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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Jun 26th 2011

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Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Jun 26th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central


Cimbaliband “Temelia”
from Live@Fonó (Fonó 2010) —This Hungarian band plays what the Poles call "Carpathian music" - a meld of styles found all over the Carpathians, but heavy on the Romanian


Toni Iordache “Horă”
from Toni Iordache 1 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —Toni Iordache, a Rom musician, was possible the greatest cimbalom player that ever lived.


Ileana Leonte “Cucule, ce Cînti cu Dor”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Gorj (Electrecord (LP)) —(this track was cut of by the Emergency Alert System)


Marin Chisar “Galaonul”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - 'Oltenie' (Electrecord (LP)) —This caval player comes from Goicea Mare, so far south in Romania that one could almost walk to the Danube river. The galaonul is a very vigorous line dance.


Maria Ciobanu “Pădure și Iar Pădure”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - 'Oltenie' (Electrecord (LP))


Toni Iordache “Căntec și Breaza ca la Fântânele”
from Toni Iordache 1 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)


Marin Cotoanța (cobză) “Hora de la Maldaieni”
from (45 rpm disc) (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —the cobza is a fretless lute-like instrument played from southern Romania, up the Carpathians, all the way to Bukovina in Ukraine


Ion Albesteanu “Hora De La Oltenița”
from Ion Albesteanu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro)


Ion Albesteanu “Geamparalele De La Fetești”
from Ion Albesteanu (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —this is a dance in 7/8, somewhat different from the inflection of the Bulgarian Rûchenitsa, but a similar solo dance, or, more often, done by 2 dancers facing each other. I have also seen it done as a very simple line dance at a wedding in southern Roman


Florea Cioacă “Hora spoitorilor (hora lui Buică)”
from Comori ale muzicii lautaresti - Florea Cioacă (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —American folk-dancers know this tune as the one used for "hora pe gheata"


Maria Lătăreţu “Pe câmpul cu florile”
from Au pornit olteni la coasă (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —a very old style song. This is not heard these days except by folk revivalists.


Florea Cioacă “Mierlița când e bolnava”
from Comori ale muzicii lautaresti - Florea Cioacă (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —an example of a song played as an instrumental


Constantin Chisăr “Doina lui Șarpe (solo Cimpoi)”
from Constantin Chisăr-a virtuoso of the Romanian Flutes (Electrecord (LP)) —the Romanian cimpoi is like its Bulgarian counterpart, but the prevalence of available Roma fiddle players from the end of the 19th century made the bagpipe quite rare


Ion Șerban (cobză) “Severineancă și Hora de la Ișalnița”
from Rencontre avec la Roumani - Instruments Folkloriques (Electrecord (LP)) —more from this fretless lute...


Constantin Chisăr (caval) “Doină Oltenească”
from Constantin Chisăr (Electrecord (LP))


Ion Văduva “Horă de Mînă”
from Ion Văduva (Electrecord (LP)) —this multi-instrumentalist is also a wind specialist, but it is his very ornamented, old style fiddle playing that appeals to me the most. The title means a dance with a hand hold (as opposed to a belt or shoulder hold).


Ion Văduva “Sîrbă pe Loc”
from Ion Văduva (Electrecord (LP)) —some astounding old fashioned fiddle playing, with only 3 repeats during the entire thing. The name means a sîrba done in place (as opposed to moving along to the right , like most dances in the area).


Ilie Udilă “Hora de dimineață”
from Comori ale muzicii lautaresti - Ilie Udilă-vol. 2 (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —this recently issued CD is a compilation disc of recordings this Roma musician made for Electrecord in the early 1980s


Florea Pascu, fir de păr “Cîntec de Dragoste”
from Doina Argeșului of Pitești (Electrecord (LP)) —This Roma fiddle player does the old trick of tying a horse hair onto one of the fiddle strings, putting rosin on his fingers, and pulling the hair through his fingers to produce the sound. One of the fiddle players of the Taraf des Haiducs does that on


Gică Mihalcea “Salta”
from Doina Argeșului of Pitești (Electrecord (LP)) —the name means "jumping dance" - another archaic form


Emil Tănase “Sîrbă de la Corbeni”
from Doina Argeșului of Pitești (Electrecord (LP))


Marin Chisar “Voinicel Oleac și Horă”
from Marin Chisăr (Electrecord (LP))


Ion Lăceanu (vol 2, 1975) “Sîrba Craiovenilor”
from Ion Lăceanu (Electrecord (LP) 1975) —this is being played on 2 ocarinas at the same time (one musician)

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