Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Accordion “Tales from the Dinarides”
with support of University of Alberta’s Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.
The inspiration in this composition comes from the folk traditions of Central Europe, in this case, the traditional singing and dancing styles of the Dinaric Alps region (Dinarides). Using a water whistle, the composer first introduces a bird in a call-and-answer episode with stunning “Ganga” singing from Croatia. The bird then flies over mountains and valleys, observing neighboring communities, field songs and village dances from Bosnia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Albania, until the athletic klezmer style animates everyone in a fast dance punctuated with a cheering ‘Hey!’”
The Ganga is a type of rural singing of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its characterized by a unique singer accompanied by a chorus in what can be described as a lament. … The Ganga is traditionally sung by shepherds between valleys as a means of long-distance communication.
available on CD:
CD | University of Alberta
Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies | November 2017
Available @ kornelwolak.com