Fly Bird, Fly: The Very Best of Muzsikas

Fly Bird, Fly: The Very Best of Muzsikas

by Muzsikas
     
 

In several decades together, Muzsikás have explored a lot of territory, on their own and in the company of singer Márta Sebestyén. There's been music from the Hungarian tradition, putting them in the footsteps of composers like Kodály and Bartók, and there's been the Jewish music of Transylvania. They've helped makeSee more details below

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In several decades together, Muzsikás have explored a lot of territory, on their own and in the company of singer Márta Sebestyén. There's been music from the Hungarian tradition, putting them in the footsteps of composers like Kodály and Bartók, and there's been the Jewish music of Transylvania. They've helped make Hungarian (and related) traditional music more visible, in a way no one else has managed to do. This two-CD collection, assembled by Joe Boyd, who released their albums in the West, cherry-picks from their extensive catalog to show their strengths -- which are many, both instrumentally and vocally. The band doesn't need to be flashy, but the range of instrumentation is startling, from bagpipes to brass, violins to mouth harp. There's such a wealth of great material -- one cut even finds them playing a Bartók composition accompanied by an orchestra. This expansive set is a reminder of just how good Muzsikás are, and what remarkable work they've done in the past.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2011
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797137882
catalogNumber:
9713788

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Muzsikas   Primary Artist

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