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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Sep 29th 2013

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Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Sep 29th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm

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Time zone: central


Alexei Pokrovsky “Iz Pod Duba (from under the oak)”
from Boris Feoktistov, Balalaika (Melodiya) —It's back to Russia this week, and, as before, most of the recordings are from old Melodiya 33 rpm discs donated to the station about 5 years ago.


Accordion Quartet “Pokhvistnevskaya Kadril'” (Melodiya (LP)) —"Kadril" is the term used by the Russians (Katrilli in Finnish) for a sort of running set popular in northwestern Russia and based, as the name implies, on the more "refined' Quadrilles popular in western Europe


A. Shalaev, N. Krylov - bayani “Barynya variations” (Melodiya (LP))


Penza accordion ensemble “Rassypukha” (Melodiya (LP))


F. Filin-Venskaya Garmon (Vienna Accordion) “Chastushechnie Perebory” (Melodiya (LP))


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'


Family Tradition Ensemble “Enough For You, Snow, To Lie On A Thawed Earth”
from The Family Tradition Ensemble (Boheme music bohememusic.narod.ru/eng/about.htm 1999)


Family Tradition Ensemble (with bagpipes) “If Only I Had Golden Mountains”
from The Family Tradition Ensemble (Boheme music bohememusic.narod.ru/eng/about.htm 1999) —a rare recording of the Russian bagpipe, along with a song in waltz time


Fyodorov Sisters “The Moon Has Golden Horns”
from How the Mistress Met Ivan & Other Favorites (Westminster)


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


Boris Feoktistov, Balalaika “Kak Zastavil Menya Muzh Parnu Bayanshku Topit'”
from Boris Feoktistov, Balalaika (Melodiya (LP))


Lidiya Ruslanova “Valenki (with Bayan)”
from Lidiya Ruslanova (Melodiya (LP)) —a very old recording of this village singer who was brought "to the big city" to become a Merited Artist of the Soviet Union". Even in her later years, she never lost the sound of her peasant roots.


Lidiya Ruslanova “Po Ulitse Mostovoï”
from Lidiya Ruslanova (Melodiya (LP))


Lidiya Ruslanova “V'i Komariki”
from Lidiya Ruslanova (Melodiya (LP))


Gosudastvenskii Uralskyi Ruskyi Khor “Ya Po Travkam Shla & Hozhu, Gulyayu Ya”
from Songs From The Urals (Melodiya (LP)) —the "call and response" style is found all over Europe, from Brittany in Western France (where it is called "Kan Ha Diskan") to the Ural mountains


Maria Mordasova “Kak u Nashih u Vorot”
from Russian Folk Songs (Melodiya (LP) 1976) —Maria Mordasova "queen of the chastushki" was born in a small village several hundred kilometers south of Moscow in 1915, and held the stage until her death in 1997.


Maria Mordasova & Valentina Klodnina “Oi, Poslala Menya Mat'”
from Russian Folk Songs (Melodiya (LP) 1976)


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.


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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