Music News:  The First Audio CD of the Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is released under the title, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music"

This US CD-album includes: 3 Jazz compositions (all composed by Tale Ognenovski), 6 Macedonian folk dances (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and classical music (composed by Tale Ognenovski).
On this CD Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum ("tapan") - all tracks and reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9). This US CD-album is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music.
This Audio CD is the best instrumental album of all time. 

Artist: Tale Ognenovski
Genre: Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical
Format: CD (Full Length)
Label: Independent Records
Catalog: IR04542

Listen to the unique Macedonian folk dances, Classical and Jazz Music of one of the most innovative and important figures in the Musical World History
Tracks
1. Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1 (composer. Tale Ognenovski) 4:04 
2. Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 5 (composer Tale Ognenovski) 6:07
3. Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8 (composer Tale Ognenovski) 2:35 
4. Brusnichko oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 2:41 
5. Nevenino oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 2:11
6. Bukovsko svadbarsko oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 3:51
7. Talevo kasapsko oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 3:50
8. Stevchevo oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 10:36
9. Sharsko oro (composer Tale Ognenovski) 3:46 
10. Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 (composer Tale Ognenovski) 29:21

Special Thanks To Mr. Dimce (Jim) Cvetkovski, from Buffalo, New York, USA, dear friend of Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dimitar Dimovski at PROMUZIKA TRA-LA-LA STUDIO in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Total playing time of this Audio CD 69:02

  2001 Produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski. Made in U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Raintree (Annville, Pennsylvania United States, Website http://www.raintree.com) provided CD duplication of the three CDs of Tale Ognenovski: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music", "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos" and  "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski"    

Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks on this  Audio CDs (tracks - "Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1", "Stevchevo oro" and "Sharsko oro".)
Audio CD: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music"
Label: Independent Records, US; Catalog: IR04542, 2001.

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* "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" 2001, Catalog: IR04542; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 5 and 8; Brusnichko oro; Nevenino oro; Bukovsko svadbarsko oro; Talevo kasapsko oro; Stevchevo oro; Sharsko oro and Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1. (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski).

Performers:
Soloist - Tale Ognenovski, clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum ("tapan") - all tracks and reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9). Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks on this  Audio CDs (tracks - "Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1", "Stevchevo oro" and "Sharsko oro".).

Tale Ognenovski composed and performed concert entitled: "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1". Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 is the most beautiful and the most difficult Clarinet Concerto of all time.
His compositions of Macedonian folk dances is a display of imaginative power, a colourful, almost romantic emotion, and sensitive feeling. Like his other clarinet works, the end result of Tale Ognenovski’s Clarinet Concerto No.1 is an expression of his own amazing virtuosity. Every register of the clarinet finds eloquent expression in this concert. With this classical concert this creative musical genius continues to extend the river of great beauty that is classical music. He possesses complete perfection and wisdom.
Tale Ognenovski’s Clarinet classical composition is far more than a demonstration of the clarinet’s tonal qualities, as well as what is technically possible with a clarinet - these he had already explored and favoured in his compositions of Macedonian folk dances. It is also a display of imaginative power, a colourful, almost romantic emotion, and sensitive feeling.

Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1  - Macedonian Classical Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hJqfSv3Jnc

In his Amazon.com CD Review Erika Borsos writes: “Ognenovski explodes with passion as he performs his own "Tale Ognenovski Concerto for Clarinet No. 1" ... The labyrinthine musical pathways he creates are enormously pleasing to the listener. The pentatonic scale and odd metered rhythms of Macedonia awaken the listener to new vistas of musical excitement and enjoyment. Anyone who loves jazz improvisation and the sounds of the clarinet will immediately recognize the superior creativity, breath control and complete mastery of this instrument as played by Mr. Ognenovski…”, Erika Borsos, April 13, 2006.
This US CD-album is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music. Amazing technique, electrifying temperament, variety of phrasing, spectacular clarinet solos are both interesting and fascinating for people to listen to and to admire. This Audio CD is the best instrumental album of all time.


Tale Ognenovski at YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn

Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Solo - Brusnichko Oro Macedonian Folk Dance    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfM97pOp23M
Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Solo - Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro Macedonian Folk Dance     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZvuHuLswaI

Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5v68GMLaCs

Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1  - Macedonian Classical Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hJqfSv3Jnc


Amazon.com Audio CD Customer Reviews:
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World-class Jazz Compositions & Traditional Macedonian Folk, April 24, 2004 “If the traditional music of the Balkans appeals to you and you like improvisational jazz ... this CD will blow you away. Music of the Balkans and Central Europe has been hidden too long ... The region has been a fertile soil for exciting, astonishing, experimental music which in modern times combines with traditional music that is creative, original and altogether very satisfying. Tale Ognenovski has over 45 years of experience creating music on the clarinet, the main instrument on which he demonstrates technical expertise and artistry. His musical innovations and improvisations shine on this magnificent CD proving great music has no borders or politics. The traditional Macedonian folk tunes and melodies, "Brusnichko Oro", "Nevenino Oro, "Bukovsko svadbarski oro", and "Talevo kasapsko oro" are my favorites because the minor scale and unusual rhythms allow for highly fluid and lyrical melodic interpretation. Tale Ognenovski is a master of interpretative clarinet sounds and inventor of exotic musical phrases. Great examples are, Tracks 1, 2 and 3 "Tale Ognenonvski Jazz Compositions No. 1, No. 5, & No. 8", all of which combine Macedonian music with Benny Goodman type jazz improvisational techniques. The labyrinthine musical phrases that flow from the the undisputed "King of Macedonian Clarinet" are magnificent, extravagant. He explores sound and music with twists and curves that leave the listener breathless. It is world-class music at its finest. He can play fast, exciting, speeding clarinet music or music that is spiritual meditative and soulful. Overall, this CD demonstrates that the mysterious music from the Balkans belongs on the world-stage ... for everyone to hear and enjoy.”, By Erika Borsos, Gulf Coast of FL, USA.

Reviewer Neil Horner of the MusicWeb International comments, "He is undoubtedly an exceptional artist and the predominant image created in my mind is of Benny Goodman playing the superb Contrasts he commissioned Bartók to write for him, but with a folk rather than a classical emphasis… Also, despite the CD promising jazz, folk and classical, it really all comes under the umbrella of his conception of how the elements interlink, with some but not major differences of emphasis…This disc is likely to appeal to world music aficionados who enjoy the Balkan/Levantine soundworld and perhaps also those who care to hear the source musics of their classical favourites, the aforementioned Bartók but also, here, perhaps people like Skalkottas." November 3, 2003.
(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2003/Nov03/Ognenovski.htm)

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Press notices: Audio CD album of the Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski – related articles in the newspapers in Republic of Macedonia 

“New Audio CD of the legendary Macedonian composer, clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper entitled: “The Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski - Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,” has been released in USA. With this unofficial promotion of this Album this incredibly unique musician celebrated his 80th  anniversary of his birthday, 73th anniversary of his playing on the reed pipe, 65th  anniversary of his playing on the clarinet, and 46th  anniversary of his performances at world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York on January 27, 1956.  The book entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer", written by Stevan Ognenovski has been published one year ago. Publishing house is MATICA MAKEDONSKA. The Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is one of the Greatest Instrumentalists and Composers in Word Music…In the new Audio CD, Tale Ognenovski in unique way in Word Music made the connection between Oriental and Western Music… Record Label of his Album is Independent Records from USA. Album is recorded and mixed by Dimitar Dimovski at  TRA-LA-LA STUDIO. Producers are: Tale Ognenovski and his son Stevan Ognenovski. The album includes the tracks : Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No.5, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8, Brusnichko oro, Nevenino oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Talevo kasapsko oro, Stevchevo oro, Sharsko oro, Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1.  … In the musical biography of this incredibly unique artist has been written, that he was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola… He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert  "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet  No. 1", and many Jazz compositions. From an article entitled, “World Music, Fascinate fusion of Classical and Oriental Music“, written by “Sekoj petok” magazine and published on January 25, 2002, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

“Tale Ognenovski is one of the Greatest Instrumentalists and Composers in Word Music. He made the connection between Oriental and Western Music… The album of Tale Ognenovski, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”on which there are three jazz compositions, six Macedonian folk dances and classical music by Ognenovski, was published as a result of his 73-year long playing music on clarinet and kavalche and many years of work as a composer. On the album, Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. All music is composed by Tale Ognenovski… The album was recorded at the “Tra la la” studio in Skopje and is published under the label of “Independent records” from the USA. … Tale Ognenovski performed in the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York, 1956. The concert in Carnegie Hall launched a new era in his highly successful, world career. He has appeared on the world's most prestigious concert stages in North America and Europe  and he has presented  our folklore … They were described  by the  press, with articles appearing in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Life… World music critics have been written that hi is the greatest clarinetist of all time, demonstrating unique skill, an unapproachable technique, a wealth of invention and amazing improvisational virtuosity. The book “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” speaks about all of that.” From an article entitled, ““Tale Ognenovski, virtuoso of the clarinet, kaval and zourla - Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music, as a result Vest of 73 Years of Work“,  written by Milica Dzarovska and published in the newspaper “”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on January 28, 2002.

"This Audio CD album entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music” is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist of all time in the World, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence... ” ", Article entitled "Mix of Macedonian Folk Dances and World Jazz of the Old Maestro " - By Sonja Stoilkovska, January 31, 2002, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.

“Tale Ognenovski is one of the greatest instrumentalists and composers in word of music. He made the connection between the two "UNCONNECTABLE" worlds - the Orient and the West - with melodies…” From an article entitled, “Virtuoso for the World Books with Macedonian Sign“, written by Greta Odzakova and published  in the newspaper “Vecher” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on February 2, 2002.

For creative generations performing our contemporary Music, it is very fortunate that we already have three (International) National Outstanding Persons in this field of music whose brilliant creations they can surely rely on to inspire them with authentic, dynamic power and direct them towards creating the same. These Giants of Music are Jovan Kukuzel (John Koukouzeles), Pece Atanasovski and Tale Ognenovski... The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski….  Absolutely masterly and limitless imagination and music inventiveness are only ‘potka’, a condition, a starter, tonal ‘organon’, for his creative accomplishments.... As a virtuoso playing ‘Chalgija’ music (in his child-hood, as a shepherd, he played the pipe (‘kavalche’); later, as an educated musician he played Cavallini, Weber and Mozart.  Tale Ognenovski, at the same time, navigates himself effectively all around the world of classical music. As if the ingenious knowledge of the ‘chalgija’ universe, but also with the live primordial in the rustic sound, together with the vivid, creative touch of the mysteries of European classical music idea, had predetermined the outstanding talent of Ognenovski to make one, perhaps unconscious, but in musical and historical terms, more than far-reaching creative step forward. In other words if without telling in advance, we approach carefully and analytically the ‘chalgija’ opus created by the Maestro, we will discover with surprise and great delight that Ognenovski is (probably) the FIRST, and (surely) THE FARTHEST REACHING contemporary who first made the connection between the two “UNCONNECTABLE” worlds – the Orient and the West - with words and melodies.” wrote Dushko Dimitrovski in his book "For Our Music" ("Za Nasha Muzika - ISBN 9989-600-01-5, published by BID “Misirkov”, 1994), This year Tale Ognenovski celebrated his 80th anniversary of his birthday, and 65th anniversary of his playing on the clarinet…. These days the album of Tale Ognenovski, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”   has been released by record label Independents Records from USA… Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. The album includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski).The album includes the tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No.5, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8, Brusnichko oro, Nevenino oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Talevo kasapsko oro, Stevchevo oro, Sharsko oro, Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1… “Nobody in the world can play clarinet like Tale Ognenovski. His music is incredible. His improvisations and solos are out of this world…”, says Dimce (Jim) Cvetkovski, the sponsor of the  Album entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical  Music”. Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet  No. 1”, and many Jazz composition. Some of  his compositions are recorded  on more than  30 audio records. He has appeared with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on the world’s most prestigious concert stages in North America and Europe with fantastic success.  The zenith of his highly successful, 60-year career was his historic performance with Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at the concert in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956. The most eminent critics were written in the newspapers that this concert by Tale Ognenovski and the Ensemble is one of the most celebrated events in the history of the world-famous Carnegie Hall… From 1960 to 1967, Tale Ognenovski worked with "Macedonian Radio Television". In 1966, Tale Ognenovski became Head of the "Folk Music Orchestra" of "Macedonian Radio Television" … Tale Ognenovski was a member of the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia) from 1963 till 1991. In 1965, Tale Ognenovski established his own "Tale Ognenovski Orchestra".   “Tale Ognenovski's contributions to our and world music are enormous. With the clarinet and reed pipe he is demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence…” From an article entitled, “New Audio CD of Tale Ognenovski – Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music with the clarinet virtuoso “, written by Tina Ivanova and published in the newspaper “Utrinski Vesnik”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on February 8, 2002.

