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Boucourechliev, André

Boucourechliev, André (b Sofia, 1925). Bulg.-born composer and pianist (Fr. cit. 1956). Worked for radio in Milan and Paris. Teacher of pf., École Normale 1954–60. Mus. critic of various Fr. publications from 1957. Author of books on Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven, and Stravinsky. Comps. incl. pf. sonata (1959); Texte I (tape, 1959); Texte II (tape, 1960); Musiques nocturnes, cl., hp., pf. (1966); Archipel 1, 2 pf., 2 percussionists (1967); Archipel 2, str. qt. (1968); Archipel 3, pf., 6 percussionists (1969); Archipel 4, pf. (1970); Archipel 5, 6 instr. (1970); Ombres, 11 str. (1970); Faces, orch. (1972); pf. conc. (1974–5). The Archipel works are in open form, generally perf. in 2 or more versions per concert. In open form the sequence and/or structure of some parts of a work can be varied by the performers.

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