Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun May 8th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Horațiu Frîncu (harmonica) “Hora de la Vlad Țepes” from muzică populară muntenească și oltenească (Electrecord www.electrecord.ro) —"the hora of Vlad the Impaler"! - this was the notorious south Romanian voievode that gave rise to the Dracula legendBuy it!
Ilieana Sărăroiu “Pe plaiul Tîrgoviște” from zori de ziua se revarsa (Electrecord (LP)) —"from around the area of Tirgoviste" (where Vlad the Impaler was buried) - a song in southern, NOT Transylvanian style.Buy it!
Ion Nicodim “Cîntec de Dragoste pentru Leana” from Flûtes de pan & cymbalum en roumanie (Mr. Pickwick (LP)) —this is a Roma Panpipe player who left Romania in the 1960s or so and recorded in France. The title is a "song of love and longing" (the way it has been translated"Buy it!
Gheorghe Radulesco “Les tziganes de Ferentari” from Flûtes de pan & cymbalum en roumanie (Mr. Pickwick (LP)) —another expatriate, this Roma cimbalom player even changed his name (as almost all expatriate Romainians did when moving to France - the "cu" ending was considered offensive)Buy it!
Vasile Pandelescu “Sîrbă și Brează din Hulubești” from Vasile Pandelescu (Electrecord (LP)) —this is amazing playing. the second part shows the way Roma often learn tunes by scat singing - all the more amazing at this speedBuy it!
Dorin Cuibariu, Pavel Cebzan, Francisc Navacovici, Nistor Mihailescu, Efta Botoca, and the Gheorghe Zamfir band “Suita Banateana” from Gheorghe Zamfir și Virtuosi Săi (Electrecord (LP)) —the first group of players listed are all Romanian Banat Roma saxephone and clarinet players. Pavel Cebzan live in Chicago now. I featured his work on this show about 10 years ago when he was applying for imigration as a special musicianBuy it!
Gheorghe Zamfir' band with D. A. Cuibariu and Pavel Cebzan “Zig-Zag” from Musicque Roumaine: L"Orchestre de Zamfir (Philips (LP)) —recorded before a live audience in Strassbourg, FranceBuy it!
Damian Luca and Nicu Stanescu orch. “De Cind ne-a aflat multimea/hora Dimbovitei/Sirba lui Budala” from L'éblouissante Flûte de Pan Roumaine (Pathé-Marconi (LP)) —another nai (pan pipe) player from the generation of Gheorghe Zamfir, Nicolae pirvu, Simion StanciuBuy it!
Stefan Bibescu with Nicu Stanescu orch. “Lelita Floare” from L'éblouissante Flûte de Pan Roumaine (Pathé-Marconi) —a very famous urban "Lautar" tune, done up beautifully, with variations, turning it into a a fast hora, etc.Buy it!