"Bulgarian composer Gheorghi Arnaoudov has forged a profound body of work deeply rooted in minimalism and, at the same time, creating an intensely imaginative, vibrating sound world that constantly defies convention. His vital use of a variety of literary sources, aesthetic ideas, and collaborations with other art forms distinguish his music in todays European concert culture..." -Eric Salzman, "A genuinely surprising and beautiful disc..." Barnaby Rayfield, Fanfare, New York "...Stillness and medieval-tinged mystery..." Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International

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GHEORGHI ARNAOUDOV

COMPOSITIONS

ORCHESTRA:

Manuscripta Rubra III "Dromenon" for string orchestra
(2019)
(Vn.I 10, Vn.II 8, Vl.6, Vc.4, Cb.2)
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World Premiere, Mariahilfenkirche, Wien. 5 August 2019

"Midnight songs" Four ancient Gazes to the Arch of Heaven for two solo percussionists and orchestra (2017)
(2.2.0.0 0.0.0.0 Perc.I, Perc.II, Perc.III, Perc.IV, Solo Perc.I, Solo Perc.II, Hp.I, Hp.II, Vn.I 10, Vn.II 8, Vl.6, Vc.4, Cb.2)
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World Premiere, Sofia Philharmonic, Sofia. 22 April 2018

"Concerto ppIANISSIMO" for two Pianos and Orchestra (2017)
(4.3.3.0 4.0.0.0 Marimba, Perc.II, Perc.III, Pf.I, Pf.II, Hp., Cel., Vn.I 14, Vn.II 12, Vl.10 Vc.8 Cb.6)
Da Vinci Edition, Osaka. DV 10973, 2018
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"The Garden of Wandering Tunes" Concerto for Chinese Orchestra (2017)
(2 Bang Di, 2 Qu Di, 3 Suona, 3 Sheng 1, Liu qin, Pi pa, Zhong ruan, Di ruan, Di yin ruan, Yang qin, Zheng,
PERCUSSION I, II, III, IV, Gao hu 2, Ban hu 2, Er hu 8, Zhong hu 2, Violoncelli 3, Contrabassi 2) more...

"Tzu-Yeh songs" Four midnight poems after ancient Chinese poets
for Traditional Chinese Instrumental Ensemble
(2017)
(Qu Du, Bang Di, Sheng, Pi-pa, Zhong Ruan, Diyin Ruan, Yang Qin, Zheng;
Percussion: Mu Yu, Ban Gu, Xiao Luo, Da Luo; Ban Hu/Gao Hu, Zhong Hu/Er Hu)
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World Premiere, 13 October 2017, Beijing Concert Hall, FCCO

Antiphona dulcis armonia Concerto per due Violoncelli e orchestra da camera (2017)
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World Premiere, Sofia Music Weeks, Bulgaria Hall. 29 May 2017

Las puertas del sueno Sinfonie silenziose e calme per orchestra da camera e pianoforte (2016)
(Pf. Vn.I 8, Vn.II 6, Vl.4 Vc.3 Cb.2)
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"Barocus Ex Machina" - Concerto for Piano, Harpsichord, Hammerklavier and Orchestra (2014)
(2.2.0.0 0.0.0.0. Pf. Hpschd. HamKlav., Vn.I-8, Vn.II-6, Vl.-4 Vc.-3 Cb.-2)
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World Premiere, VivaPiano Festival, Concert hall Bulgarian National Radio. 24 April 2014

Phantasmagorias II - Concerto for violin and orchestra (2012)
(2.2.2.2 2.0.0.0. Timp., Vn.I-12, Vn.II-10, Vl.-8 Vc.-6 Cb.-4) more...


Blachernae. The Veil of Our Lady (2012)

(4.3.3.3 4.0.3.1. Pf, Cel., Hp. Timp., 2 Perc. (Camp, Xyl. G.C.), Vn.I -16, Vn.II -14, Vl. -10 Vc. -8 Cb. -6) more...

