Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion

Artist: Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion

Name: Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion

Released: 2018

Label: Gega new

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 58'18

Bonus: Import Bulgaria

Price : 12.50 €

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Ref.: CR01397GEGA


Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion (Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion)

This is a continuation ofthe series Musical Instruments in Bulgaria. The previous albums featured tambura, zurna, wind orchestra, gaida, gadulka and kaval.

The accordion was introduced in Bulgarian folk music in the 1980s. There is no accurate information about who imported the first instrument in Bulgaria. Initially, the musicians played with their right hand only. Later they added the bass tunes (left hand) in their playing and although European harmony is not characteristic of our folk music, it was introduced into the performances of the group created at that time, which consisted of an accordion, a clarinet, a violin... These ensembles quickly became popular on the folk music stage and a lot of similar formations were created within a brief period, for example the orchestra of Ramadan Lolov, Radi Angelov, Karlo Iliev, etc. In most of them the accordion plays the leading role. After the 1940s, the instrument was already considered as a "folk" instrument and the musicians employed the charasteristics of the Bulgarian folk regions in their manner of performing. Many performers contibuted to the popularization of the accordion in folk music. Some of them are included in this album and they represent the various stages in the development of accordion playing.

Musical Instruments in Bulgaria - Accordion - Sound extracts

  • Krivo Sadovsko Horo - Yordan Yotov and Petko Radev (Clarinet)
  • Strandja Tunes - Petko Dachev
  • Sashova Rachenitsa - Alexander Raichev
  • Dulgo Horo - Ivan Shibilev
  • Makedonski Vihur - Angel Vangelov
  • Bouchimish - Yanko Zhelyazkov
  • Na Trapeza and Sitno Graovsko Horo - Traicho Sinapov
  • Padoushko Horo - Todor Prashtakov
  • Daichovo Horo - Ibro Lolov
  • Harmiisko Horo - Kosta Kolev
  • Zheravnenska Rachenistsa - Ivan Kirev
  • Graovsko (Kakovo) Horo - Boris Karlov
  • Paidoushko Horo - Dimitar Milarov and Delcho Mitev (Clarinet)
  • Gankino Horo - Emil Kolev
  • Thracian Motives - Ivan Bogdanov
  • Haskovo Tunes - Ivan Milev
  • Viatur (Wind) - Neshko Neshev