a period of active creative, musical and public activity dedicated to the common goal of the contemporary Bulgarian composers, namely, “to create a Bulgarian national musical style”; writes his best-known symphonic works and his first choral ballads.
1930 - completes the symphonic suite “Fairy
tale” in five parts: “Damned Tilileiski forests”, “Dragon”, “Lullaby”, “A
thumb of a man with a cubit of beard”, and “A winding fairies
1930 - elected a member of the Editorial-Musical Commission of the Union of Folklore Choirs in Bulgaria, together with Dobri Hristov, Stoyan Brashovanov, Mihail Teofilov, and Ivan Hristov.
writes the songs “Darn it, Ivan!”, for a male choir, “The bright sun has risen”, for a mixed choir, and the Christmas horo “An aspen has grown”, for a female choir.
on Jan. 2, the premiere takes place of “Fairy tale”, performed by the Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sasha Popov.
receives the award of the Commission for Stimulating the Homeland’s Literature and Art for the symphonic suite “Fairy tale”.
writes the ballads: “Strouma’s secret” for a male choir, on lyrics by Teodor Trayanov; “Gypsies” for a mixed choir, on lyrics by P.P. Slaveikov; and the song “ A pine-tree is bending and swaying” for a female choir, on lyrics by Trifon Kounev.
elected chairman of the “Gousla” (rebeck) choir (until 1934).
harmonizes the folk song “I’m so happy and glad” for a male choir.
1932 - writes the song “ Come on, Yano” for a mixed choir, on folklore lyrics.
1932 - writes the ballad “Horse riders”, for a male choir, on lyrics by Nikola Fournadjiev.
becomes one of the eight co-founders, and on Jan 24 is elected the first Chairman, of the Society of Bulgarian Composers “Contemporary Music” (re-elected continually as its Chairman until 1944).
writes the ballad “Ourvich” for a mixed choir, on lyrics by Nikolay Rakitin.
in the month of May, is elected Chairman of the Union of Folklore Choirs (remains as its Chairman until 1944).
on Jan. 25, his second son, Stefan, is born.
1935 - writes the ballad “A hundred-and-twenty men” for a male choir, on lyrics by P.P. Slaveikov, and the song “The cocks are singing” for a mixed choir, on lyrics by Kiril Hristov.
1936 - writes the concert overture “Balkan”.
1937  - completes the symphonic poem “Thrace”.
1936 - “arranges” the folk song “Maidens from Loukovit” for a mixed choir, and writes the ballad “Maiden’s lament” (“Lively Vita”) for a mixed choir, on lyrics by Trifon Kounev.
1937 - awarded a silver “Science and Arts” medal.
1938 - on May 24, is bestowed the “Sts. Cyril and Methodius” award of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (by the Berlinov Foundation).
writes the concert piece “Symphonic scherzo”, and writes the song “A madcap” for a mixed choir, on lyrics by P.P. Slaveikov.
on Dec. 3, the symphonic poem “Thrace” is premiered, performed by the Czar’s Military Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sasha Popov.