Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gyula Szarvady, Folkmusic Group Maros|
Folk Music of Eastern Europe
Genres: World Music, Pop
Bulgarian Costumes but 100% Good Hungarian Music
Erika Borsos | Gulf Coast of FL, USA | 05/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, the colorful Bulgarian folk costumes caught my attention, then *SURPRISE*: all the songs listed were Hungarian!! The singing group, "Maros" is from Transylvania (Erdely), which ordinairily means "tanchaz" (dance house style) music, i.e., village singers & musicians playing folk instruments with improvisational abandon. Don't expect Marta Sebestyen & Muzsikas (or Agnes Herczku & the Okros Ensemble) here --- *although* they are REAL FOLK SONGS, the music is played by a smooth-playing orchestra *not* village instruments. Those of us who love the traditional Hungarian music that has gained popularity since the mid-1970s will be disappointed. Also, the vocalists sing in a "controlled" manner. It is good listening music & an excellent value but (like the cover) it *promises* something different than what it delivers ... I only bought it because I wanted to hear "Repulj Madar", which is a very old folk song. Erika Borsos (erikab93)"
Hungarian Folk : 50s-60s Style
Wendi Kiss | Loveland, CO USA | 05/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"In spite of the fetching picture of the Bulgarian ladies on the cover, this CD contains traditional Hungarian Folk music by the group Maros. The style tend more towards the restaurant-operetta rather than the later raw peasant-y emphasis of the Tanchaz movement of the 70s. Vocalists are backed by an orchestra that includes a cimbalom. Overall the songs are pleasantly produced and the vocals easily discernable. Songs include "Piros Kancso, Piros Bor", "Repulj Madar" and "Egy Szem Buza, Egy Szem Rosz" among others."