28.7.14

Kati sings...


Szvorák Kati & Bekecs group
Live
Hungarian Folk Music
1993

Tracks:

01. Gömöri dallamok
/ Songs from Gömör / Melodías de Gömör (6’44”)
02. Vajdaszentiványi táncdallamok
/ Dances from Vajdaszentivány /Melodíasde baile de Vajdaszentivány (5’35”)
03. Kalotaszegi hajnal
/ Early morning song from Kalotaszeg / Canción matutinal de Kalotaszeg (2’20”)
04. Kalotaszegi táncok
/ Dances from Kalotaszeg / Bailes de Kalotaszeg (3’38”)
05. Húsvétoló
/ Today here is easter / Canciónes de pascua (2’33”)
06. Tavaszvilág
/ Springtide / Pajarito pequeno (4’48”)
07.Moldvai párosítók
/ Match-making songs from Moldavia / Canciones emparejadoras de Moldavia (3’05”)
08. Szentiváni dalok
/ Midsummer songs / Canciones de noche de San Juan (5’32”)
09. Dunántúli cimbalommuzsika
/ Cymbal music from Transdanubia/ Música de címbalo del Transdanubio (4’40”)
10. Tavaszi szél
/ Spring wind / Viento de primavera (7’26”)
11. Két út áll előttem
/ There are two ways in front of me / Hay dos caminos delante de mí (2’54”)
12. Bonchidai táncdallamok
/ Dances from Bonchida / Melodíasde baile de Bonchida (4’37”)
13. Dudanóták
/ Bagpipe songs / canciones de gaita (6’63”)
  
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 "Kati Szvorák is another singer in the Marta Sebestyen class. But it is Kati’s voice that’s the best instrument here, whether singing sweetly on a tender ballad or using that hard Balkan edge….. Pretty wonderful stuff."
Folk Roots Magazine, UK.
 

 
Kati Szvorak has long been a favorite amongst the Táncház audience in Hungary. She has won many awards for her singing and work for folk art in her native Hungary. She has given over two thousand concerts in 27 countries, and has been featured on many other projects including the internationally successful recording ‘Deep Forest’ (1995). In 1999 she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with the Hungarian all-star group ‘Kőfaragók - The Stonemasons’ to great critical acclaim.
  
   
An exceptional talent, folk singer Katalin Szvorák was born in Losonc, Slovakia. She spent her early childhood in the magical rural world of a small village (Pinc) by the Ipoly river, later studying in Fülek and, finally, leaving her homeland for Budapest where she studied at Eötvös Loránd University, qualifying in Hungarian and librarian studies; being also a member of elite students’ Eötvös College.

She won twice (in 1976 and 1978) the Slovakian Hungarians’ Folk Song Contest, followed by winning the title of Young Master of Folk Art of Hungary in 1980, whereas in 1981 she came first in the most important folk song contest of that era: Röpülj Páva. She continued her career as a solo singer of Honvéd Folk Ensemble for more than twenty years. Since 1996 she has been a regular folk song teacher at the Vujicsics Tihamér Music School of Szentendre.
Her art was recognized by several awards: Liszt Ferenc Award (2000), Kodály Zoltán Award (2002), and Bartók Béla Memorial Award (2007). She is also an Honorary Citizen of the town of Fülek and of the village of Pinc (both in Slovakia).

She has published twenty-five thematically arranged albums. Children’s songs interpreted by her have been a source of folk music for generations of little ones. She has done an excellent work revealing common roots of folk music in the Carpathian Basin by recording musically authentic treasures of the region. She also sings poetry with music, and her collections of religious folk songs are unique of the kind. Eight of her CD’s bear witness to the common riches of Central European peoples’ folk music in 12 languages.

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10.7.14

Les toits de Barcelone dans la clair de lune

 
Clar de Llunes
Música de l'espectacle de Pep Bou i Jordi Masó 
2007

Tracks:

  
01. Mompou: "Angelico" (de Música Callada)
02. Debussy: Clair de lune (de Suite Bergamasque)
03. Mompou: Escenes d'infants: Crits al carrer: Crits al carrer
04. Mompou: Escenes d'infants: Jocs a la platja: Jocs a la platja
05. Mompou: Escenes d'infants: Joc 2: Joc 2
06. Mompou: Escenes d'infants: Joc 3: Joc 3
07. Mompou: Escenes d'infants: Noies al jardí: Noies al jardí
08. Blancafort: La lluna brilla (de Notes d'antany)
09. Séverac: Vals romàntic (de En vacances)
10. Mompou: Cançó i dansa No. 6
11. Donostia: Cantant a la llum de la lluna (Preludi base No. 12)
12. Mompou: Suburbis: El carrer, el guitarrista i el vell cavall: El carrer, el guitarrista i el vell cavall
13. Mompou: Suburbis: Gitanes I: Gitanes I
14. Mompou: Suburbis: Gitanes II: Gitanes II
15. Mompou: Suburbis: La cegueta: La cegueta
16. Mompou: Suburbis: L'home de l'aristó: L'home de l'aristó
17. Fauré: Nocturne Op. 33, No. 3
18. Mompou: Preludi No. 7 "Palmera d'estrelles"
19. Turina: Sota els tarongers (de Sevilla) 

  
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 ...Pianist Maso skilfully accompanies Bou’s meditative actions, enhancing their dream-like qualities with wonderfully emotive interpretations of pieces by French and Catalan composers, perfect for letting one’s mind drift along with the bubbles...

