Tale Ognenovski, Musical Genius, Titan of the Clarinet And Composer

BIOGRAPHY 

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, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

Tale Ognenovski is included in the book entitled: “The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100”
written by Alex Trost (Author) and Vadim Kravetsky (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace, an Amazon company; 1 edition (August 25, 2013). Language: English; ISBN-10: 1492255270; ISBN-13: 978-1492255277. To see a preview of the book at Google Books, visit Web address: http://books.google.mk/books?id=4tXLAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=the+greatest+clarinetist+of+all+time+Tale+Ognenovski&source=bl&ots=tQO0HerpjK&sig=XAHE-rHiERrv739bfQtJuWiSpSE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BR1rVOSbCeWvygPt_oLwBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20greatest%20clarinetist%20of%20all%20time%20Tale%20Ognenovski&f=false

The book can be bought at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Clarinet-Players-All-Time/dp/1492255270/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416306026&sr=1-1&keywords=9781492255277&pebp=1416306035117 and at BARNES&NOBLE http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-greatest-clarinet-players-of-all-time-vadim-kravetsky/1117044952?ean=9781304362384

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: Article entitled “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100” By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky. Publisher: CreateSpace”, November 24, 2014.  http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441


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

Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
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.

Amazon.com MP3 Downloads of Albums of Tale Ognenovski:

MP3 Albums:


Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski  

Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music  

Mozart And Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos  
MP3 Album MP3 Album MP3 Album

Tale Ognenovski Wave Audio Samples:
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, in A Major,  KV 622, soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (35.56 sec, 197KB)

E. Cavallini: Concert "Fiori Rossiniani", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Ladislav Palfi (30.79 sec, 170KB)

R. Wagner: "Adagio for Clarinet", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (33.97sec, 188KB)

Jazz improvisations composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist on the programme “Good Day, Macedonia” of Macedonian Radio Television, July 1, 1998

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 plays Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9390xDUuPuU

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

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  
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUqKvpmPfU

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

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


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

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/

"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. http://star.dnevnik.com.mk/default.aspx?pbroj=1764&stID=9898

"In honor of the anniversary 250 anniversary of the birth of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1956-27 January 2006) Tale Ognenovski, Musical Genius has released CD album entitled "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos". On this day January 27, is another big anniversary for him, and the Macedonian culture, 50 - years of performances of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall in New York, together with the Macedonian Ensemble "Ensemble" where, by the reaction of the audience and the writing of American press, achieved a sensational success...", Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtouso of the Clarinet Celebrate Jubilee Today: Fifty years after the appearance of Tale and Ensemble "Tanec" at Carnegie Hall" - By Valentina Gorgievska, September 5, 2006, Vecher, Republic of Macedonia. http://star.vecer.com.mk/tekst.asp?tid=23138

Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged all 12 tracks. The album from Independent Records is produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski and is distributed by The Orchard… New CD Album feature the Ognenovski performing with his current quartet: Tale Ognenovski on clarinet, reed pipe, zourla, small bagpipe and drum, his son Stevan Ognenovski on reed pipe and drum, his grandsons: Nikola Ognenovski on reed pipe and Kliment Ognenovski on reed pipe… Tale Ognenovski is known across the globe for his virtuosic performances. Ognenovski and his quartet offering a sensational clarinet jazz music. Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski will became something of a phenomenon...” From an article written by Tina Ivanova, entitled:  “New  CD of Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski reviewed as phenomenal”, Utrinski Vesnik, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 4, 2008. http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=D273DD0D8188584B98FCC701EC6E41C2

Article entitled "Bard of Macedonian music, is dead. Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet went into the legends" – written by Andrijana Andova, June 22, 2012, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=A959A3998052704FB19EF883273718A5

Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet, is dead." – written by Tina Ivanova, June 21, 2012, Utrinski Vesnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=8B5F9B256521F941BFE7752BD98951FD

Article entitled "Silence from the Clarinet of Tale Ognenovski" – written by Nova Makedonija, June 23, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.  http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=6221215165&id=49&setIzdanie=22612

2012 Music Memoriam - Well Known Musicians We Lost in 2012

http://static.echonest.com/playlist/year_end/index.html

Tale Ognenovski at Clarinet-Now.com: Famous Clarinet Players – World
Macedonia
- The famous clarinet player from Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski played the clarinet as a Macedonian folk instrument and became famous worldwide with his work. Hear more from Tale on iTunes 
http://www.clarinet-now.com/famous-clarinet-players.html

Wikipedia – Biography of Tale Ognenovski http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_Ognenovski

Clarinet - Wikipedia
"One of the most renowned Macedonian clarinet players is Tale Ognenovski, who gained worldwide fame for his virtuosity.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet

Biography of Tale Ognenovski at All About Jazz:
http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/taleognenovski

All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski (Published: 2009-04-27)

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuHM

All About Jazz Recognition: Jazz Musician Of The Day: Tale Ognenovski
(Published: 2010-04-27)
http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=54768#.Ur2fdvRDuHM

Library of Congress, Washington D.C. information of 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. Author Mag.Scient. Stevan Ognenovski. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003457521

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, on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network. This TV debut 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. http://lccn.loc.gov/88705799


Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski is included in the book entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100” written by Alex Trost (Author) and Vadim Kravetsky (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace, an Amazon company; 1 edition (August 25, 2013). Language: English; ISBN-10: 1492255270; ISBN-13: 978-1492255277. To see a preview of the book at Google Books, visit Web address: http://books.google.mk/books?id=4tXLAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=the+greatest+clarinetist+of+all+time+Tale+Ognenovski&source=bl&ots=tQO0HerpjK&sig=XAHE-rHiERrv739bfQtJuWiSpSE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BR1rVOSbCeWvygPt_oLwBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20greatest%20clarinetist%20of%20all%20time%20Tale%20Ognenovski&f=false

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: Article entitled “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100” By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky. Publisher: CreateSpace”, November 24, 2014.  http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441

Article entitled “Big acknowledgment of our musician and composer: Tale Ognenovski is between the top 100 the greatest clarinetists of all time”, written by Marina Lazarevska, November 25, 2014, newspaper  Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.
http://www.dnevnik.mk/?ItemID=A5EF6F5A233FD4498AF9EAD28953883C

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.
On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

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.  On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.
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.

On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.
Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances including: Nevenino Oro, Brusnichko Oro, Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro, Pelistersko oro, Pajdushkata, 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, 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, Kalamatijana 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 on this  Audio CDs (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.

* "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).

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 on this  Audio CDs (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.

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

Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
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.

Amazon.com MP3 Downloads of Albums of Tale Ognenovski:

MP3 Albums:


Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski  

Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music  

Mozart And Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos  
MP3 Album MP3 Album MP3 Album

Tale Ognenovski Wave Audio Samples:
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, in A Major,  KV 622, soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (35.56 sec, 197KB)

E. Cavallini: Concert "Fiori Rossiniani", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Ladislav Palfi (30.79 sec, 170KB)

R. Wagner: "Adagio for Clarinet", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (33.97sec, 188KB)

Jazz improvisations composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist on the programme “Good Day, Macedonia” of Macedonian Radio Television, July 1, 1998

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 plays Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9390xDUuPuU

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

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  
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUqKvpmPfU

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

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


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

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/

"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. http://star.dnevnik.com.mk/default.aspx?pbroj=1764&stID=9898

"In honor of the anniversary 250 anniversary of the birth of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1956-27 January 2006) Tale Ognenovski, Musical Genius has released CD album entitled "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos". On this day January 27, is another big anniversary for him, and the Macedonian culture, 50 - years of performances of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall in New York, together with the Macedonian Ensemble "Ensemble" where, by the reaction of the audience and the writing of American press, achieved a sensational success...", Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtouso of the Clarinet Celebrate Jubilee Today: Fifty years after the appearance of Tale and Ensemble "Tanec" at Carnegie Hall" - By Valentina Gorgievska, September 5, 2006, Vecher, Republic of Macedonia. http://star.vecer.com.mk/tekst.asp?tid=23138

Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged all 12 tracks. The album from Independent Records is produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski and is distributed by The Orchard… New CD Album feature the Ognenovski performing with his current quartet: Tale Ognenovski on clarinet, reed pipe, zourla, small bagpipe and drum, his son Stevan Ognenovski on reed pipe and drum, his grandsons: Nikola Ognenovski on reed pipe and Kliment Ognenovski on reed pipe… Tale Ognenovski is known across the globe for his virtuosic performances. Ognenovski and his quartet offering a sensational clarinet jazz music. Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski will became something of a phenomenon...” From an article written by Tina Ivanova, entitled:  “New  CD of Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski reviewed as phenomenal”, Utrinski Vesnik, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 4, 2008. http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=D273DD0D8188584B98FCC701EC6E41C2

Article entitled "Bard of Macedonian music, is dead. Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet went into the legends" – written by Andrijana Andova, June 22, 2012, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=A959A3998052704FB19EF883273718A5

Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet, is dead." – written by Tina Ivanova, June 21, 2012, Utrinski Vesnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=8B5F9B256521F941BFE7752BD98951FD

Article entitled "Silence from the Clarinet of Tale Ognenovski" – written by Nova Makedonija, June 23, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.  http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=6221215165&id=49&setIzdanie=22612

2012 Music Memoriam - Well Known Musicians We Lost in 2012

http://static.echonest.com/playlist/year_end/index.html

Tale Ognenovski at Clarinet-Now.com: Famous Clarinet Players – World
Macedonia
- The famous clarinet player from Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski played the clarinet as a Macedonian folk instrument and became famous worldwide with his work. Hear more from Tale on iTunes 
http://www.clarinet-now.com/famous-clarinet-players.html

Wikipedia – Biography of Tale Ognenovski http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_Ognenovski

Clarinet - Wikipedia
"One of the most renowned Macedonian clarinet players is Tale Ognenovski, who gained worldwide fame for his virtuosity.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet

Biography of Tale Ognenovski at All About Jazz:
http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/taleognenovski

All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski (Published: 2009-04-27)

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuHM

All About Jazz Recognition: Jazz Musician Of The Day: Tale Ognenovski
(Published: 2010-04-27)
http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=54768#.Ur2fdvRDuHM

Library of Congress, Washington D.C. information of 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. Author Mag.Scient. Stevan Ognenovski. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003457521

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, on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network. This TV debut 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. http://lccn.loc.gov/88705799


Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski is included in the book entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100” written by Alex Trost (Author) and Vadim Kravetsky (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace, an Amazon company; 1 edition (August 25, 2013). Language: English; ISBN-10: 1492255270; ISBN-13: 978-1492255277. To see a preview of the book at Google Books, visit Web address: http://books.google.mk/books?id=4tXLAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=the+greatest+clarinetist+of+all+time+Tale+Ognenovski&source=bl&ots=tQO0HerpjK&sig=XAHE-rHiERrv739bfQtJuWiSpSE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BR1rVOSbCeWvygPt_oLwBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20greatest%20clarinetist%20of%20all%20time%20Tale%20Ognenovski&f=false

Mi2N - Music Industry News Network: Article entitled “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100” By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky. Publisher: CreateSpace”, November 24, 2014.  http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441

Article entitled “Big acknowledgment of our musician and composer: Tale Ognenovski is between the top 100 the greatest clarinetists of all time”, written by Marina Lazarevska, November 25, 2014, newspaper  Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.
http://www.dnevnik.mk/?ItemID=A5EF6F5A233FD4498AF9EAD28953883C


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.









On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

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'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.


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.

In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski (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" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008). Three CD's were produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.

Audio CD: "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos".
Label: Independent Records, US; Catalog: IR37223, 2006.

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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).

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUqKvpmPfU
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). The full, wonderful sound of the modern A clarinet is rich and Ognenovski's playing is superb, with good tempo and intonation throughout.
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.
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

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. 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.

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.

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





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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. 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.
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


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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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Audio CD: “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski
Label: Independent Records, US; Catalog: IR38824, 2008.

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* "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 on this  Audio CD (tracks - Tale Ognenovski Jazz Composition No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7).

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  

New CD "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski" Of Internationally Renowned Jazz, Folk Dance And Classical Clarinetist

This third release is the follow up to his two previous: CD Albums entitled: Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music and MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos (Tale Ognenovski arranged parts of the Mozart's clarinet concerto for two clarinets. Tale Ognenovski released this CD to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Release date: January 24, 2006).
Tale Ognenovski is known across the globe for his virtuosic performances.
New CD Album feature the Ognenovski performing with his quartet: Tale Ognenovski on clarinet, reed pipe, zourla, small bagpipe and drum, his son Stevan Ognenovski on reed pipe and drum, his grandsons: Nikola Ognenovski on reed pipe and Kliment Ognenovski on reed pipe. 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 has opened up new possibilities for the clarinet that no one could have predicted. 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. He is one of the greatest composers in the world of music.

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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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MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
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The three CD albums from Independent Records are produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski and are distributed by  CD Baby and The Orchard.

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Wedding Party: Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. and Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. Hotel "Panorama", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, November 13, 1977. Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer (First from the left) played at the Wedding Party of his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. and Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec.



Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer played at the Wedding Party of his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. and Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec., Hotel "Panorama", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, November 13, 1977.


Tale Ognenovski received a Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Honors at Annual “10 Folk Biseri”  (“The Ten Folk Pearls”) Awards, sponsored by Macedonian Radio Television in the Macedonian National Theatre, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, February 19, 2002.



Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. receiving a diploma Dipl.-Ing. from Prof.dr. sc. Zlatko Smrkić, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia, May 1974. (Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) - 300 ECTS  credits - given the Bologna comparison system among academic programs).


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.  photographed in front of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia after received diploma Dipl.-Ing. in graduation ceremony, May, 1974. (Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) - 300 ECTS  credits - given the Bologna comparison system among academic programs).


