NEW HARMONIA CD
"a musical gem" National Public Radio
|Two generations of musicians celebrated for their performances of the music of their Eastern European homelands join forces to explore the shared musical roots of the culturally rich territories east of the Danube, from Hungary and Romania to Croatia, Slovakia and western Ukraine.Notes include song histories and translations.
||Walt Mahovlich: accordion
Alexander Fedoriouk: cimbalom, buben, voice
Beata Begeniova: vocals
Marko Dreher: violin, viola, tamburica
Andrei Pidkivka: sopilka, nai, tylynka, drymba
Adam Good: bass, guitar
"Pure quality from a cimbalom supremo-prepare to be hammered"
Dirty Linen"an inspired set of instrumentals from Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine....beautifully rendered and seemingly improvised on the spot"
Amazon.com Editors (more reviews)
The cimbalom of Central and Eastern Europe, a large hammered dulcimer that demands extraordinary technical skill, is both a virtuosic solo concert instrument and source of the harmonic density and glistening color effects characteristic of Gypsy ensembles and village dances in lands around the Carpathian mountains. Alexander Fedoriouk, one of Ukraine's greatest cimbalom players, is featured here performing fiery dances and delicate showpieces from Romania, Hungary and western Ukraine with an ensemble of top Eastern European instrumentalists. Features the group Harmonia and guest violinist Vasyl Heker!
Notes include a history of the cimbalom, from the migration of Gypsies into Eastern Europe in the 14th century to the rural weddings and urban cafes of the present.
1. Geamparalele tsambalul
2. Veselo se divca/Bereznianka
3. Romanian Figura
4. Karpatski nahravannia
5. In Memoriam Soproni Tendl Pal
7. Mai neicuta mai gorjene
8. Sârba de concert
9. Hutsulka z Kolomyii
10. Sanie cu zurgalai
11. Briul pe opt
12. Sârba lui Pompieru
13. Cânta cucul primavara
14. Ca la Breaza
Alexander Fedoriouk: cimbalom, buben, drymba
Walt Mahovlich: accordion, clarinet
Marko Dreher: violin, viola
Vasyl Heker: violin
Andrei Pidkivka: sopilka, nai, tylynka, fujara
Paul Morrissett: bass
Catalin Petrescu: bass
Gheorghe Trambitas: taragot, saxophone