Heraklit Nestorov

composer, violinist, conductor

Хераклит Несторов

17.12.1896 More Sur Loyan, France – 1940 Berlin, Germany

His father was Bulgarian and his mother, the writer Elsa Asenijeff, was German. He studied Composition at the Academy of Music in Vienna, under Dalcreuse and Bonetti (1912-15).

After the declaration of the First World War he lived for a while in Sofia and composed a few of his works. In 1920 he went to live in Vienna where he was appointed conductor of the Vienna Opera and Philharmonic.

In 1921 he was appointed violinist in the Philharmonic. Concurrently, he composed.

He died during the bombings in Berlin. The exact day of his death is not known.

He composed orchestral and chamber works; piano pieces; songs; theatre music, etc.

His compositional style is close to the French impressionism.


Works for symphony orchestra:
Four symphonic poems.

Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

Chamber Music:
String Quartet;
Five pieces for string quartet.

For piano: Episodes.

Vocal music: Songs for voice and piano.