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WELKYA - THEODOSII SPASSOV, kaval

WELKYA - THEODOSII SPASSOV, kaval
ID: GD141
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

A legend from Kyustendil region has it: a poor woman had naughty and always hungry children. She got tired of working for the daily bread, which was never enough for her children; she got tired of being kept responsible for their mischief and cursed them. She herself turned into a welkya (night tawny owl). But then her anger receded and she keeps looking for her children to the present day.
This legend has inspired Theodosii Spassov to write his highly impressive piece Welkya. The mythical, the invisible, the impossible, the unexpected turns into a sound reality. And it seems this is exactly that makes Theodosii Spassov unique. Even in the pronouncedly folk pieces his jokes and musical witticisms surprise and amaze with their rich imagination and "jumps" from one genre to another. The artist feels pleasure to "juggle" with them, to "play" with his kaval. And thus everyone is involved in this game, both the musicians and the listeners!


Performed by: Theodosii Spassov (kaval, vocals, bagpipe), Yanka Rupkina (vocals), Boika Velkova (recitatives), Georgi Petrov (gadulka), Valentin Yankov (tamboura), Georgi Donchev (bass), Stoyan Yankulov (percussions)
14.00 eur Buy

THE MYSTERY OF BULGARIAN VOICES CHOIR

THE MYSTERY OF BULGARIAN VOICES CHOIR
ID: GD147
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

The famous choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices conducted by Dora Hristova again conveys its challenge to Bulgarian folk music lovers, this time with their interpretation of songs from the most widely spread and cherished customs, those at Christmas and at St. Lazar's Day. The songs sung at Christmas and St. Lazar's Day lend specific colour in the repertoire of many ensembles. This programme is a successful attempt to select songs which represent a comparison between the two customs.
Christmas is celebrated on the day when the church commemorates Christ's nativity. Yet the deep meaning of the custom is in the ancient pagan beliefs about the birth of the new sun. There are young men-Christmas-carollers and their leader is always an older man, called stanenik. According to the custom, the time for Christmas celebration is specifically set - from midnight till sunrise. The Christmas carollers make their rounds always starting to the east. They sing songs glorifying the host in every house and bless him for health and fertility. In their turn, the hosts present them with Christmas ring-shaped buns decorated with a coin and meat, beans, etc.
The celebrations at St. Lazar's Day are also connected with the well-wishing for health and fertility. This custom is celebrated one week before Easter, at St. Lazarus's day. The main participants in the celebrations are young girls, lazarki, lead by an elder one, called a god-mother, leader. They make their rounds in the village yards, dancing horo dances and singing songs, according to the hosts' age and status. Like during the Christmas-tide celebrations the hosts give them money, flour, eggs, etc.
Both customs follow a strict pattern, which has been observed here by the producer, Nikolai Kaufmann. His is the idea for this programme. Even though some other composers were also invited to include their works in the programme (Peter Lyondev, Kosta Kolev, Ivan Vulev), the listener still perceives it as an inseparable piece.
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

"HORO" ORCHESTRA - ROUSSE - BULGARIAN FOLK MUSIC

"HORO" ORCHESTRA - ROUSSE - BULGARIAN FOLK MUSIC
ID: GD159
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

North Bulgaria is a region with fascinating folklore obtained by the interaction of the traditions of several groups: local population, Balkan people and immigrants from Eastern Thrace. Even during the Turkish domination in Bulgaria the Danube river served as a natural link with Central and Eastern Europe. That is why, along with the old-time songs and tunes, one can also hear others, in which the European influence is felt. These peculiarities of the North-Bulgarian folk-musical idiom are conspicuously present in the recordings of the "HORO" Orchestra from the town of Rousse. Vassil Purvanov, its conductor, is from Lom, a small Danubean town in Northwest Bulgaria. This explains the presence of some Northern motifs in the horo tunes. Irrespective of his classical music education (he graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia majoring in clarinet), he has always performed folk music only. This was how he established the best folk orchestra in North Bulgaria, which has preserved its original style throughout the long years of creative existence without yielding to modern influences.


