Mara Petrova

composer, pianist

Мара Петрова

15.05.1921 – 07.06.1997Sliven – Bulgaria

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.


Stage music:

Children’s operetta:

Podranilo (Early Bird).

For symphony orchestra:

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

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.