The month of December brings the Christmas spirit to the concert halls in Dobrich
On December 8 at 6:30 p.m., come to an organ concert to start the bright Christmas celebrations in our city. Maria Slavova will delight everyone who wants to hear the sound of the renovated organ with works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone). This is exactly what Maria Slavova set as the motto of the concert. Let’s remember that she was born in Dobrich. He began his first piano lessons in early childhood with Nadezhda Ankova. She graduated from SMU “Dobri Hristov” in the city of Varna and AMTII “Prof. Asen Diamandiev” in the city of Plovdiv, majoring in piano. He studied organ under the guidance of Prof. Neva Krasteva. In parallel with his teaching activity, he actively performs concerts as a pianist and organist. He participates in numerous concerts as a soloist, chamber artist and accompanist at home and abroad. Collaborates with various choral and instrumental ensembles. He performs solo organ concerts throughout the country and in partnership with famous musicians. He is currently a pianist-organist in the “Dianopolis” Chamber Orchestra, Yambol. We enjoyed her solo organ performance at the holiday concert for September 25 of this year. in Dobrich. About the upcoming concert on December 8, Maria Slavova herself says: “SDG – often at the end of his compositions, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) wrote these three letters. In fact, it is the abbreviation of “SOLI DEO GLORIA” (“Glory to God alone”). And indeed when Bach composed, he did not think about whether the people in the church would understand his works and whether the choristers could perform them. His faith is deeply religious – he creates in praise of God, this is the essence of his music, the dedication of his humble and faithful life. The organ is the instrument that Bach mastered to the highest degree. With its expressive capabilities, which could in no small measure replace an entire orchestra or choir, the organ allows Bach to fully develop his polyphonic thinking, in his communication with it he most vividly reveals the characteristic features of his artistic nature. Perhaps it is in his organ work that he is most powerful, virtuosically brilliant and pathetically inspired. The concert will feature both works written in the Master’s early years, such as the Prelude and Fugue BWV550, where the influence of Dietrich Buxtehude and Nikolaus Bruns is still evident, and the three-part Fantasia in G major, composed in the form of the Italian concertos grossi, as well as pieces from his mature creative period such as the great C major Prelude and Fugue BWV 547, dating from around 1744, which is the last piece he wrote in this genre. Also included are several small Christmas carols from the “Organ Notebook”, on the title page of which is written: “To the Most High only for glory, to the neighbor – to learn”, which Albert Schweitzer defines as a “dictionary of Bach’s musical language”. Two more Bach pieces will be performed – the bright, idyllic Pastoral in F major and the Alabreve in D major – essentially a double fugue, whose austere majesty will bring the concert to a close.”
One of the greatest gifts we can give or receive is joy. We would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has brought more joy to the world than the great Johann Sebastian Bach. Even today, 273 years after his death, his music continues to stir hearts and fill souls with energy and faith. Treat yourself to this concert and come!
Tickets at the Dobrich Concert Hall box office.
Working hours: Monday – Thursday from 10.00 to 18.00, phone 0899560602
Price BGN 5. For pensioners and students – BGN 2.