 
Jordi Masó was born in Barcelona, Spain, and studied at the Barcelona Conservatory with Josep M. Roger, at the Barcelona School of Music, with Albert Attenelle, and at the Royal Academy of Music of London with Christopher Elton and Nelly Akopian. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1992 with a DipRAM, the institution's highest distinction.

Masó specializes in the music of Spanish composers, notably those of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has won first prizes in a number of national and international competitions, and has performed in most European countries, in South America and in Asia. He regularly performs as a soloist with major Spanish orchestras. Since 1996, he has been a member of the contemporary music group Barcelona 216, which won the Barcelona City Prize for music in 2000. In 2008 he was awarded the Associated Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), given to the Academy most distinguished students.

Masó has recorded several dozen CDs for labels such as Anacrusi, Marco Polo, and Naxos. He specializes in Spanish music, and has notably recorded the complete piano music of Frederic Mompou on six discs, and the complete piano music of Padre Donostia. He also recorded the complete piano music of Joaquín Turina and Déodat de Séverac for Naxos.

Masó teaches piano at the Granollers Conservatory and at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya).


Jordi
 
PS: you don't need bubbles just ears... ; )

30.6.14

Persian Santur

 
Ardavan Kamkar
Over the Wind 
2001

Tracks:

1 - Memory of Friends
2 - Dance of the Wind
3 - Three Drops of Blood
4 - Azari
5 - Trotting
6 - Zagros

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 Ardavan Kamkar (Persian: اردوان کامکار‎; born 1968 in Sanandaj, Iran) is an Iranian-Kurdish musician from Iran. He is a part of the Kamkar ensemble.

Ardavan Kamkar was born in 1968 in Sanandaj, Iran. He began learning to play the Santur (dulcimer) from his father, Master Hassan Kamkar at age 4. During his childhood years he worked with several Cultural & Art groups and the radio.

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Traditionally, the santur is tuned diatonically to the notes of two primary tonalities in a dastgah (Persian classical mode): the tonic is usually place in the middle row of strings on the second (F), third (G) or sixth (C) note (counting upward from the first bridge) in order to make the different positions accessible to the player, while the secondary tonality, in the same dastgah, is usually tuned on the lower notes played on the row of strings to the right. This method makes the santur playable in only one dastgah at a time and omits the possibility of modulation to other tonalities, limiting the musician to playing only one tonality in a given register, which sometimes eliminates the correct voice leading. Ardavan, however, has developed a tuning method by which he can take any note as a tonic and with some radical tuning sometimes have both chromatic and diatonic scales on the same santur in different registers. Therefore he has created the possibility of having up to four different tonalities at the same time to which he can modulate on one santur, allowing his melodies to be more colourful as well as having a correct voice leading. These technical innovations, driven by his singular musical sensibility and skill, make Ardavan Kamkar a distinguished voice among all santur players today.

In addition to playing the santur, Ardavan has taken music composition, harmony and counterpoint lessons with Houshang and Arsalan Kamkar.

He released his first album named "Darya" (literally 'Sea') at age 16 which contains 6 pieces played by solo santur...


 Ardavan Kamkar

Born in Sanandaj in 1968

He began to learn playing dulcimer from his father when he was four years old and cooperated with different art and culture groups in the radio. Ardavan went to Tehran in 1979 to learn techniques of playing dulcimer under the supervision of Pashang Kamkar, as well as lines of the instruments and traditional Persian music. Through listening to the works and studying the scripts of the pieces which were available he was completely familiarized with the local and country music of different parts of Iran in addition to the styles of the preceding players of dulcimer and other musical instruments.

However, the traditional style of playing dulcimer could not satisfy his creative mind and questing soul. He intended to expand the new techniques of playing, and eventually mingled the elements of the global music and his mentalities as well as his technical capability to create a modern style for playing this traditional instrument. The accurate composition of different melodies, similarity of the power of striking the left and right plectrums, playing full and separate melodies by the both plectrums, increasing the sound volume, accurate and timely order in striking the left and right plectrums in playing the melody along with the percussion instruments and changing the common tunes of dulcimer are among his unique techniques. In addition to playing Ardavan learned different lessons in the area of composition, harmony and counter point from Houshang and Arsalan Kamkar. In order to introduce the Persian dulcimer he performed many concerts in different festivals around the world. As a teacher he has trained many students in the area of solo dulcimer and as an instructor he has trained capable teachers of this instrument who are now busy working with different music bands. Parts of his works are:

On the crown of daybreak (concertino for dulcimer), a month for the new year (dulcimer and string orchestra), Siachamaneh (kordish melody for symphonic orchestra), Sea and Over the Wind albums (solo), music track of the movie "Santoori" (dulcimer player) (directed by Daryoush Mehrjouie), and music track of the movie "The Iranian Prospect" (directed by Touraj Mansouri).