Phantasmagorias I - Concerto for violin, harpsichord, keyboard instruments, percussion and orchestra.
Based on the Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges
(2008 - 2010)

(timp. 4 tom-t., glsp., hpd., cel., pft., 12.10.8.6.5)

Concierto Barroco (2007)
after Alejo Carpentier
for solo violin and strings
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Audio, Mario Hossen - violin, Camerata Orphica. Conductor-Naiden Todorov

Concert Music (2004)

(3.3.3.3 6.3.3.1. Hp. Pf, Timp.,4 Perc.,Vn.I,Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

Variations on a Theme by S. Rachmaninov, (2001)
(2.2.2.2 4.2.0.0. Pf, Timp., Perc., Vn.I, Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

The Colour of the Light, (1997)
(3.3.3.3 6.3.3.1. Pf, Timp.,4 Perc.,Vn.I,Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

Laus Solis, (1996)
(2.2.2.2 4.0.0.0. Pf, 1, Perc., Vn.I, Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

Symphony No. 2, (1989)
(3.3.3.3 4.3.3.1. Pf, Timp.,4 Perc.,Vn.I,Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)
World premiere, 1990

Kammerkonzert, (1988)
for piano and two chamber ensembles

Concerto grosso, (1987)
for strings

Concerto for Orchestra, (1986)
(1.1.1.1 1.1.1.1. Pf, Timp., Perc., Vn.I, Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

Symphony No. 1, (1984)
(2.2.2.2 4.2.0.0. Pf, Timp., Perc., Vn.I, Vn.II, Vl. Vc. Cb.)

 
CHAMBER MUSIC:

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Seven and One Nights
(Catalog of Nightmares, Poetry, Blindness,
Buddhism and Kabbalah)
(2021)
for violin, bass clarinet and piano
World Premiere, Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York. 15 December 2021
Emmalie Tello - clarinet, Grace Coolidge - violin, Lora Al-Ahmad - piano


Catalog of gadgets, winds and sensations (2016-21)
for violin, violoncello and piano

Manuscripta Rubra I (2019)
for flute and piano
World Premiere, ppIANISSIMO 2019, Sofia. 05 April 2019
Kersten McCall - Flute, Kamelia Miladinova - Piano


The Gates of Dream II (2016-17)
for string quintet

Three Sonnets of Michelangelo (Anja Lechner Gewidmet) (2014)
for violoncello solo
Da Vinci Edition, Osaka. DV 10974, 2018
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Phantasmagorias IV "Brahms versus Wagner"
(Imaginarium super Mathilde Wesendonck)
(2012)
for piano quintet

Phantasmagorias III
"El libro de los seres imaginarios"
(Imaginarium super Jorge Luis Borges)
(2010)
for string quartet

Interpretationes II "Stella splendens in monte"
(Miraculum super Llibre Vermell)
(2007)
for recorder, violoncello and percussion ad libitum

Interpretationes I "Amer Desir"
(Miraculum super Matheus de Perusio)
(2006)
for violin and violoncello
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Interpretaciones II "Stella splendens in monte" (Miraculum super Llibre Vermell) (2007)
for recorder, violoncello and percussion ad libitum

The Duck Variations (2005)
for violin, violoncello and piano

Forgotten Songs I (2007)
for soprano, violoncello and piano

Variations for two pianos and percussion (2004)
for two pianos and two percussion players
(Timpani, Gran cassa, Cymbals, Triangle, Snare drum, Tam-tam, Xylophone)


Delicatessen (2001)
for three violoncellos

Kells (Ritual IV) (1999)
for violoncello solo

Thyepolia, (1997)
for tenor recorder, violoncello and percussion

Vihayah, (1995)
for flute solo

Ritual III (Borges Fragment), (1993)
for violoncello solo

String Quartet No. 2, (1988)










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VOCAL MUSIC:

The Valey of the Fables (2020)
For soprano, violoncello and piano
based on the poems by Iana Boukova

Three quiet Songs (2008)
For soprano, violoncello and piano
based on poems by Ilya Bren

Lonesome Whispers (2011)
For soprano, violin and piano
based on poems by Peyo Yavorov

Hymns to the spring (2008)
For female chorus and string orchestra
based on poems by Nikolay Liliev

