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EMIL TABAKOV

Emil Tabakov graduated from the Bulgarian State Music Academy in conducting and double-bass in 1974 and received his diploma in composition in 1978. He worked as conductor of the Ruse Philharmonic between the years 1976 and 1979. From 1979 to 1987 he was the music director and conductor of the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra. He was appointed conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic in 1985 where he continued until 2000 first as principal conductor then as music director and conductor. During the same period Tabakov worked as the music director and conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Starting in 1999, he was the artistic director of the New Year’s Music Festival in Sofia for six years. Tabakov served as Minister of Culture for Bulgaria in 1997. Emil Tabakov was music director of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra between 2002 and 2008.

Emil Tabakov is a standing guest conductor of the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Avignon, Orchestre de Metz, and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted orchestras in Russia, America, Australia, Japan and Israel, as well as all over Europe.

Emil Tabakov has composed works of different genres, ranging from chamber music to ballet. He has been awarded prizes by the Union of Bulgarian Composers for many of his compositions. Albums recorded under his baton exceed forty. He has conducted the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in numerous recordings in a variety of styles, such as all the symphonies of Mahler and Scriabin, the complete orchestral works of Brahms and the piano concertos of Beethoven. He has recorded a total of eleven albums with the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra covering many composers from Handel to Schoenberg. Tabakov has won many prizes in international competitions in double-bass and conducting and furthermore was honoured as “Man of the Year” by the International Biographical Center in England in 1991.

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100 MASTERPIECES OF SACRED CHORAL MUSIC Capriccio
C7155
Choral - Sacred
20TH CENTURY COMPOSITIONS - ORFF, C. / RACHMANINOV, S. / RAVEL, M. / REGER, M. / STRAUSS, R. / STRAVINSKY, I. / RESPIGHI, O. / PROKOFIEV, S. Capriccio
C49007
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" (Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) / Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathetique" (Szekely) Capriole
CA15628
Concertos
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriole
CA15626
Concertos
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriole
CA15627
Concertos
BRAHMS, J.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Sgouros, Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C51000
Concertos
Choral Music (100 Masterpieces) Capriccio
C49565
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Ave Maria Choruses) - BACH, J.S. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / PERGOLESI, G.B. Capriccio
C10769
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - BACH, J.S. / SCHUBERT, F. / ZELENKA, J.D. / SCHEIN, J.H. / HANDEL, G.F. / SCHUTZ, H. / BRUCKNER, A. / SCHUBERT, F. Capriccio
C49337
Orchestral
Choral Music (Sacred) - SCHUBERT, F. / BRAHMS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / VERDI, G. / MONTEVERDI, C. / BRUCKNER, A. / MOZART, W.A. / GRIEG, E. Capriccio
C49341
Choral - Sacred
CLASSIC MASTERWORKS - Johannes Brahms Capriccio
C49032
Concertos
CLASSIC MASTERWORKS - Ludwig van Beethoven Capriccio
C49028
Concertos
CLASSIC MASTERWORKS - Richard Strauss Capriccio
C49035
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - HANDEL, G.F. / BACH, J.S. / MOZART, W.A. / BOCCHERINI, L. / TELEMANN, G.P. / BESARD, J.-.B. / FASCH, J.F. Capriccio
C18419
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - HUMPERDINCK, E. / FAURE, G. / BRAHMS, J. / SCHUMANN, R. / PUCCINI, G. / GRIEG, E. / SCHUBERT, F. / PUCCINI, G. / RHEINBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C18411
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - MOZART, W.A. Capriccio
C18403
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - MOZART, W.A. / SILCHER, F. / SCHUBERT, F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / HAYDN, F.J. / BRUCKNER, A. / BRAHMS, J. / BRUCH, M. Capriccio
C18406
Choral - Sacred
CLASSIC MOODS - PERGOLESI, G.B. / BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / BACH, C.P.E. / MOZART, W.A. / HAYDN, F.J. / DONIZETTI, G. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix Capriccio
C18416
Choral - Sacred
CLASSIC MOODS - PUCCINI, G. / SCHUBERT, F. / WAGNER, R. / RUBINSTEIN, A. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. Capriccio
C18404
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - SCHUBERT, F. / BRAHMS, J. / DAVID, F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / WOLF, H. / MAHLER, G. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / ABY, F.W. / REYER, E. Capriccio
C18412
Vocal, Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / DVORAK, A. / GRIEG, E. / DELIBES, L. / BRAHMS, J. / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, N.A. / MAHLER, G. Capriccio
C18407
Orchestral
CLASSIC MOODS - VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / MASSENET, J. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / BIZET, G. / SAINT-SAENS / WAGNER, R. / OFFENBACH, J. Capriccio
C18410
Orchestral
LISZT, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Totentanz (Biret Concerto Edition, Vol. 4) Idil Biret Archive
8.571273
Orchestral, Concertos
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, "Titan" (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49044
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49045
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 3 (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49048
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 4 (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49051
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 5 (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49052
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 6, "Tragic" (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49053
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 7 (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49056
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49059
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 9 / Symphony No. 10: Adagio (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C49062
Orchestral
Opera Arias (Bass): Pertusi, Michele - ROSSINI, G. / DONIZETTI, G. / VERDI, G. / GOMES, C. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / BELLINI, V. Capriccio
C10704
Opera
Orchestral Music - VERDI, G. / MOZART, W.A. / PUCCINI, G. (Symphonic Opera) (Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) Capriccio
C10770
Orchestral
SUNSET CLASSICS Capriccio
C67107-08
Vocal, Orchestral
TABAKOV: Concerto for 2 Flutes / Piano Concerto Naxos
8.570073
Concertos
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Concert Fantasia / Piano Concerto No. 2 (Biret Concerto Edition, Vol. 5) Idil Biret Archive
8.571280
Concertos
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 (Biret Concerto Edition, Vol. 2) Idil Biret Archive
8.571271
Concertos
VERDI, G.: Messa da Requiem (Tabakov) Capriccio
C10646-47
Choral - Sacred





 
 
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