Pancho Vladigerov

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Exhibition, Collections & Repository

The permanent exposition of the house museum was opened on March 25, 2005. It is housed in the donated part of the house and includes documentary exhibits outlining Pancho Vladigerov’s life and work as well as his authentically reconstructed study and his favourite place for recreation.


The documentary exhibition is displayed in the largest room of the house, the family drawing room. It comprises of six vertical panels and four show cases and it chronologically traces Vladigerov’s life and work.


The main topics of the exhibitions are as follows:

  • Place of birth, family and childhood.
  • Education in Germany and early works.
  • First recognition of the young composer.
  • Acknowledgement of the composer; greatest achievements of the brilliant young genius.
  • Theatre music. Vladigerov’s cooperation with the great German director Max Reinhardt.
  • Large-scale stage works. Opera and ballet.
  • Years of creator and performer’s maturity.
  • International concerts and public activities. Favourite teacher and pedagogue.
  • Last years of active creative work; high esteem and recognition of the composer.

 

A central point of the exhibition is the original score of Rhapsody Vardar – the most popular, cherished and performed of his works, considered a hymn of Bulgarian music.

Approximately 7,000 archive materials are kept in the museum repository classified as follows:

  • Manuscripts.
  • Orchestral materials.
  • Posters, programmes and photographs.
  • Personal archive and correspondence.
  • Personal library of books, recordings and sheet music papers.
  • Personal belongings.  

 

The archive content is representative for the extremely meticulous and pedantic collecting and arranging of materials by Vladigerov. With self-respect and regard for the art, to which he dedicated himself, and the responsibility of an artist, aware of his mission, the Maestro preserved everything relating to his work, performances, teaching, and public activities.