 Green Man Review:

Ardavan Kamkar is a member of a large Iranian Kurdish musical family. In his early 30s, he has risen to prominence as a soloist on the santur, a Persian hammer dulcimer. Over the Wind, recorded in 1998 in Teheran, is a knock-out showpiece of his skill on the instrument.

Nearly an hour of solo hammer dulcimer may not sound like your cup of tea, but I urge anyone who likes World, Middle Eastern, and even Western neo-classical music, to give this a try. Kamkar takes this highly specialized instrument and makes it speak a universal language.

Apparently, if you’re familiar with the techniques and classical repertoire of the instrument, Kamkar’s playing is nothing short of astonishing. But even for the novice, this can be highly enjoyable music with a small investment in concentration.

The CD’s six tracks mostly flow from one to the next with little or no interruption. Over the Wind opens with the hypnotic and moving “Memory of Friends,” which in many places is similar to a Bach fugue, in others resembles Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” and elsewhere could be the late Sandy Bull creating a classical-jazz hybrid on banjo and piano. This is powerful music, impressive technically and in its emotional range.

The next track is the aptly named “Dance of the Wind.” It starts off with slow, stark arpeggios that establish the mode, then rapidly picks up tempo into a controlled frenzy of tremolos. The sound is very piano-like at times, and the main section is extremely rhythmic, almost like jazz-rock fusion.

The third and fourth tracks, “Three Drops of Blood” and “Azari,” are tone poems, less rhythmic, more Eastern sounding. The former is mysterious and enigmatic, at times sounding like an Ennio Morricone spaghetti western film score, the latter a tour-de-force of arpeggios, tremolos and other rapid series of notes. The middle section includes a series of downward, bell-like runs, sounding for all the world like “Carol of the Bells.”

“Trotting” is another apt title. This fifth track contains four distinct sections that feature driving rhythms and complex melodic schemes. “Zagros” seems influenced by 20th Century modernist piano pieces, with a dual melody line in a call-and-response scheme that emerges from lengthy runs that leap up and down the scale in a barely controlled frenzy.

Kamkar’s music can be approached on different levels. It could conceivably be played as background music like the New Age piano of Scott Cossu or George Winston, but it also rewards close attention with many nuances and subtleties. And it’s also an impressive display of technical mastery of a difficult instrument. Exotic and yet relatively accessible to Western ears, Over the Wind rings true.



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10.5.14

Making Music in the Barn...

 
Cimbálová Muzika Jaroslava Čecha
Muzicírování ve stodole

1986
 
Tracks:

01. Počkaj, polesný
02. Zahrjte ně, muziganti, Už sú ty horičky, U studánky seděla, Travěnky zelená
03. Co sem dělala
04. Okolo Hradišťa
05. Kdo umí vařit pěry
06. Pime, chlapci, pime víno
07. Vínečko milé
08. Vínečko, vínečko
09. V nedělu sa napit
10. Už sem já to propil šecko
11. Túku sem na dveři
12. Husar sem já, husar budu
13. Lesti ťa, synečku, hlava bolí, Vyletěla holubinka, Ach, oře, oře, pánů pacholek
14. Už sem sa oženil
15. Ej, hora, hora
16. Som já synek z Orešan
17. Já vjem, čo urobím
18. Páni, páni vojanští páni
19. Pásla děvečka páva
20. Stavaj, stavaj, hoospodářu
21. Proč by koza netrkala
22. To je, Bože, to je
23. Moc je to, moc
24. Hoja sa, hoja sa, nožky moje
25. Ach, bože můj
26. Dyž my do tých hor půjdeme
27. Na tom našem nátoni, Desˇ, holuběnko, létala
28. Plakala, želela
29. Já su synek z Temešváru, Počkaj , milá, Chodí kňaz po dvore
30. Tydyry, tydyry
31. Hudecké z Bílovic
32. V dobrém zme sa zešli
 
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The first album recorded music in 1985 as a very original live recording from the traditional environment dances with music on the threshing floor of the barn of rural elderly man Pipal in Mikovič; two days of spontaneous music-making with dance and choral and solo music before předzpěvováním released the following year by Panton (Making music in the barn, 1986) and re-released on CD in 2000.



 Cimbálová Muzika Jaroslava ČechaCymbal Band Jaroslav Čech

This ensemble is one of the best folk groups in the Czech Republic, playing a unique style of music from a small region of the Czech Republic bordering Slovakia.

The centerpiece of the group is the "cimbal", a traditional instrument of that region that resembles a large hammered dulcimer. This ancient instrument, originally from Persia, underwent many modifications until its present form some 120 years ago by a Budapest instrument builder. Other instruments in the ensemble include fiddle, violin, clarinet, viola, double bass, and a solo singer.