Photo of  Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, June 3, 1957.Clarinetist and Composer Tale Ognenovski played many times for Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia at different places including: Ohrid, Veles and Skopje in Republic of Macedonia, Brdo Castle near Kranj in Slovenia, Brionian Island in Croatia and  Belgrade in Serbia. Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia was in the visit of Republic of Macedonia from May 27, 1957 till June 3, 1957 and he delivered two speeches. His first speech was in Mavrovo on May 27, 1957, where he opened  the first aggregate of  Mavrovo Hydroelectric System and the second speech was on June 3, 1957 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia before approximately 100,000 (one hundred thousand) people.  Tale Ognenovski (Clarinetist and Composer), Aleksandar Sarievski (singer and composer), Dragica Nikolova (singer) and Stevo Teodosievski (accordionist and composer) had performed for Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia on June 3, 1957  in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. After the performance Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia invited artists to photograph with him and his wife Jovanka Broz.

Compositions and Recordings
Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances including: Nevenino Oro, Brusnichko Oro, Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro, Pelistersko oro, Pajdushkata, 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, 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, Kalamatijana 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.
Most of them are recorded with his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra and others with Orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television, the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra, the Kocho Petrovski Orchestra and the Pece Atanasovski Orchestra.  With his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra, he recorded 17 gramophone records with famous singers. As a member of other Orchestras, he recorded more than 30 gramophone records with famous singers. He made his recording debut as a composer with the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra in 1963, with the first record EP 14700 produced by PGP RTB - "Radio Televizija Beograd" (Radio Television Belgrade (now Radio Television Serbia), Belgrade, Serbia). In 1965, Tale Ognenovski established his own "Tale Ognenovski Orchestra", and PGP RTB produces the record EP 14711, He made his recording debut for Jugoton Zagreb, Croatia with the record EPY-3851 (1967). In 1975, Ognenovski made his debut LP recording "Tale Ognenovski Klarinet Svira Ora" (LPY-61143) for Jugoton in Zagreb, Croatia . The sessions yielded twelve folk dances, including "Resensko Oro" and "Mominsko Oro". In 1979 PGP-RTB in Belgrade, Serbia released Ognenovski's LP album "Makedonski Igraorni Ora Sviri Tale Ognenovski (LP 1439 STEREO). The LP record “Macedonian folk dances played by Tale Ognenovski” (“Makedonski igraorni ora sviri Tale Ognenovski”) reference number LP 1439 STEREO was produced by Radio Television Belgrade in Belgrade in 1979.

On the back cover of this record Gjoko Georgiev, the well-known editor of music for Radio Television Skopje (now Macedonian Radio Television), wrote this article entitled “TALE IS UNIQUE” in Macedonian:“This record allows you to hear the unique, famous, music personality, the solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski. When hearing the music, you will feel exhilarating folklore all around you, of the sunny, sad and bright legend of the south being transferred into music. These days Tale is a recognised poet and interpreter of Macedonian folk dances and songs.  He will live on in the Macedonian folk dances contained on this record.  During the last couple of decades he has continuously demonstrated his skill at original and superb interpretation, displaying the passion of one that is in love, and the style of a virtuoso.  But he has taken this further, by managing to combine both classical and folk music in the same performance, while keeping their particular styles separate. He demonstrated this while performing Ernesto Cavallini’s Concert “FIORI ROSSINIANI”, Weber’s Concert in ef-mol and Mozart’s Concert in A Major accompanied by Ladislav Palfi on the piano and broadcast on Radio Television Skopje.  He has performed many times in public and played jazz styles based on music by Yugoslav composers, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw... In this particular area of music, we learn that Tale Ognenovski first began to play the clarinet in Brusnik near Bitola; he then drifted through the Pelagonia plane, crossed over the Vardar and toured throughout Macedonia, thence throughout America, Canada and many European countries.  As he grew so he enlightened audiences and became wealthy, never again to possess the hands of a poor village boy from mountains of Pelister. This record is only a little small example of Tale’s work, but enough to make you aware of his strength and talent... ”

Magazine “Ilustrovana Politika
“…Radio Television Belgrade (now Radio Television of Serbia) issued a LP of Macedonian folk music, on which are performances by the extraordinary clarinetist Tale Ognenovski.  His music repertoire is folk dances, jazz (besides others he includes works by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw), concerts from Weber, Mozart and Cavallini...This is Tale Ognenovski who began to play the clarinet in the village of Brusnik near Bitola, who with this wooden instrument toured the world and received well-deserved applause wherever he performed.  The names of the folk dances which Tale Ognenovski plays will not be given; this is unnecessary because this is a particularly good record that proves that this Macedonian clarinetist is an extraordinary musician”, from the magazine “Ilustrovana Politika”, under the title, “New records - Macedonian folk dances”, published in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1979. 

In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski (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" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008). Three CD's were produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.

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 Orocomposed 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

"Pelistersko Oro" composed by Tale Ognenovski has performed by Bojan Jovanovic, a fantastic Serbian accordionist at "Grand Festival" (2014 RNO Grand Festival) of the Russian National Orchestra" in Moscow, Russia on September 8, 2014 ...", written in the article titled "Simon Trpceski, Through Thorns to the Stars ", published in the magazine "Tea Moderna", No. 729, on October 1, 2014.
"Macedonian mag of the piano,Simon Trpčeski enjoys worldwide fame and respect ... I had the honor to be the only guest artist invited twice to perform at "Grand Festival" (2014 RNO Grand Festival) of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Russia. The first concert was with the legendary maestro Mikhail Pletnev on the Independence Day of Macedonia (September 8, 2014) that I performed together as soloists with one of the most sought-after violinists currently Maxim Rysanov from Ukraine ... Besides the beautiful concert Oleg Poltevsky, director of the orchestra hosted a wonderful surprise for me with the fantastic Serbian accordionist Bojan Jovanovic, who in his diverse repertoire where Macedonian songs and dances including "Pelistersko Oro". It was a great feeling to hear "Pelistersko Oro" composed by Tale Ognenovski ... directly from the center of Moscow, Russia ... ", written by Gordana Nastevska-Manasievska in the article titled "Simon Trpčeski, Through Thorns to the Stars ", published in the magazine "Tea Moderna", No. 729, on October 1, 2014.

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 , Clarinetist and Composer  was a member of the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia) from 1963 till 1991.
41 of Tale Ognenovski’s compositions had been recorded on 20 gramophone records up until May 28, 1973 (source: a letter dated May 28, 1973 from the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia)). Tale Ognenovski  had composed 128 pieces of musical up until March 29, 1988 (source: a letter dated March 29, 1988 from the Composers’ Association of Yugoslavia (Former Yugoslavia)).

"Tale Ognenovski, Composer,
Association of Composers of Yugoslavia, confirms that on the twenty gramophone records were recorded 41 folk dances composed by Tale Ognenovski and in 1971 and 1972 were sold 32,632 (thirty-two thousand) gramophone records on which were recorded his compositions," is written in the letter signed by composer Vojislav Kostić, the Secretary General of the Association of Composers of Yugoslavia dated 28 May 1973 (registered under number 05-3595/2) addressed to the composer Tale Ognenovski.





Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer recorded part of his compositions: 77 Macedonian Folk Dances and 12 jazz compositions on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, 3 CD Albums and one videotape with the gramophone producers: PGP-RTB (Produkcija gramofonskih ploča  Radio televizije Beograd - record label of Radio Television Belgrade, Serbia based in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia), Jugoton (record label based in Zagreb, Croatia in the former Yugoslavia), Diskos (record label based in Serbia in the former Yugoslavia), Beograd Disk (record label based in Belgrade, Serbia in the former Yugoslavia), Macedonian Radio Television (record label of Macedonian Radio Television based in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) and Independent Records, US. Most of them are recorded with his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra and others with Orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television, the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra, the Kocho Petrovski Orchestra and the Pece Atanasovski Orchestra. With his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra, he recorded 17 gramophone records with famous singers including Vocal Soloist Anka Gieva. As a member of other Orchestras, he recorded more than 30 gramophone records with famous singers.

"Dear Mr. Ognenovski,  
The gramophone record EPY-3914 that is recorded with your orchestra and vocal soloist Anka Gieva is produced and put on sale and we supply you with two pieces of the plate. We wish you much success in the future.", is witten in  a letter from Mr. Josip Martinovsky, the Secretary of the music sector of Jugoton, the record label  from Zagreb, Croatia, on the day of release of the gramophone record Jugoton EPY-3914, 1967.





The 50th anniversary of the founding of “Macedonian Radio Television”

 “Kasapsko oro”, the folk dance arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and with him playing solo clarinet accompanied by the “Chalgii” Orchestra from “Macedonian Radio Television”, was released in 1994 on the cassette, “Anthology of Macedonian folk music - Maestro players”, reference number MP 21176, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Macedonian Radio Television.  It was produced by the Music and Cassette Department of Macedonian Radio Television; the editor was Mate Grujovski and the chief editor, Jane Kodjabashija.

Tale Ognenovski is a synonym for a completely different style of music.
“Each different musician who develops his or her own style of music becomes a synonym for that music; for example, Kocho Petrovski, Stevo Teodosievski, Ljupcho Pandilov, Angel Nanchevski, Aleksandar Sarievski, Tale Ognenovski, Pece Atanasovski, Ivan Terziev, Blagoja Deskoski, Petar Lukic, Zoran Jovanovic, Petar Kargov, Ilija Pejovski-Bas and others”, from the article “Macedonian Radio Television in Words and Pictures”, published by Macedonian Radio Television in 1994 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of  their founding.

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

“Here began the creation of the great heritage of Macedonian Culture which Tale Ognenovski has left. This great heritage put the musical genius Tale Ognenovski on an equal level musically with other world musical legends. Somebody said that Tale Ognenovski was better than Mozart...Tale Ognenovski is the first and the longest surviving person who has managed to connect the two ‘unconnectable’ Music Worlds of the Orient and the West...” This appeared in an article entitled “The Great ‘Chalgii’ opus of the Maestro Tale Ognenovski”.  It was published in the magazine ‘Nova Zora’ in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, in November, 1994.


Discography

* Makedonska Ora (1963, EP 14700, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonska Ora (1964, EP 14702, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonska Ora (1964, EP 14703, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonska Ora (1964, EP 14704, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Tale Ognenovski Klarinet sa Svojim Ansamblom (1965, EP 14711, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Narodni Ora Tale Ognenovski so Chalgiite (1965, EP 14716, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonska Ora Svira na Klarineti Tale Ognenovski uz Svoj Ansambl (1967, EPY-3851, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Bitola, Babam Bitola, Makedonske Narodne Pjesme i Kola (1969, LPY-V 780, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Plesovi Naroda Jugoslavije (1971, LPYV-S-806, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Makedonska Ora Tale Ognenovski Klarinet sa Svojim Ansamblom (1972, EPY-34461, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Makedonska Narodna Ora (1972, LPY-50985, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Makedonska Ora Svira Ansambl Chalgija pod Vodstvom Tale Ognenovskim (1972, EPY-34489, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Tale Ognenovski Klarinet Svira Ora (1975, LPY-61143, Jugoton, Croatia)
* Tale Ognenovski Kavadarsko Svadbarsko Oro (1977, EP 14758, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonski Narodni Ora so Chalgiite na Tale Ognenovski, Staro Kukushko Oro (1979, LP 1495 Stereo, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* Makedonski Igraorni Ora Sviri Tale Ognenovski (1979, LP 1439 STEREO, PGP-RTB, Serbia)
* 35 Godini na RTV Skopje, Narodna Muzika (1979, ULS-578, Macedonian Radio-Television, Republic of Macedonia)
* Tale Ognenovski so Orkestarot Chalgii na RTS (1989, MP 21037 Stereo, Macedonian Radio-Television, Republic of Macedonia)
* 50 Godini na Makedonskata Radio Televizija, Antologija na Makedonskata Narodna Muzika, Svirachi Majstori (1994, MP 21176 Stereo, Macedonian Radio-Television, Republic of Macedonia)
* Muzichki Spomenar (1994, Video Tape MP31087 VHS PAL Colour, Macedonian Radio-Television, Republic of Macedonia)
* Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music (2001, IR04542, Independent Records, US)
* Mozart and Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos (2006, IR37223, Independent Records, US)
* Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski (2008, IR38824, Independent Records,
US)


In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski (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" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008). Three CD's were produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.















































In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski (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" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008). Three CD's were produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.

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

Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos CD Baby Amazon.com CD Universe iTunes The Orchard
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.

Amazon.com MP3 Downloads of Albums of Tale Ognenovski:

MP3 Albums:


Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski  

Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music  

Mozart And Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos  
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Tale Ognenovski Wave Audio Samples:

W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, in A Major,  KV 622, soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (35.56 sec, 197KB)

E. Cavallini: Concert "Fiori Rossiniani", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Ladislav Palfi (30.79 sec, 170KB)

R. Wagner: "Adagio for Clarinet", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (33.97sec, 188KB)

Jazz improvisations composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist on the programme “Good Day, Macedonia” of Macedonian Radio Television, July 1, 1998


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 plays Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9390xDUuPuU

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

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  
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUqKvpmPfU

Tour of North America, Carnegie Hall concert, New York City.
On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

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.  On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

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.









On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.
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.

Advertisement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performances in Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 27, 1956. It appeared in the newspaper “The New York Times” on January 25, 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.

Article entitled: “CHOREOGRAPHIC VIGOR FROM MACEDONIA” for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performance in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956. It appeared in the newspaper “The New York Times”, written by music  critic John Martin on January 22, 1956, p. 97.


The popularity of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec's" music in Europe brought with it increasing press attention in North America before and during the tour of North America. The major newspapers  published articles:  

YUGOSLAV BALLET TO APPEAR IN U. S.; National Folk Unit, Planning 15-Week Tour, Will Make Debut Here in January    The New York Times

"The Yugoslav National Folk Ballet will begin a fifteen-week tour of the United States in January, under the auspices of Consolidated Concerts Corporation and the International Music Institute. This will be the first large-scale dance company from a former Iron Curtain country..."
 
