Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Sep 22nd 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Nicu Pourvu and ensemble “Corăgheasca” from Panpipes of Rumania - the fantastic virtuosity of Nicu Pourvu and ensemble, with Ion Miu (cimbal) & Dimitru Farcas (tarago (Capitol (LP))Buy it!
Vasile Pandelescu “Sîrbă și Brează de la Hulubești” from Vasile Pandelescu (Electrecord (LP)) —this starts with a fast Sirba (in 2/4, but played in triplets), then goes on to a Breaza. Half way through the breaza Pandelescu vocalizes the tune rahter than playing it - a trick used by professional musicians in India and Romania for learning tunes anBuy it!
Marin Chisar “Cîntec” from (7-inch 33rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —Marin Chisăr is a Romanian wind player who taught many of the younger generation. He was born in Goicea Mare in the extremem south of the country, just north of the Danube river.Buy it!
Marin Chisar “jocul ''Trei Păzește''” from (7-inch 33rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Viorel Fundament & Muzica Lautareasca Veche “Cântec De Ascultare” from Old Romanian Gypsy Music (Intercont Music 1997) —Cristinel Turturică is the overworked cimbaloma playerBuy it!
Viorel Fundament & Muzica Lautareasca Veche “Hora Peste Picior” from Old Romanian Gypsy Music (Intercont Music 1997)Buy it!
Gheorghe Zamfir și taraful lui Frații Gore “Horă Țigănească și Hora Bucureștiului” from Les Flûtes Roumaines vol.2 "le Nai" (Arion (LP) 1973) —oddly, only the second of these two tunes was exerpted when this LP was re-issued on CDBuy it!
Dumitru Zamfira “Craitele” from Les Flûtes Roumaines (Arion 1969) —This blisteringly fast Romanian dance is played on a fluier, an 8-inch 6-holed fluteBuy it!
Simion Stanciu “Hora Lăutărească” from Les Flûtes Roumaines (Arion 1969) —a famous fiddlerțs tune, here played on năi (panpipe)Buy it!
Ion Lăceanu “Pe Marginea Dunării (solz de pește)” from Les Fûtes Roumaines (Arion 1969) —a slow song tune played on a fish scaleBuy it!
Trio Polifonic “Hora lui Florian” from Trio Polifonic - Muzică trdițională românească (Intercont Music 2002) —this and the next slelection are played by harmonica triosBuy it!
Formația Ritmic - mouth organ “Hora Lăutarească” from Sounds From A Bygone Age - vol 5 (Asphalt Tango www.asphalt-tango.de 2008)Buy it!
Marin Cotoanța (cobză) “Hora de la Maldaieni” from (45 rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —this and the next selection are played on Cobza, a fretless lute-like instrument found all along the Carpathians up into UkraineBuy it!
Marin Cotoanța (cobză) “Sîrba de la Meri” from (45 rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —19th century English travelers complained that Romanian gypsy bands "clattered". Maybe this was what they meant.Buy it!
Irina Loghin “Cîntecul lui Gheorghilaș” from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - 'Muntenie' (Electrecord (LP)) —an extremely popular south Romanian folk singer, Irina Loghin eventually spoke up against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and was thrown in prison from several years. this recording was made before her confinementBuy it!
Liviu Vasilică “Pe la noi pe Teleorman” from Meet Romania Vol. 1 - Famous Folk Songs from Muntenia and Oltenia Counties (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 1996) —this a reissue of an older recording on LP - no one sings like this any more.Buy it!
Dumitru Zamfira “Doină din Caval” from Dumitru Zamfira (Electrecord (LP)) —the Romanian Caval, unlike the Bulgarian instrument by that name, is a fipple flute with only 5 finger-holesBuy it!
Dumitru Zamfira “După Bîtă” from Dumitru Zamfira (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Floarea Calotă “Ce am eu de la o vreme?” from Meet Romania Vol. 1 - Famous Folk Songs from Muntenia and Oltenia Counties (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 1996) —another song in the older cafe-style of singingBuy it!
Maria Lătăreţu “Măicuţă, să nu mă dai!” from Meet Romania Vol. 1 - Famous Folk Songs from Muntenia and Oltenia Counties (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 1996) —another prolific recording artist from the 1960s and 70sBuy it!
Ileana Ciuculete “Siminocul” from Meet Romania Vol. 1 - Famous Folk Songs from Muntenia and Oltenia Counties (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 1996) —singing songs in dance rhythm is surprisingly a modern phenomenon, with roots in the late 19th centuryBuy it!
Ion Văduva “Cîntec ca la Novaci (viola)” from Ion Văduva (Electrecord (LP)) —the viola is almost always an accompanying instrument in romanian music. Inthese two tracks it has the melodyBuy it!
Ion Văduva “Șchioapă și Învîrtită ca la Munte (viola)” from Ion Văduva (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Taraful George Udila “Pe Drumul Mănăstiresc” from Inimioara Inimioara (Societana Română de Radiodifuziune 1999)Buy it!
Taraful George Udila “Hora de pe Ferentari” from Inimioara Inimioara (Societana Română de Radiodifuziune 1999)Buy it!
Floarea Calotă și formația instrumentală condusă de Adrian Grigoraș “Pădure, pădure verde” from Cântece vechi - vol.2 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro 2006)Buy it!
Florea Pascu, fir de păr “Cîntec de Dragoste” from Doina Argeșului of Pitești (Electrecord (LP)) —here the fiddler takes a hair from his bow, ties it to one of the strings on his violin, rosins his fingers, and pulls the hair to make the sound.Buy it!
Constantin Chisăr “Doina lui Șarpe (solo Cimpoi)” from Constantin Chisăr-a virtuoso of the Romanian Flutes (Electrecord (LP)) —The bagpipe was widespread in the Balkans up to current times. During the Ceaușescu regime bagpipes were almost always recorded (non-traditionally) accompanied by a chamber group of folk instruments, and without the drone. this is the only example I knoBuy it!
Constantin Chisăr “Omule, cît ai trăit” from Constantin Chisăr - a virtuoso of the Romanian flutes (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Florea Cioacă “Mierlița când e bolnava” from Comori ale muzicii lautaresti - Florea Cioacă (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the fiddle the traditional favorite Romanian folk instrument, so, at the end of the show, we have some good examples.Buy it!
Florea Cioacă “Sârba de la Craiova” from Comori ale muzicii lautaresti - Florea Cioacă (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
Nicolae Pîrvu “Alunelul Așezat” from Tresors Folkorique Roumains - Nicolae Pîrvu (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Ion Albesteanu “Hora De La Oltenița” from Ion Albesteanu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)Buy it!
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