The ensemble has been playing together for almost 40 years. It has received numerous prizes and awards for its performances at national folklore competitions, parades and festivals. It has represented the folk culture of the Czech Republic in many European and Central American countries, and played at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Source material for the group is the published song collection of world renowned compser Leos Janacek as well as manuscripts and songs the ensemble has collected over the years, including some from Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. The group has published a number of CDs and performed on radio and television in the Czech Republic. The rhythm and sound are quite unique. While the principal violinst leads the musicians and sets the rhythm and tempo, the cimbal provides the important background for the overall sound.


Jaroslav Čech
 
The spiritual father of this ensemble is the legendary cimbal player and ethnographer
Jaroslav Čech (1932 - 1970), a teacher at the Music School for Folk Art in Uherské Hradiště where in 1968 he founded a children's cimbal ensemble. The ensemble accepted his name in order to honor his memory.

 

Maybe I should say that this record is pure gold... if you know what I mean... : )

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26.3.14

A Mi Novia Linda... ♥

  
Bolivar Peralta
"La Novia Que Tengo"
1998

Tracks:

01 - La Novia Que Tengo
 02 - Que Decida Ella
03 - Sin Tu Amor Soy Un Cobarde
04 - Asi Comenzo Nuestro Amor
05 - Tu Nuevo Calmante
06 - Dejate Querer
07 - Permitame Señora
08 - Nuestro Ayer
09 - Rico En Sentimiento
10 - Un Amor Que Ya Murio
11 - Nunca Se Sabe
12 - Asi Es El Amor (Merengue)
  
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Bolivar Antonio Peralta Camilo

Biografia por Rincon del Amargue

Este talentoso interprete de la bachata,nacio en 1948 en el municipio de tenares, salcedo. hijo de Jose Peralta y Eufemia Camilo.
Narra que su incursion en la musica nace de manera accidental,  aunque desde pequeño sintio inclinacion por la musica y el canto.
Bolivar Peralta compartia la agricultura en su tierra natal con el canto, dice, que en el conuco los muchachos me decian que no trabajara, sino que le animara cantando mientras ellos trabajaban.
En la epoca que el cantautor de amargue decide lanzarse al ambiente musical, ya nombres como: Luis Segura, Miguelito Cuevas,
Julio Jaramillo, Jose M Calderon, Rafael Encarnacion, entre otros ya se dejaban escuchar.
En 1974 Bolivar Peralta logra vender su primera composicion "Historia de Amor" al señor Francisco Flores por el precio de150 pesos y para 1977 grabo el sencillo "Samaritana" al Señor Jesus Lopez, (el compa).
Hace su llegada a Santo Domingo en 1988 motivada por la continuacion de la carrera bachatera, ya que para ese tiempo la agricultura no representaba ningun sutento.
En 1989 Peralta inicia su carrera musical, junto a Manolito de la Cruz  con un pequeño grupo para tocar en lugares publicos, un año despues formo parte del conjunto "los melodicos".
En 1992 formo su primer conjunto llamado "Los Inigualables" la Historia musical de este cultivador de la bachata, esta contenida en una 11 producciones detacandose otros exitos como: el caballo blanco, me gusta esa hembra entre otras.
En la nueva estapa de su carrera  el artista lanza una nueva produccion bajo el sello R&L del Señor Roque Cruz, titulada Mujer de mis sueños, popularizando mas su carrera con los exitos: se que volveras, la vida es una tombola y mujer de mis sueños.
Peralta  esta convencido que gracias  al tratamiento mas depurado en la letras de las composiciones de bachata, este ritmo se ha catapulado a niveles de popularidad insospechados por el.
Es por ello que siempre se ha preocupado por imprimirle a sus canciones una lirica romantica y si doble sentido, por tal razon, este artista es reconocido hoy por  sus compañeros de arte como uno de los mejores compositores de todos los tiempos.
Bolivar, mas adelante lanza otra producion titulada la novia que tengo considerando este trabajo musical, como uno de los mas importante en su carrera.
En esta ultima entrega musical, el cantautor expresa su fino sentimiento y no abandona el romantisismo que lo ha caracterizado a lo largo de su exitosa trayectoria musical. "la novia que tengo" fue la segunda producion que el artista lanzo bajo el sello R&L.
Bolivar Peralta se define como un fiel seguidor de las composiciones romanticas, por esto a su composiciones le imprime su estilo y su voz depurada.


"La Novia Que Tengo"
 
Tengo la novia mas linda
la mas concentida
que sone tener

Ella me quiere, me entiende
me envuelve me lleva
y me vuelve a traer

Y como un loco quiza
cada dia mas
mas la quiero yo

Estoy viviendo locuras
por esa criatura
que dios me mando

Estoy viviendo locuras
por esa criatura
que dios me mando

CORO
La novia que tengo
es una dulzura

Es una manzana
no es una alma dura

Es todo mi sueno
es mi alegria
asi la deseaba
asi la queria

La novia que tengo
es una dulzura

Es una manzana
no es una alma dura

Que novia mas linda
(Tengo yo)

Que novia mas buena
(tengo yo)

Que novia mas linda
(tengo yo)

Mi novia es perfecta
(tengo yo) 
 
 

18.3.14

Mais Cavaquinho

   
Luciana Rabello
2000
  
Tracks:
    
