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Italy's "Generation of 1880" and their Disciples

Dallapiccola, Respighi,
Ghedini, Rota,
Pizzetti, Malipiero

Kaleidos Duo:
Miroslav Hristov, violin
Vladimir Valjarević, piano

Kaleidos Duo's recent performances have been described as “fascinatingly eclectic and intuitive” (Lucid Culture, NY) and “transporting the audience to a plane of pure musical expression without a single remnant of technical or artistic doubt” (Duma, Bulgaria). They present themed recitals of standard repertoire and rarely heard works. In addition, they perform virtuosic solo literature for violin and piano with orchestral accompaniment. Their recordings are broadcasted on various radio stations across North America and on Bulgarian National Radio.

Ottorino Respighi
Sonata in B minor for Violin and Piano
Andante espressivo
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Miroslav Hristov tours internationally as soloist and chamber musician. A laureate of numerous competitions, including the International Violin Competition “Dobrin Petkov” in Bulgaria and MTNA in the US. He has presented master classes and performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader throughout the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Serbia, Albania as well as his native Bulgaria. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico and is currently a violin professor at the University of Tennessee School of Music. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has recorded for Centaur Records, Bulgarian National Radio and WOUT in Knoxville.

Vladimir Valjarević studied at Conservatoire Supérieure de Genėve as Fulbright Scholar, Mannes Collage of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutrgers University, and Belgrade observatory. Piano instructors include Pavlina Dokovska, Pascal Devoyon, Susan Starr, Planinka Jurisic-Atic. He has performed in Europe, America, and the Far East and has recorded for Labor Records, Centaur Records, and MSR Classics. He is on the piano faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Mannes Collage Preparatory and Extension Divisions, and the piano pedagogy faculty at Mannes Collage. At Rutgers, he teaches piano pedagogy and piano literature, and, in the summers, he is on the piano faculty at Beijing International Music Festival and Academy in China and the Pianophoria! Festival in New York City.


Luigi Dallapiccola:
Tartiniana Seconda
1 - Pastorale
2 - Tempo di Bourree
3 - Presto; Jeggerissimo
4 - Variazioni

Ottorino Respighi:
Sonata in B minor for Violin and Piano
5 - Moderato
6 - Andante espressivo
7 - Passacaglia. Allegro moderato ma energico

Giorgio Ghedini
8 - Bizzaria

Nino Rota:
9 - Improvissio in D Minor for Violin and Piano,
"Un diavolo sentimentale"

Ildebrando Pizzetti:
Tre Canti for Violin and Piano
10 - Affettuoso
11 - Quasi grave e commosso
12 - Appassionato

Gian Francesco Malipiero
13 - Il canto della Lontananza
14 - Il canto nell' Infinito