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Panayot Pipkov was born on November 21, 1871, in Plovdiv



The eminent Bulgarian composer and musician Panayot Pipkov was born on November 21, 1871, in Plovdiv. He started learning violin and writing poems when he was very young; he was an amateur actor in Plovdiv and Sofia, and studied music in Milan.

Panayot Pipkov remained in the hearts of all Bulgarians with the music he wrote to the popular "Anthem to the St. St. Cyril and Methodius" based on the lyrics by Stoyan Michailovski. He wrote the song music on the black board during one of his lessons as a music teacher in the male high school in Lovetch. 

That song sounds each May 24th, the Day of Bulgarian Literacy and Culture, and is performed with gratitude and pride of the creation of the Slavonic alphabet...