The "HORO" Orchestra includes: Vassil Purvanov (clarinet, saxophone, wooden pipe, occarina), Ivailo Petrov (accordion), Nikolai Deskov (accordion), Lyubomir Hristov (accordion), Dimiter Hodjev (guitar), Yavor Minchev (guitar, tambura), Dimiter Petrov (double-bass), Dimiter Tsaparkov (keyboards), Peter Avramov (big drum)
Soloists: Elka Boneva, Nedelcho Vulev, Georgi Androv, Mariana Androva
14.00 eur Buy

DOBROUDJA - FOLK STATE ENSEMBLE - Dobrich

DOBROUDJA - FOLK STATE ENSEMBLE - Dobrich
ID: GD140
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

With the very first suite in this CD the listener is immersed in the Dobroudja atmosphere with the typical for this region formation of concertina, kopanka (a small rebec) and bagpipe. This is followed by several more songs and instrumental pieces which complete the overall picture of Dobroudja music. The performers defend their name of professionals, who interpret with ease the folklore of other regions as well - the Rhodope Mountains, Central West Bulgaria, Thrace and the North region of Bulgaria.
14.00 eur Buy

TRIO "BULGARKA-PENEV" - FOLK SONGS

TRIO "BULGARKA-PENEV" - FOLK SONGS
ID: GD171
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

Trio "Bulgarka-Penev" has undertaken the ambitious task to represent the vocal variety of Bulgarian musical folklore. Snejana Borissova, Maya Dencheva and Stoyanka Boneva, together with composer Dimiter Penev lead us brilliantly through the Shoppe region, Thrace, the Pirin Mountains region, North Bulgaria, Strandja and the Rhodope Mountains. The songs are now jocular, now playful, now drawling and lyrical. The three singers are from different folk regions: Snejana Borissova is from the Shoppe region, Maya Dencheva comes from North Bulgaria and Stoyanka Boneva from the Pirin Mountains. The credit for the unity of the three different styles of performance, for the covering of other fascinating folk regions goes to Dimiter Penev. His compositional approach is as close as possible to the original version of each song. And the matching partnership of the musicians from the Bolyari Orchestra increases the feeling for a multi-coloured home-woven rug with its unique colours and patterns.
14.00 eur Buy

KABA TRIO RHODOPEA - PIRIN FOLK SONGS

KABA TRIO RHODOPEA - PIRIN FOLK SONGS
ID: GD183
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

Three rich-voiced singers change our ideas about the capacities of women's voices: deep altos, rich in timbre and mastered to perfection. Each one of the three is a prominent solo performer with a rich authentic repertoire. By uniting their voices into songs it is as if they confirm the legend about the mythical Orpheus, born in the Rhodope Mountains.
The Rhodope songs are free, calm in the pentatonic which is characteristic of this region only, with prevailing love subjects. The singers from Rhodopea Kaba Trio illustrate to the best the song folklore of their native region. The composers' intervention has only enhanced the melodic characteristics of each of the songs without altering its authentic basis.
The improvisations of Evelina Balcheva (a celebrated jazz-singer) and the trio introduce yet another curious detail in the overall traditional sounding. These are masterfully shaped out improvisations, showing some popular folk songs in a new, even exotic light.


KABA TRIO RHODOPEA
Christina Lyutova, Verginia Ovcharova, Mariana Pavlova
Improvisation and vocal: Ivelina Balcheva
14.00 eur Buy

PIRIN FOLK SONGS-VESSELA AND LYUBEN BOJKOV

PIRIN FOLK SONGS-VESSELA AND LYUBEN BOJKOV
ID: GD186
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

The Vessela and Lyuben Bojkov duet made their first recordings in the 1980s and quickly won recognition. Up to that time Vessela grew up with her father's songs. (Lyuben Bojkov is a famous folk singer who enjoys an active concert career and has numerous recordings.) The beautiful voices of both father and daughter and their excellent ensemble performance rank them among the leading Bulgarian folk singers. Their repertoire ranges from lyrical love and sad immigrant songs to merry everyday tunes and songs performed at the table. The release features some of their most popular songs which are the most eloquent illustration of the combination between rhythm and metre from the authentic Pirin folk music and the European melodies and harmony. This is what turns the music of Pirin Macedonia into a bridge thrown between the distant past and the present day, between the different folk regions in Bulgaria.
14.00 eur Buy

Folk Songs & Dances - with the "DOBROUDJA" Ensemble

Folk Songs & Dances - with the "DOBROUDJA" Ensemble
ID: GD176
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