01. De bem com a vida Ouvir   
(Luciana Rabello)   
02. Velhos chorões Ouvir   
(Luciana Rabello)   
03. Pitangueira Ouvir   
(Cristóvão Bastos, Luciana Rabello)   
04. Morena Ouvir   
(Cristóvão Bastos)   
05. No balanço da Luciana Ouvir   
(Avena de Castro)   
06. Manga rosa Ouvir   
(Jonas Pereira da Silva)   
07. Cá entre nós Ouvir   
(Raphael Rabello, Luciana Rabello)   
08. Valsa do trovador Ouvir   
(Cristóvão Bastos, Paulo César Pinheiro, Luciana Rabello)   
09. Flor de sapucaia Ouvir   
(Cristóvão Bastos, Luciana Rabello)   
10. Flor de jacarandá Ouvir   
(Luiz Moura, Cristóvão Bastos, Luciana Rabello)   
11. Queixa antiga Ouvir   
(Cristóvão Bastos, Paulo César Pinheiro, Luciana Rabello)   
12 Beliscando o cavaquinho Ouvir   
(Sérgio Reis)   
  
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 Biography  
 
by Alvaro Neder

Luciana Rabello has had noted participation in the support of the choro genre. One of the few soloists of cavaquinho, she participated, with her brother Raphael Rabello, in several groups. She was also in the Camerata Carioca, one of the most important choro groups of the '70s and '80s, which counted on, among other talents, Radamés Gnattali. She has been recording with important names of Brazilian music and released her first solo album in 2000, through her own label, Acari Records.

Rabello began to learn the violão (acoustic guitar) with her grandfather at age six. She also studied classical piano for five years. At 13, she started to write her own compositions. In 1975, she formed the choro group Os Carioquinhas with her brother Raphael and members Paulinho do Bandolim, Théo (six-string violão), and Mário (pandeiro), and she switched to the cavaquinho. Soon Maurício Carrilho replaced Théo, and Celsinho Silva (percussion) joined the group. With the dissolution of the Os Carioquinhas in 1978, Luciana, Raphael, Carrilho, and Silva were invited by Joel Nascimento to accompany him at Radamés Gnattali's "Retratos" suite. Excited with the result, Radamés decided to join the formation and the Camerata Carioca was created. The group, which blended elements of choro and erudite music, had a prominent role in the revitalization of the genre.

After her departure of the Camerata (together with Raphael and Silva) for her solo work, she has been accompanying names (in recording sessions and live shows) like Elizeth Cardoso, Paulinho da Viola, Cristóvão Bastos, Francis Hime, Chico Buarque, Martinho da Vila, Joel Nascimento, Baden Powell, Toquinho, Copinha, and Abel Ferreira. In 1981 and 1982, she toured Europe. She married Paulo César Pinheiro in 1985. Jonas, the cavaquinho player of the Época de Ouro, dedicated the choro "Manga Rosa" to her, which she recorded on her first solo album, Luciana Rabello, released in 2000 through her own label (with Maurício Carrilho) Acari Records, which specialized in artistic popular music.

  


16.3.14

Flute & Guitar


Mie Ogura & 
Atanas Ourkouzounov
False Classic
2011

Tracks:

01 - Rada
02 - No Mystery
03 - Bul-Bop
04 - "Musica Ricercata" Allegro Con Spirito
05 - "Musica Ricercata" Rubato-Lamentoso
06 - "Musica Ricercata" Vivace
07 - "Musica Ricercata" Vivace-Energico
08 - "Three East Tales" N°1 the Fox's Dance
09 - "Three East Tales" N°2 the Red Elf's Lullaby
10 - "Three East Tales" N°3 Dracula's Caprice
11 - Spain
12 - Take the "A" Train
13 - Macedonian Song
14 - Bulchenska Ratchenitsa

Works by Ligeti, Corea, Ourkouzounov, Ellington, Papasov.

Mie Ogura: flute
Atanas Ourkouzounov: guitar

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Flute

  
Born in Japan 1973, Mie Ogura started to play the flute at age 7.
In 1989, she finished her studies at the Takamatsu Music Highschool in Japan and obtained the first price in the National students Flute Competition in Osaka.

In 1994,Mie Ogura moved to France,and in 1999 graduated with Diplôme Supérieur from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris under Pierre-Yves Artaud and Sophie Cherrier.. then obtained an improvisation diploma under the tutelage of Alain Savouret.
She also studied baroque flute with Pierre Séchet and jazz improvisation Jean-Charles Richard, as well as indian music with Patrick Moutal.

In 2001 she obtained a scholarship from the Academia Musicale de Siena(Italy) under Aurèle Nicolet(flute) and Alain Meunier(chamber music), also worked with Franco Donatoni.They highly appreciates her playing.

Her playng is called"The fan of sound",since 1995 Mie Ogura has appeared regulary as a soloist and chamber musician with different ensembles and orchestras,among others,Ensamble Sphota(improvisation),Ensemble L’Itinéraire,Ensemble Entretemps(contemporary music),Orchestre pour la paix(Classical), Compagny Robinson(contemporary Danse) etc...and invited in many festivals in the world (Europe,America,Canada,Australia,Japan..)