“The  album of the legend of Macedonian music, Tale Ognenovski,   virtuoso soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla")., entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”  has been released by record label Independents Records from USA...  His performances on the album are phenomenally…”   From an article entitled, “Music - Tale Ognenovski – Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music“, written by  “Glas” magazine, and published on February 25, 2002 , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

“"His performances are ideal and the sound he produces is a revelation in just how beautifully the clarinet can be played. His composition range, virtuosity, and originality with a clarinet made him a luminous cult hero, musical genius in the musical world history. Tale Ognenovski is a genius, a brilliant musician and Musical giant,” written by Stevan Ognenovski and published in the book entitled, “Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer”…”  From an article entitled ‘Tale Ognenovski, World Virtuoso of the Folk, Jazz, and Classical Music",  written by Mileva Lazova and published in the magazine “Makedonsko Sonce” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on November 29, 2002.

“…In the newspaper “Vecher” we were written an article about Tale Ognenovski and his new Album entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”. The Album was released by record label: Independent Records from USA. Legend of Macedonian music, Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time  and one of the Greatest Composers in World Music…” From an article entitled, "Album of Tale Ognenovski in “Jugoton””, published in the newspaper ‘Vecher’, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on December 28, 2002.


“…Tale Ognenovski  is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, and one of the Greatest Composers in World Music..." Tale Ognenovski said: “I am very proud and happy for I am the winner of "11 Oktomvri" Award. This award is the main source of my strength and motivation for composing… My son Stevan Ognenovski has great contribution for my career: for realizing my first CD album "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music," and for writing the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer,” Article entitled:  “Macedonian Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski, the winner of "11 October" award."  - Written by Mileva Lazova, October 10, 2003, Magazine "Makedonsko Sonce", Republic of Macedonia.


“… remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe… 
(virtuoso pipe ("kavalche") and the clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski )… The house was completely sold out, and others no doubt would follow the same pattern," from an article written by John Martin entitled "Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art ‘Tanec’ Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill," and published in The New York Times, New York, on January 28, 1956. “…” From an article entitled, "And the muses sleep when Tale perform”, written by Valentina Gorgievska and published in the newspaper ‘Vecher’, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on July 30, 2003.

Promotion of the Audio CD of Tale Ognenovski on the television programmes 

The television programme ' Folk Plus' of Macedonian Radio Television on February 8, 2002, was dedicated to Tale Ognenovski’s Audio CD,  entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”, released by record label Independents Records from USA.  The journalist, Vesna Trajchevska said: “The critics in the world commented that Tale Ognenovski is Musical Genius and the best instrumentalist in the world. “ Tale Ognenovski performed solo on the small bagpipe and zourla his own composition “Sharsko oro”, the track from the album accompanied by his son Stevan on the drum. Second part of this composition was played by his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola and Kliment on the reed pipe accompanied by Tale Ognenovski on the reed pipe. Tale Ognenovski performed solo on the clarinet his own composition “Bukovsko svadbarsko oro” accompanied by ‘Folk Orchestra’ of Macedonian Radio Television.  Tale Ognenovski said: “My performances on the small bagpipe and zourla on my composition “Sharsko oro” is confirmation that I am the best small bagpiper and zourlist for all time… My solo playing on the clarinet and pipe (‘kavalche’) generated great public enthusiasm and attracted frenetic applause in the Carnegie Hall. The Carnegie Hall nearly exploded as a result of the applause from the audience… I was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but I also  arranged  the music and added 80% my own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where I have performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist… At the end of the concert in Carnegie Hall, the audiences surrounded me and all the members of Ensemble "Tanec", congratulated us for our display of tremendous skill, and asked for our autographs. Many of them told  me that I am the number one clarinetist…”. Stevan Ognenovski said: “This Audio CD is the best album for all time for instrumental music, which includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski). His album is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper for  all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music. Tale Ognenovski is composer and soloist of all music on his album. No one else can compare with his playing Macedonian folk dances, jazz and classical music on the clarinet, reed pipe, small bagpipe and zourla… The New York Times commented that the reed pipe of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall is unforgettable… Following every concert of ‘Tanec’s’ North American tour, critics in almost every newspaper commented about the Macedonian folk dance ‘Sopska Poskocica’, …” In "Sopska Poskocica, to make the point, five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl…” ( New York Herald Tribune)... “When five of them dance the "Sopska Poskocica, which apparently just means they are showing off to the girls. I would keep them any day as a unfair trade for the four little swans in "Swan Lake…” (Chicago Daily Tribune)… ” A Sopska Poskocica  is devised to show the girls how handsome and wonderful and brilliant and exciting and sensational their man friends are. It does. The rate at which it is danced, and the tremendous energy and precision of six men who dance it, is unique and demanded a repetition..” (The Washington Post and Times Herald)… “This was often a fitting part of the interpretation in a larger dance scheme, but in the case of one dance, Sopska Poskocica it was no more than a show-off dance. As such it was highly effective with its leaps and other strenuous choreography..” ( Toronto, The Globe and Mail)… …the "Sopska Poskocica"  in which the young men display their athletic prowess for the girls... (Los Angeles Times). Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist…” 

The television programme ' Utrinsko ogledalo' of Macedonian Radio Television.  on February 10, 2002, was dedicated to Tale Ognenovski’s Audio CD,  entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”, released by record label Independents Records from USA.  “. Tale Ognenovski performed solo on the small bagpipe and zourla his own composition “Sharsko oro”, the track from the album accompanied by his son Stevan on the drum. Second part of this composition was played by his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola and Kliment on the reed pipe accompanied by Tale Ognenovski on the reed pipe. The journalist, Sinolichka Dzambazova said: “You are one of the greatest Ambassadors in the presentation of the valuable things that Macedonia possesses: Macedonian complex rhythms… The critics in the world commented that Tale Ognenovski is the best instrumentalist in the world… In their commentaries, the North American press gave  magnificent descriptions of your performance in Carnegie Hall… Tale Ognenovski said: “My performances on the small bagpipe and zourla on my composition “Sharsko oro” is confirmation that I am the best small bagpiper and zourlist for all time… My solo playing on the clarinet and pipe (‘kavalche’) generated great public enthusiasm and attracted frenetic applause in the Carnegie Hall. The Carnegie Hall nearly exploded as a result of the applause from the audience… I was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but I also  arranged  the music and added 80% my own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where I have performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist… The New York Times commented that the reed pipe of me, Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall is unforgettable… At the end of the concert in Carnegie Hall, the audiences surrounded me and all the members of Ensemble "Tanec", congratulated us for our display of tremendous skill, and asked for our autographs. Many of them told  me that I am the number one clarinetist…”.  Stevan Ognenovski said: “This Audio CD is the best album for all time for instrumental music, which includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski). His album is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper for  all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music. Tale Ognenovski is  composer and soloist of all music on his album. No one else can compare with his playing Macedonian folk dances, jazz and classical music on the clarinet, reed pipe, small bagpipe and zourla… The New York Times commented that the reed pipe of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall is unforgettable… Following every concert of ‘Tanec’s’ North American tour, critics in almost every newspaper commented about the Macedonian folk dance ‘Sopska Poskocica’, …” In "Sopska Poskocica, to make the point, five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl…” ( New York Herald Tribune)... “When five of them dance the "Sopska Poskocica, which apparently just means they are showing off to the girls. I would keep them any day as a unfair trade for the four little swans in "Swan Lake…” (Chicago Daily Tribune)… ” A Sopska Poskocica  is devised to show the girls how handsome and wonderful and brilliant and exciting and sensational their man friends are. It does. The rate at which it is danced, and the tremendous energy and precision of six men who dance it, is unique and demanded a repetition..” (The Washington Post and Times Herald)… “This was often a fitting part of the interpretation in a larger dance scheme, but in the case of one dance, Sopska Poskocica it was no more than a show-off dance. As such it was highly effective with its leaps and other strenuous choreography..” ( Toronto, The Globe and Mail)…the "Sopska Poskocica"  in which the young men display their athletic prowess for the girls... (Los Angeles Times).  “Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has ever seen." These words appeared in an article in Life magazine, USA,  on April 9, 1956. Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist…”  Nikola Ognenovski said: I have the honour to be a member of the Orchestra of my famous grandfather Tale Ognenovski… Kliment Ognenovski said:  I practice the reed pipe with my famous grandfather Tale Ognenovski four years ago. The music is my hobby… Besides “Sharsko oro”, the  piece of music was included on the programme:  Ognenovski's 'Tale Ognenovski Concert  for Clarinet No. 1' performed by Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist accompanied on the drum by the excellent drummer Stevan Ognenovski. 

The television programme ' Dom i dizajn' of A1 Television on March 17, 2002, was dedicated to Tale Ognenovski’s Audio CD,  entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”, released by record label Independents Records from USA. The journalist and famous singer Suzana Turundzieva,  said: “Tale Ognenovski is greatest virtuoso instrumentalists of all time… He is virtuoso of the clarinet and many wind instruments… Tale Ognenovski and his orchestra demonstrate incredible virtuoso music. The music of Tale Ognenovski takes you to different worlds and different dimensions… Tale Ognenovski is one of the greatest instrumentalists and composers in word of music. He made the connection between the two "UNCONNECTABLE" worlds - the Orient and the West - with melodies… The album entitled, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music"  includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski)… The drummer accompaniment of Stevan Ognenovski is appropriate of the different rhythms and sounds wonderfully…  If the God exist, the position of Tale Ognenovski is fellowship with Him….  Tale Ognenovski said: “Thank you very much to ‘Bujoto Marketing’ and to A1 Television for your invitation to me and to my son Stevan Ognenovski and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski for this television programme… My solo playing on the clarinet and pipe (‘kavalche’) generated great public enthusiasm and attracted frenetic applause in the Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956. The Carnegie Hall nearly exploded as a result of the applause from the audience… I was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but I also  arranged  the music and added 80% my own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where I have performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist… The New York Times commented that the reed pipe of me, Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall is unforgettable… At the end of the concert in Carnegie Hall, the audiences surrounded me and all the members of Ensemble "Tanec", congratulated us for our display of tremendous skill, and asked for our autographs. Many of them told  me that I am the number one clarinetist…  Thank you very much to other members, folk dancers and musicians of the Ensemble ‘Tanec’  for the magnificent performances during the three-month tour across North America…”  Stevan Ognenovski said: “My father’s Audio CD under the title, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music," is confirmation that he is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence in all areas of music.  This Audio CD is the best album for all time for instrumental music… Record Label of his Album is Independent Records from USA. Distributor of the album of my father is CDstreet.com from Dallas, Texas, USA… I took lessons for drum (“tapan”), from my famous father Tale Ognenovski, the best drummer for all time. My drummer accompaniment is appropriate of the rhythms of Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music and sounds wonderfully…   Ensemble ‘Tanec’ was the first dance company from Yugoslavia (the former Yugoslavia) to perform in America. The Ensemble arrived in New York City on January 20, 1956. The following day, on January 21, The New York Times newspaper ran an article entitled, "Cernogorka, Anyone? Yugoslav Dancing Troupe Shows How It Is Done". It commented, "...Members of the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet dancing on board the liner Israel yesterday, after they arrived here... ‘Tanec’s American tour began with their debut on one of the most popular television programmes in the United States, the Ford Foundation TV Programme "OMNIBUS", on January 22, 1956. This programme was seen by millions of Americans. This TV debut of ‘Tanec’ on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network, one of the largest radio and television broadcasting companies in the United States, created great interest in all 66 concerts in many towns throughout the United States… ‘Tanec’s triumphant appearance on American television, in the Ford Foundation ‘Omnibus’ programme on January 22, 1956 in New York City opened America’s doors to a wealth of Macedonian musical talent. What followed would be called a Musical Sensation. ‘Tanec’s performances at Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956 and at other famous concert halls were displays of tremendous skill, the likes of which North America had never seen before. Tale Ognenovski and other members of the Ensemble arrived as foreign ambassadors, but they received the warmest welcome and the most enthusiastic reception possible in North America. In their commentaries, the North American press gave such magnificent descriptions of the Ensemble’s performances that it could be concluded that Macedonia was the ‘centre of the folk universe’. On January 28, 1956, The New York Times commented that the reed pipe of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall is unforgettable… “Venerable Carnegie Hall fairly vibrated as the audience blistered its palms in appreciation..." wrote Robert Coleman in the New York Daily Mirror on January 28, 1956… "Last night this Yugoslav National Folk Ballet preluded a transcontinental tour at Carnegie Hall... This is the freshest, gayest, most expert dance affair that has come over the horizon in years. We have been afforded many novelties from the Orient and the Occident but none of them won a more enthusiastic reception than the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet." From an article written by William Hawkins, and that appeared in the New York World Telegram on January 28, 1956… Following every concert of ‘Tanec’s’ North American tour, critics in almost every newspaper commented about the Macedonian folk dance ‘Sopska Poskocica’, …” In "Sopska Poskocica, to make the point, five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl…” ( New York Herald Tribune)... “When five of them dance the "Sopska Poskocica, which apparently just means they are showing off to the girls. I would keep them any day as a unfair trade for the four little swans in "Swan Lake…” (Chicago Daily Tribune)… ” A Sopska Poskocica  is devised to show the girls how handsome and wonderful and brilliant and exciting and sensational their man friends are. It does. The rate at which it is danced, and the tremendous energy and precision of six men who dance it, is unique and demanded a repetition..” (The Washington Post and Times Herald)… “This was often a fitting part of the interpretation in a larger dance scheme, but in the case of one dance, Sopska Poskocica it was no more than a show-off dance. As such it was highly effective with its leaps and other strenuous choreography..” ( Toronto, The Globe and Mail)…the "Sopska Poskocica"  in which the young men display their athletic prowess for the girls... (Los Angeles Times).  “Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has ever seen." These words appeared in an article in Life magazine, USA,  on April 9, 1956. Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist…”  Nikola Ognenovski said: “My brother Kliment and me, we took lessons five years ago, from my famous grandfather Tale Ognenovski to play on reed pipe. I have the honour to be a member of the Orchestra of my famous grandfather …” Kliment Ognenovski said:  “My friends were surprised for my performing on the Televisions together with my brother Nikola, my father Stevan and famous grandfather Tale Ognenovski…” Tale Ognenovski in this programme performed solo his compositions on the small bagpipe, zourla, reed pipe and clarinet accompanied by his son Stevan on the drum. Also, the tracks from the album performed by Tale Ognenovski includes: “Sharsko oro”, Tale Ognenovski soloist on small bagpipe and zourla accompanied by his son Stevan on the drum. Second part of this composition have played his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola and Kliment as  reed pipe soloists accompanied by Tale Ognenovski on  reed pipe; “Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1”, soloist on clarinet  Tale accompanied by his son Stevan on the drum. One part of this track of 20 seconds, have performed Stevan Ognenovski, Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski as reed pipe soloists, accompanied by Tale Ognenovski on reed pipe; “Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8 “,  “Brusnichko oro”,  “Bukovsko svadbarsko oro” and classical concert  “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1” has performed Tale Ognenovski soloist on clarinet accompanied by his son Stevan on drum.

