Bulgarian horo's and ruchenitsa's - Pirin folk region - lessons



About artist

Philip Koutev

May 1, 1951 was the birth date of the first state folk ensemble, founded and directed by Philip Koutev (1903-1982) up to the end of his days. It was for the first time that the authentic songs, tunes and dances were given a polyphonic presentation on the stage (characteristic of the Bulgarian folk tradition is the monophonic singing in some regions like the Pirin Mountains, the Shoppe Region and the regions of Ihtiman and Pazardjik two-part singing also exists and multi-part singing is to be found only in some villages near the town of Gotse Delchev), with an orchestra of Bulgarian folk instruments, treated, however, like those in a classical orchestra. This could not have been possible without the participation of a composer to unite both voices so unique and instruments so technically imperfect. At the same time he was to remain true to the musical original, to preserve the characteristic sound-production and his interference was to remain inconspicuous. At first glance this seems an impossible task. Yet Philip Koutev managed to achieve it. What is more, he created a school of singers, instrumentalists, dancers, composers, choreographers, conductors, invented a new trend in Bulgaria's musical life in the second half of the 20th century. Following his example, similar ensembles were founded in almost all bigger cities in Bulgaria.

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About the work

Luxury packaging with magnet with embroidery & free delivery to any hotel in Sofia.

The case contains CD and DVD.

Performers from National folk ensemble "Philip Koutev".

The CD and DVD contains:

1. Arap

2. Shirto

3. Ispaiche

4. Aidarovo horo

5. Maleshevsko horo

You all know about the beauty of opera voices, but a few know about the beauty of the mystery of Bulgarian voices and folklore - of its unequal rythms, angel-voiced singers and slender folk dancers. 

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