By The New York Times,  November 15, 1955.

Preview of this article from the New York Times can be read at website

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F50A14FE3C55107A93C7A8178AD95F418585F9&scp=13&sq=Tanec&st=p

Article entitled: “CHOREOGRAPHIC VIGOR FROM MACEDONIA” for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performance in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956. It appeared in the newspaper “The New York Times”, written by music  critic John Martin  on January 22, 1956, page 97.
Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" was the first dance company from Yugoslavia (the former Yugoslavia) to perform in America. The Ensemble arrived in New York City on January 21, 1956. The following day, on January 22, The New York Times newspaper ran an article entitled, “THE DANCE: DIRECTION; CHOREOGRAPHIC VIGOR FROM MACEDONIA”. It commented, “...Members of the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet dancing on board the liner Israel yesterday, after they arrived here... The forty-member group, which has attracted much attention in Europe, will give a recital in Carnegie Hall on Friday evening...The company will perform folk dances from Macedonia, Croatia, Herzegovina, Albania and Serbia in native costume.” By John Martin  January 22, 1956.

Preview of this article from the New York Times can be read at website

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30611F6395A137A93C0AB178AD85F428585F9&scp=26&sq=John+Martin&st=p

Great Variety of Dance in Yugoslav Folk Ballet     Daily Boston Globe
"The word, Tanec, means Dance in Macedonian, all kinds of dance. And the repertory of Tanec, the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, in the United States and Canada as the first artistic import from the newYugoslavia, Illustrates that meaning in its broadest sense... " - By Daily Boston Globe - Boston, Mass., January 22, 1956.

Abstract (Document Summary) of this article from the Boston Globe can be read at website

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2063993832.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Jan+22%2C+1956&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+%281928-1960%29&edition=&startpage=C74&desc=Great+Variety+of+Dance+in+Yugoslav+Folk+Ballet

Yugoslav Ballet Booked Here     The Washington Post and Times Herald
"The Yugoslav National Folk Ballet will be presented for one night only at Constitution Hall on Thursday, Feb. 9. This company of Balkan singers, musicians and folk dancers has been on tour in Europe and currently is preparing for its New York bow... " - By The Washington Post and Times Herald  - Washington, D.C., January 22, 1956.

Preview of this article from the Washington Post and Times Herald can be read at website

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost_historical/access/121247858.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Jan+22%2C+1956&author=&desc=Yugoslav+Ballet+Booked+Here

Ensemble ‘Tanec’s North American tour was sponsored by International Artists in association with Charles E. Green and Lee V. Eastman.

Advertisement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performances in in Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 27, 1956. It appeared in the newspaper “The New York Times” on January 22, 1956

Advertisement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  performances in Carnegie Hall, New York City, January 27, 1956, published in the newspaper “The New York Times”.  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 .


Comments from the American newspapers about the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  performance in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956 published in the newspaper "Chicago Daily Tribune, February 3, 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.





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: On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art; 'Tanec' Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill     The New York Times
“The Yugoslav National Folk Ballet ‘Tanec’, which has been touring Europe with great success, made the reason quite clear last night in a performance at Carnegie Hall that was a joy and delight...This particular group, part of a national movement toward the revival of the folk arts, comes from Macedonia, but its dances and songs come also from Serbia, Croatia and Dalmatia...Among them are the endless vivacity and the tremendous skill of a thoroughly ingratiating company and some brilliantly spectacular and wonderfully unfamiliar dances. To be sure, they possess all the qualities common to folk dancing, but they have great individuality and a wide variety besides...These sturdy, spirited and forthright men can dance not only as fast as you please, but also as slowly, which is harder and can be much more exciting. In number after number they do rapid and fairly incredible phrases with inexhaustible vigor...But all the dances are ravishing, and their range is truly astonishing. There are some winning songs, too, and some remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe (virtuoso pipe (“kavalche”) and the clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski), a charming lyric bagpipe, drums large and small, played with two kinds of sticks at the same time or else by the fingers alone...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.” - By John MartinThe New York Times, , January 28, 1956.

Preview of this article from the New York Times can be read at website

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THE DANCE: FOLK ART; Group From Yugoslavia In Impressive Debut Learning vs. Magic No Macedonian Monopoly The Week's Events     The New York Times
"Everybody knows, of course, that folk dancing is entirely for participation, and has no value at all as spectacle; everybody knows it, that is, until something like the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, "Tanec", comes along and puts on a stunning show that any set of spectators would find hard to resist... The social and sociological roots are there, to be sure, but what is actually offered is the theatrical flower. There is an amazing variety to the dances that comprised this particular program. To indicate, that they are dances of war, of courtship, of harvest, of sheep-herding, is to lapse into platitudes, for a variety exists in far closer terms than any such standards backgrounds imply. It is again, the flower that we see; not the roots. And this flowering is in terms of movement that compasses a thousand different shades of dynamics, of elevation, of rapidity, of aplomb, of spatial range, of conscious virtuosity, of total strangeness and exoticism of texture. The ethnologist will care enormously that there are here relics of Grecian antiquity, Turkish influences from the hated occupation, full-circled kolos from the plains of Croatia in contrast to the broken circles of the kolo of the Macedonian mountains. There is equal interest in the curious musical instruments that accompany many of the dances... a dateless reed pipe (virtuoso reed pipe (“kavalche”) and the clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski).", February 5, 1956 - By John Martin, The New York Times, February 5, 1956. 

Preview of this article from the New York Times can be read at website

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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.

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.









On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.
"Venerable Carnegie Hall fairly vibrated as the audience blistered its palms in appreciation..." - By Robert Coleman,  New York Daily Mirror, 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..." - By William HawkinsNew York World Telegram, January 28, 1956  

Yugoslav Folk Ballet      New York Herald Tribune
"And these antique measures, accompanied sometimes by a shepherd's pipe … Tanec, a Macedonian group of some forty dancers and musicians, gave generously of their rich folk heritage... 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." ..." - By Walter TerryNew York Herald Tribune., January 28, 1956

Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  was the first dance company from Yugoslavia (the former Yugoslavia) to perform in America. Ensemble ‘Tanec’s North American tour (January 22, 1956 – April 12, 1956) was sponsored by International Artists in association with Charles E. Green and Lee V. Eastman. ‘Tanec’s sixty-six performances in North America attracted much attention in the North American press.

REVIEWS OF Yugoslav National Folk Ballet Carnegie Hall January 27, 1956      Dance Observer
"The capacity audience at Carnegie Hall on January 27 for the single New York performance of Tanec, the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, enjoyed a fascinating cross-section of over 2000 years of human history and culture. Tanec is a Macedonian group,..." - Dance observer: Volumes 23-24, April, 1956. 

On the Aisle - Yugoslav Ballet a Colorful Addition to International Dance      Chicago Daily Tribune
"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 unfair 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, , February 6, 1956.

Abstract (Document Summary) of this article from the Chicago Daily Tribune can be read at website

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Yugoslav Ballet Visits Academy       The Philadelphia Inquirer 
""Tanec" means "dance", but "dance" in a larger form than customary. Besides dance alone, it conveys drama, ritual, tradition, songs, even military maneuvers...there was a remarkable precision in both dancing and playing...Clarinet, bass fiddle, violin, drums, guitar and flute provided most of the accompaniments in various combinations..." - By   Samuel SingerThe Philadelphia Inquirer,  , February 8, 1956.


Comments from the American newspapers about the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  performance in Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956 published in the newspaper "Chicago Daily Tribune", February 3, 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.


 

Advertisement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" performances in DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. (capacity 3,702 seats), February 9, 1956, published in the newspaper “ The Washington Post and Times Herald” - Washington, D.C.



Advertisement for Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  performances in Philadelphia, February 7, 1956. It appeared in the newspaper “The Philadelphia Inquirer”. 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.

NEW YORK CRITICS RAVED! SO WILL YOU!

"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.” - New York World Telegram

FIRST TIME IN AMERICA

CHARLES E, GREEN & LEE V. EASTMAN

present YUGOSLAV NATIONAL BALLET (TANEC)

DANCERS * SINGERS * MUSICIANS

COMPANY OF 40

"Freshest, gayest, most expert dance affair that has come over the horizon in years" - New York World Telegram

"Carnegie Hall vibrated as the audience blistered its palms in appreciation" - New York Daily Mirror

"Tremendous skill ... a joy and delight." - New York Times

" Lively, handsome, magnificently skilled." -  New York Herald Tribune

ONE NIGHT ONLY, TUESDAY, FEB, 7, at 8:30

ACADEMY OF MUSIC







“THIS SPECTACLE IS MAGNIFICENT YOU MUST SEE IT”, MELODY MAKER, London - these words were printed in the Los Angeles Times on March 10, 1956 in a poster announcement from the “MARY BRAN” company advertising Macedonian Ensemble Tanec performances in the PHILHARMONIC AUDITORIUM in Los Angeles. The announcement also included the comments: “JOY and DELIGHT * SPECTACULAR * WINNING SONGS * TREMENDOUS SKILL * STUNNING * WONDERFUL ART * REMARKABLE MUSIC * ASTONISHING * Superb Show, First Time in America, The YUGOSLAV NATIONAL FOLK BALLET, 40 DANCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS on the STAGE. Only Three Unique Performances PHILHARMONIC AUDITORIUM Tomorrow and Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday March 14, 8:30 p.m. Also Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Thursday, March 15, 8:20 P.M., Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1956." These words appeared in the advertisement in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles on March 10, 1956.





Yugoslav Dancers Shoot the Works      The Washington Post and Times Herald
 "A Sopska Poskocica is devised to show the girls how handsome and wonderful and brilliant and exciting and sensational their man friends are. 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... " - By Paul Hume,The Washington Post and Times Herald - Washington, D.C., , February 10, 1956.

Preview of this article from the Washington Post and Times Herald can be read at website

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Concert in Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, on February 13, 1956

Before the start of Ensemble ‘Tanec’s’ concert in Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada an February 13, 1956, the Artistic Director of the Hall told professor Asparuh Hadzi Nikolov, the Artistic Director of the Ensemble, that it was a tradition that every performer at Massey Hall played the Canadian National Anthem at the beginning of every concert.  Professor Hadzi Nikolov replied that it would not be possible for the Ensemble to play the Canadian National Anthem right then, but that if they had been given a score for the Anthem the previous day, then it would have been played

Tale Ognenovski overheard this conversation and announced that the National Anthem would be played immediately from the score. He was given the score and, as he had a ‘B’ clarinet he began to play one tone with transposition above, with other members of the Ensemble, Ivan Terziev (flute), Nikola Galevski (violin), Aleksandar Sarievski (accordion), Todor Pavlovski Totka (guitar) and Reshad Muharedov (drum) accompanying him without transposition, which is an easier way to play. It was a highly successful rendition of the National Anthem and the concert was as spectacular as the other concerts in United States. Only the greatest instrumentalists in the world could play a composition like the Canadian National Anthem without any preparation in advance and with transposition one tone above.

Music in Toronto      The Globe and Mail
"The first impression, however, must be one of rhythmic precision... Nor was the performance without spectacle... in the case of one dance, Sopska Poskocica it was no more than a show-off dance. As such it was highly effective ... " - By John Kraglund, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), , February 14, 1956.

Yugoslav National Folk Ballet
'A Breath of Mountain Air'               Christian Science Monitor

"FRESH AS A BREATH of mountain air comes Tanec, the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet, now on its first American tour. Tanec means dance--including drama, song, and music--and that's what the company of some 40 members (who are interchangeably dancers, singers, and musicians) does... " - By Margaret Lloyd Dance Critic of Christian Science Monitor - Boston, Mass., , March 2, 1956.

Abstract (Document Summary) of this article from the Christian Science Monitor can be read at website
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The Boston Globe Feature Vacation Section
EUROPEAN FESTIVALS Every Country Has Its Own Folk Art     Daily Boston Globe
"Many an American who has never crossed the Atlantic is getting his first taste of European folk art this season, thanks to the celebrated Yugoslav National Fol Ballet, now on a Winter-Spring tour of principal... " - By Daily Boston Globe - Boston, Mass., , March 4, 1956. 

Abstract (Document Summary) of this article from the Daily Boston Globe can be read at website
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2070321332.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Mar+4%2C+1956&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+%281928-1960%29&edition=&startpage=C69&desc=The+Boston+Globe+Feature+Vacation+Section

Yugoslav Ballet Proves Folk Dancing ‘Tricky’      San Francisco Chronicle
"The music itself - including several indigenous instruments - is worth the price of the show, 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..." - By R. H. Hagan, San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 1956.  


Yugoslav Folk Ballet Opens Engagement     Los Angeles Times
"The Yugoslav National Folk Ballet -- known at home as Tanec--excited a large audience... For authentic folk dancing wild and free and yet subject to its own intricate disciplines, this group would be hard to beat. It numbers over 30 dancers, singers and musicians and they do the dances of Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Herzegovina and Albania in native costumes with superb vitality and style … They are accompanied by a group of musicians consisting of a violinist, guitar and accordion players, a flutist, a clarinetist and double bass, though drums of different types are frequently involved, as well as a shepherd's reed pipe..." - By Albert Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, , March 13, 1956.

Abstract (Document Summary) of this article from the Los Angeles Times can be read at website
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Life magazine was a weekly news magazine with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. Grace Kelly was an American actress. She was featured on the cover of Life magazine on April 9, 1956, Vol. 40, No. 15. In this issue of the Life magazine on pages 173-174,  editorial board of the magazine published an article titled, “DANCE, BOUNCING BRIGANDS, Yugoslavs come to U.S.”, about performances of 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.

