Filip Kutev

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Filip Kutev (1903 – 1982) was a Bulgarian composer, arranger and founder, in 1951, of Bulgaria's first professional, state supported ensemble, the State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance, also known as the Filip Kutev Ensemble. With his ensemble he pioneered a style of arranging folk songs by fusing folk elements with western classical forms and harmonies, and established a new Bulgarian choral tradition.[1]

His choir was one of four who appeared on the album Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Volume Two, which won a Grammy Award in 1989.[2][3]

He was born in Aytos, Burgas Province.

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  1. ^ Kirilov, Kalin S. (6 February 2010). "Revival of Bulgarian Folk Music During Socialism and the Post-Socialist Transition: Music and Cultural Identity". MUSICultures 37: 112, 123. ISSN 1920-4221. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Buchanan, Donna A. (2006). Performing democracy : Bulgarian music and musicians in transition. Chicago, Ill. [u.a.]: Univ. of Chicago Press. p. 489. ISBN 9780226078267. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners". Grammy.com. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. 

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