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Ion Petre Stoican

sounds from a bygone age - vol. 1

Ion Petre Stoican
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Release: 1st November 2005

Cat. Nr.: CD-ATR 0805
Format: CD
Total playing time 45:03
File under:
World/ Romania/ Gypsy
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Top Of The World Album"This story took place before 1965. One day Stoican noticed a man who seemed to him to be behaving suspiciously. This stranger turned out to be a foreign spy. Stoican grabbed him and took him to the nearest police station. The secret police then asked what he would like as a reward. 'Should we give you a house?' - 'I don't need a house,' Stoican replied, 'I want to make a record.'" (Quote COSTEL VASILESCU, Bukarest 2005) On the only long-playing record by the Romanian violinist Ion Petre Stoican the most important Gypsy musicians from the Bucharest Lautari scene were united in an All-star band and through a bizarre stroke of luck created one of the most atmospheric records of the time. Most of the pieces played came from Constanta and from Stoican's birthplace Oltenita, and are primarily fast rhythmic dances such as Hora, Briu, Sirba or Geamparale, which no wedding could do without. Recovered from the archives of Electrecord and out on CD now: Romanian traditional music in original analog sound recorded in the 1970s! (read more) - (version française)

Musicians

Ion Petre Stoican - violin, Nicu Sapteluni - violin, Marian Grigore - violin, Matei Niculescu - violin, Mihai "Rita" Gheorghe - doublebass, Fane Negrila - doublebass, Ionica Minune - accordion, Viorel Fundament - accordion, Guta "Toi" Vasile - violin, Toni Iordache - cymbalom, Mieluta Bibescu - clarinett, Grigore Vasile - clarinett, Costel Vasilescu - trumpet, Nicu Manole - violin

Titles

1. Hora lui Sile 03:33 / 2. Hora de la Constanta 02:39 / 3. Mosule, te-as intreba 04:36 / 4. Hora de la Oltenita 02:37 / 5. Ia-ti mireasa, ziua buna 08:33 6. Hora lui Mihalea 02:32 / 7. Chiar daca dau de necaz 02:45 / 8. Melodia lui Sile 02:15 / 9. Hora lautareasca 03:11 / 10. Briu din Oltenita 01:45 / 11. Hora de joc de la Oltenita 01:39 / 12. Hora 02:40 / 13. Sîrba de joc din Constanta 02:35 / 14. Hora de la Luceni 01:29 / 15. Sîrba 02:08

Total playing time 45:03

 

Recommended listening

 
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Hora lui Sile Hora de la Oltenita Melodia lui Sile

 

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This production was mastered by Marc Elsner at Headroom Studio Berlin.