All content (including images) of this Life magazine article can be read at website

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LIFE photo archive is hosted by Google which includes a searchable database of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today, now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

 DANCE BOUNCING BRIGANDS Yugoslavs come to U.S.    LIFE Magazine

Tale Ognenovski played as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs"Tanec" on concert tour of United States of America and Canada from January 22, 1956 till April 12, 1956.

The Life Magazine wrote: "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... the Yugoslav National Folk Ballet which this spring is making a first, and highly successful, tour of the U.S. The skilful troupe of 40 dancers and musicians was founded by Tito to perpetuate his country’s culture. …Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has ever seen..." – Article entitled “DANCE, BOUNCING BRIGANDS, Yugoslavs come to U.S.”, published in the Life Magazine, April 9, 1956, Vol. 40, No. 15, pp. 173-174

THE DANCE: REVIEW; SOLOIST WITH DANCE GROUP     The New York Times
On May 20, 1956, summing up the performances of soloists and dance groups including Ensemble "Tanec", The New York Times's music critic John Martin identifies last season as unpredictable, strong, international and creative innovation. He writes, "Looking over one's shoulder at the season just closed, as is conventional practice at this time of year, one is impressed most of all by its general obstreperousness. It was fecund, unpredictable, energetie, international, creative,..." - By John Martin, The New York Times,
May 20, 1956, Section Arts & Leisure, Page 122.

Preview of this article from the New York Times can be read at website

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA0A1FFF3D58137A93C2AB178ED85F428585F9

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.

On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.
Concerts of North America tour include Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Forum (capacity 1,763 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisburg,_Pennsylvania) January 23, 1956; New York City - Carnegie Hall (capacity 2,760 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Hall); Symphony Hall, Boston (capacity 2,625 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_Hall,_Boston), January 1, 1956; Civic Opera House (Chicago) (capacity 3,563 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_Opera_House_(Chicago)), February 4 and 5, 1956; Academy of Music (Philadelphia) (capacity 2,897seats), February 7, 1956; DAR Constitution Hall Washington, D.C. (capacity 3,702 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAR_Constitution_Hall), February 9, 1956; Lyric Opera House Baltimore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyric_Opera_House), February 10, 1956; Syria Mosque Theater Pittsburgh (capacity 3,700 seats http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria_Mosque), February 12, 1956; Massey Hall Toronto, Canada (capacity 2,752 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Hall), February 13, 1956; Detroit Masonic Temple (capacity 4,404 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Masonic_Temple), February 18, 1956; Murat Centre Indianapolis (capacity 1,800-seats http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murat_Shrine), February 20, 1956; Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis (Municipal Auditorium with the capacity 9,300 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiel_Auditorium), February 26, 1956; Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City - Music Hall, capacity 2,400), February 29, 1956; Colorado Springs City Auditorium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs_City_Auditorium), March 3, 1956; Denver Arena Auditorium (capacity 6,841 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Arena_Auditorium), March 4, 1956; War Memorial Opera House San Francisco (capacity 3,146 seats), March 7 and 9, 1956; Hazard's Pavilion Los Angeles (Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium with capacity 2,700 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philharmonic_Auditorium_(Los_Angeles,_California)), March 12, 13 and 14, 1956; Pasadena Conference Center Civic Auditorium Pasadena (capacity 3,029 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasadena_Conference_Center), March 15, 1956; Russ Auditorium San Diego (capacity 2500 seats - http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/82spring/momentous.htm), March 19–20, 1956; City Auditorium Houston (http://scottymoore.net/houstonAud.html), March 28 and 29, 1956; Civic Theatre New Orleans , April 1, 2 and 3, 1956; Tower Theatre Atlanta  (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4784), April 5, 6 and 7, 1956 and Brooklyn Academy of Music New York City (capacity 2,109 seats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Academy_of_Music), April 11 and 12, 1956.

Macedonian Ensemble "Tanec" played in larger auditoriums including: Kiel Auditorium - St. Louis, Missouri on February 26, 1956 and Denver Arena Auditorium, Colorado on March 4, 1956. Kiel Auditorium (Originally named the Municipal Auditorium) with seating capacity of 9,300 played host to a variety of rock concerts including concerts of Elvis Presley on March 29, 1957. and September 10, 1970. 
From the 1950s until the 1970s, the Kiel Auditorium was behind only Madison Square Garden as North America's most famous wrestling arena.
Denver Arena Auditorium is a pure sporting venue with seating capacity of 6,841. On December 26, 1968, the rock group Led Zeppelin played their first concert in the United States.

 Macedonian Ensemble "Tanec" caught the attention of some of the North America's top music critics including: John Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Martin_%28dance_critic%29 and http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/21/nyregion/john-martin-is-dead-at-91-times-dance-critic-35-years.html - The New York Times), Robert Coleman (New York Daily Mirror), William Hawkins (New York World-Telegram), Walter Terry (New York Herald Tribune) , Claudia Cassidy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Cassidy - Chicago Daily Tribune), Samuel Singer (Philadelphia Inquirer), Paul Hume (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hume - The Washington Post and Times), John Kraglund (http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/john-kraglund- The Globe and Mail), R. H. Hagan (San Francisco Chronicle), Albert Goldberg (http://articles.latimes.com/1990-02-06/news/mn-228_1_music-critic - Los Angeles Times) and Margaret Lloyd (http://www.answers.com/topic/margaret-lloyd - Christian Science Monitor) 

Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Hall) has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments, and presents about 250 performances each season. It is also rented out to performing groups. Carnegie Hall's main auditorium seats 2,804 on five levels. It was named for violinist Isaac Stern in 1997.
Carnegie Hall first opened its doors in 1891. The music hall opened officially on May 5,1891, with a five-day Music Festival during which the composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted several of his works. Carnegie Hall is the most prestigious concert hall in the United States of America. Many of the world’s best-known musicians, orchestras and their conductors have performed concerts in Carnegie Hall. These include Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Macedonian Ensemble ‘Tanec’, 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, Herbert von Karajan, The Beatles, Isaac Stern, Arturo Toscanini Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, James Gang, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sissieretta Jones, Count Basie and Bill Haley.

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


The Metro Goldwyn Mayer Company prepared a special banquet for Ensemble Tanec
During the three-month tour across the USA (from January 22 to April 12,1956), concerts were performed in many cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.  After three fascinating concerts in the Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California on March 12, 13 and 14, 1956, a group of Hollywood artists invited all members of
Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" to visit the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in Hollywood.  In the main MGM studio, Tale Ognenovski and other members of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  were photographed together with June Allyson, one of the most famous stars of the screen in the U.S.  The Metro Goldwyn Mayer Company prepared a special banquet for the members of Ensemble ‘Tanec’. Members of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" who participated in the concerts in the United States and Canada from January 22 until April 12, 1956, were the following: Doncheva Todorka, Vishinova Radmila, Krstic Dushica, Stojanova Zora, Arsova Desanka, Peshic Olga, Shijakovic Vera, Markova Lenche, Stojanova Radica, Videc Blaga, Ilieva Vaska, Kolarova Ljubica, Dilevska Roska, Petrushevski Dragan, Sarievski Aleksandar, Matevski Dojchin, Dobeski Krsto, Kolarovski Atanas, Livrinski Stanko, Mihajlovski Mihajlo, Cherepovski Trpe, Eftimovski Doncho, Vishinski Stanimir, Micevski Cvetko, Todevski Spase, Georgievski Stevo, Atanasovski Pece, Etemov Kemal, Georgievski Dushko, Velevski Blazhe, Pavlovski Todor, Muharedov Reshad, Terziev Ivan, Galevski Nikolaj, Hristovski Jonche, Ognenovski Tale and Tasevski Slave. The Artistic Director was Prof. Asparuh Hadzi-Nikolov, and the Regisseur, Dimce Najdeski.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his friend Jandre Kunovski (from Gary, Indiana, US) and his family in Chicago are photographed after the concert at the entrance in the Chicago Civic Opera House on February 5, 1956. Tale Ognenovski played as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Chicago Civic Opera House, Chicago on February 4 and 5, 1956 for most parts of the programme






Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his friend Jandre Kunovski (from Gary, Indiana, US) are photographed after the concert at the entrance in the Chicago Civic Opera House on February 5, 1956. Tale Ognenovski played as virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe (‘kavalche’) soloist with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Chicago Civic Opera House, Chicago on February 4 and 5, 1956 for most parts of the programme
 
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his uncle Petar Hristov (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US) and the wife of his uncle Petar Hristov, February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"



Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his uncle Petar (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US) and the wife of his uncle Petar Hristov, February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"

Anita McCormack (the daughter of Petar Hristov), Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer the wife of Petar Hristov and  his uncle Petar Hristov (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US), February 1956,  during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"

Ed McCormack, Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and  his uncle Petar Hristov (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US), February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"



Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his uncle Petar Hristov (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US) and the wife of his uncle Petar Hristov, February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"

Tale Ognenovski with his clarinet. North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US, February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his reed pipe ('kavalche') in 2006,  Vodno Mountain, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.  With this reed pipe (“kavalche”) Tale Ognenovski performed with  Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956.




Tale Ognenovski with his clarinet in 1955. With this clarinet from Italian firm Rampone&Cazzani Tale Ognenovski performed with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in Carnegie Hall, New York City on January 27, 1956.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US, February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his clarinet. Gary, Indiana, US. February 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his uncle Petar Hristov (from North City (also known as "Coello"), Illinois, US) and his friend Jandre Kunovski (from Gary, Indiana, US), February, 1956, during a North American tour of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"


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, Clarinetist and Composer with members of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"  at the end of their North American tour at the airport in New York City, April 21, 1956.

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.
On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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.

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

Clarinetist and Composer Tale Ognenovski played many times for Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia at different places including: Ohrid, Veles and Skopje in Republic of Macedonia, Brdo Castle near Kranj in Slovenia, Brionian Island in Croatia and  Belgrade in Serbia.

Josip BrozTito, President of Yugoslavia was in the visit of Republic of Macedonia from May 27, 1957 till June 3, 1957 and he delivered two speeches. His first speech was in Mavrovo on May 27, 1957, where he opened  the first aggregate of  Mavrovo Hydroelectric System and the second speech was on June 3, 1957 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia before approximately 100,000 (one hundred thousand) people. 

Tale Ognenovski (Clarinetist and Composer), Aleksandar Sarievski (singer and composer), Dragica Nikolova (singer) and Stevo Teodosievski (accordionist and composer) had performed for Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia on June 3, 1957  in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, June 3, 1957.  From left to right: Jovanka Broz, First Lady of Yugoslavia and  wife of Josip Broz Tito, Aleksandar Sarievski, singer and composer, Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, Dragica Nikolova, singer, Stevo Teodosievski, accordionist and composer and Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, June 3, 1957.


The many awards and honours received by Tale Ognenovski include: Tale Ognenovski won the"11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia, No. 445/03, dated September 25, 2003, signed by the prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski, President of the Board for award "October 11".

Boris Pop Gjorcev, journalist, Zoica Purovska-Velevska, prima ballerina, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer and Ljupco Ajdinski, teacher of the handicapped  at the glittering “October 11” Awards ceremony held on October 11, 2003 in the Macedonian Parliament, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published in the newspaper “Nova Makedonija”; Article entitled: “The “October 11” Awards were given”. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 13, 2003.

Tale Ognenovski won top honors as the winner of "11 October" award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia. October 11 awards for special and eminent achievements in the areas of science, culture, art and journalism were handed at the Macedonian Parliament on Saturday, October 11th., 2003. Institute of Macedonian language "Krste Misirkov" from Skopje and Professor Dr. Ljupco Ajdinski, teacher of the handicapped, are the winners of the award in the area of science and education and Boris Pop Gjorcev the field of journalism.. President of the Board for award "October 11" prof. dr. sc. Trajan Gocevski awarded "October 11" awards.The winners of October 11 award for 2003 in the area of culture and art are Tale Ognenovski, the clarinet virtuoso, and Zoica Purovska-Velevska, prima ballerina from Skopje. The glittering ceremony on October 11, 2003 in the Macedonian Parliament was attended by Mr. Boris Trajkovski (19 November 1999 – 26 February 2004; Boris Trajkovski died on 26 February 2004 in a plane crash en route to an economic conference in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina), President of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Branko Crvenkovski (He was Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2002 to 2004, then President of the Republic of Macedonia from 2004 to 2009), Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Nikola Popovski (October 3, 2002 - November 8, 2003), President of the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia , Mr. Kiro Gligorov (He was the first President of the Republic of Macedonia, serving from 1991 to 1999), the First  President of Republic of Macedonia, Ms. Radmila Shekerinska (November 1, 2002 – August 27,  2006; She was Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia from May12, 2004 until June 12, 2004 and from November 3, 2004 until December 15, 2004), Deputy to the President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Ms. Liljana Popovska (January 23, 2003 – December 6, 2004), Vice President of the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Hari Kostov (2002 – 2004; He was Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia  from May 31, 2004 to November 15, 2004 ), Minister of Interior of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Members of the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia…  The informations for Winners of 11 Oktomvri Awards were published at: Macedonian Radio (September 26, 2003), MIA (Macedonian Information Agency, September 26, 2003), http://vesti.mt.net.mk, newspapers: “Nova Makedonija”, “Vecher”, “Dnevnik”, “Utrinski Vesnik(http://star.utrinski.com.mk/?pBroj=1294&stID=7431&pR=2) and ”Vest” (October 11 and 13, 2003), magazine “Makedonsko Sonce” (October 10, 2003), Macedonian Television, A1 Television, Sitel Television, Telma Television, Kanal 5 Television (October 11, 2003.
…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 Oktomvri" award."  - Written by Mileva Lazova, October 10, 2003, Magazine "Makedonsko Sonce", Republic of Macedonia.








