Daily webcast

Bulgarian National Radio © 2021 All Rights Reserved

“Beautiful Child”– an everlasting song about the first day of school

Photo: BGNES

The first schools in Bulgaria were opened in the 9th century. They were founded by Boris I of Bulgaria, also known as Boris-Mihail, after the arrival of the disciples of Cyril and
Methodius.

During the Ottoman rule, almost every Bulgarian settlement had its own school. The school played a key role during the Bulgarian National Revival, when it served as an educational and a cultural center. Back then, Bulgarian teachers were the first musicians, composers, writers and theatre critics. After the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule, many Bulgarians studied in Russia or in prestigious European universities. Some of them became full-time teachers when they returned to their home country.

Stoyan Beshkov, who wrote the music to some wonderful songs about school, was among them. He wrote the music to the popular song “Detentse Hubavo" (Beautiful Child). The lyrics to the song were written by the celebrated Bulgarian poet and writer Ivan Vazov. The song always sounds on the first day of school. Let us listen to “Dententse Hubavo (Beautiful Child)” to the rendition of “Ballerina” children’s choir from the town of Radomir.


More from category

Bulgarian National Radio’s Big Band with first concert for the new season

The BNR’s Big Band opens the season today, 21 October, at the National Radio’s Studio No. 1. Conductor Antoni Donchev, who has headed the orchestra for ten years, says that the musicians have lined up interesting programmes which they will present to..

published on 10/21/21 11:10 AM

Cool Den band present their second album “This Land”

Nearly one year after presenting their debut music album “1”, the young musicians from Cool Den band are inviting their music fans to attend the premiere of their second album “This Land” on October 20 at a popular music club in Sofia. Nikola..

published on 10/20/21 2:19 PM

Nikolai Badinski draws inspiration from Levski, Haydn and Messiaen

This year’s edition of the annual forum “New Bulgarian Music”, organized by the Union of Bulgarian Composers, presents chamber pieces by composers from different generations. Some of them made a career abroad. Nikolai Badinski, who graduated from the..

published on 10/18/21 4:02 PM