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CD "Nine Watermelons"

1. DESSIE 5'27"
2. FREE AND INDEPENDENT 3'01" Play MP3
3. REFLECTIONS 5'29"
4. KRIVO SADOVSKO 5'49"
5. LONG DAY 6'42"
6. A WHIFF FROM THE SOUTH 2'53"
7. BASED ON A THEME BY MOZARÒ 4'14" Play MP3
8. JAZZ WALTZ 2'08"
9. NINE WATERMELONS 3'59" Play MP3
10. ROMANTIC 5'06"
11. RETRONOM 2'27"
12. 12+11 6'05"

The Nine Watermelons album was released by Riva Sound in 2002, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The composer of the twelve compositions, Todor Vasilev Gerov, has created a bright, enjoyable blend of various music genres for solo piano. All the piano and vocal parts are performed by Todor Gerov’s daughter, Dessislava Vaughan, who interprets the different styles of the compositions in a provocative and temperamental way.

The musical form, the vivid melodic line and the functionally logical harmony facilitate the high artistic texture of the compositions. The music is equally delightful for both music lovers and professional musicians. The album entertains the listener with the unique sound of ragtime, with the cheerful Latino rhythms, with the fascination of the jazz waltz, with the poetry of Romanticism and the brilliance of the music from the classical period. Some of the compositions carry elements in the tradition of the Bulgarian folklore music, famous for its complex compound rhythms. The spirit of the Bulgarian past can be perceived both in the free, non-measured slow fragments, as well as in the temperamental melodic-rhythmical formations. In his album, Todor Gerov has employed a plentitude of time signatures, such as 5/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 11/8, 12/8, 13/8, 14/8, as well as combined compound measures such as 5/8+5/8+5/8+9/8 (in “Dessie”), 12/8+11/8 (in “12+11”) and others. At the same time, the compositions captivate with their melodiousness and modern harmony.



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For purchases of the CD in the USA and other countries: www.NineWatermelons.com
For purchases of the CD in Bulgaria: Cell phone: +359 889 839 769, e-mail: todorgerov@yahoo.com


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2. Experiance
3. Samba Football And Tears
4. Difficult Days
5. Game
6. Pirouetes
7. Midnight Moon

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