Boris Pop Gjorcev, journalist, Zoica Purovska-Velevska, prima ballerina, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer, Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia and Ljupco Ajdinski, teacher of the handicapped  at the glittering “October 11” Awards ceremony held on October 11, 2003 in the Macedonian Parliament, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published in the newspaper “Vest”; Article entitled: “The “October 11” Awards were given”. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia,  October 13, 2003.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer  won the"11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia, No. 445/03, dated September 25, 2003, signed by the prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski, President of the Board for award "October 11".

Boris Pop Gjorcev, journalist, Zoica Purovska-Velevska, prima ballerina, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer  and Ljupco Ajdinski, teacher of the handicapped at the glittering “October 11” Awards ceremony held on October 11, 2003 in the Macedonian Parliament, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published in the newspaper “Utrinski vesnik”; Article entitled: “The “October 11” Awards, the highest national awards in Republic of Macedonia were given”. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 13, 2003.
http://star.utrinski.com.mk/?pBroj=1294&stID=7431&pR=2

Interview of Tale Ognenovski for the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003.

Interview of Tale Ognenovski for the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003
  Tale Ognenovski: “I received the First Award Clarinet as a best clarinetist at the First Republic Macedonian Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, Skopje, October 6-10, 1948. I performed as a virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist with the
Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on American television, CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System), on January 22, 1956, on French Television on September 20 and 21, 1956, on Swiss Television, on July, 1959… Parts of the articles in the newspapers: “…some remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe…,” 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,"  is related to my appearance at world-famous Carnegie Hall as reed pipe and clarinet soloist.
“…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 unfair trade for the four little swans in "Swan Lake." They are brilliant, gay, and worth seeing...,” written by Claudia Cassidy, title: "On the Aisle Yugoslav Ballet a Colorful Addition to International Dance", and published in the newspaper Chicago Daily Tribune, on  February 6, 1956. I was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in Sopska Poskocica ("Shopska potskoknuvachka") but also and arranger of music because I added my own musical phrases and improvisations in more parts of the dance. I performed with much faster rhythm than appear in the original version of this folk dance, which contribute all articles in the newspapers for this dance to be brilliants.
“…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." Written by Walter Terry, title: 'Yugoslav Folk Ballet", New York Herald Tribune, January 28, 1956.
“…This group would be hard to beat…”  written by Albert Goldeberg, title "Yugoslav Folk Ballet Opens Engagement",  Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1956.
“…"Macedonian Tune," which in its intricate rhythms and plaintive melody should at least make Dave Brubeck send out an emergency call for Darius Milhaud..." Written by R. H. Hagan, title "Yugoslav Ballet Proves Folk Dancing 'Tricky' ", San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, March 8, 1956.
“…Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has never seen." Title: "Dance Bouncing Brigands, Yugoslav come to U.S.", Life, USA, April 9, 1956.
My contribution for these wonderful articles in the newspapers was the greatest regarding the other musicians of Ensemble “Tanec”.  I was virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist in the most parts of the programme of Ensemble “Tanec.” I was Head of the “Folk Music Orchestra” of “Macedonian Radio Television.” I performed with many Cultural Artistically Societies. I recorded many gramophone records.   On October, 2001, is released my CD-album entitled, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music." Record Label: Independent Records, USA. This Audio CD is the best album for all time for instrumental music. This album is confirmation that I am the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time and one of the greatest composers in the world of music. My sincere gratitude for I won top honours as the winner of 11 Oktomvri award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia. This Award gave me inspiration for new composing... My biography was published in the book on December 2000 and entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer", and written by  Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.  Publishing house is MATICA MAKEDONSKA. The book is published in both Macedonian and English. My biography is published on the Web site www.taleognenovski.com.mk, since September 18, 1998, and written by the same author, my son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.” These words appeared in an article entitled, “Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist, and Musical Virtuoso, which has been touring World” and published in the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003.

"Tale Ognenovski won 11 Oktomvri award for 2003, the highest national award in Republic of Macedonia for achievements in the area of culture and art. Article entitled, “The Winners of 11 Oktomvri Awards: Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and musical virtuoso with artistic performances around the world” and published in the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003

Tale Ognenovski as musician and composer contributed in our folklore culture
"Tale Ognenovski won 11 Oktomvri award for 2003, the highest national award in Republic of Macedonia for achievements in the area of culture and art…
Extraordinary important, rare voluminous,  and with quality, almost irreplaceable, creative artistic presence of Tale Ognenovski on the programs of Radio and Television since 1948. Numerous sound records and every performance of Tale Ognenovski with his clarinet remain valuable, unique and permanent artist values for our culture. He with creative work developed into real virtuoso and artist. He had created his own style for interpreting the folk dances ("ora"), in which are especially characteristically his inventive improvisations. In parallel with reproduction Tale Ognenovski become composer of his own folk dances. As a composer, Ognenovski kept traditional folk expression. He is unique maestro of developing from the smallest element of folk music  a complex instrumental content.  Tale Ognenovski as musician and composer contributed in our folklore culture.”  These words appeared in an article entitled, “ The Winners of 11 Oktomvri Awards: Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and musical virtuoso with artistic performances around the world” and published in the newspaper ‘Nova Makedonija’ on October 11, 2003.

He is maestro of improvisation and creativity
In the programme “Folklorni odblesoci” of Nacional Macedonian Radio, broadcasted on October 22, 2003, Kiril Todevski, the author of the programme said about Tale Ognenovski, “Tale Ognenovski won 11 Oktomvri award for 2003, the highest national award in Republic of Macedonia for achievements in the area of culture and art… During last six decades he has continuously demonstrated his skill at original and superb interpretation. He has composed and arranged 200 Macedonian folk dances… He has amazed audiences with his virtuoso solo clarinet performances not only of various Macedonian folk dances, but also of classical music by Mozart, Cavallini, Wagner… His authenticity feeling for style, brilliant invention, highly gracious in all registers colour and sovereign virtuosity made his performances to sound unique and unimagined magnificently... In the area of artistic imagination and power of creative improvisation, Ognenovski developed his rare talent. He combines beautiful tone with unique technique… He is maestro of improvisation and creativity; he starts with a motive, a theme, and then develops a complex instrumental content…  In his performances he demonstrates fascinate invention and virtuosity…  Tale Ognenovski has demonstrate his rich talent performing with all three different folk music orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television: “The Folk Music Orchestra”, the “Chalgii” orchestra and “The Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra”... From him, how to preserve creative perfection in folk musical reproduction learned, learn, and will learn numerous folk instrumentalists…”



2. "Estradna nagrada Jugoslavije”. (“Yugoslavian Stage Award”)
Tale Ognenovski
, Clarinetist and Composer won the “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. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miljenko_Prohaska)

3. First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, September 9–12, 1951.
Tale Ognenovski won the 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. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia.
  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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Council_for_Traditional_Music) was established in 1947 in London, UK. Marie Slocombe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Slocombe), recorded music archivist at the BBC wrote: "It was natural that on this occasion expositions of Yugoslav folklore and music should form the backbone of the Conference, and these received the most wonderful illustrations in the nightly Festival which took place in the magnificent ballroom of a nearby hotel. Every evening, for three hours or more, we witnessed an astonishing pageant of costume and custom, ritual and social dance, song and instrumental playing by 700 performers brought together from every part of the country." Title: "Some impressions of the Yugoslav conference and festival", published by The International Folk Music Council, London, in March, 1952, Volume IV, page 2.
Extracts from Programme notes on the dances and songs performed at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival: "From the time of the conquests of Alexander the Great to the modern era, Macedonia has been the scene of dramatic events, brutal invasions and profound social upheavals. Many different trends have met and clashed on this territory: trends which have inevitably left their traces on the life of the people and are reflected in its folk art. Macedonian folk music is governed by rhythmic laws and set metres. Foreign influences, in so far as they existed, where subjected to the rules of accentuation of the Macedonian popular language. The melody is usually asymmetrical..." - This appeared in the ‘International Folk Music Journal’ under the title ‘Extracts from PROGRAMME NOTES ON THE DANCES AND SONGS performed at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival’, with the subtitle ‘MACEDONIA - represented by 23 villages’, published by The International Folk Music Council, London, in March, 1952, Volume IV, pages 60-64. The performance of Tale Ognenovski as clarinet player caught the attention of the editors of International Folk Music Journal, also noted that “Teshkoto (the virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski) from Nizopole (Bitola) means "heavy," and indicates the heavy rhythm which is typical of very ancient dances...” This appeared in the ‘International Folk Music Journal’ under the title ‘Extracts from PROGRAMME NOTES ON THE DANCES AND SONGS performed at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival’, with the subtitle ‘MACEDONIA - represented by 23 villages’, published by The International Folk Music Council, London, in March, 1952, Volume IV, pages 60-64. Croatian ethnomusicologist Vinko Žganec (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinko_%C5%BDganec) wrote "“The clarinet (the virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski) was as effective an accompaniment to the large drum in the folk dance from Kozjak as it was to the small drum in the folk dance ‘Teshkoto’ from Nizopole. They provided a very effective combination”, cultural magazine "Kulturni radnik' No. 10-11, published on October 1051 in Zagreb, Croatia. 
The musical part of the group had only two members: Tale Ognenovski played solo clarinet with the accompaniment of drummer Lambe Petrovski. This is a musical sensation, to receive the First Award with orchestra consisting of only two members: the clarinetist Ognenovski and drummer Petrovski.
, together with another 11 members of the Folk Dance Ensemble from the Bitola village of Nizhopole, Republic of Macedonia. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. 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 1951 conference, held at Opatija from September 8th to 14th, we had the stimulus of exchanging views with and learning from our Yugoslav colleagues who have had the inestimable advantage of studying their folk music tradition…”, is written in JOURNAL of the INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC COUNCIL, Vol. IV, London, UK, March, 1952.
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer won the 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. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia.  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.



“Every evening, for three hours or more, we witnessed an astonishing pageant of costume and custom, ritual and social dance, song and instrumental playing by 700 performers brought together from every part of the country." Title: "Some impressions of the Yugoslav conference and festival", published by The International Folk Music Council, London, UK in March, 1952, Volume IV, page 2.
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer won the 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. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia.  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.







"From the time of the conquests of Alexander the Great to the modern era, Macedonia has been the scene of dramatic events, brutal invasions and profound social upheavals. Many different trends have met and clashed on this territory: trends which have inevitably left their traces on the life of the people and are reflected in its folk art. Macedonian folk music is governed by rhythmic laws and set metres. Foreign influences, in so far as they existed, where subjected to the rules of accentuation of the Macedonian popular language. The melody is usually asymmetrical..." Title: "Extracts from PROGRAMME NOTES ON THE DANCES AND SONGS performed at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival", with the subtitle ‘MACEDONIA - represented by 23 villages’, published by The International Folk Music Council, London, UK in March, 1952, Volume IV, page 60.
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer won the 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. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia.  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.



“Teshkoto (the virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by Stevan Ognenovski) from Nizopole (Bitola) means "heavy," and indicates the heavy rhythm which is typical of very ancient dances...” This appeared in the ‘International Folk Music Journal’ under the title ‘Extracts from PROGRAMME NOTES ON THE DANCES AND SONGS performed at the Yugoslav Folk Music Festival’, with the subtitle ‘MACEDONIA – represented by 23 villages’, published by The International Folk Music Council, London, UK in March, 1952, Volume IV, page 64.
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer won the 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. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia.  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.













4. 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.
453 Folk dances and songs groups competed in this festival.

5.International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977

Tale Ognenovski’s triumphant success at the International Folklore Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977.
At the International Folklore Conference organized by the International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977, on the subject of “Folklore on the Radio” was Dushko Dimitrovski, Editor of the Folk Music Department for “Macedonian Radio Television” from the Republic of Macedonia.  He was there as a representative of Yugoslav Radio Television (Former Yugoslavia).  He used records produced from magnetic tapes to present folklore material in his presentation entitled “ ‘Chalgii’ music in Macedonia”. This folklore material was prepared in Skopje by ethnomusicologists Dushko Dimitrovski, Kiril Todevski and Metodija Simonovski.  From the magnetic tape material were presented the recordings of two Macedonian folk dances: “Kasapsko oro”, arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and “Kumovo oro cocek”, composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist accompanied by the “Chalgii” orchestra of “Macedonian Radio Television”. This created great interest not only amongst the delegates of the Conference but also around the world.  The Department of Folk Music from “Belgium Radio” sent a letter to “Macedonian Radio Television” asking them to send them this folk material so that it could be especially broadcast on “Belgium Radio”.  Source: An article entitled, “One item of music material presented in Istanbul creates great interest in the world about “Chalgii” music”, from the magazine “Ekran”, published on December 2, 1977 and the TV programme “Black and White production”, by the journalist Irena Spirovska, broadcast on “Macedonian Radio Television”.



6. All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, with announcement published at his website. (http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuH
All About Jazz is a jazz music website for enthusiasts and industry professionals based in Philadelphia in the United States.

7. Certificate for National Pension

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer received Certificate for National Pension from Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia on March 3, 2012. From left to right: Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient..


Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski awarded Certificates for National Pensions to the composer and clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and 39 prominent representatives of cultural life in Republic of Macedonia for their contributions to Macedonian culture. Before awarding the certificates, Prime Minister Gruevski said "Your successes are underpinned with many prizes and awards, and the remarkable contribution you have made in building a cultural mosaic in Republic of Macedonia ."  The glittering ceremony in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle was attended by Minister for Culture Elizabeta Kancheska Milevska and her deputy Dragan Nedeljkovic. 


Minister for Culture Elizabeta Kancheska Milevska said that today stressed the "very little" give back to the artists for their invaluable "very", but also made great strides and the historical need to valorize the work of artists. Tale Ognenovski won top honours on October 11, 2003 at Macedonian Parliament as the Winner of "11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia.  "11 October" Award recipients are selected based on their "contributions to the creation, growth and support of the arts in the Republic of Macedonia."  The Certificates for National Pensions were established by the Law on Culture from Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia (January, 2011) for artists and other experts in the field of cultural heritage, who have won the awards: "11 October", "St. Kliment Ohridski" and "23 October " for long-term achievements in culture.

