Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jul 29th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Elemer Balogh “Nóta/Csárdás/Csípd meg, bogár-friss” from Virtuoso Cymbalo and Clarinet Solos (Qualiton (LP)) —This was recorded 40 years ago by the uncle of the star cimbalom player Kalman BaloghBuy it!
Bence Krajcsó “Somogyi citeramuzsika” from Táncház-Népzene 2012 (Hagyományok Háza 2012) —played on a citera - a table drone-zither; a popular instrument among rural folks in Hungary. These tunes come from just west of the DanubeBuy it!
Tallabille együttes “Mikor viszi a kislány a vizet… (Somogy)” from Táncház-Népzene 2012 (Hagyományok Háza 2012) —from the same area, some songs in one of old modes that Kodály and Bartók loved so much. Again, accompanied by citera and Tekerö (hurdy-gurdy)Buy it!
Fonó Zenekar “Mezőségi (part)” from Hateha! (Fonó 2009) —This is played by "city Hungarians" - a folk revival band that exactly imitates the style of the Roma musicians in Hungarian villages in central Transylvania (now in Romania)Buy it!
Various Artists “Röpűlj, páva... / Fly Up, Peacock...” from Hangvető 2006 - 2007 Válogatás - Compilation (Hangvetó 2007) —These are variations on a famous Hungarian folk song, here played by several musiciansBuy it!
Ildikó Varsányi, Zoltan Hanusz, & Róbert Farkas “Nagysármási tánczene” from Táncház-Népzene 2012 (Hagyományok Háza 2012) —another suite of tunes from central Transylvania - the village of NagysármásBuy it!
Marványos Tamburazenekar “Csárdás és friss (Kiskunhalas)” from Uj élő népzene 18 (Hangvetó 2012) —This is from the southwestern part of the Great Plains area of Hungary. Some towns did not have Roma bands and had to make do with other instruments - in this case of "Croatian-like" tamburas of various sizesBuy it!
Nyéky Emese és Szlama László “Öreges kezes és vert kezes (Klézse, Moldva)” from Uj élő népzene 18 (Hangvetó 2012) —this music comes from a Hungarian dialect group, the Moldvai Csángó, living on the Eastern Slopes of the Carpathians in RomaniaBuy it!
Téka and friends “Tallabille csárdás (extract from Dusty Bench Ball)” from Hangvető 2006 - 2007 Válogatás - Compilation (Hangetõ 2007) —this is from the northern Great Plains and is played on soprano sax and tekerõ (also called nyenyére).Buy it!
Magos Zenekar, Enyedi Tamás) “Cimbalommuzsika (Tendl Pál, Sopron)” from Magos USA tour '12 (self 2012) —Every Hungarian cimbalom player is familiar with the tunes of Pál Tendl, who led a famous band from extreme northwestern Hungary, on the (now) Austrian border.Buy it!
Magos Zenekar “Magyarpéterlaki forduló és cigánycsárdás” from Magos USA tour '12 (self 2012) —another group of Transylvanian tunes, these from the Western slopes of Carpathians. This Magos ensemble played in St. Louis in the spring.Buy it!
Gázsa band “Sárközi táncok” from Csipke Camp 2O12 ((self) 2012) —the Sarköz is in western Hungary. After the vocal solo the band swings into "Cinege", a well know ugros tune. They did not do csárdás to this kind of music, but an older 2/4 time dance done in some areas in couples, in others circles or solo, with stickBuy it!
Kálmán Balogh “Vajdaszentivanyi Forgatos” from The Art of the Gipsy Cimbalom (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 1998) —Vajdaszentivany, like Magyarpeterlaka, is on the western slopes of the Carpathians in RomaniaBuy it!
Kálmán Balogh “In Memory of Balogh Elemer” from The Art of the Gipsy Cimbalom (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 1998) —this brings us full circle - we began with Balogh Elemer, and this is a memorial to him played by his nephew KálmánBuy it!