Press notices: Audio CD album of the Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski – related articles in the newspapers in Republic of Macedonia

New Audio CD of the legendary Macedonian composer, clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper – The Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,” has been released in USA. With this unofficial promotion of this Album this incredibly unique musician celebrated his 80th anniversary of his birthday,  73th  anniversary of his playing on the reed pipe, 65th anniversary of his playing on the clarinet, and 46th anniversary of his performances at world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York on January 27, 1956.  The book entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer", written by Stevan Ognenovski has been published one year ago. Publishing house is MATICA MAKEDONSKA.The Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is one of the Greatest Instrumentalists and Composers in Word Music…In the new Audio CD, Tale Ognenovski in unique way in Word Music made the connection between Oriental and Western Music… Record Label of his Album is Independent Records from USA. Album is recorded and mixed by Dimitar Dimovski at  TRA-LA-LA STUDIO. Producers are: Tale Ognenovski and his son Stevan Ognenovski. The album includes the tracks : Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No.5, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8, Brusnichko oro, Nevenino oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Talevo kasapsko oro, Stevchevo oro, Sharsko oro, Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1. Total playing time of this Audio CD is about seventy minutes… In the musical biography of this incredibly unique artist has been written, that he was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola… He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet  No. 1", and many Jazz compositions. Some of  his compositions are recorded  on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, and one videotape (RTB, Jugoton, RTS and MRT)… Tale Ognenovski’s numerous musical works belong to different genres; together, his folk dances and classical and jazz compositions established the clarinet as an instrument capable of the highest range of expression in solo music… More information’s about Tale Ognenovski you can see at his Web site http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk. His new Album you can order at his distributor Cdstreet.com from Dallas on his Web site http://www.cdstreet.com.”  From an article entitled, “World Music, Fascinate fusion of Classical and Oriental Music“, written by “Sekoj petok” magazine and published on January 25, 2002, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Tale Ognenovski is one of the Greatest Instrumentalists and Composers in Word Music. He made the connection between Oriental and Western Music… The album of Tale Ognenovski, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”on which there are three jazz compositions, six Macedonian folk dances and classical music by Ognenovski, was published as a result of his 73-year long playing music on clarinet and kavalche and many years of work as a composer. On the album, Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. All music is composed by Tale Ognenovski… The album was recorded at the “Tra la la” studio in Skopje and is published under the label of “Independent records” from the USA. The company “Cdstreet” from Dallas will distribute it all over the world through the web-site www.cdstreet.com and all the other information about this great Macedonian artist can be found on his official web site http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk.
Tale Ognenovski performed in the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York, 1956. The concert in Carnegie Hall  launched a new era in his highly successful, world career. He has appeared on the world's most prestigious concert stages in North America and Europe  and he has presentated  our folklore … They were described  by the  press, with articles appearing in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Life… World music critics have been written that hi is the greatest clarinetist of all time, demonstrating unique skill, an unapproachable technique, a wealth of invention and amazing improvisational virtuosity. The book “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” speaks about all of that.
.” From an article entitled, ““Tale Ognenovski, virtuoso of the clarinet, kaval and zourla - Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music, as a result of 73 Years of Work“,  written by Milica Dzarovska and published in the newspaper “Vest”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on January 28, 2002.

 “ The  album of Tale Ognenovski,   world well-known virtuoso, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”  recorded  at PROMUZIKA TRA-LA-LA STUDIO in Skopje, has been released by record label Independents Records from USA… Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. The album includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski).The album includes the tracks : Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No.5, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8, Brusnichko oro, Nevenino oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Talevo kasapsko oro, Stevchevo oro, Sharsko oro, Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1. His compositions with plenty of temperamental rhythm and strength sound, established the clarinet as an instrument capable of the highest range of expression in solo music. Tale Ognenovski is one of the Greatest Instrumentalists and Composers in Word Music. He made the connection between Oriental and the Western Music. He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances. Some of  his compositions are recorded  on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, and one videotape (RTB, Jugoton, RTS and MRT). Tale Ognenovski’s Macedonian folk dances have been performed in Switzerland (Mechanlizenz), France (Sacem), Sweden (Gema), Finland (Teosto), Great Britain, Denmark,  and others… He has appeared with Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  in the  Carnegie Hall, , on January 27, 1956… Everywhere, he bewitched the audience with his virtuosity, fast playing and incredible arrangements.  This Audio CD album is confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist of all time in the World, demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence...  The album can be ordered at Web site http://www.cdstreet.com...”   From an article entitled, “Mix of Macedonian Folk Dances and World Jazz of the old Maestro “, written by Sonja Stoilkovska and published in the newspaper “Dnevnik ” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on January 31, 2002. 

“Tale Ognenovski is one of the greatest instrumentalists and composers in word of music. He made the connection between the two "UNCONNECTABLE" worlds - the Orient and the West - with melodies… The album includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski). His Audio CD album entitled, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" is confirmation for the connection between the two "UNCONNECTABLE" worlds…   “Tale Ognenovski was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia on April 27, 1922. Tale Ognenovski inherited his great talent and musical genius from his great-grandfather Ognen and grandfather Riste, both of whom were excellent players on the pipe ("kavalche"), and from his father Jovan who was an excellent player on the bagpipe ("gajda")…” Written by Stevan Ognenovski and published in the book entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer". Publishing house is MATICA MAKEDONSKA.  He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet  No. 1", and many Jazz compositions.  Some of  his compositions are recorded  on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, and one videotape (RTB, Jugoton, RTS and MRT). .. Tale Ognenovski received the First Award as the best clarinetist at the First Regional Bitola Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, October 9-11, 1947. .. Tale Ognenovski's First Award for Clarinet as a top clarinetist at the First Republic of Macedonia Festival of  Folk Dances and Songs, 1948. .. From November 1, 1948, he was a member of the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje at the invitation of Mr. Vasil Hadzimanov and Mr. Nikolaj Galevski. This was after he had received the First Award Clarinet as the best clarinetist at the first Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, held in Skopje in 1948… From 1949 to 1951, at the invitation of Mr. Angel Saldziev, Assistant Director in the Ministry of Science and Culture in Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski toured the Republic of Macedonia accompanied by folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nizhopole and Lavci, and the "Chalgii" orchestras of Radio Bitola and Radio Skopje. Mr. Angel Saldziev was the manager of these tours, which were at the time significant musical events in Macedonia… Tale Ognenovski won First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, September 9-12, 1951, together with another 11 members of the Folk Dance Ensemble from the Bitola village of Nizhopole. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. From November 15, 1951, he worked with the "Public Police Wind Orchestra. By the end of 1955, Tale Ognenovski worked with the "Police Wind Orchestra". There followed a request by Emanuel Chuchkov, the director of Ensemble ‘Tanec’, to the manager and conductor of the "Police Wind Orchestra", Micho Kostovski, for Tale Ognenovski to be a guest soloist of the Ensemble. Their first tour was to Bulgaria (November and December, 1955), followed soon after by a tour throughout the United States of America and Canada (66 concerts, between January 22, 1956 and April 12, 1956). During the period July 1, 1956 and September 1, 1960, while employed by Ensemble ‘Tanec’, he toured Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 until October 27, 1956 and September 18 and 19, 1959 in Dortmund), Albania (9 concerts, October, 1957), Romania (9 concerts, December, 1957 and January 1958), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8 and Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959) and France (83 concerts, from September 20 until November 25, 1959). He also toured with the Ensemble throughout the former Yugoslavia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia; everywhere they performed, Ensemble ‘Tanec’ and Tale Ognenovski earned rapturous applause... During his career, he appeared with the Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs ‘Tanec’ on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages. These include appearances in New York City, the Brooklyn Academy of Music,  Boston,  Chicago,  Washington, D.C. ,Toronto, Munich,  Paris...  The zenith of his highly successful,  career  was his historic performance with Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at the concert in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956… Many of the world’s best-known musicians, orchestras and their conductors have performed concerts in Carnegie Hall. These include Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Sviatoslav Richter, Edith Piaf, Tina Turner, Sergej Rachmanianoff, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostopovich, Enrico Caruso, Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Gustav Mahler, The Beatles and Herbert von Karajan…  William Hawkins has written in the New York World Telegram, "The Hall nearly exploded as a result of the applause from the audience...This is the freshest, gayest, most expert dance event that has appeared over the horizon in years..." Following every concert of ‘Tanec’s’ North American tour, critics in almost every newspaper commented about the Macedonian folk dance ‘Sopska Poskocica’, "...in the case of one dance, Sopska Poskocica, it was nothing more than a demonstration in dancing. As such it was highly effective...A dance like Sopska Poskocica is produced to demonstrate...The speed at which it is danced, and the tremendous energy and precision of the six men who dance it, makes it unique…It earned an encore..." Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and pipe soloist… Tale Ognenovski played as virtuoso and clarinet and pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist for most parts of the programme… Musical genius Tale Ognenovski performed in the world-famous Carnegie Hall as clarinet and pipe virtuoso soloist. His phenomenal success in Ensemble ‘Tanec’s’ 66-concert tour of the United States and Canada in 1956 launched a new era in his highly successful career…  “The evening is not only wonderful art but also a superb show. Surely one performance in New York is not enough. The house was completely sold out, and others no doubt would follow the same pattern," from an article written by John Martin entitled "Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art ‘Tanec’ Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill," and published in The New York Times, New York, on January 28, 1956… “In "Sopska Poskocica," (the clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski) to make the point, five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl.... Every where in this program, however, there was something to be admired…the regional treasure of peoples with proud and ancient heritages, were revealed, to a remarkable degree, in dance and in music… An audience which jammed Carnegie to capacity (the house had been sold out by last Monday) cheered and applauded the folk dancing with as much enthusiasm as if it had been witnessing classical, theatrical ballet at its most glittering." The above is from an article entitled ‘Yugoslav Folk Ballet,’ written by Walter Terry, and that appeared in the New York Herald Tribune on January 28, 1956…” From an article entitled, “Virtuoso for the World Books with Macedonian Sign“, written by Greta Odzakova and published  in the newspaper “Vecher” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on February 2, 2002.

