defense


First Committee Member

Paul Posnak

Second Committee Member

J.Robert Floyd

Third Committee Member

David Alt

Fourth Committee Member

Ross Harbaugh


The main goal of this paper is to discuss the tradition of Bulgarian folk music based on three significant folk-inflected compositions by Pancho Vladigerov, and thereby to contribute to the literature on Vladigerov's compositional style and influences. For this purpose, I have chosen three of his most popular and frequently performed compositions which are also representative of the stylistic trends in his music. They are: Bulgarian Rhapsody (op.16, 1922) for Violin and Piano, Song from Bulgarian Suite (op.21, 1927) for Violin and Piano and Shumen Miniatures (op. 29, 1934) for Solo Piano.


Pancho Vladigerov