Year of release: 2001
Item number: ED-CD 019
Genre: folk music
As the result of its very complex nationality relations, Transylvania has become the meeting point of very diverse peasant cultures (Hungarian, Romanian, and German) and so, its folk music is unique too. The instrumental music traditions were preserved the most by the gypsies in Transylvania and Moldva. The art of beeing a musician descended from father to son for centurise and this is how those dynasties were born that served and shaped the music needs of village people. Today, however there is less and less possibility for them to play their music, as in many places people do not insist on the traditional, live music. Therfore precious this compilation, because all the bands you can hear on this album know and play such music pieces that originate from the era before the urbanisation of village life.
1. Fetioreste des (Rumanian men's dance)
2. Rumanian dances from Palatka
3. Gypsy dance
4. Dances from Bodonkút
5. Joc Batrinesc din Barai
6. Fetioreste des (Rumanian men's dance)
8. Hungarian men's dances: fast and slow
9. Gypsy dance
10. Leaping dance
11. "Bear dance"
12. "Fox dance"
15. "Gregory dance"
17. Recruting dance
18. Jewish dance
19. Quick turning-dance
20. Lassú és sebes magyaros, "medvés"
21. Rumanian men's dance
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