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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.
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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 “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
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
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.
women's singing group with the Ciprian Porumbescu ens. Suceava “Cîntec Veche de Joc (să trăiască mămuță...)”
from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - Bucovina I (Electrecord (LP))
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
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