Dimitar Karadjov

Dimitar Karadjov

18.ХІ.1885 - 23.І.1923

Plovdiv - Bulgaria

composer, public figure

Dimitar Karadjov was among the first Bulgarian opera composers. He studied music in Vienna, Berlin and Dresden. He was particularly influenced by his teacher von Raznicek. In 1920 he came to live in Sofia. He endeavoured to organize the construction of a new building to shelter the Sofia Opera.
He composed several operas; symphonic works; instrumental music; songs, etc. Some of his opuses are stylistically close to the Bulgarian traditional melody, while others get inspiration from the late German Romanticism or the French Impressionism.

Works

Operas:

Pilate’s Daughter, French libretto by R. Fouchй; The Young King, libretto by Teodor Trayanov after Oscar Wilde (staged at the Volksoper in Vienna); On The Beach, after the play of the same name by Konstantin Velichkov (unfinished); Milkana.

For choir and orchestra:

Hymn to the Sun.