This is a very special album. Time travelling to the past to hear samples from original Phonograph Cylinder recordings of Béla Bartók from 1909-1910. And the same tunes at Pure DSD 256 recordings of the Attacca World Music Band from 2022.
Béla Bartók worked tirelessly to collect and study the folk music of the surrounding peoples. He looked for ancient, old-style melodies: those that were the most typical of different ethnicities. He found these in peasant communities where, in the early 20th century, people still led a traditional form of life. He also examined how neighboring communities influenced each other’s folk music. From 1909 to 1918 he collected nearly 3,500 Romanian instrumental and vocal melodies.
The music you will hear on Attacca World Music’s Bihar album uses this abundant collection as source material. Our musical interpretations were inspired by the instrumental and vocal melodies that Béla Bartók collected in Bihor county. The album also contains the arrangements of a few Hungarian folk melodies from Transylvanian Hungarians. Folksongs, a shared work by Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, was originally published in 1923. The arrangements combine authentic folk music elements from the Carpathian Basin with our own world music sound.
This is a Pure DSD 256 Stereo album. Available exclusively in its original recorded format of Pure DSD 256 Stereo, as well as Stereo DSD 512, DSD 128, and DSD 64. It is not available on SACD.
Attacca World Music
Eszter Suranyi – Vocals
Lili Trager – Vocals
Veronika Szekely – Violin
Daniel Mester – Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Csaba Hetessy – Piano, Keyboards
Tamas Gyanyi – Double Bass
Zoltan Bordas – Percussion
Kalman Balogh – Dulcimer
Total time: 00:59:37
DSD 512 fs, DSD 256 fs, DSD 128 fs, DSD 64 fs, FLAC 192 kHz, FLAC 96 kHz
Clarinet, Dulcimer, Keyboards, Double bass, Percussion, Piano, Soprano saxophone, Violin, Vocal
|Original Recording Format|
|Release Date||November 11, 2022|
This is a very special album for those who value folk music of different cultures. Here, the band Attacca World Music has reached back to the original field recordings on wax cylinders collected by Béla Bartók during his travels in Rumania from 1909-1910. The third track is a 15-second recording from one of those cylinders. Additional short selections are sprinkled throughout the album…
The performances are alive, joyful and filled with energy. The combination of instruments (including voice, clarinet, dulcimer, keyboards, double bass, percussion, piano, soprano saxophone, violin) used in Attacca World Music’s arrangements make each song different and engaging. The overall effect has a sense of great authenticity even though many of the instruments are modern. Very nicely done!
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