Dobri Dobrev

composer, public figure

01.06.1926 – 02.06.1998Filevo, Haskovo – Bulgaria

Dobri Dobrev graduated from the State Academy of Music. He studied Choral Conducting under Professor Georgi Dimitrov. He was also a private student of composition of Professor Pancho Vladigerov. He worked as choral conductor. He was Director of the Bulgarian National Radio, the Centre of Non-Professional Art Activity, the Bulgarian Concert Directorate, Chairman of the Creative Fund of UBC etc.

He composed three oratorios, four cantatas and three suites for choir, soloists and orchestra; concertos; over 500 choral songs; cantatas; chamber music, etc.


Choral-orchestral works:
Oratorios for soloists, choir and orchestra:
Hailstorm after Peyo Yavorov (1979);
If We Have Nothing to Give the World, text by Vladimir Bashev (1975);
Bulgaria’s Heart, text by D. Metodiev (1985);
The White Bird (1983).

For voice and symphony orchestra:
Symphonic Poem for tenor and orchestra;
Three Ballades for voice and orchestra.

Works for symphony orchestra:
Piano Concerto (1982);
Flute Concerto;
Violin Concerto N1 (1981), N2 (1991);

Concertino for violin and orchestra;
Serenade for violin and orchestra (1993).

Chamber Music:
Game for two clarinets, bassoon and piano (1976);
Concertino for violin and piano (1976).

For piano:
Songs from Thrace (1976).

Vocal music:
Two Songs for voice and piano (1975).

Choral music:
For mixed choir:
Chorale, lyrics by Anastas Stoyanov (1993).

For female voices choir:
Madrigal (1991).

For children’s choir:
At School;
A Chicken Has Fallen, lyrics by Anastas Stoyanov (1992).