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THE MYSTERY OF BULGARIAN VOICES CHOIR

THE MYSTERY OF BULGARIAN VOICES CHOIR
ID: GD147
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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.
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

KABA TRIO RHODOPEA - PIRIN FOLK SONGS

KABA TRIO RHODOPEA - PIRIN FOLK SONGS
ID: GD183
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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
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"HORO" ORCHESTRA - ROUSSE - BULGARIAN FOLK MUSIC

"HORO" ORCHESTRA - ROUSSE - BULGARIAN FOLK MUSIC
ID: GD159
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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
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PIRIN FOLK SONGS-VESSELA AND LYUBEN BOJKOV

PIRIN FOLK SONGS-VESSELA AND LYUBEN BOJKOV
ID: GD186
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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.
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Folk Songs & Dances - with the "DOBROUDJA" Ensemble

Folk Songs & Dances - with the "DOBROUDJA" Ensemble
ID: GD176
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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.
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PIRIN FOLK SONGS

PIRIN FOLK SONGS
ID: GD1727
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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
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NIKOLAI KAUFMANN - COMPOSITIONS

NIKOLAI KAUFMANN - COMPOSITIONS
ID: GD191
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: 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
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NA TRAPEZA - T. SPASSOV, kaval - N.ILIEV, clarinet: Bulgarian folk music and improvisations

NA TRAPEZA - T. SPASSOV, kaval - N.ILIEV, clarinet: Bulgarian folk music and improvisations
ID: GD207
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: InstrumentalSubkolektion: Folk Music

A chance meeting thousands of kilometers away from Bulgaria provoked this abundance of sounds and ideas, this musical "conspiracy" between two musicians belonging to two different generations yet equally sharing their love for the traditional Bulgarian folk music. This meeting gave birth to the programme entitled Nа Trapeza.
Nikola Iliev belongs to that generation of musicians who grew up with the music of the wedding orchestras. Together with this, he received classical music education, first at the Plovdiv School of Music and after that, at the State Academy of Music in Sofia as pupil of Prof. Petko Radev (a soloist of long standing in the Milan La Scala and the Sofia Philharmonic). Theodosii Spassov, on the other hand, graduated from the School of Folk Singing in Kotel and from the Academy for Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv. The two performers are representatives of two different systems of education and schools of playing! And while Nikola Iliev introduces in traditional music the classical sound-production (the clarinetists from the older generation play with an open tone, reminiscent of the bagpipe and the zurna) and elements from the European form-building, Theodosii Spassov follows the same process, yet in the reverse direction - from the pure, unsophisticated folk music to jazz, pop music and even to classical musical forms.
Na Trapeza is a unique professional achievement because of the spontaneity of the idea and its practical realization, the incredible synchrony in the two performers' musical ideas and the brilliant improvisations. The uniqueness of the release lies in the fact that the musicians have never rehearsed or discussed the music they perform. The recorded melodies date as far back as their childhood although they have never played together. Moreover, the traditional accompanying band has also been excluded. The two players take turns in the performance of the leading melody and harmony
Na Trapeza is like a reunion between friends, who have not seen each other for a long time and have too many things to share!


Theodosii Spassov - kaval; Nikola Iliev - clarinet
Special guest: Todor Todorov (vocals)

Recorded in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Bulgarian Church, New York, January 1999
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The Bistritsa Grannies and their Grand-Daughters

The Bistritsa Grannies and their Grand-Daughters
ID: GD232
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: TraditionalSubkolektion: Folk Music

Authentic Bulgarian Folk Songs
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

GROZDANA - Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv

GROZDANA - Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv
ID: GD228
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Folk Music

During the 1950s, musical life in Bulgaria witnessed a phenomenon which opened up a new stage in the development of Bulgarian folk music: the establishment of the first State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances "Philip Koutev". The phenomenon was quick to win numerous admirers and followers. Similar ensembles uniting the talent of numerous singers and instrumentalists, composers, conductors and choreographers cropped up throughout Bulgaria. And when the art of these ensembles had reached its both national and international triumph, the Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv emerged, to show that there exist other ways and means of presenting the Bulgarian folklore. Its founders, Prof. Kiril Djenev (one of the leading choreographers in Bulgaria) and Stefan Mutafchiev (a talented composer of non-traditional musical ideas), laid their hopes on the young (the average age of the company is 22 years), the professional training of each of the performers and, first and foremost, on syncretism, the main characteristic of traditional art. Their first stage appearance literally set the audience on fire! Everyone from the ensemble sang, played a musical instrument and danced on the stage. The audience witnessed a true folk show. And it has been so for 25 years now! Although the directors and conductors of the ensemble have changed, the ensemble's young and innovative spirit has been preserved.
The programme of this jubilee album released by Gega New is diverse and selected with much taste. It varies from the deep tribute in respect to Stefan Moutafchiev, one of Trakia Ensemble's founders, through the works of the already established composers Kosta Kolev and Krassimir Kyurkchiiski, to the music of the younger Todor Prashtakov, Tsvetan Tsvetkov, among others. The ensemble's directors together with soloists, choir and orchestra represent with mastery and inspiration the different folk regions of the country (Thrace and Strandja, the Rhodope Mountains, the Shoppe region, the Pirin region and North Bulgaria).

Director and choreographer: Daniela Djeneva
Conductor of the choir: Dimiter Hristov
Conductor of the orchestra: Tsvetan Tsvetkov

Soloists: Maria Tsvetkova, Stanka Argirova-Kurshumova, Peter Zahariev (tamboura), Mitko Popov (tarambuka and tupan), Ulyana Raikova, Rumyana Angelova, Peter Kostadinov (bagpipe), Zlatka Stefanova, Boika Sekeranova, Temenuga Mincheva
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