Martin G. Georgiev


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Tradition and Innovation in my Music

PhD Thesis

Royal Academy of Music

University of London


containing the theoretical text with relevant excerpts from the scores and sound recordings



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Toncheva, Elena, ‘Die musikalische Bedeutung des Interpunktionszeichens „Punkt“ in dem sticherarischen Repertoire der Handschrift NB Athens Nr. 928 (XV. Jh.) [trans. The musical meaning of the punctuation sign ‘Full point’ in the sticheraric repertoire of manuscript NB Athens Nr. 928 (XV. c.)]’, (in German), Ed. by P. Petersen, Musikkulturgeschichte: Festschrift für Constantin Floros, (Breitkoph&Härtel - Wiesbaden, 1990), 461-478

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Toncheva, Elena, ‘Арс Нова и Йоан Кукузел в балканската източноправославна музика през XIV в. trans.[Ars Nova and John Kukuzelis in the Blkan Eastern-Orthodox music in the XIV c.]’, (in Bulgarian), in Религия и Изкуство в културната традиция на Европа. Лятна научна конференция Варна 1998, (Sofia, 1999), 125-135

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Toncheva, Elena, ‘Музикално Тълкуване (екзегезис) на балкански мелодии в скитския "Болгарский Роспев’ trans.[Musical 'interpretation' (exegesis) of Balkan melodies in the Scythian "Bolgarsky Rospev"]’, Българско Музикознание, 2 (1988), 40-60

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St Cyril and St Methodius National Library, Sofia, Bulgaria, Manuscripts and Old Printed Books Department; Neophyte of Rila MS, НР115 [2856], (written: 1851), fol. 34,35.

Printed music (in neumatic notation):

Псалтикиийна Литургия, trans.[Psaltic Liturgy], ed. by Manasiy Poptodorov, (Sofia: Синодално Книгоиздателство, 1992)