Passio et mors Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Liber Psalmorum (2008)
For soprano, bas, mixed choir and orchestra
based on the Tomić Psalter

"Liber Canticorum" Chapter I (Imaginary opera scenes) (2008)
For soprano, tenor and orchestra
based on the Quintus Horatius Flaccus Epodes

Forgotten Songs III (2006)
For soprano and string orchestra

Thyepoleo (2000)
for voices and chamber ensemble

The Way of the Birds III (1995)
For soprano, clarinet, violin and percussion
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The Way of the Birds II (1995)
For two Sopranos and Chamber orchestra (Fl., Ob., Cl., Perc. I: Persian Daf, Ramazan Davul, Perc. II: 4 Toms, Lg. Dr., Wnd. Chimes, Pf., S.1, S.2, Vn.I, Vn.I, Vl., Vc., Cb.)
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World Premiere, June 22, 2019, ANNEX Theatre, Vancouver

The Way of the Birds I (1995)
For soprano, flute and violin
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Summe Deus (1991)
For Soprano and Chamber Ensemble
(Fl.1, Fl.2, Ob., Hp. Perc. I, Perc. II, Vn.I, Vn.I, Vl., Vc., Cb.)

Footnote (und Isolde/ns Winkfall lassen) (1991)
For two Sprechstimme Voices and Chamber Ensemble (Fl., Cl., Cr. Guit. Pf. Spr.I, Spr.II., Vn.I, Vn.I, Vl., Vc., Cb.)
based on the poem A Prayer by James Joyce
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World Premiere, June 22, 2019, ANNEX Theatre, Vancouver



PIANO MUSIC:

Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (2015)
For two pianos, eight hands

Le Rappel des Rameaux (2009)
For piano solo

Two Monodies (1993)
For piano solo

Forgotten Songs II (2005)
For piano solo

Et iterum venturus (1997)
For piano solo

Le Temple du Silence (1996)
For two pianos

...un pan de ciel au milieu du silence (1995)
For piano solo

Incarnation in the Light (Ritual II) (1993)
For piano solo

Ritual I (Svarog Ritual) (1988)
For piano solo

Partita I (1984)
For piano solo

Paysages sonores (1983)
For piano solo












STAGE:

Threshold (2001)
Dance theatre, Choreography Mila Iskrenova

the highest point of my inferiority (1998)
Dance theatre, Choreography Mila Iskrenova

Choreordained (1996)
2 act ballet, Choreography Mila Iskrenova, Stage design Elena Ivanova

Transpatium (1996)
Dance theatre, in co-operation with Assen Avramov
Choreography Mila Iskrenova

Offertorium II after Jorge Luis Borgesz (1991)
Dance theatre, Choreography Mila Iskrenova

Offertorium I after Herman Broch (1988)
Dance theatre, Choreography Mila Iskrenova



FILM SCORES:

The Gold of the Thracians
a film of Viasat History (2012)
A film by Nicolay Thomas
Image and sound Jean-Rene Duchemann

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Svetoto semeystvo (2010)
Director Krasimir Krumov
Cinematography Emil Hristov

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Night and Day (2006)
Director Krasimir Krumov
Cinematography Emil Hristov

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Orpheus' Virtual Museum (2005)
Director Zlatina Rousseva
Cinematography Plamen Gerasimov

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The Meaning of Life (2004)
Director Krasimir Krumov
Cinematography Emil Hristov

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INCIDENTAL MUSIC

"Yerma" by Federico Garcia Lorka (2013)
"Der Reizende Reigen nach dem Reigen des Reizenden Herrn Arthur Schnitzler" by Werner Schwab (2006)
"The Duck Variations" by David Mamet (2004)
"Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman (2003)
"Nadejda the blind" by Boyan Papazov (2003)
"Cherry Sisters" by Michael Green (2003)
"Indje" by Yordan Yovkov (1999)
"Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco (1998)
"Alpengluhen" by Peter Turrini (1997)
"Les aveugles" by Maurice Maeterlinck (1992)

2020, Gheorghi Arnaoudov
2020, Paintings by Yassen Panov
Contact e-mail: garnaoudov(at)gmail.com