Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Mar 11th 2012 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
Kostadin Atanasov “Graovska & Sitno Shopsko”
from Sharena Gaïda (VD www.vvd-r.com 2008) —Graovska tunes are mostly in what could best be called 8/8, divided 3+3+2, even though the dance steps are executed in even time; many, as here, are followed by a very fast 2/4 in triplets (really 6/8, but the Bulgarians think of it as in 2/4)
Boris Karlov “Trakijsko Horo 3”
from Boris Karlov: Legend Of The Bulgarian Accordion (BMA Productions 2003) —This is the man who set the pravo style. Like all pravos, the "beat" is in 2/4 (and is usually notated that way in scores), but the notes, ornaments and syncopation put it in what most musicians would call fast 6/8.
Traïcho Sinapov & Dimiter Paskov “Gankino horo”
from Bulgarski Narodni pesni hora i Ruchenitsi (Balkanton (LP)) —there will be a workshop in Bulgarian dance with noted French-Canadian folklorist Yves Moreau. This is not a High-powered "Master Class", but just fun and a good way to move your feet to good music. Call 314-726-5737 for details
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