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Details of Ethnophonie music CD releases.

Ethnophonie

Ethnophonie
Romania based folk and gypsy music label.
Artists include:
Musicians From Naipu, Nicolae Neascu 'Culai', Ioan 'Popicu' Pop, Constantin Lupu and Constantin Negel, Ardealul Ensemble, Emil Mihaiu, Urszui Kálmán, and Pusztai Aladár, and others.

Selected CD releases from the Ethnophonie catalogue:


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Description of CD releases from Ethnophonie
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Fiddler music from Chioar and Codru - Various Artists (CD011)
 

Fiddler music from Chioar and Codru - Various Artists (CD011)
24 page booklet in Romanian and English giving details on the music and musicians.
'Chioar and Codru are two small regions by the north-western border of Romania, between Hungary (to the west), Ukraine (to the north), Maramures and Transylvania (to the east and south respectively)...
... their peasant music is rather closer to that of central Transylvania....'
Suite of dance tunes from Stana de Codru
Suite of dance tunes: Ardeleana (cu strigaturi), Dant din capat

The Late Glory of the Musicians from Naipu (CD010)

The Late Glory of the Musicians from Naipu (CD010)
20 page booklet in Romanian and English giving details on the music and musicians. 'About 40 km south of the capital, on a by-way easy to overlook, lies the village of Naipu. At the small tavern with four tables in the Gypsy quarter – the abode of about one third of the population –, a few old men hang around, spinning the yarn of memories. The octogenarian dulcimer player Dulă tells his fellow musicians about his "diary", where he wrote that in the past, when their music was still in demand...'
Love song: Little Cuckoo
Old song: Iancu Jianu

Constantin Lupu and Constantin Negel - Old Music from North Moldavia (CD009)

Constantin Lupu and Constantin Negel - Old Music from North Moldavia (CD009)
The wild sounds of folk music from that far corner of Europe known as Moldavia. Music led by the violin and the ancient cobza (lute type instrument). Collected, recorded and documented by Speranta Radulescu of Ethnophonie maintaining all its originality and fiery passion.
Joc Dance: Hora lui Nemteanu de la Saveni
Joc Dances: Margineanca de la Flamanzl, Batuta

Roma and Gypsies from the Village of Gratia, Teleorman - Various Artists (CD008)

Roma and Gypsies from the Village of Gratia, Teleorman - Various Artists (CD008)
'Two categories of Gypsies live in the village of Gratia in the Danube Plains: bear leaders/ursari, and musicians. The former settled here after the war; they live on the outskirts, speak Romanesh, call themselves Roma, and sing vocal music in the family, accompanied by spoons, pebbles and makeshift drums. Their dominant musical genres are the manea and turceasca - i.e. "the Turkish"...
Suite of 'goldsmiths', 'tinsmiths and bear leaders' dances
Love song: Da-mi Doamne si nu-mi da mult

Ardealul Ensemble - Gypsy Music From Transylvania (CD007)

Ardealul Ensemble - Gypsy Music From Transylvania (CD007)
'All the pieces on this recording are instrumental: some in the serious, classical Transylvanian formula of a string trio (ceteră–contră–gordon, i.e. violin–adjusted viola–double bass); others in the more modern formula in which the accordion and the cymbalum, with their specific exuberance, join the strings...'
Suite of two slow de cingherit dances:
Kalo hin moro ogi - My Heart Is Black (the second with unidentified title) and a quick de cingherit dance from Bonţida Slow de cingherit dance: Mîri sucarni - My Beautiful Lady

Ioan Pop Ensemble - Romanian, Ukrainian and Jewish Music from Maramures (CD006)

Ioan Pop Ensemble - Romanian, Ukrainian and Jewish Music from Maramures (CD006)
The categories of Maramures party music are few, but each of them is rich in distinct songs. The hori are occasional, widely accessible lyrical songs sung individually or in groups, with or without instrument accompaniment, at almost any age and on any occasion. The zicali (instrumental pieces) are performed by ceterasi on fiddles, guitars and drums.
Dance Suite: De invartita (I-III)
Hore de ficiori

Emil Mihaiu Ensemble - Romanian and Hungarian Music from Transylvania (CD005)

Emil Mihaiu Ensemble - Romanian and Hungarian Music from Transylvania (CD005)
In three distinct parts the musicians show examples of Transylvanian folk music. First from a Romanian viewpoint, then Hungarian, and then aspects common to both.
28 page booklet in English and French with extensive note on the music and musicians.
De Inceput, Batuta - Dance Suite
Friss Csardas - Dance Suite
Pe Doua Laturi - Romanian Dance

Outlaws of Yore, Les Haidouks d'autrefois (II) - Various Artists (CD004)

Outlaws of Yore, Les Haidouks d'autrefois (II) - Various Artists (CD004)
The lăutari of Clejani are perhaps the most inspired and fervent of all folk musicians in Romania. The exuberant, musical style of their native southern region has certainly stimulated them in this respect.
Cantarea Revolutiei - Epic Song. Dance Suite
Murguletul - Dance
Hora si Braul ca la Clejani - Dance Suite

Outlaws of Yore, Les Haidouks d'autrefois (I) - Various Artists (CD003)

Outlaws of Yore, Les Haidouks d'autrefois (I) - Various Artists (CD003)
Epic songs, love songs and long songs, the Haidouks have them all, and have been playing them for centuries. With 34 page booklet with notes in English and French. Featuring some familiar Taraf De Haidouks tunes.
Love song; Ieu az' noapte ce-am patit (What Befell Me Last Night) and Dance Tune: Sarba
Lyric Song: Azi e nor maine-i senin (Cloudy Today, Sunny Tomorrow)
Epic Song: Toma Dalimos <

Zece Prajini Peasant Brass Bands from Moldavia - Various Artists (CD002)

Zece Prajini Peasant Brass Bands from Moldavia - Various Artists (CD002)
With 40 pages booklet in English and French, giving a brief history of the Romanian Peasant Brass Band, notes on the performances, repertoire, and traditions of the musicians of Zece Prăjini.
Hora de Strigaturi - Dance 
Hora 'de la do' - Dance

The End of the Millennium in the Romanian Village - Various Artists (CD001)

The End of the Millennium in the Romanian Village - Various Artists (CD001)
Songs and dances from different villages charting the year and the various celebrations that life revolves around. Musicians from various villages, all masters of their art and expertly recorded, making for a splendid all round representation of living Romanian folk music as it is today.
Love song from Vlasca: "Come on, sweet heart, to the doorway", performed by a folk band from Clejani - Giurgiu (voice: Ilie Iorga)
Ritual Wedding Music: "The song of the firetree", performed (vocal and instrumental) by a folk band from Mârsa - Giurgiu <

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