News about the ceremony at the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia were published despite others in the newspaper Dnevnik (http://www.dnevnik.com.mk/?ItemID=852DBFBEAF5D1A4590764D859FEBCAC2), article titled: “Awarded for the first 40 national pensions”. (Published: March 5, 2012); Macedonian Television; Sitel TV, Alpha TV, Kanal 5 TV …

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You can watch the video of the Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski presenting the certificates for national pensions at: Sitel TV http://sitel.com.mk/dnevnik/makedonija/dodeleni-prvite-40-reshenija-za-nacionalni-penzii-vo-kulturata (Posted: March 3, 2012, 17:04).
http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk/natpen.html

(http://www.kultura.gov.mk/index.php/foto-galerii/430-dodeluvanje-na-prvite-40-resenija-za-nacionalni-penzii)

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)
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Composer and Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski (right) after receiving the Certificate of National Pension by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski during a Ceremony at the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, March 3, 2012.

http://www.kultura.gov.mk/index.php/foto-galerii/430-dodeluvanje-na-prvite-40-resenija-za-nacionalni-penzii

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)
http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=151962

"Composer Aleksandar Dzambazov, actress Joana Popovska, musician Tale Ognenovski, painter Gazanfer Bajram and writer Resul Shabani are some of the forty artists who will receive a national pension in the future..." , Article entitled: "National Pension for Dzambazov, Ognenovski, Popovski...", newspaper Vecher, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, March 3, 2012.

Elizabeta Kancheska Milevska, Minister for Culture of Republic of Macedonia,  Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer, Dragan Nedeljkovic, Deputy of the Minister of Culture of Republic of Macedonia and prominent representatives of cultural life in Republic of Macedonia at the ceremony in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle where Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski has awarded Certificates for National Pensions to the composer and clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and 39 prominent representatives of cultural life in Republic of Macedonia for their contributions to Macedonian culture, March 3, 2012, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published on the website of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and prominent representatives of cultural life in Republic of Macedonia at the ceremony in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle where Prime Minister of Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski has awarded Certificates for National Pensions to the composer and clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and 39 prominent representatives of cultural life in Republic of Macedonia for their contributions to Macedonian culture, March 3, 2012, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. First from the right: Tale Ognenovski, Clrinetist and Composer.  Photo published on the website of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

Articles in newspapers in the Republic of Macedonia for Tale Ognenovski:

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

“Here began the creation of the great heritage of Macedonian Culture which Tale Ognenovski has left. This great heritage put the musical genius Tale Ognenovski on an equal level musically with other world musical legends. Somebody said that Tale Ognenovski was better than Mozart...Tale Ognenovski is the first and the longest surviving person who has managed to connect the two ‘unconnectable’ Music Worlds of the Orient and the West...” This appeared in an article entitled “The Great ‘Chalgii’ opus of the Maestro Tale Ognenovski”.  It was published in the magazine ‘Nova Zora’ in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, in November, 1994.

“Maestro Tale Ognenovski plays classical music brilliantly (this is the opinion of experts of classical music) on the clarinet - Mozart, Weber...etc.  He plays everything; it doesn’t matter how difficult or complicated it is.  In the records it says of his debut, first with the pianist Nino Cipushev, and later with the famous pianist Ladislav Palfi, that the way Tale Ognenovski plays the most complicated classic music is on a par with that of the most famous clarinetists in the world.  Experts of classical music have said that Tale Ognenovski’s skill with the clarinet is nowhere near that of the most famous classical music clarinetist in the world.  On the contrary.”  Journalist Violeta Hadzi Skerleva wrote this in her article “ Skopje.  First Clarinetist of ’94 Tale Ognenovski, a portrait” published in the magazine “Ekran”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 20, 1994.

“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.


CD Reviews of Album entitled
“MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” 
Tale Ognenovski's performance is the most beautiful and the fastest performance of Mozart's clarinet concerto of all time
"Clarinet, reed pipe, bagpipe and zourla (Macedonian traditional instruments) virtuoso Tale Ognenovski is promoting his second CD in honour of the Day of Birth of the music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on
27 January 250 years ago. Ognenovski plays music from the Mozart’s famous Concert for Clarinet in its original arrangement. “Tale Ognenovski's performance is the most beautiful and the fastest performance of Mozart's clarinet concerto of all time” is written in the musical magazines.Today, Ognenovski is marking his own jubilee, 50 years since he performed at the Carnegie Hall with Tanec Folk Ensemble…”, published in the newspaper “Vest” , Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on January 27, 2006. 

"In honor of the anniversary 250 anniversary of the birth of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1956-27 January 2006) Tale Ognenovski, Musical Genius has released CD album entitled "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos". On this day January 27, is another big anniversary for him, and the Macedonian culture, 50 - years of performances of Tale Ognenovski in Carnegie Hall in New York, together with the Macedonian Ensemble "Ensemble" where, by the reaction of the audience and the writing of American press, achieved a sensational success. Ognenovski has considered musical genius, the greatest clarinet instrumentalist, reed pipe (recorder), small bagpipe and zourla of all times in the world and one of the greatest composers in world music history. The new album was recorded, mixed and mastering done by Dimitar Dimovski in his "Promuzika Tra-la-la Studio" in Skopje, and is released under the label of the U.S. label "Independent Records"...", Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtouso of the Clarinet Celebrate Jubilee Today: Fifty years after the appearance of Tale and Ensemble "Tanec" at Carnegie Hall" - By Valentina Gorgievska, September 5, 2006, Vecher, Republic of Macedonia.

Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged all 12 tracks. The album from Independent Records is produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski and is distributed by The Orchard. This third release is the follow up to his two previous: CD Albums entitled: Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music and MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos (Tale Ognenovski arranged parts of the Mozart's clarinet concerto for two clarinets. Tale Ognenovski released this CD to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.). New CD Album feature the Ognenovski performing with his current quartet: Tale Ognenovski on clarinet, reed pipe, zourla, small bagpipe and drum, his son Stevan Ognenovski on reed pipe and drum, his grandsons: Nikola Ognenovski on reed pipe and Kliment Ognenovski on reed pipe. “Tale Ognenovski is known across the globe for his virtuosic performances. 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...” From an article written by Tina Ivanova, entitled:  “New  CD of Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski reviewed as phenomenal”, Utrinski Vesnik, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 4, 2008.

Valentina Gorgievska of the newspaper Vreme wrote: "This world famous and most relevant website for jazz music www.allaboutjazz.com  http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuHM these days published article that honor Macedonian instrumentalist and musician Tale Ognenovski. The text refers to the recognition that the team of this site is handed on April 27, the day of his 87th birthday, when he declared jazz musician of the day. This is great recognition and for such recognition in the days when you were born, whether at that moment they were alive or deceased, received the other the most famous jazzers of all time - Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others... For the work of Tale Ognenovski, his son, MA Stevan Ognenovski wrote a book entitled: "Tale Ognenovski, clarinet virtuoso and composer" ... Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, one classical concert entitled "Tale Ognenovski Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 and 12 jazz compositions. On all tracks on his albums he was instrumental soloist on clarinet, reed pipe (recorder), small bagpipe, zurla and drum, and some of scenes with him playing the reed pipe (recorder) and Stevan Ognenovski and his sons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski. Stevan is the author of eight music videos of his father, who put on the internet site YouTube, which contributes to the affirmation of Macedonian culture worldwide." Article entitled: "На најпознатиот сајт за џез Тале Огненовски џез-музичар на денот - At the World's Famous Jazz Website Tale Ognenovski Jazz Musician of the Day". Vreme (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia), July 6, 2009.

“One hundred and fifty arranged and composed Macedonian folk dances, 12 jazz compositions, several concerts of classical music, twenty gramophone records, three CDs and a general impression that he is clarinet virtuoso – this is short CV of our most famous clarinetist Tale Ognenovski. For his music and his 87th birthday April 27, 2009 he received recognition "Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski", from editors of All About Jazz (www.allaboutjazz.com)  jazz music website  with announcement published at All About Jazz  website… “I am very joyful for this recognition, "Jazz Musician of the Day", very happy, very delighted. It is a great prize, including any that I have gained during my career, including the top for me - award "October 11", the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia” - tells us Tale Ognenovski at the meeting which we had at his home in Skopje ... Tale Ognenovski is constantly surrounded by the love of his son Stevan Ognenovski and daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska… At the request of the Director of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" Emanuel Chuchkov, the young clarinetist Tale Ognenovski, then the member of Police Wind Orchestra of Republic of Macedonia was loaned to the ensemble as strengthening his United States of America tour in 1956. Ensemble will hold 66 concerts and the tour began with show (20 minute concert) on one of the most popular television programmes in the United States, the Ford Foundation TV Programme "OMNIBUS", ", shown on  CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network on January 22, 1956. This programme was seen by millions of Americans. – “A copy of this programme may be viewed free of charge on a videocassette at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and would be good for us in Republic of Macedonia to have a copy” - says Stevan Ognenovski… So begins and concert activity of Tale Ognenovskii with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" and other companies and orchestras that allowed him to play at the most famous concert venues in the world. Until the seventies of the last century he performed with the orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television – The Folk Music Orchestra, the Authentic Orchestra of Folk Instruments, "Chalgii" Orchestra and in “Tancov” Orchestra. Meanwhile Tale Ognenovski established his own "Tale Ognenovski Orchestra", that continues to make music ... His dances are performed in Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Denmark, Austria ... The most famous dances composed by Tale Ognenovski are: Brusnichko Oro, Kasapsko Oro, Kumovo Oro Chochek, Talevo Svadbarsko Oro, Bitolsko Oro, Resensko Oro, Pelistersko Oro, Bukovsko Svadbarsko Oro ... Two dances devoted to his wife Nevena Ognenovska: Nevenino Oro and Nevenino Lavchansko Oro…“We had a wonderful mother Nevena Ognenovska who took care not to feel his commitment and his absences due his concerts worldwide. She was a very supportive to my father in his career” - says his son Stevan Ognenovski … With the help of his family (his son Stevan Ognenovski and daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska) and the donors (Dimce (Jim) Cvetkovski, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Komercijalna banka AD Skopje) who support his music Tale Ognenovski has released three CD albums: "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008) …Tale Ognenovski was happiest during the  recording sessions of  last three CD albums with accompany by his son Stevan Ognenovski (drum) and grandsons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski (reed pipes) ... My jazz compositions cannot be compared with any Macedonian folk dance. Some ask me whether in my jazz compositions are recognized Macedonia, and I say yes, Macedonia performed by Tale Ognenovski. The Jazz otherwise I practice since 1992 and my jazz is a Macedonian jazz which is different from others ... I've played all over the world. But I had played also for Josip Broz Tito, the former President of Yugoslavia every time when he visited Republic of Macedonia. Once I played for him in Brdo Castle near Kranj in Slovenia ..." - Article written by Rumena Ravanovska-Tulbevska, entitled: "World Jazz Musician of the Day Tale Ognenovski", Magazine “Tea Moderna”, July 29, 2009.

Interview: Tale Ognenovski - Shilo Magazine: "Macedonian Folk music is our greatest treasure and proof is the performance of folk music from me as a clarinet and reed pipe soloist together with other members of the orchestra and dancers of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" of 66 concerts held in prestigious concert halls in North America from January 22 - 12 April, 1956. So brilliant commentaries written by the most prominent music critics and published in the elite newspapers and magazines in North America are not written for any ensemble or an artist in any musical genre performed on tour in North America until now.” - Tale Ognenovski interview with Valentina Gorgievska of Shilo Magazine, Australian Macedonian monthly magazine, Sydney, Issue: August 2011, No 51, Article entitled: “Tale Ognenovski, one of the best clarinet virtuoso in the world who flashed at Carnegie Hall”

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

"Pelistersko Oro" composed by Tale Ognenovski has performed by Bojan Jovanovic, a fantastic Serbian accordionist at "Grand Festival" (2014 RNO Grand Festival) of the Russian National Orchestra" in Moscow, Russia on September 8, 2014 ...", written in the article titled "Simon Trpceski, Through Thorns to the Stars ", published in the magazine "Tea Moderna", No. 729, on October 1, 2014.
"Macedonian mag of the piano,Simon Trpčeski enjoys worldwide fame and respect ... I had the honor to be the only guest artist invited twice to perform at "Grand Festival" (2014 RNO Grand Festival) of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Russia. The first concert was with the legendary maestro Mikhail Pletnev on the Independence Day of Macedonia (September 8, 2014) that I performed together as soloists with one of the most sought-after violinists currently Maxim Rysanov from Ukraine ... Besides the beautiful concert Oleg Poltevsky, director of the orchestra hosted a wonderful surprise for me with the fantastic Serbian accordionist Bojan Jovanovic, who in his diverse repertoire where Macedonian songs and dances including "Pelistersko Oro". It was a great feeling to hear "Pelistersko Oro" composed by Tale Ognenovski ... directly from the center of Moscow, Russia ... ", written
by Gordana Nastevska-Manasievska in the article titled "Simon Trpčeski, Through Thorns to the Stars ", published in the magazine "Tea Moderna", No. 729, on October 1, 2014.