" For creative generations performing our contemporary music, it is very fortunate that we already have three (International) National Outstanding Persons in this field of music whose brilliant creations they can surely rely on to inspire them with authentic, dynamic power and direct them towards creating the same. These Giants of Music are Jovan Kukuzel (John Koukouzeles)..., Pece Atanasovski... and Tale Ognenovski... The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski… Absolutely masterly and limitless imagination and music inventiveness are only 'potka', a condition, a starter, tonal 'organon', for his creative accomplishments.... As a virtuoso playing 'Chalgija' music (in his child-hood, as a shepherd, he played the pipe ('kavalche'); later, as an educated musician he played Cavallini, Weber and Mozart). Tale Ognenovski, at the same time, In other words if without telling in advance, we approach carefully and analytically the 'chalgija' opus created by the Maestro, we will discover with surprise and great delight that Ognenovski is (probably) the FIRST, and (surely) THE FARTHEST REACHING contemporary who first made the connection between the two "UNCONNECTABLE" worlds - the Orient and the West - with words and melodies., wrote Dushko Dimitrovski in his book "For Our Music" ("Za Nasha Muzika).This year Tale Ognenovski celebrated his 80th anniversary of his birthday, and 65th anniversary of his playing on the clarinet…. These days the album of Tale Ognenovski, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”   has been released by record label Independents Records from USA… Tale Ognenovski is soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. The album includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski).The album includes the tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No.5, Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 8, Brusnichko oro, Nevenino oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Talevo kasapsko oro, Stevchevo oro, Sharsko oro, Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1… “Nobody in the world can play clarinet like Tale Ognenovski. His music is incredible. His improvisations and solos are out of this world…”, says Dimce Cvetkovski, the sponsor of the  Album entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical
Music”. Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances , one classical concert "Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet  No. 1", and many Jazz composition. Some of  his compositions are recorded  on more than  30 audio records.He has appeared with Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on the world's most prestigious concert stages in North America and Europe with fantastic success.  The zenith of his highly successful, 60-year career  was his historic performance with Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at the concert in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956. The most eminent critics were written in the newspapers that this concert by Tale Ognenovski and the Ensemble is one of the most celebrated events in the history of  the world-famous Carnegie Hall.
“To choose which were the most successful of the program’s seventeen folk dances, when all were greeted with stormy applause, is really very difficult and risky... ‘Shopska podripnuvachka’ (the virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski ) was even repeated, and to repeat a performance on the American stage is a really rare and exclusive event... When the curtain came down at the end of the show, the Hall of Carnegie Hall was shaking from stormy applause, and didn’t become quiet for some minutes…” wrote critic Stjepan Pucak. Tale Ognenovski won First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, September 9-12, 1951, together with another 11 members of the Folk Dance Ensemble from the Bitola village of Nizhopole. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. In December 1952, Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist, together with the superb pianist Nino Cipushev as accompaniment, performed the classical concert "Concert Polka for Clarinet" by Miler Bela.  With his superb performance, Tale Ognenovski became the first clarinet soloist in the history of the Republic of Macedonia to perform a classical concert for the clarinet. "... It is not widely known both in Yugoslavia and around the world, that the renowned virtuoso clarinetist Tale Ognenovski is a concert clarinetist. Indeed, it is not widely known that Tale Ognenovski can play other styles of music such as jazz, improvising in the style of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, or dance music. It is a phenomenon that Tale Ognenovski has the right amount of embouchure and vibrato for every type of music. He maintains a perfectly level tone for classical music when it is required." From an article by Professor Ladislav Palfi, the famous pianist. Tale Ognenovski performed as clarinet soloist in firstly, Mozart's 'Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622' and Weber’s Concert in ef-mol, with the legendary pianist Professor Ladislav Palfi playing piano accompaniment. >From 1960 to 1967, Tale Ognenovski worked with "Radio Television Skopje". In 1966, Tale Ognenovski became Head of the "Folk Music Orchestra" of "Radio Television Skopje… Tale Ognenovski was a member of the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia) from 1963 till 1990. In 1965, Tale Ognenovski established his own "Tale Ognenovski Orchestra".   “Tale Ognenovski's contributions to our and world music are enormous. With the clarinet and reed pipe he is demonstrating unique skill, a wealth of invention, amazing improvisational virtuosity, and outstanding musical competence…” From an article entitled, “New Audio CD of Tale Ognenovski – Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music with the clarinet virtuoso “, written by Tina Ivanova. and published in the newspaper “Utrinski Vesnik ”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on February 8, 2002. 

“The  album of the legend of Macedonian music, Tale Ognenovski,   virtuoso soloist on the clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla")., entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music,”  has been released by record label Independents Records from USA... Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment. This excellent album is miracle mix of Macedonian Folk dances, jazz and classical music. The album includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian folk dances and classical music (all composed by Tale Ognenovski).... His performances on the album are phenomenally…”   From an article entitled, “Music - Tale Ognenovski – Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music“, written by  “Glas” magazine, and published on February 25, 2002 , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

"His performances are ideal and the sound he produces is a revelation in just how beautifully the clarinet can be played. His composition range, virtuosity, and originality with a clarinet made him a luminous cult hero, musical genius in the musical world history. Tale Ognenovski is a genius, a brilliant musician and Musical giant,” written by Stevan Ognenovski and published in the book entitled, “Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer”… His CD, entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music, is purchase by world eminent  internet company Amazon.com. Tale Ognenovski's Macedonian folk dances were performed in USA, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, France , Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Denmark...
In the Musical World History is written that Tale Ognenovski is one of the most innovative and important world instrumentalists and the greatest clarinetist for all time…  Tale Ognenovski performed as a soloist on clarinet and reed pipe folk dances in world-famous Carnegie Hall with Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".
Tale Ognenovski with his superb performances as clarinet and reed pipe virtuoso soloist bewitched the audience of the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
"…remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe (virtuoso pipe ("kavalche") and clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski) ...  Written by John Martin, The New York Times, January 28, 1956, Title: "Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art 'Tanec' Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill"…
Many world's known musicians, orchestras and their conductors gave the concerts in Carnegie Hall: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Tina Turner, Edith Piaf, Elton John, Stevie Wonder...
For every concert of the  North American tour of Macedonian Ensemble "Tanec" in almost every newspaper critic for the Macedonian folk dance "Sopska Poskocica" were written the most superlative critics. "Shopska podripnuvachka" (On this Macedonian folk dance virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski ) was even repeatable again, and to repeat some perform on American scene is really rare and exclusively event...”,  wrote Stjepan Pucak in Newspaper "Nova Makedonija" - title "First days in America" on February 7, 1956…
 Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in Sopska Poskocica ("Shopska potskoknuvachka") but also and arranger of music because he added his own improvisations in some parts of the dance. His music with his compositions of Macedonian folk dances, Classical, and Jazz music, is unique and is accepted everywhere.
Besides he has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, he composed the most difficult classical concert entitled "Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Concerto K.1"… On December 1952 Tale Ognenovski as  clarinet soloist accompaniment with excellent pianist Nino Cipushev has performed the classical concert  "Concert Polka for Clarinet" by Miler Bela in "Police House" in Skopje with great success. This classical concert by Miler Bela contains very difficult virtuosi parts with many cadenzas, which are very difficult to perform for a clarinet soloist.  With magnificently performed this concert Tale Ognenovski become the first clarinet soloist who has  performed classical concert for clarinet in Republic of Macedonia...
Some of his compositions are recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, and one videotape (RTB, Jugoton, RTS, and MRT). His recordings for Radio Television Belgrade, Jugoton, Macedonian Radio Television...are unique compositions   based of the Macedonian folk music but also with some influence of Oriental, Jazz and Classical Music, with highly complex patterning of rhythm and attractive melody over extreme complexity in a minute that can not be comparable with any other kind of Music known today.
Tale Ognenovski as a virtuoso clarinet soloist in the film "Ritam i zvuk" (Rhythm and Sound), 1955, has performed Macedonian folk dances: "Zhensko Chamche", "Beranche"... with Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".  Producer of this film was "Vardar Film". The Macedonian folk dance "Zhensko Chamche" in this film begins with technically very complicated solo virtuosi improvisations of Tale Ognenovski, which don't exist in the origin version of this folk dance…
He performed as clarinet soloist on the televised concerts on Macedonian Television: Mozart Clarinet Concerto K.622 and Wagner Adagio for Clarinet (1987)  and in all of these he demonstrated brilliance technique.
Tale Ognenovski received numerous awards and honors, all among the prestigious in the performing arts. The most significant awards are: First Award Clarinet as a best clarinetist at the First Republic Macedonian Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, Skopje, 1948, First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, 1951, "Estradna nagrada Jugoslavije" ("Yugoslavian Scene Award"), the greatest award in former Yugoslavia for the scene musical artists, from Association of Scene Artists of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia), 1978… From an article entitled ‘Tale Ognenovski, World Virtuoso of the Folk, Jazz, and Classical Music’,  written by Mileva Lazova and published in the magazine “Makedonsko Sonce” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on November 29, 2002,

“…In the newspaper “Vecher” we were written an article about Tale Ognenovski and his new Album entitled “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”. The Album was released by record label: Independent Records from USA. Legend of Macedonian music, Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, and one of the Greatest Composers in World Music…” From an article entitled, "Album of Tale Ognenovski in “Jugoton””, published in the newspaper ‘Vecher’, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on December 28, 2002.

Important Webpages:

Google+ Page With Eight YouTube Music Videos

https://plus.google.com/106334760000961341887
Facebook Page - Biography http://www.facebook.com/TaleOgnenovskiClarinetist/info
Facebook Page With Eight YouTube Music Videos http://www.facebook.com/TaleOgnenovskiClarinetist/app_182222305144028
Google+ Page - Biography https://plus.google.com/106334760000961341887/about

The Orchard Artist Info

http://www.theorchard.com/artist/38104/bio


Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_Ognenovski
AllAboutJazz.com http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=1699#.Ur2Xg_RDuHM

BARNES&NOBLE - Book: "Tale Ognenovski"  by Lambert M. Surhone,  Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tale-ognenovski-lambert-m-surhone/1103724547
YouTube Music Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn

CD: “Jazz,  Macedonian Folk Danced and Classical Music” Tour of North America and Carnegie Hall Concert Brilliant Career
CD: “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” The Film "Rhythm and Sound”, 1955 Tour of Germany
CD: “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” Songs with famous singers Tour of France
First Award at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, 1951.
Sounds - Europe - The Orient Tour of Switzerland
First Award at the First Republic of Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, 1948
International Folklore Conference in Istanbul, Turkey,  1977 Discography
All About Jazz Jazz News: Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski - CD to Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of His Birthday, April 27, 2007

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: "Macedonian Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski - Jazz Musician Of The Day: April 27, 2010 At AllAboutJazz.com" (Posted: 04-27-2010)
Classical Music since 1952

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: "Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski - Jazz Musician Of The Day: April 27, 2009 At AllAboutJazz.com" (Posted: 06-25-2009)

Tale on age 4

Top40-Charts.com: “Tale Ognenovski, Internationally Renowned Jazz And Classical Clarinetist Released CD Album Entitled: Mozart And Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos To Celebrate The 250th Anniversary Of Mozart's Birthday”  Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio Feedback
Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: " Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Will Celebrate The 90th Anniversary Of His Birthday, April 27, 2012 With New CD Album: "Pelistersko Oro", Which Will Be Released On October 1, 2012" (Posted: 04-22-2012)
Email   steveogn@yahoo.com
CV of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., Magister Scientiarum (Magister of Science in Computer Science), author of the Web site of Tale Ognenovski, Musical Genius, Clarinetist and Composer

Awards and Honours

JAZZ NEWS - Nestor Publishers:  Tale Ognenovski Will Celebrate The 90th Anniversary Of His Birthday, April 27, 2012 With New CD

600th anniversary of the founding of the village of Brusnik Press releases
Composer and Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski was honoured with Certificate for National Pension by Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski, March 3, 2012 Extraordinary clarinetist 11 Oktomvri Award

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network:

"Composer And Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Was Honoured With Certificate For National Pension By Prime Minister Of Republic Of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski" (Posted: 03-07-2012)

Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. is writer of the book entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer /  Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор "

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer is author of the book “Macedonian folk dances” published by the Cultural Educational Association, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in 1989.

Biography at All  About Jazz

"Tale Ognenovski, Titan Of The Clarinet And Composer Of Clarinet Music, Dies" - Mi2N - Music Industry News Network (June 28, 2012) Tale Ognenovski - Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_Ognenovski
Clarinet - Wikipedia


Facebook Page of Stevan Ognenovski - Biography http://www.facebook.com/StevanOgnenovski.MagisterWriterInstrumentalist/info
Facebook Page of Stevan Ognenovski - Photos http://www.facebook.com/StevanOgnenovski.MagisterWriterInstrumentalist
Google+ Page of Stevan Ognenovski - Biography https://plus.google.com/u/0/115061030901910683351/about
Google+ Page of Stevan Ognenovski - Music Videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/115061030901910683351/posts
Biography of Stevan Ognenovski http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk/cvstevano.html
YouTube Music Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn
Email of Stevan Ognenovski steveogn@yahoo.com


Photo of Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, June 3, 1957.

Photo of Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonian Parliament, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 11, 2003.

The New York Times articles for Tale Ognenovski performances as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956.

Life magazine article for Tale Ognenovski performances as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on 66th concert tour of United States of America and Canada from January 22, 1956 till April 12, 1956.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer performed on CBS  (Columbia Broadcasting System) with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  on  TV Programme "OMNIBUS" on January 22, 1956.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California with members of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  and with June Allyson, one of the screen’s most important stars in the U.S., March 14, 1956.

“Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski is on an equal level musically with other World  Musical Legends” –  ‘Nova Zora’

Photos of Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in Brusnik, Bitola, Baba Mountain, Pelister National Park, Republic of Macedonia.

Photos of Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in Vodno Mountain,  Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Photos of Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his family

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer  received "Blagodarnica"(Gratitude ). This is an honorary award for life long work from the folk radio "Radio Ros", in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on December 7, 2000.

"Tale Ognenovski, Titan Of The Clarinet And Composer Of Clarinet Music, Dies" - This website article was published on Mi2N - Music Industry News Network (June 28, 2012) http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=155399

Tale Ognenovski is the number four in the list of notable deaths in 2012, as recorded by Wikipedia (http://boingboing.net/2013/01/02/notable-deaths-in-2012-as-rec.html)

Information designer Jess Bachman created Wikipedia Remembers 2012 (http://visual.ly/wikipedia-remembers-2012?view=true), an interactive feature about the top 100 public figures who died in 2012 as ranked by the number of words in their Wikipedia entries.

Web site JJA News insights and updates from the Jazz Journalists Association published article entitled: “Deaths in 2012”, compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling, Nov 27th, 2012 about the top jazz musicians who died in 2012 including Tale Ognenovski. http://news.jazzjournalists.org/2012/11/deaths-in-2012/

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. and his daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. (from left to right). Photo published in the magazine “Tea Moderna”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Article written by Rumena Ravanovska-Tulbevska, entitled: "World Jazz Musician of the Day Tale Ognenovski", July 29, 2009.

Tale Ognenovski (Macedonian: Тале Огненовски) (Born: April 27, 1922, village Brusnik, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia - Died: June 19, 2012, Skopje Republic of Macedonia; Nationality: Macedonian) was a Macedonian multi-instrumentalist: clarinet, reed pipe (‘kavalche’ - recorder), tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla (zurla) and drum, composer, bandleader and music producer. On April 27, 1922, a musical genius Tale Ognenovski was born in village Brusnik, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. Tale Ognenovski was the son of Jovan (1893–1933) and Vanka (1893–1972) Ognenovski.  His grandfather was Riste (father of Jovan), his grandmother was Marija (Mara) and his great grandfather was Ognen (Macedonian: Огнен – English: Fire).
Tale Ognenovski  
began to play on the reed pipe (“kavalche”) at the age of 7 (1929) when he made his first musical composition. He created his own distinctive style and he composed different musical forms, including 150 Macedonian folk dances, 12 jazz instrumental compositions and classical concert for clarinet entitled “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1”. Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 is the most beautiful and the most difficult Clarinet Concerto of all time. Like his other clarinet works, the end result of Tale Ognenovski’s Clarinet Concerto No.1 is an expression of his own amazing virtuosity. Every register of the clarinet finds eloquent expression in this concert. With this classical concert this creative musical genius continues to extend the river of great beauty that is classical music.In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a Quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. (a drummer) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (a reed piper) and Kliment Ognenovski (a reed piper). He performed and recorded with them on three CD albums: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" 2001, Catalog: IR04542; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 5 and 8; Brusnichko oro; Nevenino oro; Bukovsko svadbarsko oro; Talevo kasapsko oro; Stevchevo oro; Sharsko oro and Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1. (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski). Performers: Soloist - Tale Ognenovski, clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum ("tapan") - all tracks and reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9). Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks: "Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1", "Stevchevo oro" and "Sharsko oro".
"Mozart and Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos" 2006, Catalog: IR37223; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski); Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Adagio (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski); Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Rondo - Allegro (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski) and Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 (composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski ). Performers: Soloist - Tale Ognenovski, Clarinet (Track 1,2,3,4), Reed Pipe (Track 4), Small Bagpipe (Track 4), Zourla (Track 4) and Stevan Ognenovski, Drum (Track 1,2,4).
"Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski" 2008, Catalog: IR38824; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski). Performers: Soloist - Tale Ognenovski (clarinet, reed pipe (recorder), tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla, drum); Stevan Ognenovski (reed pipe, drum); Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe); Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe).  Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
Tale Ognenovski is one of the greatest composers of instrumental music for clarinet of all times. Ognenovski's clarinet works consists the realm of his magical creations which established the clarinet as an instrument capable of the highest range of expression in solo music. His pieces contain highly complex, rhythmic patterns and attractive melodies that are incomparable with any other kind of music known today. He is musically innovative and has revolutionized the sounds of folk, jazz and classical music. He is a remarkable improviser who possesses great harmonic knowledge and total technical command of rhythm variation, making anything possible. He created his own, solo-improvisations called “manjinja” (cadenzas), which were fresh, radical, and totally distinctive. His composition range, his virtuosity, and his originality with a clarinet have made him a brilliant cult hero, a genius in the musical world.
Tale Ognenovski
is the greatest clarinetist of all time and one of the most innovative composers of instrumental music. He is known across the globe for his virtuoso performances. With his clarinet he led a generations of music fans around the world. Mr. Ognenovski impressed and amazed clarinetists of all schools.  Ognenovski's success with the audience was phenomenal. Amazing technique, electrifying temperament, variety of phrasing, spectacular clarinet solos are both interesting and fascinating for people to listen to and to admire. His legend will live forever. His music has become a large part of the lives of many people. His music has moved their souls and touched their hearts.
Tale Ognenovski was a Musical Genius and Titan of the Clarinet
whose extraordinary personality and skill has opened up new possibilities for the clarinet that no one could have predicted.  Mr. Ognenovski took his music around the world and his music and spirit will live on forever.

On January 27, 1956, he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City as clarinet and reed pipe (kavalche - recorder) soloist of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".
The New York Times for Tale Ognenovski performances as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs  "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956 wrote, "Display of Tremendous Skill … joy and delight … folk arts, comes from Macedonia … brilliantly spectacular and wonderfully unfamiliar dances … great individuality … wide variety … incredible phrases … the dances are ravishing, and their range is truly astonishing … remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments … a raucous and  unforgettable pipe … wonderful art but also a superb show … Surely one performance in New York is not enough … “ - Article entitled "
Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art; 'Tanec'  Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill", written by music  critic John Martin, The New York Times, January 28, 1956, p.11, and, “spectacle … stunning show that any set of spectators would find hard to resist … thousand different shades of dynamics … rapidity … conscious virtuosity … the broken circles of the kolo of the Macedonian mountains … curious musical instruments that accompany many of  the dances … a dateless reed pipe …” - Article entitled "THE DANCE: FOLK ART; Group From Yugoslavia In Impressive Debut Learning vs. Magic No Macedonian Monopoly The Week's Events", written by music critic John Martin, The New York Times, February 5, 1956, p. 114.

These musical terms written in these articles are the most brilliant musical expressions written for performance by an instrumental soloist (with orchestra) in Carnegie Hall in New York published in The New York Times from 1891 until now.

Carnegie Hall in New York City, United States, built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851. It has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. The paper's print version remains the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the United States.
John Martin (June 2, 1893 - May 19, 1985), dance critic of The New York Times from 1927 to 1962, was a key figure in the development of modern dance in the United States and the most influential writer on dance of his day. His appointment at The New York Times demonstrated the importance of dance in America and hastened the development of dance criticism in the United States as an independent, specialized skill.

Тale Ognenovski played as virtuoso and clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York , on January 27, 1956 for most parts of the programme, including the Macedonian folk dances ‘Bride’s Dance’ (‘Nevestinsko Oro’), ‘Chupurlika’, ‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’ ('Sopska Poskocica'), ‘Kopachka’, ‘Shepherd’s Dance (‘Ovcharsko Oro’), ‘Soborski Igri’, Macedonian songs, Serbian folk dances and songs and ‘Shote’, an Albanian folk dance. Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others folk dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist.

Tale Ognenovski
brought folk dances from Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Albania to Carnegie Hall, New York City with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on January 27, 1956 and for this concert  in the articles published in the American newspapers: The New York Times, The New York Herald Tribune and The New York World-Telegram on January 28, 1956 is written: “ 'Tanec'  Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill” …  
An audience which jammed Carnegie to capacity (the house had been sold out by last Monday) cheered and applauded the folk dancing with as much enthusiasm as if it had been witnessing classical, theatrical ballet at its most glittering.” … “Transcontinental tour at Carnegie Hall … We have been afforded many novelties from the Orient and the Occident but none of them won a more enthusiastic reception than the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet.”  The concert of Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at Carnegie Hall is one of the most significant events in world music history.

Tale Ognenovski played as clarinet and reed pipe (“kavalche”) soloist of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on one of the most popular television programmes in the United States, the Ford Foundation TV Programme "OMNIBUS", on January 22, 1956. This programme was seen by millions of Americans. This TV debut of ‘Tanec’ on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network, one of the largest radio and television broadcasting companies in the United States, created great interest in all 65 concerts in many towns throughout the United States.  A copy of this programme may be viewed free of charge on a videocassette at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  On the Library of Congress Internet Web site, http://lccn.loc.gov/88705799 is written: 
Main Title: Omnibus. IV, vol. 15 / TV-Radio Workshop of the Ford Foundation;
Producer, Robert Saudek.
Published/Created: United States: CBS Television Network, 1956-01-22
Contents: The Yugoslav national folk ballet / directed by Elliot Silverstein; with the Tanec dance troupe from Macedonia (20 min,)... The segment entitled The Yugoslav national folk ballet is shown periodically throughout the episode.; LC control no. 88705799.

With Ford Foundation funding, “Omnibus” introduced the best in dance, music, drama, opera, history, science and art and was the most successful cultural magazine series in the history of U.S. commercial television. The series won more than 65 awards, including seven Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. The series is held at The Library of Congress and Global ImageWorks, among other archives.

Allmusic's reviewer, Craig Harris, noted: "The only professional folklore ensemble in Macedonia, the Tanec Ensemble are dedicated to the preservation of traditional Macedonian music, dance, and costuming. Founded by the government of the People's Republic of Macedonia in 1949, the group has shared their musical heritage with audiences around the world for more than half a century, performing an estimated 3,500 concerts in 31 countries'... The ensemble reached their peak during the late '50s, when influential clarinet and pipes player Tale Ognenovski was a member..." - Article entitled "Biography of Ensemble Tanec".

Tours with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs ‘Tanec’

During his tours around the world, Tale Ognenovski performed with the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs ‘Tanec’ in a multitude of concerts. By the end of October, 1955, Tale Ognenovski worked with the “Macedonian Police Music Wind Orchestra” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the People's Republic of Macedonia. There followed a request by Emanuel Chuchkov, the director of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec”, to the manager and conductor of the “Macedonian Police Wind Orchestra”, Micho Kostovski, for Tale Ognenovski to be a guest soloist of the Ensemble “Tanec”.Their first tour was to Bulgaria (November and December, 1955), followed soon after by a tour throughout the United States of America and Canada (66 concerts, between January 22, 1956 and April 12, 1956). During the period July 1, 1956 and September 1, 1960, while employed by Ensemble ‘Tanec’, he toured Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 until October 27, 1956 and September 18 and 19, 1959 in Dortmund), Albania (9 concerts, October, 1957), Romania (9 concerts, December, 1957 and January 1958.), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8 and Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959), France (83 concerts, from September 20 until November 25, 1959). He also toured with the Ensemble throughout the former Yugoslavia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monte Negro, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia; everywhere they performed, Ensemble ‘Tanec’ and Tale Ognenovski earned rapturous applause.The public and audiences greeted Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs ‘Tanec’ wherever they performed with great warmth, and showed their appreciation with huge applause. Tale Ognenovski and all other members of the Ensemble became international ambassadors of music.

Awards and Honours
The many awards and honours received by Tale Ognenovski include: First Award as the best clarinetist at the first Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, held in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on October 11, 1948; First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, September 9–12, 1951, together with another 11 members of the Folk Dance Ensemble from the Bitola village of Nizopole, Republic of Macedonia - The Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavian) Folk Music Festival in Opatija had been specially arranged for the members of the Conference of the International Folk Music Council. IFMC - The International Folk Music Council was established in 1947 in London, UK. ; At the International Folklore Conference organized by the International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977, on the subject of "Folklore on the Radio" were presented the recordings from Macedonian Radio Television as a representative of Yugoslav Radio Television (Former Yugoslavia) including the Macedonian folk dances: "Kasapsko oro", arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and "Kumovo oro chochek", composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist accompanied by the "Chalgii" orchestra of Macedonian Radio Television, which created great interest not only amongst the delegates of the Conference but also around the world;   “Estradna nagrada Jugoslavije” (“Yugoslavian Stage Award”), the greatest award in former Yugoslavia for musical stage artists, from the Association of Stage Artists of Yugoslavia, (Former Yugoslavia) signed by the composer Miljenko Prohaska, in Zagreb, Croatia on October 31,1978; Winner of "11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia, October 11, 2003 - Tale Ognenovski won major honors on October 11, 2003 in the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia, when prof. dr. sc. Trajan Gocevski , the President of the commission  of the "October 11" award, presented the award.; All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovskihttp://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2g-fRDuHM with announcement published at his website; Certificate for National Pension received from Nikola Gruevski Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on March 3, 2012.

