Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jun 16th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Star String Band “Gaspe Reel; Fiddle Head Reel” from The Hammered Dulcimer (Andy's Front Hall 1975) —This show is about hammer culcimers/cimbaloms/santurs/sandouri...Buy it!
The Kamkars “Magham Mahour (santur solo)” from The Living Fire (Long Distance 1995) —The Persian Santur - the instrument that started it allBuy it!
John Roussos “Solo Santouri” from Return To Our Roots (John Roussos 1994) —a Greek-American, Roussos found very few teachers for this instrument, which had started to die out in Greece; it is now undergoing a revivalBuy it!
Νίκος Καλαϊντζής “Wedding Procession Dance” from Vol. 2: SANDOURI (FM Records) —Greek Island music featuring the santouriBuy it!
Τάσος Διακογιώργης “Χασαποσέρβικο” from Σαντούρι (MBI 1999) —more Greek Island musicBuy it!
Khevrisa Ensemble “Buhusher Khosid” from European Klezmer Music (Smithsonian Folkways www.folkways.si.edu 2000) —the hammer dulcimer, now called tsambal, moved up to the Carpathian mountains where it was picked up by the Roma and - the Jewish musicians. This is OLD style klezmer musicBuy it!
Muzsikás “Szászrégeni szidó tánc” from Maramoros - The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania (Rykodisc 1993) —a more urban style featuring the larger Hungarian cimbalomBuy it!
Zev Feldman & Andy Statman “A Galitsianer Tantsel” from Klezmer Music (Shanachie 2006)Buy it!
Vasyl Geker, Alexander Fedoriouk, Adrei Pidkivka “Hutzulka” from Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2001) —Ukrainian music - Hutsul dialect group, from way up in the CarpathiansBuy it!
Elemer Balogh “Erdély táncok” from Virtuoso Cymbalo and Clarinet Solos (Qualiton (LP)) —This famous cimbalom player specialized in music designed for Cafe concerts - this is a "set piece', not an actual group of tunes as they would be heard in the village, but typical of "Magyar Nota" -type urban music.Buy it!
Kálmán Balogh “Vajdaszentivanyi Forgatos” from The Art of the Gipsy Cimbalom (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 1998) —village-style playing from Eastern TransylvaniaBuy it!
Helena Červenková & BROLN “Variace na Východoslovenskou Karičku” from Cimbál Hraje Prim (Panton 1978) —This LP was a compilation of recordings by many of the great cimbalom players of CzechoslovakiaBuy it!
Naděžda Dreslerová & Jan Rokyta and his cymbalom band “A červena zelená” from Moravian and Slovak Folk Songs (Supraphon 1970) —this and the next cut are examples of the use of the cimbalom to accompany singing in MoraviaBuy it!
Anna Řezáčová & Morava Dulcimer band, Velké Pavlovice “Bolí mě hlavinka” from Krajem beze stínu (Supraphon 1993)Buy it!
Dalibor Štrunc “Staromaďarská” from Prameny (Gnosis 2000) —a modern piece to show where the instrument has been going in recent years.Buy it!
Nicolae Fieraru & orch Radu Simion “Horă de ascultare” from Nicolae Fieraru (țambal)/Petre Mihalcea (acordeon) (Electrecord (LP)) —This starts the Romanian part of the show. Most of this will be played on the larger "concert size" cimbalom.Buy it!
Nicolae Fieraru & orch Radu Simion “Brează de la Micșunești” from Nicolae Fieraru (țambal)/Petre Mihalcea (acordeon) (Electrecord (LP)) —Nicolae Fieraru live in the US nowBuy it!
Costel Pandelescu & orch Vasile Pandelescu “Geamparalele de la Măcin” from Vasile și Costel Pandelescu (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Paul Stinga and his Orchestra “Sirba De La Seaca” from Charms of the Rumanian Music (Pierre Verany 1989)Buy it!
Paul Stinga and his Orchestra “Hora Din Rasomiresti” from Charms of the Rumanian Music (Pierre Verany 1989) —this is really "listening music" -this and the previous cut are named as in dance rhythm, but they don't have the proper "feel" and "swing" of the real dance music from the area.Buy it!
Ion Miu “Mai, neicuta, mai gorjene” from Mari Maeștri Muzicanți vol2 (Electrcord www.electrecord.ro 2003) —here he takes a well-known song tune and weaves some amazing variations around it.Buy it!
Toni Iordache “Cântec și Breaza ca la Fântânele” from Toni Iordache 1 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —perhaps the greatest cimbalom player that ever lived. He died from diabetes in his mid-50sBuy it!
Romica Puceanu & Toni Iordache “Intr-o joi de diminieata” from Sounds From A Bygone Age Vol.4 (Asphalt Tango www.asphalt-tango.de 2007) —Romica Puceanu is the vocalist, but Toni Iordache's cimbalom playing is so over the top, the performance will never be duplicated.Buy it!
Paul Stinga and his Orchestra “Suite de Muntenie” from Charms of the Rumanian Music (Pierre Verany 1989) —here, just the Geamparalele and ca la breaza sections are playedBuy it!
Toni Iordache “Sîrba de la Medgidia” from Sounds From A Bygone Age Vol.4 (Asphalt Tango www.asphalt-tango.de 2007)Buy it!
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