August 27, 2008 "Folk Influenced Music/ Dale Kavanagh interview"
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This week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music influenced
or inspired by folk traditions, and an interview with Canadian guitarist
The program begins with Dietmar Ungarrank's Chinese folk music/art
inspired work, "Wind on the Hill", performed by one of China's
exceptionally fine young guitarists, Xuefei Yang.
Argentine guitarist-composer Jorge Morel uses several native South American traditional dance forms for
his "Fantasia de la Danza", for guitar and orchestra, including the Vidala, the Milonga, and the Malambo.
Canadian guitarist Dale Kavanagh discusses Domeniconi's "Variations on an Anatolian Folksong." Carlo Domeniconi
is best known for another Turkish music-inspired solo guitar work, "Koyunbaba." Unlike the free-flowing
improvisatory nature of "Koyunbaba", his "Variations on an Anatolian Folksong" uses a straightforward theme,
variations, finale, and theme for its structure. The work is based on the song, "Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim", or
"I go the long narrow way", by the blind Turkish folksinger Asik Veysel.
Bulgarian musician Atanas Ourkouzounov is both a virtuoso guitar performer and prolific composer. Many of his
works utilize elements from Eastern European folk traditions, including his Divertimento for two guitars,
flute, and cello.
Arnold Black's "Laments and Dances from the Irish" for two guitars and string quartet is based on the melodies
of blind Irish harpist/balladeer Turlough O'Carolan.
Public Radio Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 1300 ET
Program ID# 08-D65-00035
Title: Folk Influenced Music/ Dale Kavanagh interview
Total length: 58:58
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:58
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Ungerrank: Wind on the Hill
Xuefei Yang, guitar
Morel: Fantasia de la Danza
Krzysztof Pelech, guitar
Michal Nesterowicz, cond.
"When you go to Turkey, everybody knows this beautiful, beautiful folk song... ...but it's a very beautiful
and exciting piece."
Domeniconi: Var. on Anatolian Folk Song
Dale Kavanagh, guitar
(Hanssler Classic 98350)
Black: Laments and Dances from Irish
Newman Oltman Duo
Turtle Island String Quartet
(Music Masters 67145)
CLOSING THEME/FUNDING CREDITS