- Kandov, Alexander
- Kanev, Stefan
- Karaatanassov, Vesselin
- Karadimchev, Boris
- Karadjov, Dimitar Ivanov
- Karadjov, Dimitar
- Karastoyanov, Assen
- Karastoyanova, Helene
- Kaucki, Venceslav
- Kaufman, Nikolai
- Kazandjiev, Vassil
- Kazassian, Vili
- Kenov, Nikola
- Kerkelov, Peter
- Kiradjiev, Vladimir
- Klinkova, Jivka
- Kniazev, Nikolay
- Kochev, Boris
- Kochev, Mihayl
Sofia - Bulgaria
composer, music theoretician
Bojidar Spassov graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire “Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky” in 1976 majoring in Composition under Professor Nikolay Sidelnikov and Musicology under Professor Yury Holopov. He worked as music editor at the Bulgarian National Radio, specialist at the Institute of Musicology Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1982-90). He taught Music Analysis at the Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy (the present-day Academy of Music and Dance Art) in Plovdiv (1976-90). He was given a course in Contemporary Composition Techniques at the State Academy of Music in Sofia. Since 1990 he has lived and worked in Germany where he has been teaching and composing. His musical and theoretical researches have focused on contemporary music.
He composed two chamber operas; vocal and orchestral works; a symphony; concerto for violin and orchestra; chamber opuses, etc. His music was performed at authoritative contemporary music forums in Bulgaria, Europe and the USA. It was prize-winning at the Karl Maria von Weber Competition (Dresden, 1978), the Valentino Bucchi Competition (Rome, 1988) or the International Sacred Music Competition (Switzerland, 1986). His compositional style includes a variety of melodic patterns and vanguard techniques. It is considered to be connected with the Musica Nova aesthetics.
The Enchanted, based on old German legends (1975-76; stagedat the Blagoevgrad Chamber Opera, 1980); The Princess and the Swineherd, after Andersen (1980).
Elegy for mixed choir and string orchestra on Latin liturgical texts (1984).
For voice and symphony orchestra:
Dragon’s Marriage for soprano and symphony orchestra (1976).
For symphony orchestra:
Symphony (1977); Violin Concerto (1987).
Concerto for flute, 13 strings and celesta (1975).
Glagolhic concerto for alto, 13 strings and harpsichord after old Bulgarian church texts (1984). Music for two pianos, winds and percussion (1982); 3×3 for violoncello, piano and percussion (1977).
Fantasy for violoncello, organ and tympani (1977); Tempo-rhythms I for clarinet, violin and piano (1978); De profundis for chamber orchestra (1988); Refrain for 4 trombones (1987); Commemoration (in memory of Alfred Schnittke) for clarinet and violoncello (1999); Con Spasso for clarinet, trombone, violoncello and piano (1999).
Ode for violoncello solo (1981).
Pieridi for diverse ensembles (1990-).
Sonata (1991); Waterfalls (1991).
Romantic songs for soprano after poems by Theodor Trayanov (1981); J. D. Songs for mezzo-soprano and violoncello after texts by James Joyce and John Dunne (1990).
Space for two groups of instruments and tape (1983); Refrain for violoncello and tape after Guillaume de Machaut (1985).
Pastoral for women’s choir.