Тale Ognenovski played as virtuoso and clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York , on January 27, 1956 for most parts of the programme, including the Macedonian folk dances ‘Bride’s Dance’ (‘Nevestinsko Oro’), ‘Chupurlika’, ‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’ ('Sopska Poskocica'), ‘Kopachka’, ‘Shepherd’s Dance (‘Ovcharsko Oro’), ‘Soborski Igri’, Macedonian songs, Serbian folk dances and songs and ‘Shote’, an Albanian folk dance. Tale Ognenovski was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in ‘Sopska Poskocica’ (‘Shopska Podripnuvachka’) but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance. This has also been the case with others folk dances where Tale Ognenovski has performed as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist. Following every concert of ‘Tanec’s’ North American tour, critics in almost every newspaper commented about the Macedonian folk dance ‘Sopska Poskocica’: “… To make the point, in “Sopska Poskocica”, five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl... An audience which jammed Carnegie to capacity (the house had been sold out by last Monday) cheered and applauded the folk dancing with as much enthusiasm as if it had been witnessing classical, theatrical ballet at its most glittering.” – Article: ‘Yugoslav Folk Ballet,’ written by Walter Terry, the New York Herald Tribune, January 28, 1956. ; “... Until half-past eight, Carnegie Hall was full to capacity, without any of it’s near enough 3000 seats available... To choose which were the most successful of the program's seventeen folk dances, when all were greeted with stormy applause, is really very difficult and risky… “Shopska podripnuvachka” (“Sopska Poskocica”) was even repeated, and to repeat a performance on the American stage is a really rare and exclusive event…” – Article: “The First Days in America (‘Првите денови во Америка’), written by Stjepan Pucak, former Tanjug correspondent and Croatian journalist , Nova Makedonija (‘Нова Македонија’), Skopje Republic of Macedonia, February 7, 1956.; “...IF IT EVER COMES to an all out global brawl, I want the Yugoslavs on my side. That is, if the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, which spent the week-end in the Civic Opera house, is a fair sample.. called Tanec, which is the Macedonian word for dance, this group of 37 dancers, singers and musicians is a kaleidoscope of the Balkans... When five of them dance the “Sopska Poskocica,” which apparently just means they are showing off to the girls. I would keep them any day as a fair trade for the four little swans in “Swan Lake.”...” – Article: “On the Aisle - Yugoslav Ballet a Colorful Addition to International Dance.”, written by Claudia Cassidy, Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, February 6, 1956. ; “... A Sopska Poskocica  is devised to show the girls how handsome, wonderful, brilliant, exciting and sensational their man friends are. It does. The rate at which it is danced, and the tremendous energy and precision of six men who dance it, is unique and demanded a repetition...If you see “Tanec” which simply means “Dance” advertised again, you won’t want to miss it.” – Article: “Yugoslav Dancers Shoot the Works”, written by Paul Hume, The Washington Post and Times Herald, February 10, 1956.; “… The first impression, however, must be one of rhythmic precision... Nor was the performance without spectacle... Sopska Poskocica  it was no more than a show-off dance. As such it was highly effective…” – Article: “Music in Toronto”, written by John Kraglund, The Globe and Mail, February 14, 1956.; “… But I know they started many a knee jogging to complicated Macedonian rhythms … The Yugoslav troupe provided a magnificent demonstration of that Balkan urge for expressing one’s self in subtly rhythmic and violently evocative body movements… and never more so than in a number titled simply “Macedonian Tune,” which in its intricate rhythms and plaintive melody should at least make Dave Brubeck send out an emergency call for Darius Milhaud...” – Article: “Yugoslav Ballet Proves Folk Dancing ‘Tricky’ “, written by R. H. Hagan, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, March 8, 1956. ; “… For authentic folk dancing, wild and free and yet subject to its own intricate disciplines, this group would be hard to beat…  the “Sopska Poskocica” in which the young men display their athletic prowess for the girls...It all makes quite a spectacle and is well worth seeing.” – Article:  “Yugoslav Folk Ballet Opens Engagement”, written by Albert Goldberg, the Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1956.; “A hundred years ago on the rugged roads of Macedonia, bands of brigands used to plunder the caravans of rich merchants and, like Robin Hood, pass on some of their spoils to the poor ... this spring, the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet is making a first, and highly successful tour of the U.S. … Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has ever seen…” – Article: “Dance Bouncing Brigands from Yugoslav come to U.S., Life magazine, USA, Vol. 40, No. 15, pp. 173-174, April 9, 1956. 

Sо brilliants commentaries written by the most prominent music critics and published in the newspapers and magazines in North America are not written for performances of any ensemble or artist in any musical genre who had performed on tour in North America until now. In these articles published in major newspapers in North America can be read for the great contribution of Tale Ognenovski as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (“kavalche”) soloist for the tremendous success of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in North America Tour.

Tale Ognenovski is the number one clarinetist. 
Musical genius Tale Ognenovski performed in the world-famous Carnegie Hall as clarinet and reed pipe virtuoso soloist. His phenomenal success in Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs ‘Tanec’s’ 66-concert tour of the United States and Canada in 1956 launched a new era in his highly successful, 75-year career. The zenith of his career was his historic performance with Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at the concert in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956.  This concert by Tale Ognenovski and the Ensemble is one of the most celebrated events in the history of Carnegie Hall, and it marked the acceptance by the American public of Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Albanian Folk Dances and Songs. Ecstatic applause followed Ensemble ‘Tanec’s successes throughout North America. At the end of concerts, the audiences surrounded the members of Ensemble “Tanec”, congratulated them for their display of tremendous skill, and asked for their autographs.  Many of them told Tale Ognenovski that he was the number one clarinetist.

Macedonia is the Centre of the Folk Universe.

‘Tanec’s triumphant appearance on American television, in the Ford Foundation ‘Omnibus’ programme on January 22, 1956 in New York City opened America’s doors to a wealth of Macedonian musical talent. What followed would be called a Musical Sensation. ‘Tanec’s performances at Carnegie Hall and at other famous concert halls were displays of tremendous skill, the likes of which North America had never seen before. Tale Ognenovski and other members of the Ensemble arrived as foreign ambassadors, but they received the warmest welcome and the most enthusiastic reception possible in North America.  In their commentaries, the North American press gave such magnificent descriptions of the Ensemble’s performances that it could be concluded that Macedonia was the ‘centre of the folk universe’. During an 84-day journey throughout the United States and Canada Ensemble ‘Tanec’ travelled ten thousand kilometres and performed 66 concerts in 53 different towns.  They were described as a Great Cultural Event by the American press, with articles appearing in The New York Times, The New York Daily Mirror, The New York Herald Tribune, The New York World Telegram, The New York Daily News, Boston Traveler, Boston Globe, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Daily Tribune, Saint Louis Globe Democrat, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union, The Milwaukee Journal, Washington News, Baltimore Sun,  The Christian Science Monitor, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Life, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post and the Times Herald. This tour is one of the longest and the most triumphant of tours in the history of world music.  Ensemble ‘Tanec’ twice repeated this giant success, first with their 72-concert tour of Germany from August 15 until October 27, 1956, and secondly with their 83-concert tour of France from September 20 until November 25, 1959.  They played two concerts in Dortmund, Germany on September 18 and 19, 1959.

Poster announcement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performances in Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 27, 1956. Tale Ognenovski played as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956 for most parts of the programme.









Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with members of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  and with June Allyson, one of the screen’s most important stars in the U.S. in the main Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 14, 1956.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer on the poster announcement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  performances in Brooklyn Academy of Music , New York City, April 11 and 12, 1956.

Tale Ognenovski was employed as a musician in:  the Macedonian Police Wind Orchestra of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the People's Republic of Macedonia, from November 15, 1951 to October 30, 1954 and the City of Skopje Music Wind Orchestra, from October 30, 1954 to July 1, 1956.
The repertoire for both of these Orchestras consisted classical works. These included Bizet's "Carmen", "The Troubadour", "Aida", "Rigoletto", Verdi's "Nabucco" and "La traviata", "Oberon" by Carl Maria von Weber, Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", Puccini's "Tosca" and Rossini's "The Barber of Seville". In December 1952, Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist, together with the pianist Nino Cipushev as accompaniment, performed the classical concert "Concert Polka for Clarinet" by Miler Bela in the "Police House" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the People's Republic of Macedonia in Skopje. On May 24, 1953, he played clarinet soloist in the same concert with accompaniment of  “Macedonian Police Music Wind Orchestra". The concert was performed in the Radio Skopje building, and broadcast directly to the nation via Radio Skopje. Bela’s concert consists of complicated parts that demand great virtuosity, and many cadenzas that are difficult to perform. Tale Ognenovski performed this concert magnificently, and in doing so became the first clarinet soloist to perform a classical concert for the clarinet in the Republic of Macedonia. This was a memorable event in the country’s history of music.

Member of the Macedonian Radio Television
Tale Ognenovski was regularly employed in Radio Television Skopje (now Macedonian Radio and Television), from November 1, 1948 to January 1, 1949 and from January 1, 1961 to October 1, 1967. In 1966, Tale Ognenovski became Head of the "Folk Music Orchestra" of "Radio Television Skopje". On the basis of cooperation agreements with Macedonian Radio Television, Tale Ognenovski  was recording music with all orchestras (the "Folk Music Orchestra", the "Chalgii Orchestra”, the “Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra” and the “Tancov Orchestra”) in the periods from January 1, 1952 to October 30, 1955 and from October 1, 1967 to December 30, 1979.“
Concerts and TV Appearances

Tale Ognenovski performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances as clarinet and reed pipe soloist at a special concert marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of
Macedonian Radio Television, performed in the Universal Hall in Skopje on December 19, 1969.  At this concert, Tale Ognenovski demonstrated his rich talent by performing with all three, different folk music orchestras of “Macedonian Radio Television”, namely the Folk Music Orchestra, the “Chalgii” Orchestra and the Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra.  The audience that jammed the Universal Hall to capacity gave enthusiastic applause. The concert was a great success, with many other famous singers and instrumentalists taking part. As clarinet soloist, Tale Ognenovski performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances on the television programme “Yugoslavia, Good Day” broadcast on “Television Zagreb” (now Croatian Radio television) in Croatia, February 27, 1975.  He appeared as a special guest clarinet soloist at the concert marking the anniversary of the founding of “Radio Television Belgrade” (now Radio Television of Serbia) held in the “House of the Syndicate” in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1989.  He played as clarinet soloist two Macedonian folk dances, both of which he composed: Bitolsko svadbarsko oro, and Brusnichko oro.  He had as accompaniment the Folk Music Orchestra of “Radio Television Belgrade”.  Tale Ognenovski received great applause for his virtuoso playing on the clarinet. This concert was broadcast live on “Radio Belgrade”. Tale Ognenovski  as clarinet and reed pipe (kavalche - recorder) soloist of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" played on one of the most popular television programmes in the United States, the Ford Foundation TV Programme "OMNIBUS", on January 22, 1956. This programme was seen by millions of Americans. This TV debut of ‘Tanec’ on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network , one of the largest radio and television broadcasting companies in the United States, created great interest in all 65 concerts in many towns throughout the United States. Tale Ognenovski made his debut on a special programme broadcast on Swiss Television.   Playing as virtuoso clarinet soloist, he performed his personally composed Macedonian folk dances ‘Bitolsko oro’ and ‘Brusnichko oro’ with great success, July 7-10, 1959. Tale Ognenovski had performances broadcast on French television, on September 21 and 22, 1959: 20 million people would have seen him with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on the most popular programme on French Television. Radio Paris recorded a 45-minute programme of Macedonian folk dances and songs.

Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances including: Nevenino Oro, Brusnichko Oro, Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro, Pelagonisko Oro, Sharsko Oro, Skudrinsko Oro, Trnovsko Oro, Caparsko Oro, Chamiko Oro, Zhensko Krsteno Oro, Adana Oro, Talevo Kasapsko Oro, Stevchevo Oro, Talevo Brusnichko Oro, Ohridsko Za Raka,  Pelistersko Oro, Bitolsko Oro, Bitolsko Svadbarsko Oro, Talevo Svadbarsko Oro, Piperkovo Oro, Zhensko Kichevsko Oro, Staroto Oro, Starsko Za Ramo, Kumovo Oro Chochek, Kavadarsko Svadbarsko Oro, Demirhisarsko Zhensko Oro, Gorno Selsko Oro, Zhensko Veleshko Oro, Prilepsko Svadbarsko Oro, Resensko Oro, Poljansko Oro, Kasapsko Oro, Patruno Svadbeno Oro, Mominsko Oro, Egejsko Oro, Ohridsko oro, Bukovsko Oro, Dihovsko Oro, Prespansko Oro, Deverovo Oro, Veleshko Zhensko Oro, Skopski Vesel Chochek, Skopsko Zhensko Oro and Germijansko Oro.

