Music of the Ukraine

Music of the Ukraine

Various Artists FW04443 / FE 4443

Music of the Ukraine includes traditional Ukrainian instruments such as the duda (bagpipe) and dances such as the Huculka—"a rapid dance played on mandolin-like instruments (balalaikas) and a home-made fiddle" (Henry Cowell). Often tracks demonstrate a confluence between Western and Eastern modalities, as on "Country Dances." Liner notes include an overview of Ukraine and track notes that include musical analysis.

Year Released 1951
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1951 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) Ukraine; USSR (former)
Instrument(s) Bagpipe
Subject(s) World music

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101 Gutsul Kolomyika (Dance-Song) Oleska Suyhodolyak 2:25
102 Kozachok (Dance-Song) Ivan Martishchuk 2:36
103 Huculka (Dance) Carpatho Ukrainian Village Orchestra 2:50
104 Country Dances Carpatho Ukrainian Village Orchestra 3:49
201 Wedding Melodies n/a 2:21
202 Hutsulka and Kozachok (Dances) n/a 2:34
203 Folk Song - The Wind from the Field n/a 3:08
204 Folk Songs - One Half of the Garden Blossoms n/a 2:01
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