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, Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet, died on June 19, 2012. He was 90. - Newspaper articles:

The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski ... The impossible becomes possible... sounds - Europe - The Orient - are in Tale Ognenovski's music naturally brought closer together...
"Tale Ognenovski, Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet, died on June 19, 2012. He was 90.  The funeral was held yesterday at the cemetery in Butel. Maestro Tale Ognenovski, especially from the international scene, was evaluated as one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia, and critics have described as one of the greatest composers in the world of music .... Winner of numerous awards in Yugoslavia and Macedonia, including the state "11 October" in 2003 ... On 26 January 2006. was published CD album entitled " MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Tale Ognenovski incorporated clarinet as second classical instrument into his arrangements notably on the Mozart Clarinet Concerto Composed by Mozart, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1956–2006)) ... Ethno-musicologist Dusko Dimitrovski in the book "For our music" to describe Tale Ognenovski writes: "The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski ... 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”, Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet, is dead." - By Tina Ivanova, June 21, 2012, Utrinski Vesnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=8B5F9B256521F941BFE7752BD98951FD  


Tale Ognenovski is
Mozart in Macedonian music... He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in centuries...
“He was known as one of the world's ambassadors of Macedonian music. He has composed and arranged 150 folk dances, jazz compositions, one classical concert, and today's young musicians learn from his rich oeuvre. Tale Ognenovski,virtuoso of the clarinet, who was known as one of the world's ambassadors of music, went into legends ... Ognenovski left behind a rich opus of which teach generations of young musicians... Though best known as a clarinetist, played the bagpipes, zourla and drum... In 1965 Tale Ognenovski with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec performed in prestigious "Carnegie Hall" in New York and reputable newspapers like "New York Times" , "Life" , " Los Angeles Times" have published articles on this Macedonian musician . He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, jazz compositions, a classical concert etc. One of the last guardians of our sound . In 2008 he released the album "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovskifrom which he received excellent reviews from international music critics including the prestigious media focused on jazz music "All About Jazz." This third CD release is the follow up to his two previous CD Albums entitled:  "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" and "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos." During his career he was awarded with the State Prize "October 11", and this year he was awarded a National pension..Famous Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Dragan Dautovski evaluates Ognenovski as one of the last Mohicans, guardians of our sound. - “Especially for “chalgija” and urban music. Tale Ognenovski is the bard of our music ... " - says Dautovski … Violinist and director of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" Zoran Dzorlev believes that it is absolutely unnecessary and talk about Ognenovski because this Macedonian virtuoso said everything he had with his music. - “I think young musicians, especially those who have chosen brass instrument to learn dances from the Tale. His performances are an example of how to play with the clarinet Macedonian music. It is also one of the few examples of a musician who was with his instrument to the last moment of his life" - says Dzorlev… Vocals on "Ljubljana" Vera Milosevska, says that Ognenovski with the rich body of work behind them can be regarded as Mozart in Macedonian music. - "He Bring a completely different view to “Chalgija” and to the folk music, one real twist . It opens the sound, and in his music can be felt Pelagonija. He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in  centuries. Unfortunately, I never met him personally, but we talked and shared stories about his colleagues. People like him in the world are branded" - says Milosevska.", Article entitled "Bard of Macedonian music, is dead. Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet went into the legends" - By Andrijana Andova, June 22, 2012, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=A959A3998052704FB19EF883273718A5 

…Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet Tale Ognenovski, was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia.
“…Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet Tale Ognenovski, was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia. His life story, which began exactly 90 years ago in village Brusnik, Bitola ended after nine fruitful decades in constant search of the perfect sound of the clarinet that sovereign rule. Indeed, his works represent the clarinet as an instrument that has the ability to express the highest range in music…Macedonian folk dances of Ognenovski is performed in Switzerland, France, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Denmark, Austria. The ensemble "Tanec" has performed at the most famous concert venues in North America and Europe with fantastic success. Particularly stands out his concert at the prestigious "Carnegie Hall" in New York City on 27 January 1956, and was the first Macedonian who performed at the scene when he received outstanding reviews from audiences and critics. As a virtuoso clarinet soloist in "Rhythm and Sound" in 1955 he has performed the Macedonian folk dances: "Zhensko Chamche", "Beranche" and others, with the Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec." His recordings for “Radio Television Belgrade”, Serbia, "Jugoton, Zagreb”, Croatia and Macedonian Radio Television are unique compositions, inspired by the Macedonian folk music. He is author of book "Macedonian Folk Dances" published in 1989. Ognenovski has won numerous awards in the former Yugoslavia and Macedonia, including the state "11 October", which won in 2003”, Article entitled "Silence from the Clarinet of Tale Ognenovski" - By Nova Makedonija, June 23, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.  http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=6221215165&id=49&setIzdanie=22612

His works represent the clarinet as an instrument which has the ability to express the highest range in music
“…Maestro Ognenovski was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia and one of the greatest composers .... He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances,  one classical concert entitled “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1” and more jazz compositions. His works represent the clarinet as an instrument which has the ability to express the highest range in music.”, Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet is dead" - By Vest, June 22, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.


Macedonian Radio Television, Pogramme: "News", June 20, 2012; 19:30.
"Tale Ognenovski has given a true expression of his rich talent performing with all three different folk music orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television: The "Folk Music" Orchestra, The "Chalgii" Orchestra and The "Authentic Folk Instruments" Orchestra. Tale Ognenovski have played a great part in the presentation of Macedonian folk music, and its beauty, to the world. He was known as one of the world's ambassadors of Macedonian music and one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia..."
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Article entitled <>“Big acknowledgment of our musician and composer: Tale Ognenovski is between the top 100 the greatest clarinetists of all time”, written by Marina Lazarevska, November 25, 2014, newspaper  Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.
http://www.dnevnik.mk/?ItemID=A5EF6F5A233FD4498AF9EAD28953883C

Macedonian musician and composer Tale Ognenovski (1922-2012) is included in the book entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100” written by Alex Trost (Author) and Vadim Kravetsky (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace, an Amazon company. (To see a preview of the book at Google Books, visit Web address: http://books.google.mk/books?id=4tXLAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=the+greatest+clarinetist+of+all+time+Tale+Ognenovski&source=bl&ots=tQO0HerpjK&sig=XAHE-rHiERrv739bfQtJuWiSpSE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BR1rVOSbCeWvygPt_oLwBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20greatest%20clarinetist%20of%20all%20time%20Tale%20Ognenovski&f=false)

… “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… “ is written in the article entitled “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100” By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky. Publisher: CreateSpace” published at  Music Industry News Network  mi2n http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441 … 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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… Tale Ognenovski’s Macedonian folk dances have been performed in Switzerland (Mechanlizenz), France (Sacem), Sweden (Gema), Finland (Teosto), Great Britain, Denmark and Austria. 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 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000Y8HXS/qid=1068816978/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_4/104-9748987-8087112?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 ) is the most beautiful and the most difficult Clarinet Concerto of all time. His compositions of Macedonian folk dances display of imaginative power, colorful, almost romantic sensibility. His compositions have been recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records and three CDs. Labels: PGP RTB (Radio Television Belgrade, now Radio Television of Serbia), Serbia; Jugoton, Zagreb, Croatia; Macedonian Radio Television, Republic of Macedonia and Independent Records, US…  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", "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos" and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” Label: Independent Records, US… Famous Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Dragan Dautovski evaluates Ognenovski as one of the last Mohicans, guardians of our sound. - “Especially for “chalgija” and urban music. Tale Ognenovski is the bard of our music ... " - says Dautovski … Vocals on "Ljubljana" Vera Milosevska, says that Ognenovski with the rich body of work behind them can be regarded as Mozart in Macedonian music. - "He Bring a completely different view to “Chalgija” and to the folk music, one real twist .. He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in centuries.”

Tale Ognenovski on the television programmes:
“One clarinet, one life; Half a century of magic with the clarinet; The clarinet as a life, These are only some of the titles of articles in the newspapers that have been written for the clarinet virtuoso Tale Ognenovski who plays Macedonian folk dances as superbly as he does classical music by Mozart, Wagner, Cavallini...” from the Television programme ‘Sunday afternoon’, ‘Macedonian Radio Television’

In a programme with the title ‘Sunday afternoon’ shown on ‘Macedonian Radio Television’ on February 28, 1993, the journalist said about Tale Ognenovski, “One clarinet, one life; Half a century of magic with the clarinet; The clarinet as a life; These are only some of the titles of articles in the newspapers that have been written for the clarinet virtuoso Tale Ognenovski who plays Macedonian folk dances as superbly as he does classical music by Mozart, Wagner, Cavallini...”Besides some Macedonian folk dances, the following pieces of music were included on the programme: Mozart’s ‘Concert in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra K. 622’ and Wagner’s ‘Adagio for Clarinet’, both performed by Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist accompanied on the piano by the excellent pianist Tanja Shopova, and Cavallini’s Concert ‘Fiori Rossiniani’, performed by Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist accompanied on the piano by the famous pianist and composer Professor Ladislav Palfi.

Everything that has a connection with the clarinet and this man is far from ordinary. Perhaps it is a miracle, this dexterity; perhaps he is a genius, or something more than that....” - Elizabeta Matic on the television programme ‘Good morning, good day’, Macedonian Radio Television.

In the programme with the title ‘Good morning, good day’ shown on ‘Macedonian Radio Television’ on December 5, 1993, the journalist Brane Stefanovski said of Tale Ognenovski, “The living legend of the Macedonian clarinet. Tale Ognenovski can easily be recognized from older records of ‘Macedonian Radio Television’. Tale Ognenovski’s music is amazing, with his melodious, clean quality of tone and interpretations for which he has received recognition from world-famous experts of the clarinet and of Macedonian music. The journalist Elizabeta Matic commented, “Everything that has a connection with the clarinet and this man is far from ordinary. Perhaps it is a miracle, this dexterity; perhaps he is a genius, or something more. Perhaps the reason for this is genetic disposition in his family where his father played the bagpipe (‘gajdadjija’), but the fact that his grandfather and great-grandfather had played some folk instrument, suggests that talent has developed over the generations to raise the little reed pipe (‘kavalche’) player to the highest level reserved for the best. His music is always based on the strict rules of Macedonian folklore... Tale Ognenovski is an Ambassador in the presentation of the valuable things that Macedonia possesses: Macedonian complex rhythms...The best clarinetist which this country has ever had. The man from whom his followers can learn a great deal...

On June 16, 1998, an interview with Tale Ognenovski was recorded for the television programme ‘Good Day, Macedonia’ on Macedonian Television. During the interview, the journalist Tatjana Stojchevska Manchevska asked Tale Ognenovski to play some jazz music. He performed some jazz music that he composed right there and then without any prior planning. He demonstrated his amazing musical talent as a clarinet and reed pipe player and composer performing jazz music on this programme.

The television programme ‘Good Day, Macedonia’ was dedicated to Tale Ognenovski on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the FOLK MUSIC ORCHESTRA of Macedonian Radio Television. An interview with Tale Ognenovski
“This year sees the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ‘Folk Music Orchestra’ of Macedonian Radio Television. The most famous clarinetist Tale Ognenovski has for a long time performed in this Orchestra,” said Simona Ugrinovska, Manager of the programme ‘Good Day Macedonia’. She added that the interview with Tale Ognenovski had been done by her colleague Tatjana Stojchevska Manchevska.  In the programme, first shown on July 1, 1998, then repeated on July 4, 1998, the journalist Tatjana Stojchevska Manchevska said: “Fifty years ago, at the first Macedonian Republic festival of Folk Dances and Songs held during the period October 6-10, 1948, Tale Ognenovski received the First Award as the best clarinetist.

If you listen to the music of Tale Ognenovski, this magnificent, unique, talented virtuoso of the clarinet and composer of Macedonian folk dances, you will imagine an exciting folklore story and sense unparalleled technique in the musical expression of this folk genius. With his maestro, solo improvisations Tale Ognenovski made performances of Ensemble ‘Tanec’ the most successful they could be. The most significant debut in his rich career was in the famous Carnegie Hall on January 27, 1956.

“The artist must adopt the artistic rules perfectly, to be able to break them afterwards.” This comment by Michelangelo described the talent that Tale Ognenovski possessed...In a perfect way he interpreted Mozart, Wagner and Cavallini, and jazz improvisations in the style of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.

Tale Ognenovski has composed 150 Macedonian folk dances...”

In this television programme, Tale Ognenovski said, “I received the First Award for Clarinet as the best clarinetist at the First Republic Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs in Skopje in 1948. Then Mr. Vasil Hadzimanov and Mr. Nikolaj Galevski from Radio Skopje invited me to become a member of the Folk Orchestra in Radio Skopje. I joined the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje for two months, from November 1,1948, till December 30, 1948. Later, in 1960, I joined the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje again. I become head of the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje in 1966 for one year, and then in 1967, I retired. Later I was invited by Music Production of Radio Television Skopje to perform as additional music force with the ‘Chalgii’ Orchestra. With that Orchestra I had great success at the International Folklore Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, where Mr.Dushko Dimitrovski presented some folklore material (recorded on magnetic tapes) that included the Macedonian folk dances, my arrangement ‘Kasapsko oro’ and my composition ‘Kumovo oro chochek’.  I performed these on solo clarinet. This folk music created great interest among the participants at the Conference, and later the folk material was presented in a special programme on Belgian Radio. In France with Ensemble ‘Tanec’ we performed concerts in 58 towns in 1959. We had remarkable success. Mr. Raymond Guillier, Manager of the Tour and Director of his own company  (“Les grands spectacles internationaux - Les productions Raymond Guiller”) from Paris said that he was fascinated by my clarinet playing and told me that my contribution towards the tremendous success of Ensemble ‘Tanec’ was considerable. In an interview with the newspaper ‘Vecher’, he said that he wanted to present the Ensemble in France every year. He said that everything that ‘Tanec’ played in the spirit of Macedonia he didn’t believe any other Ensemble in the world could perform, and the reason for that was that the girls and boys from ‘Tanec’ invested their whole heart in the dance, and that an example of that was my playing on the clarinet...”