In the period 1948 - 1987 in the studio of Macedonian Radio Television, Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski recorded 150 Macedonian folk dances (almost all composed by Tale Ognenovski)
; the Concert for Clarinet and Piano “Fiori Rossiniani” (composer Ernesto Cavallini),1970; the concert “Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622” (composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), 1987; “Adagio for Clarinet” (composer Richard Wagner), 1987 on magnetic tapes (on audio tape recorders).
50 Folk Dances (his compositions with his arrangements) and 28 Folk Dances (with his  arrangements) have been recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes and 10 gramophone records. Labels: PGP RTB (Radio Television Belgrade, now Radio Television of Serbia), Serbia; Jugoton, Zagreb, Croatia; Macedonian Radio Television, Republic of Macedonia.
In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. (a drummer) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (a reed piper) and Kliment Ognenovski (a reed piper). He performed and recorded with them on three CD albums:

* "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" 2001, Catalog: IR04542; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 5 and 8; Brusnichko oro; Nevenino oro; Bukovsko svadbarsko oro; Talevo kasapsko oro; Stevchevo oro; Sharsko oro and
Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1. (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski).
Performers:
Soloist - Tale Ognenovski, clarinet, reed pipe ("kavalche"), small bagpipe ("gajdarka") and zourla ("zurla"). Accompanying him are members of his Orchestra: his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum ("tapan") - all tracks and reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9) and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe - tracks 1, 8 and 9). Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks: "Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1", "Stevchevo oro" and "Sharsko oro".
His compositions of Macedonian folk dances is a display of imaginative power, a colourful, almost romantic emotion, and sensitive feeling. Like his other clarinet works, the end result of Tale Ognenovski’s Clarinet Concerto No.1 is an expression of his own amazing virtuosity. Every register of the clarinet finds eloquent expression in this concert. With this classical concert this creative musical genius continues to extend the river of great beauty that is classical music. This Audio CD is the best instrumental album of all time.
Tale Ognenovski at YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn
Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Solo - Brusnichko Oro Macedonian Folk Dance    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfM97pOp23M
Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Solo - Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro Macedonian Folk Dance     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZvuHuLswaI

Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5v68GMLaCs

Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1  - Macedonian Classical Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hJqfSv3Jnc


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World-class Jazz Compositions & Traditional Macedonian Folk, April 24, 2004 “If the traditional music of the Balkans appeals to you and you like improvisational jazz ... this CD will blow you away. Music of the Balkans and Central Europe has been hidden too long ... The region has been a fertile soil for exciting, astonishing, experimental music which in modern times combines with traditional music that is creative, original and altogether very satisfying. Tale Ognenovski has over 45 years of experience creating music on the clarinet, the main instrument on which he demonstrates technical expertise and artistry. His musical innovations and improvisations shine on this magnificent CD proving great music has no borders or politics. The traditional Macedonian folk tunes and melodies, "Brusnichko Oro", "Nevenino Oro, "Bukovsko svadbarski oro", and "Talevo kasapsko oro" are my favorites because the minor scale and unusual rhythms allow for highly fluid and lyrical melodic interpretation. Tale Ognenovski is a master of interpretative clarinet sounds and inventor of exotic musical phrases. Great examples are, Tracks 1, 2 and 3 "Tale Ognenonvski Jazz Compositions No. 1, No. 5, & No. 8", all of which combine Macedonian music with Benny Goodman type jazz improvisational techniques. The labyrinthine musical phrases that flow from the the undisputed "King of Macedonian Clarinet" are magnificent, extravagant. He explores sound and music with twists and curves that leave the listener breathless. It is world-class music at its finest. He can play fast, exciting, speeding clarinet music or music that is spiritual meditative and soulful. Overall, this CD demonstrates that the mysterious music from the Balkans belongs on the world-stage ... for everyone to hear and enjoy.”, By Erika Borsos, Gulf Coast of FL, USA.

Reviewer Neil Horner of the MusicWeb International comments, "He is undoubtedly an exceptional artist and the predominant image created in my mind is of Benny Goodman playing the superb Contrasts he commissioned Bartók to write for him, but with a folk rather than a classical emphasis… Also, despite the CD promising jazz, folk and classical, it really all comes under the umbrella of his conception of how the elements interlink, with some but not major differences of emphasis…This disc is likely to appeal to world music aficionados who enjoy the Balkan/Levantine soundworld and perhaps also those who care to hear the source musics of their classical favourites, the aforementioned Bartók but also, here, perhaps people like Skalkottas." November 3, 2003.
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* "Mozart and Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos" 2006, Catalog: IR37223; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski); Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Adagio (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski); Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Rondo - Allegro (composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski) and Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 (composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski ).
Performers: Soloist - Tale Ognenovski, Clarinet (Track 1,2,3,4), Reed Pipe (Track 4), Small Bagpipe (Track 4), Zourla (Track 4) and Stevan Ognenovski, Drum (Track 1,2,4).

Tale Ognenovski arranged the Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 for two clarinets. The clarinet in standard performance is always accompanied by the Orchestra. In CD Album entitled: “MOZART and  OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” the clarinet is accompanied by drum performed by his son Stevan Ognenovski or by drum and second clarinet (performed by Tale Ognenovski). Tale Ognenovski released this CD to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Amazon.com release date: January 24, 2006. Ognenovski's performance is the most beautiful and the fastest performance of Mozart's clarinet concerto of all time. In this sensational recording the clarinet is accompanied by second clarinet (performed and arranged by Tale Ognenovski). Tale Ognenovski performed the Concerto on a standard-range A clarinet (Buffet Crampon). Clarinet solo parts of this recording are performed according to Breitkopf & Härtel edition (Publisher’s no.: Nr. 2300). Perhaps this is unique recording where every notes of measure numbers III/311-313 from the Third movement: Rondo: Allegro are played by Tale Ognenovski exactly as they are written in Breitkopf & Härtel edition. (Time: 09:29 – 09:34 in this recording).
Tale Ognenovski at YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn
Tale Ognenovski plays Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9390xDUuPuU
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUqKvpmPfU

Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1  - Macedonian Classical Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hJqfSv3Jnc

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Mozart Born Anew! Outstanding Musical Interpretation ..., April 13, 2006 “This reviewer is familiar with the three B's of classical music: Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms and can distinguish their styles, one can *now* add a fourth "B" which stands for "Balkan" as played by Tale Ognenovski ... Mr. Ognenovski plays Mozart with his own inimitable personal style making the classical music take on mysterious and exotic characteristics and overtones. His virtuosity possesses special qualities related to the Balkan clarinet that would make even Mozart blush with pleasure. Strict classical music is not my overall favorite because the patterns of sound are too prescribed, quite similar sounding as played by most musicians. Not so with Ognenovski whose elegant virtuosity sets him apart, the distinct Balkan flavor and improvisations are extraordinairy and appealing to those who love a more free form fluid style. Music played on the Macedonian clarinet has a long and distinguished history and when it marries classical music: the outcome is superb.
Ognenovski explodes with passion as he performs his own "Tale Ognenovski Concerto for Clarinet No. 1" ... The labyrinthine musical pathways he creates are enormously pleasing to the listener. The pentatonic scale and odd metered rhythms of Macedonia awaken the listener to new vistas of musical excitement and enjoyment. Anyone who loves jazz improvisation and the sounds of the clarinet will immediately recognize the superior creativity, breath control and complete mastery of this instrument as played by Mr. Ognenovski. It is no surprise that his music has been played on the radio and Mr. Ognenovski has appeared on the television in Macedonia during various occasions for the past 50 years. The music of the Balkans has stayed hidden too long, it deserves wider playing and world wide recognition. Perhaps on his third CD, Mr. Ognenovski will explore the realm of traditional music of Macedonia and share it with the world. His superior talent and expressive lyrical style leaves many possibilities for the future ... we who love clarinet music can only hope for another CD by this grand master.”, By Erika Borsos, Gulf Coast of FL, USA.


Exquisite, you must buy it,
April 14, 2011
“After hearing this great artist, I was absolutely dumbfounded. Why, oh, why have I not heard this songbird before. His delicate and nuanced Mozart was so inspiring that I fell into a reverie--- it was a moment of bliss... No other clarinetist can touch him. After having bought the cd, you will not be able to listen to anything else!!… And bravo Mr. Ognenovski, for inspiring the world of clarinetists… it is imperitive that every clarinetist buy and listen to this recording. Phenominal....
Your minion,

Michele Zukovsky
1st clarinet Los Angeles Philharmonic”

A New Standard has Been Set, April 14, 2011
“Based on the recommendation of the wonderful clarinetist, Michele Z. I have to tell you that this is now my most favorite recording of the Mozart Concerto. I can only hope all clarinetists near and far will learn from this unique interpretation. Bravo Mr.Ognenovski, you've set a new standard.”, By Julia M. Heinen, Professor of Clarinet, California State University, Northridge, United States.

Amazing,
 April 14, 2011
“Words cannot express my joy. I first heard this last year. It brought a whole new level of awareness to Mozart for me. Highly recommended!”, By AZRobert1.

An amazing performance. Not to be missed. Pure Joy!,
 April 15, 2011
“I must concur with my esteemed colleagues M. Zukovsky and H. Heinen. After wrestling with this masterpiece throughout my professional career as a principal orchestral clarinetist, I feel this interpretation, with all its nuanced phrasing, carefully placed dynamic innuendo and unmatched intonation is like a revelation. I can truly say that I have never heard a Mozart like this one. I doubt I ever will again. Any reader of this review should simply listen to the samples on this site to understand the depth of my new reverence for Mr. Ognenovski. I'll never be able to play the Mozart like this... try though I may. There are indeed great artists in this world that have been overlooked. One asks oneself why. Perhaps we should ask the artists themselves. I would also, by the way, suggest this recording to some of my percussion colleagues as a reference for sensitive and delicate rhythmic structure. Truly a once in a lifetime recording. I will forever be indebted to this astonishing clarinetist.”, By H. Golden, Bavaria, Germany.

Unique Genius, April 16, 2011
“I must concur with my colleague, Michele Z., for her astute observations regarding Mr. Ognenovski's artistry. His subtle phrasing and amazing tone leave one breathless. Words cannot adequately describe the impression his recordings make. One must experience them to believe it. I can still hardly believe it myself.”, By David Gilman, orchestral & solo clarinetist, Lake Forest, CA, USA.

These are the most brilliant Reviews published at Amazon.com about the performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 for any artist who performed this concert.




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MOZART AND OGNENOVSKI is the best clarinet concertos in the world
“After listening to the CD: "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos" for few days, I have come to a conclusion that this is the best  clarinet concertos  in the world. Whether it's classical, jazz, Macedonian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Serbian, Bulgarian or others, no one can play the clarinet with such perfection, clean tone, variations, curves and improvisation ( without losing the original piece or composition), like musical Genius Maestro Tale Ognenovski can. Many clarinetists only play one type or style of music Tale can play any style with perfection. "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos" CD will go down in history as one of the best clarinet concertos ever recorded”, written by Jim (Dimce) Cvetkovski, Buffalo, New York, USA, March 26, 2006; E-mail:  shihandc@yahoo.com

* "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski" 2008, Catalog: IR38824; Record label: Independent Records, US; Tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (all composed by Tale Ognenovski and arranged by Tale Ognenovski).
Performers: Soloist - Tale Ognenovski (clarinet, reed pipe (recorder), tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla, drum); Stevan Ognenovski (reed pipe, drum); Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipe); Nikola Ognenovski (reed pipe).  Stevan Ognenovski and his two sons Kliment Ognenovski and Nikola Ognenovski played on reed pipe the  parts of tracks: Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.

Tale Ognenovski and his Quartet offering a sensational clarinet jazz music. Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski will became something of a phenomenon. Variety of phrasing, spectacular clarinet solos are both interesting and fascinating for people to listen to and to admire. Each piece on this album is rhythmically complex. The exploration of Macedonian music traditions with a jazz sensibility is remarkable. The sound is quite simply phenomenal. Ognenovski's music is timeless. Tale Ognenovski was obviously way ahead of his time, and it is a classic that will be around forever. This CD Album is one of the Best Jazz Instrumental Albums of all time.