Her improvisation playng in also appreciated from many jazz and classical musiciens such as Loelle Léandre(cb), Glenn Ferris(tb), Masataka Hirano(Sax), Shin-Ichi Fukuda,Kazumi Watanabe, Carlo Domeniconi(gt) and many others.

Mie Ogura has recorded with the ensemble Triton2 (Label MFA,France) and Ensemble Ourkouzounov (Label KLE,Italy),and Duo with Atanas OURKOUZOUNOV (Label Varié in Japan and Label H&S Paris) also edited the jazz flute beginners book « Flute Jazz Coffeebreak », published in 2005 at Edition Trim (Japan).

Her favorite musiciens is Miles Davis,Roland Kirk,Chick Corea,Keith Jarrett,Hari Prasad Chaurasia etc....

Flute and imrovisation professor at the Jacques Ibert Conservatory in Paris,and Conservatory in Sucy en Brie.
  

Guitar
  
  
Atanas Ourkouzounov (b. 1970 in Burgas, Bulgaria), a leading figure in Bulgaria’s contemporary music, is winning international fame both as a guitarist and as a composer. His music features the asymmetric rhythms and modal harmonies typical of his homeland but, like Béla Bartók, Ourkouzounov (pronounced Oor-koo-ZOO-nov) uses regional traditions as a point of departure from which he ranges widely in an intu-itive and personal way. Whereas Bartók’s muse was the piano, Ourkouzounov’s muse is―fortunately for guitarists―the guitar. Ourkouzounov has written over 60 works for guitar―solos, duos, trios, quartets, instrumental ensembles, and two concerti―a number of which have won important prizes, and a majority of which have been published by leading publishers.

Atanas Ourkouzounov performs widely as soloist, with his wife the Japanese flautist Mie Ogura, and with the Ourkouzounov Ensemble (two guitars, flute and cello).
In addition to three CDs on which Ourkouzounov plays, more than 30 CDs of his music performed by others are currently available.

Ourkouzounov is also in demand as a teacher and juror at conferences and conservatories in Europe and Japan and he holds a full-time position at the Conservatoire “Maurice Ravel” in Paris.

Atanas Ourkouzounov grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he began guitar studies with Dimitar Doitchinov.

Starting in 1992, he continued his studies in France with Arnaud Dumond, Alexandre Lagoya and Olivier Chassain. He studied guitar, chamber music, analysis, ethnomusicology and improvisation at the Paris Conservatory and graduated in 1997 winning by unanimous vote the First Prize in guitar.

Six years before he went to Paris, he started to compose. He was 16 years old and had been playing guitar only one year. For fun, he began changing details in pieces he was learning and then he wrote his first piece―3 Inventions―using the baroque idiom and subject of a fugue he was studying. He became intoxicated with composing and soon started using melodies, rhythms, and modal harmonies of Bulgarian folk music. At the same time, he was avidly listening to recordings, especially Arthur Honegger’s Symphonie N°5 and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka.To this day, Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Claude Debussy are among Ourkouzounov’s favorite composers.

While at least a trace of Bulgaria is always present in Ourkouzounov’s music, in the last eight years he has also written pieces he calls “dedications” in which he composes his own music
from the point of view of other composers and/or idioms―for example, Caprice d'après Paganini(which imagines a "new” Paganini as he might exist today); Fantaisie d'après Kapsberger (which draws on elements of 17th-century music for archlute); and Toryanse
Tales(which uses a Japanese folk theme).

Ourkouzounov is also fascinated by timbre and idiomatic colorisitic effects ―as explored for example in Light Echoes from Star -light―5 Nocturnes, in the Reflet guitar duos, and above all in the Visions Chromatiques N°1for guitar solo and the Visions Chromatiques N°2 for voice, violin, mandola, and guitar.

Ourkouzounov feels the “timbre” works are more contemporary and abstract―and perhaps more personal― than his pieces in which Bulgarian elements prevail.

Ourkouzounov enjoys performing flute-guitar duos with his wife. Typical programs are two Ourkouzounov works alongside arrangements and original music by diverse composers―for example, pieces by Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Béla Bartók, and Claude Debussy―as well as arrangements Ourkouzounov calls “postcards” (folk music from countries such as Mali, Japan, Bulgaria, Brazil, and India). As a listener, Ourkouzounov loves performers such as the conductor Carlos Kleiber, the pianists Grigory Sokolov and Keith Jarrett, and many jazz or folk-jazz musicians―for example, the Bulgarian clarinetist Ivo Papazov, the Bulgarian flautist Theodosii Spassov and the group Shakti (especially the guitarist John McLaughlin and the tabla player Zakir Hussain).
 


 
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14.3.14

Pourquoi le ciel est-il bleu...

