Author: Margarit Abadjiev
Title: Shakona Passion
Release Date: June 3, 2009
Label: Publisher “Club for UNESCO Leonardo da Vinci – Sofia”
Category: Fiction, Contemporary Bulgarian prose
Type of cover: Paperback
Number of pages: 430
Format: Normal (13×20 cm.)
The outstanding contradictions of our time are most powerfully revealed in the fate of great men. Such is the case with the brilliant Bulgarian violinist Vasco Abadjiev. His life, full of anguish and ups and downs is depicted in the new novel of Margarit Abadjiev “Shakona Passion”. Having proven himself to be a musical genius at a very early age Vasco Abadjiev leaves a significant mark in the memory of those who had the good fortune and the privilege to hear his violin.
The plot of the story is set in Brussels, Berlin, Budapest, Paris and Hamburg – in the musical and cultural centers all over Europe, where the famous musician studied and toured. The eerie, deafening symphony of the World War II leaves devastating traces in his psyche, crippling irreversibly his amazing talents.
The novel “Shakona Passion” – a title inspired by the works of Bach – creates an exciting picture of the musical world, memorable portraits of legendary composers and virtuosos. It’s a story about the historical circumstances and disasters that characterize the years before and after the war. It shows the willpower and the sacrifices that everyone had to make in order to preserve his conscience in a time such as this.
And through it all as a fiery vibrating string sounds the solo part – the destiny of the unsurpassed Bulgarian violinist.
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