Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Sep 29th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Time zone: central
V. Nechaev “Zapryagu ya Troïku Borzih (I'll Harness the Swift Troïka)” (Melodiya (LP)) —A dance to this song became very popular in towns and cities in russia in the late 19th century. The dance was brought to the US and became popular in recreational folk dance groups, where it is still done.
Piatnitsky State Chorus “Oh, in the Evening, at Midnight”
from How the Mistress Met Ivan & Other Favorites (Westminster (LP)) —a 3-note song which achieves its effect through rhythm and the use of counter melodies. This older style was pushed out in some areas by newer styles in the 19th centruy
Family Tradition Ensemble “Pryalitsa”
from The Family Tradition Ensemble (Boheme music bohememusic.narod.ru/eng/about.htm 1999) —This group began as a children's group, but achieved a great amount of skill and continued their traditional style, with part singing and minimal accompaniment - "house music'
Boris Feoktistov, Balalaika “Pesnya Yamshtika; zaprygu ya Toïku Borz'ih (solo)”
from Boris Feoktistov, Balalaika (Melodiya (LP)) —The Balalaika is an instrument with a long fretted neck and a triangular body, and played with the fingers, not a plectrum. Here a slow song is followed byt eh same "Troika" melody heard earlier, this time as an instrumental solo
Nina Vysotina with the Ossipov Russian Folk Orchstra “Dashing Troika”
from Nina Vysotina (Melodiya)
Maria Mordasova with the Voronezhskiy Russkiy Narodnyi Khor “Baryinya-Rassyipukha”
from Russian Folk Songs (Melodiya (LP) 1976) —Here she is really declaiming in verse, not singing. They do this also in Romania ("strigaturi" or "tsipuraturi") and Croatia. In those 2 countries the verses can be quite scatological.
Orkestr Gosudarstvennogo Khoreograficheskogo Khora “Beryezka”
from Pod Dugoi Kolokl'chik Poet (Melodiya 2008)
Sergey Erdenko “Loyko”
from Russian Gypsy Soul [Disc 1] (Network www.networkmedien.de 2000) —We now come to some newer recordings of self-styled Russian Gypsy music - this has undergone a revival, especially in Europe, and there are several groups, all of which heavily borrow from Hungarian and Romanian sources as well as Russia. Loyko is the be
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