Tale Ognenovski at YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/steveogn

Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5v68GMLaCs
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 6 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJkibqVfE5I

Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 7 - Macedonian Jazz Clarinet Solo   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4wLnpPlNw 

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Original, Artistic, Creative, Enjoyable,
 October 9, 2008
“I am a fan of the clarinet and was absolutely blown away by the beautiful music on this CD. I have all the CDs produced by this fabulous clarinet player from Macedonia who is often called a "genius" which in my opinion is no exaggeration and this one is my favorite. Jazz music has a freedom of expression like few other musical styles. Tale Ognenovski uses the most intricate Western playing techniques and combines them with exotic Balkan stylizations creating a pure and genuine new dimensional sound. The listener's spirit soars, dances and flies with pleasure and anticipation gliding on every note and musical phrase. Besides the astonishing clarinet playing, Tale Ogenenovski is also a master player of the reed pipe, small bagpipe, zourla and drums which add more flavor and spice to the original, creative, and artistic clarinet music on this CD. His son Stevan Ogenenovski accompanies the master clarinet player on the reed pipes and drum. While his grandsons Kliment and Nikola add their accompaniment on the reed pipes. Overall, this is a an outstanding CD that is rich with Balkan flavor and has great depth. It is filled with sensational and spectacular music.
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition # 1: starts out with Benny Goodman style playing with cheerful musical phrasing. The tones gradually transition into an exciting exhilarating array of Balkan music which melts into Western stylizations. The sounds are delightful as the clarinet explores new paths that are rich and very satisfying. The creativity is extravagant and the music is beautiful. This piece showcase the originality and amazing artistry of the musician.
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition # 2: begins with a Middle Eastern/Balkan flavor that expands in scope and range incorporating Western style jazz mofifs despite its Balkan foundation. The results are astonishingly fresh, genuinely harmonious, and totally satisfying.
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition # 3: has a very lyrical and flowing melody with catchy musical phrases and tremendous innovations. It shows that Tale Ognenovski is a genuinely talented and original artist of the highest order.
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition # 4: is played with high energy, the drums create a clip clop style like the hooves of horses, and the clarinet shouts with joy and happiness. The free style clarinet improvisation expresses emotions with intensity and honesty. The entire piece is a joyful celebration of life, where the soul is set free.
Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition # 5: starts with a twittering clarinet that calls the listener to engage in a personal journey of discovery. There are interesting interludes where reed pipes carry out a merry melody, followed by a zourla solo and then again the clarinet awakens and reenergizes the entire composition with mesmerizing solos.
For over 50 years Tale Ognenovski has entertained audiences from around the world, with live performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and in his own home country, Macedonia. In January of 1956, he toured with the Ensemble "Tanec" of Macedonia for 84 days straight and even played in Carnegie Hall. This CD once again proves that this master clarinet player of Macedonia is a world class musician who will continue to impress clarinet music lovers everywhere.”, By Erika Borsos, Gulf Coast of FL, USA.

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Three CD Albums available at: CD Baby, Amazon.com, CD Universe, iTunes, The Orchard…

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Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard

The three CD albums from Independent Records are produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.

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The Tale Ognenovski Quartet in May, 2001 during the CD Albums: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski” sessions. From left to right: Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., Nikola Ognenovski, Tale Ognenovski Clarinetist and Composer (standing) and Kliment Ognenovski  in “Promuzika TRA-LA-LA Studio”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., his daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. and his grandsons Nikola Ognenovski (standing) and Kliment Ognenovski (from left to right) during the CD Albums: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski” sessions in “Promuzika TRA-LA-LA Studio”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, May, 2001.

Influences of music composed by Tale Ognenovski to the instrumentalists around the world.
Music composed by Tale Ognenovski is performing by instrumentalists and bands, including: Vlatko Stefanovski, Damir Imeri, Ensemble "Tanec" (Pelistersko Oro); Ljubisa Pavkovic (Pelistersko Oro); Aritmija (Piperkovo Oro); AKUD "Sonja Marinković" (Pelistersko Oro); Dragianni, Damjan Pejcinoski, Muris Varajic (Pelistersko Oro); Muris Varajic & Dragianni (Piperkovo Oro),  Dragan Grujic (Brusnicko oro) and Andrej Zupan (Pelistersko Oro and Piperkovo Oro).  Ognenovski is an influence on musicians including Zoran Madzirov, Pachora and New York bands interpreting Balkan music.

Bill Shoemaker
, JazzTimes music critic has written: “…Recalling the spree sparked a lively discussion about clarinetist Tale Ognenovski, which segued to the proliferation of New York bands interpreting Balkan music (interestingly, Shepik is the linchpin of the movement, leading his own group, The Commuters, and playing with both Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio and with Black and Speed, in Pachora).”" – Article entitled: “Parallel Worlds” (http://jazztimes.com/articles/21105-dave-douglas-parallel-worlds
Jazzclub Unterfahrt observes, "The music playing of the clarinetist Tale Ognenovski is something other than Michael Brecker's style.", Munich, Germany, March 23, 2004. (http://www.unterfahrt.de/ufaarchiv.php?mo=3&yr=2004)

Pelistersko Oro” composed by Tale Ognenovski, one of the basis of of the “Concert for Piano and Orchestra” which is composed by the musician Damir Imeri - “Traditional Macedonian songs: "Koljo, don't sell your land" („Не си го продавај Kољо чифликот“), "Stojan started playing"  („Засвирел Стојан“) and Tale Ognenovski’s composition “Pelistersko Oro” is the basis of the “Concert for Piano and Orchestra” which is composed by the musician Damir Imeri and in the concert halls in the world will be performed by the piano virtuoso Simon Trpcevski. Premiere concert will be performed in January 2012 in Norway, and then in Seattle, Beijing, Gvang Zhu, Poznan and Zagreb…”, Article entitled “Damir Imer cooperates with famous pianist Simon Trpceski and composed for him Concert inspired by Macedonian Folklore.” - By Andrijana Andova, October 17, 2011, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=9A69BCB612B1534CB3AEA77BF448B63D

Tale Ognenovski , Clarinetist and Composer  was a member of the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia) from 1963 till 1991. Tale Ognenovski’s 150 compositions have been protected by the Musical Copyright Society of the Republic of Macedonia ZAMP - Macédoine (Здружението за заштита на авторски музички права-ЗАМП) since 1963. ZAMP – Macédoine is the member of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

Tale Ognenovski's biographer is his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mаg.Scient. who wrote the book entitled: "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" (2000). Publishing house is Matica Makedonska, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The book is published in both Macedonian and English. The content of the book are: the biography of Tale Ognenovski and music notation of compositions of 67 Macedonian Folk Dances, "Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Concerto No.1" and "Tale Ognenovski Jazz composition No. 1" (all composed by Tale Ognenovski).
Editor in chief and Director Rade SILJAN; Editor Dejan PAVLESKI; Cover Stevan OGNENOVSKI Mag.Scient.; Design editor Niko P. TOZI; ISBN 9989-48-312-4 ; 406 pages (format A4).

Copies of this book are deposited in the Library of Congress (LC control no. 2003457521). Library of Congress information of the book at http://lccn.loc.gov/2003457521 The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Cole argues that it is now the largest and most international library in the world. The collections of the Library of Congress include more than 32 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages.

Reviews of the Book:
"Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор"
"...This monograph consists of 12 important chapter in this own way represents a looking glass of the artist's profile. In the first chapter the author, using selected materials, has included biographical data and individual articles about Tale Ognenovski's performances, as well as significant statements about his contribution towards the common proclamation of our cultural values with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on their mammoth tours in the United States of America, Canada and Germany in 1956, followed by the tours in France and Switzerland in 1959. Perhaps the most significant of his performances with Ensemble "Tanec" was the one in the famous Carnegie Hall in America. After these particular appearances that introduced Tale Ognenovski with Ensemble 'Tanec' to the world, in the next chapter the author succeeds in presenting the most significant journalist and professional comments about the folk genius of the clarinet. These articles record the numerous awards and honours that he received for his artistic works. The author Stevan Ognenovski includes the music notationof the Tale Ognenovski's own dance compositions, in addition to the "Tale Ognenovski Clarinet Concerto for Clarinet and the "Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1". With all these the artist's profile has become richer... This monograph contains valuable material for researcher in this area of folklore to use to study successfully this phenomenon called Tale Ognenovski" - Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist.

"This book can be distinguished from others by the way research has been extraordinarity complete and scrupulously conducted. An enormous number of richly illustrated moments in his life and the creative style of Tale Ognenovski make it possible for everyone to see the extraordinary values and dimensions of this artistic person as one of the most important instrumental maestros in the world and a uniquely creative musician. Following the life history and the art of this great musician, Stevan Ognenovski Mag.Scient. presents the rich variety of events during these times and the creative works of the maestro. Before our very eyes appear numerous persons and manifestations as components of one treasured part of Macedonian spirit and cultural history. These things contribute additionally towards the value of this book..." - Dushko Dimitrovski, ethnomusicologist.

Promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” / "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" was at the National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001. Writer of the book is Tale Ognenovski’s son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient . The promotion of the book was organized by the Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances under the auspices of the National Institution Center of Culture "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
On the promotion of the book were present: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Boshko Treneski, general manager of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec", Rade Siljan, Director and Editor in chief of publishing house “Matica Makedonska”,  Suzana Jolevska (she is wife of  Zoran Jolevski , Ph.D.a Macedonian diplomat and the ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States of America and he served as Secretary General of the late Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski from 2000–2004), Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist, editor of the Folk Music Department in Macedonian Radio Television and reviewer of the book entitled: Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer,  Stevan Ognenovski,Mag.Scient., Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. (she is wife of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.), Nikola Ognenovski (he is son of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.), Kliment Ognenovski (he is son of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.) …
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer speaks at the promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” ” / "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" written by Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. in the Cultural Centre "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001. From left to right: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., writer of the book, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer and Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist, editor of the Folk Music Department in Macedonian Radio Television and reviewer of the book.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer performs with Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient. at the promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” ” / "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" written by his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient. in the Cultural Centre "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001.



Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer at the promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” / "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" written by his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. in the Cultural Centre "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001. From left to right: Suzana Jolevska (she is wife of  Zoran Jolevski , Ph.D. a Macedonian diplomat and the ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States of America and he served as Secretary General of the late Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski from 2000–2004), Rade Siljan, Director and Editor in chief of publishing house “Matica Makedonska”, Nada Andreeva (standing), Kliment Ognenovski (he is grandson of Tale Ognenovski), Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer, Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. and Boshko Trenevski, general manager of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".

Suzana Jolevska, (she is wife of  Zoran Jolevski , Ph.D. a Macedonian diplomat and the ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States of America and he served as Secretary General of the late Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski from 2000–2004), Rade Siljan, Director and Editor in chief of publishing house “Matica Makedonska”, Boshko Trenevski, general manager of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec", Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. (she is wife of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.), Nada Andreeva and  Kliment  Ognenovski at the promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” ” / "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" written by Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. in the Cultural Centre "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001.

In his book, For Our Music (За Наша Музика) Dushko Dimitrovski writes: The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski… Both Jesus Christ’s: “I came not to do away with the Bible, but to fulfil and continue it”, and Michalangelo’s: “The Artist must adopt strict, artistic rules at first, to be able to break them afterwards”… could well apply to Ognenovski. Absolutely masterly and limitless imagination and music inventiveness are only ‘potka’, a condition, a starter, tonal ‘organon’, for his creative accomplishments.... As a virtuoso playing ‘Chalgija’ music (in his child-hood, as a shepherd, he played the reed pipe (‘kavalche’); later, as an educated musician he played Cavallini, Weber and Mozart. Tale Ognenovski, at the same time, navigates himself effectively all around the world of classical music. As if the ingenious knowledge of the ‘chalgija’ universe, but also with the live primordial in the rustic sound, together with the vivid, creative touch of the mysteries of European classical music idea, had predetermined the outstanding talent of Ognenovski to make one, perhaps unconscious, but in musical and historical terms, more than far-reaching creative step forward. In other words if without telling in advance, we approach carefully and analytically the ‘chalgija’ opus created by the Maestro, we will discover with surprise and great delight that Ognenovski is (probably) the FIRST, and (surely) THE FARTHEST REACHING contemporary who first made the connection between the two “UNCONNECTABLE” worlds – the Orient and the West - with words and melodies. Tale Ognenovski does not find it problematic to start with a motif, a theme, and then to navigate through all the labyrinths of the archaic and old church styles, so that at in a certain section of his improvisation… to decide on a strict, “very Western-style” tonality and to bring all that to the starting-point by perfectly structuring and observing the style. The impossible becomes possible: two, “usually non-complimentary” parallel-existing worlds of sounds - Europe - The Orient – are in Tale Ognenovski’s music naturally brought closer together, understand each other and merge. Has Ognenovski’s ingenuity in advance not done something that with the power of empirical palpability and outright proof, will convince us that Macedonia - with the power of both worlds of melodies being borne and present in her galaxy of sounds - is the one predetermined to play the role of a tonal catalyst for the future universal connection and natural mixing and circulation of the creative idea of East - West - East?...”, Dimitrovski, Dushko, За Наша Музика - For Our Music, pp 114-116. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: ISBN 9989-600-01-5, published by BID "Misirkov", 1994.

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