  
Alberto Cruzprieto
Bleu
1999

Tracks:
    
01. Danzas nocturnas - Luis Jordá (5:45)
02. Mélancolíe - Francis Poulenc (5:14)
03. Barcarole no. 1, op. 26 - Gabriel Fauré (3:52)
04. Prélude, fugue et variation - César Franck (10:30)
05. Berceuse - Ricardo Castro (3:13)
06. Mazurca - Manuel M. Ponce (3:12)
07. Sonatine - Maurice Ravel (10:22)
08. Paysage - Ernest Chausson (3:07)
09. La cathédrale engloutie - Claude A. Debussy (6:28)
10. La fille aux cheveux du lin - Claude A. Debussy (2:45)

Recorded in Auditorio Blas Galindo of the National Arts Centre, on Nov. 12-13, 1997
  
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 Alberto Cruzprieto, piano

La carrera de Alberto Cruzprieto es una de las más interesantes en nuestro medio musical y no puede ser medida con los parámetros tradicionales de concursos ganados y premios obtenidos.

Poseedor de una excelente técnica, Alberto se encuentra componiendo con la difusión de la buena música bien ejecutada. No en balde directores de la talla del fallecido Eduardo Mata lo seleccionaron como solista para presentaciones y grabaciones.

La música de cámara ha sido su principal ámbito de trabajo, donde es invitado con frecuencia por los mejores grupos. Por otro parte, su nombramiento como Concertista de Bellas Artes le permite dedicar parte importante de su tiempo a ejecutar no sólo las grandes obras del repertorio para piano, si no difundir composiciones que han sido injustamente olvidadas.

Otro de sus campos de acción favoritos es el de la música de nuestro siglo y a las propuestas de música nueva para el piano. Testimonio de esto son las múltiples grabaciones hechas para radio y televisión, y que abarcan tanto el repertorio pianístico como música de cámara, en las que Alberto ha participado. Es invitado imprescindible para todas las actividades relacionadas con la difusión de la música nueva que se realiza en el país. En 1992 grabó el Concierto para piano y alientos de Stravinsky, con la Camerata, bajo la dirección de Eduardo Mata, así como un disco en Londres junto a la mezzo-soprano mexicana Encarnación Vázquez.

Recibió en 1990 la Beca del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Recientemente ha participado en conciertos con artistas de la talla de Pierre Amoyal, Stephanie Chase y el Cuarteto Latinoamericano. 


 

12.3.14

Postcard from Portugal


CUIDA DE L TOU BICHO is a animal health project based in Atenor, a village in the municipality of Miranda do Douro in Portugal. The group of veterinary assists all kinds of animals, with particular relevance to Mirandese autochthonous species.

The northeastern region, in particular the Mirandese Plateau is very rich culturally. It has strong traditions, from gastronomy to music and all of its folklore. It also preserves the best one that is perhaps its greatest treasure, the higher value of its identity: the Mirandese, or Lhengua Mirandesa. Considered the second official Portuguese language, it is to this day taught to all children and whoever wants to learn.

10.3.14

El Piano Argentino - tres

  
Magali Goimard
Argentine Piano Music

Pavane ADW 7353 - 1995

Tracks:   

Remo Pignoni

01. 4 Danses: En Septima (Chacarera)
02. 4 Danses: Como Queriendo (Zamba)
03. 4 Danses: Chumbeao (Gato)
04. 4 Danses: Por El Sur (Huella)

Astor Piazzolla

05. 3 Prlds: Leijia's Game
06. 3 Prlds: Flora's Game
07. 3 Prlds: Sunny's Game

Carlos López-Buchardo

08. Bailecito
09. Sonatina

Carlos Guastavino

10. 2 Cantilenes: Cantilena N.10 (La Casa)
11. 2 Cantilenes: Cantilena N.2 (Abelarda Olmos)

Juan José Castro

12. Tangos: Evocation
13. Tangos: Lloron
14. Tangos: Compadron
15. Tangos: Milonguero
16. Tangos: Nostalgico

Alberto Ginastera

17. Danzas Argentinas: Danza Del Viejo Boyero
18. Danzas Argentinas: Danza De La Moza Donosa
19. Danzas Argentinas: Danza Del Gaucho Matrero
  
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Magali Goimard interprète un répertoire éclectique couvrant trois siècles de musique avec une prédilection pour les oeuvres rares à redécouvrir. Sa discographie comprend des premiers enregistrements d'oeuvres de musique argentine pour piano (Pavane Records), l'unique oeuvre de musique de chambre de Maurice Duruflé avec le Trio Maurice Duruflé (cd Quantum) et récemment un cd consacré aux oeuvres de Louis Vierne pour violoncelle et piano (BNL). Après une médaille d'or obtenue avec félicitations à 15 ans au Conservatoire de Poitiers, elle réunit les diplômes supérieurs d'exécution et de concertiste pour le piano et la musique de chambre à l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot".

En 1992 elle est lauréate de plusieurs concours internationaux : Prince's Trust, Européennes de musique de chambre d'Illzach, Sélection internationale Musique Espérance par Miguel Angel Estrella. A l'écoute de la musique d'aujourd'hui, elle interprète et crée de nombreuses oeuvres. Ceci l'a amenée à jouer la musique de Bruce Taub à New York, celle de Niels Rosing Schow au Danemark ou de Hugh Wood à Londres, en présence des compositeurs. Dans un autre domaine, Magali Goimard s'intéresse à la poésie et à la chanson française qu'elle interprète avec ses propres compositions au Festival d'Avignon en 2013. 
 
