Mara Petrova

Mara Petrova

15.V.1921 - 7.VІ.1997

Sliven - Bulgaria

composer, pianist

Mara Petrova graduated from the State Academy of Music majoring in Composition under Professor Vesselin Stoyanov and Piano under Professor_ Pancho Vladigerov_. She specialised in Choral Conducting with Professor Marin Goleminov. She taught at the Institute for Music and Choreographic Specialists. She wrote articles. She edited song collections. She composed in a variety of genres. Her works were performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland, Russia and Switzerland and won prizes.

Works

Stage music:

Children’s operetta:

Podranilo (Early Bird).

For symphony orchestra:

Youth Suite (1953); My Fatherland Overture; Dance-Poem (1966); Symphony “April 1876” (1981).

For string orchestra:

Youth Suite for strings and timpani; Triptych for voice, strings and small drum; The Blue-Eyed Girl and Lullaby for voice and string orchestra.

Chamber music:

Sonata for violin and piano; Sofia Suite for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and small drum.

Dance for three bassoons; Sketches for wind trio.

Song and Scherzo for flute and piano; Scherzo for clarinet and piano.

For piano:

Sonata and Theme with Variations; Children’s album.

Choral music:

For mixed choir:

Legend about the Apostle; Hristo Botev; Winter Tale; Poem for my Native Town.

For children’s choir:

Bulgaria, lyrics by Hristo Chernaev.