While the first CD of the "Dobroudja" Ensemble (GD 140) includes music not only from Dobroudja but also from other folk regions in Bulgaria, this programme is dedicated to the region which has given its name to the ensemble. Recorded and released 40 years after the ensemble's foundation, it pays tribute to the Dobroudja musical tradition. The selection of repertoire and authors brings evidence to the good taste of artistic director Kostadin Bouradjiev and his assistants. The singers from the women's choir have given a brilliant reading of the complex scores and the remarkable orchestra and its soloists complete the virtuoso picture with the most characteristic Dobroudja dances: Ruka, Opas, Sborenka, etc.
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

PIRIN FOLK SONGS

PIRIN FOLK SONGS
ID: GD1727
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

The Macedonian folk songs are a phenomenon in the tradition of three Balkan states: Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria. Despite the state boundaries, the songs from Aegean, Vardar and Pirin Macedonia go far beyond them and are sung and listened to with equal success everywhere. Doubtless is the fact that in Bulgaria they are the closest to the original, without the influence of the other folk regions. Although in the Pirin region these songs live together with more ancient and primitive models, they differ greatly from them in terms of mode and melody. And this release of Gega New features the best characteristics of the Macedonian vocal tradition: a rich rhythmic and metric palette, broad tonal volume, ornamentation and melodic line, close to the culture of the city type. Special mentioning deserves the contribution of dozens of performers for the preservation of the special vocal manner which is compulsory for these songs. That is why this CD is valuable not only for the pearls of Macedonian music included in it but also for the interpretation of the most remarkable singers and instrumentalists, known and loved far beyond the boundaries of Bulgaria.

Performed by: Vessela and Lyuben Bojkov, Ignat Videnov, Gotse Delchev Ensemble - Sofia, Atanaska Dimitrova and Dimitar Kolarov, Gancho Nikolov, Kostadin Gougov, Folk Song Ensemble - Razlog, Maria Tomova and Zhivka Gavrilova, Folk Ensemble - Sandanski, Lyubka Rondova, Emil Ristoskov, Ilia Argirov, Angel Mitrev
Accompanied by: Kiril Traikov (tamboura), Orchestra of the Radio and TV Centre - Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev Ensemble - Sofia
Conductors: Kiril Ivanov, Hristofor Radanov, Lyuben Tachev, Emil Kolev, Nikola Vaklinov, Metodi Lozanski, Kosta Kolev, Ivan Marin
14.00 eur Buy

NIKOLAI KAUFMANN - COMPOSITIONS

NIKOLAI KAUFMANN - COMPOSITIONS
ID: GD191
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Folk Music

Nikolai Kaufmann is not only among the most adept Bulgarian musical scholars, a folklorist who has dedicated his life to the preservation, classification, tracing down and popularising the enormous national legacy, but also a composer who has created hundreds of songs - choral, solo, folk-song arrangements, as well as chamber-instrumental works. The CD presents Kaufmann's multi-faced talent with a varied selection of his works. Together with the Three dances (for piano) from "Anthology of Bulgarian Rhythms" and the Dilmano, Dilbero Variations for Piano, one can also hear two pieces for flute and piano, all of them based on Bulgarian metres and rhythms. The release also includes Kaufmann's arrangements of Sephardic and Ashkenazi songs from the Balkans, masterfully re-created by the author as splendid pieces. Folk-music lovers will relish the folk songs from different regions in Bulgaria.

Performing artists: Radka Aleksova, Yanka Rupkina, Kalinka Vulcheva, Maria Kaufmann (flute), Evgenia Simeonova (piano), Lyubomir Dyakovski, Yildiz Ibrahimova, Siika Zdravkova, Ginka Georgieva, Ruzhka Charakchieva (piano)
Bulgarian National Radio Folk Choir, Severnyashki Folk Ensemble - Pleven, Polyphonia Ladies' Choir, Vassil Arnaudov Ladies' Choir, Alteratsia Mixed Choir, Thracian Folk Ensemble - Yambol
Conductors: Lyudmila Gerova, Dora Hristova, Krassimir Kyurkchiiski, Ivan Vulev, Ivelin Dimitrov, Irina Shtiglich, Maria Markusheva, Kiril Todorov, Iliana Ilieva
14.00 eur Buy

 
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