 
 

El Piano Argentino - dos

  
Hilda Herrera
Yupanqui en piano
2000

Tracks:

01: Piedra y camino - Zamba - A. Y. (3:48)
02: La nadita - Chacarera - Pablo del Cerro ( 1:58)
03: El arriero - Canción - A. Y. (3:38)
04: Vieja danza querida - Chacarera - A. Y. (2:56)
05: La raqueña - zamba - A. Y. (3:32)
06: Lloran las ramas del viento - Vidala litúrgica - A. Y. (3:46)
07: Sin caballo y en Montiel - Milonga entrerriana - A. Y.  y P. del Cerro (3:44)
08: El bien perdido - Chacarera - P. del Cerro (2:33)
09: La arribeña - Zamba - A. Y. (3:40)
10: El alazán - Canción - A. Y. y P. del Cerro (3:08)
11: Chacarera de las piedras - Chacarera - A. Y. y P. del Cerro (2:10)
12: Agua escondida - Zamba - P. del Cerro (3:24)
13: Recuerdos del Portezuelo - Canción - A. Y. (4:03)

Autor: Atahualpa Yupanqui

Arreglos para piano de Hilda Herrera

Hilda Herrera, piano
   
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Hilda Herrera

Premio Konex 2005: Solista Femenina de Folklore

Nació el 20/10/1933. Pianista y Compositora. Directora de distintas instituciones vinculadas a la música argentina. En 1992 y 1996 viajó a Francia invitada por el Conservatorio Chatillon y al Séptimo Rendez-vous International du Piano en Creuse en representación de la música argentina en piano. Autora de temas como: Zamba del Chaguanco, Navidad 2000 y La Poncho Colorado. Su discografía es: Señales Luminosas (1997), Yupanqui en piano (2000), La Diablera (2005) y Gardel (2010). Realiza conciertos y dicta cursos en Argentina, Latinoamérica y Europa. En 1997 la ONU premia su placa Señales luminosas como aporte a la música argentina para piano. En 2002 crea el CIMAP, Creadores e Intérpretes de la Música Argentina en Piano en el marco de la Dirección Nacional de Música que nuclea a jóvenes pianistas dedicados a la composición, arreglos e interpretación tanto en música de raíz folklórica como en tango. Académica Emérita de la Academia Nacional del Tango desde 2007. En 1996, la Municipalidad de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires la distinguió por su trayectoria.
  

  
Hilda Herrera es una artista excepcional. Ha recibido una formación de pianista clásica, pero en su ciudad natal, Capilla del Monte (Córdoba) esta formación fue impregnándose de los ritmos, formas y melodías folclóricas que marcaron definitivamente la orientación de su carrera.

Los instrumentos criollos, la percusión y la voz humana, el alma de la música popular, han sido el suelo fecundo para el piano de Hilda Herrera. En la búsqueda de esta autenticidad, ella ha trasladado todas las sutilezas de los ritmos, de los ataques, de las respiraciones, creando así en el piano una paleta sonora excepcional por su riqueza.

Hilda Herrera ha trabajado musicalmente la obra de grandes poetas y amigos como Margarita Durán, Antonio Nella Castro o Atahualpa Yupanqui, creando verdaderas joyas del cancionero argentino.

Como docente e intérprete a recorrido el país y el exterior formando músicos y mostrando la música argentina de raíz popular, que en un ida y vuelta, ambas se deben la vida.

Trayectoria docente:

Ha recorrido el país dictando cursos, dando conferencias y clases ilustradas sobre la música de raíz folclórica  tanto para pianistas, docentes, músicos y público en general.

Trayectoria artística:

Como intérprete ha recorrido todos los escenarios de Argentina y en el exterior en ciudades como Kleinkems (Alemania); Basilea, Arau, Berna, Chur y Zurich (Suiza); Agen, Bordeaux y Paris (Francia), Bogotá (colombia), Caracas (Venezuela). Coordinó y dirigió durante 4 años, junto a Juan Falú, el ciclo “Maestros del Alma”, declarado de Interés Cultural por el Senado de la Nación Argentina.

TRABAJOS DISCOGRÁFICOS:
Como solista:

Al calor de la tierra (1978)
Señales Luminosas (1992)
Yupanqui en piano (2000)
La diablera (2005)
Gardel en piano (2010)

Como invitada:
 En vivo en Argentina (2005)
Cecilia Todd Suerte Loca (2005)
Bardos Cadeneros

DISTINCIONES:

1996- La Municipalidad de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, la distingue por su trayectoria artística
1997- Premio de la ONU por el disco Señales Luminosas como aporte a la música argentina para piano.
2004- La Academia Nacional del Tango presidida por el maestro Horacio Ferrer la designa Académica Titular de dicho organismo.
2005- Fundación Konex: diploma al mérito como solista femenina de folclore de la última década.


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