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Mon 3.00AM–5.00AM

Kevin Lawrence is the late-night voice for jazz-loving insomniacs, spinning soft, smooth jazz, from Birdland to dreamland.


Music from the Hills (Music)

John Uhlemann brings you 2 hours of strangely beautiful folk and traditional music from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, with occasional forays into the Middle East and Western Europe.

Sun Nov 18th 2018 4.00pm–6.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Nicolae Tudorovici (vioară) cu grupul "Mara" “Joc de învîrtit”
from Anuța și Nicolae Tudorovici (Electrecord (LP)) —we go out with one last dance tune


Muzsikás (with Gheorghe Covaci) “Chosid tanc”
from Maramoros - The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania (Hannibal 1992) —The fiddler was a very old Roma player who remembered playing this tune for Jews before they were all taken away during WWII


Di Naye Kapelye “Oyvey Rebbenyu”
from A Mazeldiker Yid (Oriente Musik 2001) —and now 2 Jewish pieces from the area


Titiana Mihali “La Sînta Marie Mare”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Maramureș, volume II (Electrecord (LP)) —song for "great St. Mary's day"


Greta Zoicaș-Berinde with Frații Pițigoi “Măicuță, Ți-a Fi Păcat”
from Greta Zoicaș-Berinde (Electrecord) —This long-play 45rpm disc came out during the Ceausescu era and is unusual for being almost a field recording. It is from the Oaș district.


Angela Buciu with orchestra George Vancu “Măi Mîndruț cu Păr Tomnit”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Maramureș, volume II (Electrecord) —a "cleaned up" studio recording, but in a syncopated style any villager would recognize.


Fratii Petreus “Fecioresc din Maramures”
from Așa beu oamenii buni (Electrecord 2001)


Titiana Mihali “Tăt așa o zis doru”
from Titiana Mihali (Electrecord (LP) 1971) —she is accompanied by the Petreuș brothers.


Fratii Petreus “Barbatesc de pe Mara”
from Așa beu oamenii buni (Electrecord 2001) —a men's dance done in a shoulder hold. Maramureș area (as is all these pieces)


Radu Hormnea, taragot, with Paraschiv Oprea & Orchestra “Cintec De Nunta Din Maramures”
from Romanian Folklore treasures (Electrecord 1995) —a instrumental version of a wedding song.


Ștefan Petreuș “Horea Găinii de pe Iza”
from Marie, Oșanca Mea (Electrecord (LP)) —The premier musical instrument in the area was the bagpipe 200 years ago, but no players survived into the recording era. For the last 100+ years it has been the violin. Ștefan Petreuș of the most famous of the fiddlers in the area. Now in his 70s, thi


Dumitru Fărcaș, taragot “Jocul Oilor din Maramureș”
from Panpipes of Romania (Capitol International (LP) 1971) —this is a dance tune - the most common dance up there is the învîrtit(a), a couple dance, this starts out that way, but ends up in a syncopated men's stamping dance.


Dumitru Fărcaș, taragot “Horă lungă”
from Panpipes of Romania (Capitol International (LP) 1971) —The taragot is a bit like a soprano sax, but straight, and made of pear wood. It was invented in Hungary, but came to be played more in the Romanian Banat and parts north, all the way up to the the northwestern Border lands. This musical form is a free-


Di Naye Kapelye “Hangu and Freylachs from Podoloy”
from Di Naye Kapelye (Oriente 1998) —the large drum with small cimbal on the top is played all across Northern Romania, but was dropped as being too unsophisticated when the music travelled over to the New World. Interestingly, the Romanian recording industry of the 1970s-80s felt the same


Di Naye Kapelye “Jidancutsa and Zsidó Tánc”
from A Mazeldiker Yid (Oriente Musik 2001) —This group seeks to play Jewish music before it traveled to New York and became the "Klezmer" we usually hear.


Kati Szvorák with Téka “Moldvai párosítók (matchmaking songs from Moldavia)”
from Hungarian Folksongs for Children (Hungaroton 1989) —One more Moldvai Csángó song and dance before we move on


Kanalas Eva & Fabri Geza “Tegnap voltam zab aratni...Fut a bácsi...”
from Énekes Füner ((self-produced cassette) 1993) —two well-known songs from the Csángó


Csürrentő “Seremoj”
from Uj élő népzene 6 (dance house guild 2000) —a Moldvai Csángó couple dance, done up in typical instrumentatiion from the area - they also use the Koboz/Cobsa


Balogh Sándor “Kilenc alma / "Nine Apples"”
from Hangvető 2006 - 2007 Válogatás - Compilation (Hangvetó 2006)


Ilie Cazacu with orchestra de muzică populara a Radiotleleviziunii (dir. Victor Predescu) “Huțulca”
from musică populară Românească (Electrecord (LP)) —Ilie Cazacu again, this time with a Hutsul Ukrainian dance tune


Maria Costin Murgoci “Mi-a venit aseară-un gând”
from Hai români, la hora mare! (Electrecord) —"It came to me last night - a thought" - but we don't know what she thought


Lipták Dániel (violin), Csenki Zalán (coboz/cobsa) “dance tunes from Botoșani Region (Bucovina)”
from Táncház - Népzene 2017 (Hagyományok Háza 2017) —a suite of dances from a monastery town.


Transkapela “Hora De La Saveni”
from Over The Village (Ferment 2007)


Alexandru Bidirel “Trilișești”
from Alexandru Bidirel (Electrecord (LP)) —a men's dance done (mostly ) in a shoulder hold


Alexandru Bidirel “De Trei Ori pe Lîngă Masă”
from Alexandru Bidirel (Electrecord (LP)) —"3 times around the (big) table" -another wedding tune


Silvestru Lungoci (tilincă) “Țărănească de la Capul Satului”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Bucovina I (Electrecord (LP)) —This instrument has no fingerholes - this tune is played entirely with overtones


Ciprian Porumbescu ens. Suceava “Polobocul”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Bucovina II (Electrecord (LP)) —another dance tune - this one was played at weddings


Ilie Cazacu (fluier) și Petruț Țaranu (cobza) “Trilișești”
from The Living Tradition - Music from Rumania (Argo (LP)) —another field recording from Bhattacharya


Maria Costin Murgoci “Jocul Găinii”
from Hai români, la hora mare! (Electrecord) —The "strigaturi" (yelled versifications) are typical of this, and many, areas of Romania


Ilie Cazacu (fluier) și Petruț Țaranu (cobza) “Ciobănașul”
from Music from Rumania (London (LP)) —The was a field recording by the late Deben Bhattacharya (1921-2001). Cazacu was a fluier player from Gura Humorului in Bucovina, with an immense repertoire of dance and song tunes, many of which were recorded by Romanian ethnologists as well as Bhattach


Ciprian Porumbescu ens. Suceava “Hora Mare a Cîmpulungului”
from Bucovina III (Electrecord (LP)) —A show of music from Northern Romania. We start in Bucovina, the the mountainous part of Eastrn Romania. This is its most famous tune

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