Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun May 27th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Harmonia “Hora From Bucovina” from Hidden Legacy (Folk Sounds Records www.folksoundsrecords.com 2012) N —this great CD just came out this week, and I am basing the first half of my show on the music they playBuy it!
Khevrisa Ensemble “Mazltov” from European Klezmer Music (Smithsonian Folkways 2000) —this seminal CD by Steven Greenman (violin) and Zev Feldman (cimbalom) explored the "pre-New York" klezmer music of the northern CarpathiansBuy it!
Odessa Klezmer band “Slow And Fast” from Isaac's Dry Tree (Etnofon 2000) —this is a Hungarian group. They, like the previous group, are particularly interested in Jewish music as it was before it went to New York and absorbed Jazz influencesBuy it!
Родинний Гурт "Петровичі" “Гуцулка Повільна” from Вітер З Гір (UKRmusic 2007) —this is the Petrovichi family band - they play what I would call sightly updated Hutsul music (absolutely traditional on this track, were it not for the electric bass)Buy it!
Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja i kapela Romana Kumlyka “Kołomyjki zakarpackie” from Huculskie Muzyki ((self) 2005) —here the "St. Nicholas orchestra" combines with the Roman Kumlyk family band (from Ukraine) for this most famous of Hutsul tunes, already heard on this show on the Harmonia discBuy it!
Orkiestra Św. Mikołaja “Ne Lubył Jem Tja” from Lem-Agination (Open Sources 2008) —this is Lemko music - these western Ukrainians are now called by the collective term "Carpatho-Rusins", and include mostly Byzantine-rite Catholics in Southwestern Poland, Slovakia, and Transcarpathian UkraineBuy it!
Horňácká Gajdošská muzika “Už sem sa oženiu” from Gajdovali gajdoši (Pisnička 1998) —This begins music from Moravia, now in the Czech Republic. This is in the Hornacko area, a mountainous zone on the Slovak border. Old Hornacko music was bagpipe onlyBuy it!
HCM Martina Hrbáče “Suchovské hudecké” from Antologie moravské lidové hudby 1 Horňácko (Indies Scope www.indies.eu 2011) —after the bagpipe fell out of use (except in a few areas), string band music predominated (by the end of the 19th Century.Buy it!
Luděk Šácha, Miroslav Kolacia, & Martin Hrbáč “Tré primášé” from Antologie moravské lidové hudby 1 Horňácko (Indies Scope www.indies.eu 2011) —the rhythm is called sedlacka, and is found all along the border, as well as in parts of Romania and even in southern Albania. Non-Carpathian ethnicities do not have it.Buy it!
Dušan Holý, Horňacká cimbálová muzika Martina Hrbáč “Mám já miłú, pěknú bíłú” from Antologie moravské lidové hudby 1 Horňácko (Indies Scope www.indies.eu 2011) —another Sedlacka set, this time with the cimbalom added. When a band name is preceded by "CM" it stands for "cimbalova muzika"Buy it!
Martin Hrbáč a sbor muziky, HCM Martina Hrbáče “Háj, háj, háj, háj, zelené oreší” from Antologie moravské lidové hudby 1 Horňácko (Indies Scope www.indies.eu 2011) —one of the most famous songs in the southeastern Moravian repertoire, again in sedlacka rhythm, and without cimbalomBuy it!
Vlasta Grycová “Zakukala kukulenka (the cuckoo called)” from Písně moravsko-slovenského pomezí (Supraphon 1985) —this LP was the first solo album by this great singer from Strani, an area within the Dolnacko ethnographic zoneBuy it!
CM Husličky, housle prim Anna Přikrylová “V tem straňanském poli (taneční ze Strání)” from Antologie moravské lidové hudby 2 Dolňácko 1 (Indies Scope www.indies.eu 2011) —the lead violin player is Vlasta Grycová's daughter. This track starts the "Dolnacko' area musicBuy it!
Marie Ševcíková &The Valašský Vojvoda Cimbalom Band “Nědaleko za cestu (starodávný)” from The Valassky Vojvoda Cimbalom Band (Syncoop 1994) —this is a Starodavny - a dance in 3/4 related to the polonaiseBuy it!
Jarmila Šulaková “Gořalenka na svět přišla - Povolím si povolím - Růža su ja růža” from Na Valašskem Bále (Supraphon 1993) —recorded when she was in her 70s, this is northern Moravia's most famous singer, and the one who endeared me to the styleBuy it!
Kotár (Rožnov pod Radhoštěm) “Popovské točené” from Za pesnicku do Mezrica (LM music 2002) —this band is from Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, a lovely town with a village museum set up in the town park, where old log structures have been set up in a mock village, and where wonderful music is played on weekends. Good food , too.Buy it!
Kotár (Rožnov pod Radhoštěm) “Běží voda, běží (starodávný od Příbora)” from Za pesnicku do Mezrica (LM music 2002) —this Starodávný is from Příbor, birthplace of Sigmund Freud. Perhaps that is why I have developed a positive cathectic orientation towards this music ;-)Buy it!