Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Nov 11th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Rhodopa National Orchestra “Viens Avec Moi Kalino” from The Greatest Bulgarian Voices (Les Grandes Voix Bulgares) (Versailles 1997) —This is the tradition of Bulgarian Women's singing - a capella or accompanied by solo gaida or tambura. This show will be about how these songs were arranged over the years, for presentation to urban and western European audiencesBuy it!
Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic “Theodora is Dozing” from Music of Bulgaria (Nonesuch) —from a live concert of 1955 - the first tour of the Bulgarian national ensemble outside Bulgaria, and held in Paris. This presented to the world the new Bulgarian concert-choral folk style "invented" by its director, Philip KoutevBuy it!
Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic “The Bird Has Come” from Music of Bulgaria (Nonesuch) —another cut from this seminal LP - so well known it was often mentioned by rock musicians of the time, including the Beatles and it was played at galleries of modern art.Buy it!
Nasha Pesen “Shopska Horovodna” from Nasha Pesen Ensemble, Bulgaria (Monitor (LP)) —Nasha Pesen ("Our Song") was a take-out ensemble from the Bulgarian national ensemble, used many of Koutev's arrangementsBuy it!
Nasha Pesen “Rûchenitsa 2” from Bulgaria in Song and Dance (N.P. 59) (Jugoton (LP) 1960)Buy it!
Nasha Pesen “Gyura Beli Belo Platno” from Nasha Pesen Ensemble, Bulgaria (Monitor (LP)) —in Païdushko rhythm -5/8Buy it!
Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble “Sluntse Gree v Nebeto” from Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble (Monitor Records 1991) —This recording is a re-issue of a much older Balkanton recording of the late 1960sBuy it!
Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble “Trûgnala e Vakla Jelka (black-eyed Zhelka set out)” from Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble (Monitor Records 1991)Buy it!
Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble “Dilmano, dilbero” from Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble (Monitor Records 1991)Buy it!
folk choir (Bulgarian radio) “Yanka Devoika” from Folklore Dances Of Bulgaria (Slavyani Folklore Society 1963) —This has been re-issued (2001) by Dennis Boxell on "Folklore Adventures"Buy it!
Ensemble Trakia “Kaval Sviri (The Flute Plays, 1982)” from Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 2 (Nonesuch 1988) —by this point, groups had started to keep the "sound", but were playing with the arrangementsBuy it!
Kalinka Valcheva, Vasilka Andonova, Paulina Gortscheva & Stoyanka Boneva “Dve Tourlaski Pesen (1985)” from Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 2 (Nonesuch 1988) —the "yips" and swoops that were incorporated as spice into the Koutev arrangements were so popular with western audiences that they were added to the arrangements of many subsequent groups, oftne incongruouslyBuy it!
Sofja Singers “Dai Si Vasse, Ratchitzata (arr. Koutev)” from Bulgaria: The Tradition Sings On (Buda)Buy it!
Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble Pirin, Kiril Stefanov cond. “Pirinsko horo” from The voice of Pirin (Balkanton) —Kiril Stefanov took the rather "raw" Pirin traditional style and applied the "Koutev touch" to it, founding this style. They cut many LPs under his direction.Buy it!
Pirin “It is for you we are singing” from Pirin State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances (Balkanton)Buy it!
Pirin State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances “Glasut na Pirin” from Pesni za Geroite (Songs about Heros) (Balkanton)Buy it!
Bisserov Sisters “Stoiane Mori Stoiane” from A Jubilee Collection: 25 Years (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/) —The Bisserov sisters recorded everything from ultra-traditional to highly arranged material.Buy it!
Bisserov Sisters “Az Ti Postilam” from A Jubilee Collection: 25 Years (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/)Buy it!
Bisserov Sisters “Diado Tzok” from A Jubilee Collection: 25 Years (VVD-Ruychev www.vvd-r.com/)Buy it!
Rhodopa National Orchestra “Danse Predoy” from The Greatest Bulgarian Voices (Les Grandes Voix Bulgares) (Versailles 1997)Buy it!
sestri Bakalovi “Krushovene, Krushovene” from Сестри Бакалови (Milena Records 2003) —the new folk style. This is in 9/8, sung in Pirin styleBuy it!
sestri Bakalovi “Koï chuka na porti” from Сестри Бакалови (Milena Records 2003) —18/8 = 11/8 + 7/8, or 2+2+3+2+2+3+2+2Buy it!
Rhodopea Kaba Trio “Sobrali Sa Se, Sobrali” from Bulgaria (Master Tone 1998)Buy it!
Rhodopea Kaba Trio “Mari Mome” from Bulgaria (Master Tone 1998) —this tune is better known with the words "Dvasti Tristi" and is in the interesting rhythm of 9+9+5+5+9Buy it!
Bulgarka “Poustoto Loudo I Mlado” from Bulgarka Vocal TrioBuy it!
Trio Bulgarka - Penev “Padna Mugla” from Bulgarian Folk Songs —with piano, yetBuy it!
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite “Devoiko” from From Bulgaria With Love (Mesa (licensed from HUKAPAN) 1992)Buy it!
Sofja Singers “V Devet Plus” from Bulgaria: The Tradition Sings On (Buda)Buy it!
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite “Pippero” from From Bulgaria With Love (Mesa (licensed from HUKAPAN) 1992)Buy it!
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