“I made my classical music debut in December 1952, playing as clarinet soloist the concert ‘Concert Polka for Clarinet’, accompanied by the pianist Nino Cipushev. On May 24, 1953, this concert accompanied by the ‘Police Wind Orchestra’ (the arrangement for the Orchestra was made by Gligor Smokvarski) was broadcast nationally via Radio Skopje. We performed this and other concerts when we toured Macedonia. Later, for Radio Skopje, I recorded the concert ‘Fiori Rossiniani’ by Ernesto Cavallini, with piano accompaniment by Professor Ladislav Palfi. Later, in 1970, this concert was shown in my television programme ‘ONE CLARINET, ONE LIFE’. With piano accompaniment by Professor Ladislav Palfi, I performed concertos by Mozart, Weber, and others, and I recorded for Radio Skopje the concertos by Mozart and Wagner, with Tanja Shopova...”, said Tale Ognenovski.



Question: “Can you play some jazz music on this programme?”

Tale Ognenovski: “With pleasure.”

Jazz improvisations composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist on the programme “Good Day, Macedonia” of Macedonian Radio Television, July 1, 1998

Tale Ognenovski is undoubtedly one of the greatest composers the world has ever seen. With his compositions of Macedonian folk dances, classical, and jazz music, he made the connection between the two ‘unconnectables’ - oriental and western music. He is a genius of the clarinet. He has amazed audiences with his virtuoso solo clarinet performances not only of various Macedonian folk dances, such as Brusnichko oro, Poljansko oro, Kasapsko oro, Zhensko krsteno oro, Adana oro, Nevenino oro and Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, but also of classical music by Mozart, Cavallini, Wagner and Weber. He combines beautiful tone with brilliant, unique technique. He has made many studio recordings for Macedonian Radio Television both as a virtuoso clarinetist and pipe soloist playing folk, jazz and classical music, and a countless number of radio and television broadcasts. His recordings for Radio Television Belgrade, Jugoton and Macedonian Radio Television are unique compositions based on Macedonian folk music but occasionally with some influence of oriental, jazz and classical music.  His pieces contain highly complex, rhythmic patterns and attractive melodies that are incomparable with any other kind of music known today.   He is clarinet virtuoso in folk, jazz and classical music. Everyone who has listened to his performances of unique Macedonian folk dances, and classical and jazz music, has concluded that he is one of the most innovative and important figures in the history of music in the world.  He has appeared in many televised concerts broadcast in Europe and North America and has, as an international Ambassador of music, created new musical horizons for the clarinet.  
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.  They were related to the original version, but had not destroyed it.
Tale Ognenovski has opened up new possibilities for the clarinet that no one could have predicted. His virtuoso and complex compositions are both interesting and fascinating for people to listen to and to admire.  He has made solo performances and recorded pieces with many orchestras.  He has been featured in many televised concerts broadcast in Europe and United States.  His unique style with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation. His genius is ably demonstrated through his musical interpretations, compositions and band leadership. His compositions and clarinet interpretations are some of the most spectacular in the world of music.

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 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…

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…”

All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, April 27, 2009 

All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski. http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuHM The importance of All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: merited to Tale Ognenovski caught the attention of the media in Republic of Macedonia including: newspaper Vreme, A1 TV and magazine Tea Moderna.

Interview with A1 TV 

Aleksandra Bubevska of the A1 TV channel (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) said, "World famous site for jazz music, All About Jazz, nowadays published article with which he praised the Macedonian instrumentalist and composer Tale Ognenovski. The text refers to the recognition that this site was assigned on April 27, the day of his birthday, declaring him the jazz musician of the day… 87-year-old uncle Tale, also in 1956 played in Carnegie Hall in New York, worked in Ensemble "Tanec" and in many other ensembles." Ognenovski spoke about his work as a clarinet instructor to teach clarinetists in many ensembles in Republic of Macedonia and according to his wish didn't received any money for his engagements. "Now I have only one task, to record all my music" said Tale Ognenovski in this interview broadcast on July 9, 2009, 16:02

Interview of Tale Ognenovski for the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003
  Tale Ognenovski: “I received the First Award Clarinet as a best clarinetist at the First Republic Macedonian Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, Skopje, October 6-10, 1948. I performed as a virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist with the
Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" on American television, CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System), on January 22, 1956, on French Television on September 20 and 21, 1956, on Swiss Television, on July, 1959… Parts of the articles in the newspapers: “…some remarkable music on both orthodox and unorthodox instruments - a raucous and unforgettable pipe…,” 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,"  is related to my appearance at world-famous Carnegie Hall as reed pipe and clarinet soloist.
“…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 unfair trade for the four little swans in "Swan Lake." They are brilliant, gay, and worth seeing...,” written by Claudia Cassidy, title: "On the Aisle Yugoslav Ballet a Colorful Addition to International Dance", and published in the newspaper Chicago Daily Tribune, on  February 6, 1956. I was a virtuoso clarinet soloist in Sopska Poskocica ("Shopska potskoknuvachka") but also and arranger of music because I added my own musical phrases and improvisations in more parts of the dance. I performed with much faster rhythm than appear in the original version of this folk dance, which contribute all articles in the newspapers for this dance to be brilliants.
“…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." Written by Walter Terry, title: 'Yugoslav Folk Ballet", New York Herald Tribune, January 28, 1956.
“…This group would be hard to beat…”  written by Albert Goldeberg, title "Yugoslav Folk Ballet Opens Engagement",  Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1956.
“…"Macedonian Tune," which in its intricate rhythms and plaintive melody should at least make Dave Brubeck send out an emergency call for Darius Milhaud..." Written by R. H. Hagan, title "Yugoslav Ballet Proves Folk Dancing 'Tricky' ", San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, March 8, 1956.
“…Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has never seen." Title: "Dance Bouncing Brigands, Yugoslav come to U.S.", Life, USA, April 9, 1956.
My contribution for these wonderful articles in the newspapers was the greatest regarding the other musicians of Ensemble “Tanec”.  I was virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist in the most parts of the programme of Ensemble “Tanec.” I was Head of the “Folk Music Orchestra” of “Macedonian Radio Television.” I performed with many Cultural Artistically Societies. I recorded many gramophone records.   On October, 2001, is released my CD-album entitled, "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music." Record Label: Independent Records, USA. This Audio CD is the best album for all time for instrumental music. This album is confirmation that I am the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time and one of the greatest composers in the world of music. My sincere gratitude for I won top honours as the winner of 11 Oktomvri award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia. This Award gave me inspiration for new composing... My biography was published in the book on December 2000 and entitled "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer", and written by  Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.  Publishing house is MATICA MAKEDONSKA. The book is published in both Macedonian and English. My biography is published on the Web site www.taleognenovski.com.mk, since September 18, 1998, and written by the same author, my son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.” These words appeared in an article entitled, “Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist, and Musical Virtuoso, which has been touring World” and published in the newspaper "Nova Makedonija" on October 11, 2003.

“…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 Oktomvri" award."  - Written by Mileva Lazova, October 10, 2003, Magazine "Makedonsko Sonce", Republic of Macedonia.

Congratulations to Tale Ognenovski on his 90th birthday April 27, 2012 from his friend Jim (Dimce) Cvetkovski, Buffalo, New York, USA:
Happy 90th Birthday Tale Ognenovski,

Celebrate your life because it's filled with priceless memories, wonderful stories, and people who love you!

"His music is unique in style like no other and will live on forever. He has bridged the gaps among folk music, classical music and jazz. No other artist in the world of music - any music, has ever done or accomplished this. But Tale successfully done so, in a unique genius way. He is truly best in the world..."
April 27, 2012, Jim (Dimce) Cvetkovski, Buffalo, New York, USA   http://www.wnykarate.com

Tale Ognenovski, Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet, died on June 19, 2012. He was 90. - Newspaper articles:

The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski ... The impossible becomes possible... sounds - Europe - The Orient - are in Tale Ognenovski's music naturally brought closer together...
"Tale Ognenovski, Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet, died on June 19, 2012. He was 90.  The funeral was held yesterday at the cemetery in Butel. Maestro Tale Ognenovski, especially from the international scene, was evaluated as one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia, and critics have described as one of the greatest composers in the world of music .... Winner of numerous awards in Yugoslavia and Macedonia, including the state "11 October" in 2003 ... On 26 January 2006. was published CD album entitled " MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Tale Ognenovski incorporated clarinet as second classical instrument into his arrangements notably on the Mozart Clarinet Concerto Composed by Mozart, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1956–2006)) ... Ethno-musicologist Dusko Dimitrovski in the book "For our music" to describe Tale Ognenovski writes: "The prodigy, however, is called Tale Ognenovski ... 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”, Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet, is dead." - By Tina Ivanova, June 21, 2012, Utrinski Vesnik, Republic of Macedonia.   http://www.utrinski.mk/default.asp?ItemID=8B5F9B256521F941BFE7752BD98951FD


Tale Ognenovski is
Mozart in Macedonian music... He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in centuries...
“He was known as one of the world's ambassadors of Macedonian music. He has composed and arranged 150 folk dances, jazz compositions, one classical concert, and today's young musicians learn from his rich oeuvre. Tale Ognenovski,virtuoso of the clarinet, who was known as one of the world's ambassadors of music, went into legends ... Ognenovski left behind a rich opus of which teach generations of young musicians... Though best known as a clarinetist, played the bagpipes, zourla and drum... In 1965 Tale Ognenovski with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec performed in prestigious "Carnegie Hall" in New York and reputable newspapers like "New York Times" , "Life" , " Los Angeles Times" have published articles on this Macedonian musician . He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, jazz compositions, a classical concert etc. One of the last guardians of our sound . In 2008 he released the album "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovskifrom which he received excellent reviews from international music critics including the prestigious media focused on jazz music "All About Jazz." This third CD release is the follow up to his two previous CD Albums entitled:  "Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music" and "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos." During his career he was awarded with the State Prize "October 11", and this year he was awarded a National pension..Famous Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Dragan Dautovski evaluates Ognenovski as one of the last Mohicans, guardians of our sound. - “Especially for “chalgija” and urban music. Tale Ognenovski is the bard of our music ... " - says Dautovski … Violinist and director of Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" Zoran Dzorlev believes that it is absolutely unnecessary and talk about Ognenovski because this Macedonian virtuoso said everything he had with his music. - “I think young musicians, especially those who have chosen brass instrument to learn dances from the Tale. His performances are an example of how to play with the clarinet Macedonian music. It is also one of the few examples of a musician who was with his instrument to the last moment of his life" - says Dzorlev… Vocals on "Ljubljana" Vera Milosevska, says that Ognenovski with the rich body of work behind them can be regarded as Mozart in Macedonian music. - "He Bring a completely different view to “Chalgija” and to the folk music, one real twist . It opens the sound, and in his music can be felt Pelagonija. He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in  centuries. Unfortunately, I never met him personally, but we talked and shared stories about his colleagues. People like him in the world are branded" - says Milosevska.", Article entitled "Bard of Macedonian music, is dead. Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet went into the legends" - By Andrijana Andova, June 22, 2012, Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia.  http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=A959A3998052704FB19EF883273718A5

…Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet Tale Ognenovski, was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia.
“…Macedonian Virtuoso of the Clarinet Tale Ognenovski, was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia. His life story, which began exactly 90 years ago in village Brusnik, Bitola ended after nine fruitful decades in constant search of the perfect sound of the clarinet that sovereign rule. Indeed, his works represent the clarinet as an instrument that has the ability to express the highest range in music…Macedonian folk dances of Ognenovski is performed in Switzerland, France, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Denmark, Austria. The ensemble "Tanec" has performed at the most famous concert venues in North America and Europe with fantastic success. Particularly stands out his concert at the prestigious "Carnegie Hall" in New York City on 27 January 1956, and was the first Macedonian who performed at the scene when he received outstanding reviews from audiences and critics. As a virtuoso clarinet soloist in "Rhythm and Sound" in 1955 he has performed the Macedonian folk dances: "Zhensko Chamche", "Beranche" and others, with the Macedonian Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec." His recordings for “Radio Television Belgrade”, Serbia, "Jugoton, Zagreb”, Croatia and Macedonian Radio Television are unique compositions, inspired by the Macedonian folk music. He is author of book "Macedonian Folk Dances" published in 1989. Ognenovski has won numerous awards in the former Yugoslavia and Macedonia, including the state "11 October", which won in 2003”, Article entitled "Silence from the Clarinet of Tale Ognenovski" - By Nova Makedonija, June 23, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.  http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=6221215165&id=49&setIzdanie=22612

His works represent the clarinet as an instrument which has the ability to express the highest range in music
“…Maestro Ognenovski was considered one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia and one of the greatest composers .... He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances,  one classical concert entitled “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1” and more jazz compositions. His works represent the clarinet as an instrument which has the ability to express the highest range in music.”, Article entitled "Tale Ognenovski, Virtuoso of the Clarinet is dead" - By Vest, June 22, 2012, Republic of Macedonia.


Macedonian Radio Television, Pogramme: "News", June 20, 2012; 19:30.
"Tale Ognenovski has given a true expression of his rich talent performing with all three different folk music orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television: The "Folk Music" Orchestra, The "Chalgii" Orchestra and The "Authentic Folk Instruments" Orchestra. Tale Ognenovski have played a great part in the presentation of Macedonian folk music, and its beauty, to the world. He was known as one of the world's ambassadors of Macedonian music and one of the greatest cultural ambassadors to Macedonia..."

Condolences for the death of the Musical Genius Tale Ognenovski:

Dear Stevan and family,
On June 19, 2012 the world lost a brilliant artist, musician, composer, author and innovator. There will never be another Tale Ognenovski, but his music and spirit will live on forever. He was truly gifted, talented, and unique in style.  I have been listening to his music since childhood, and he inspired me from the very first time I came in contact with your family 13 years ago. That is when I got my first clarinet, and even though I don't read music and have not have any music teachers, I still play his music on my clarinet often.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't listen to his music. We are very saddened that he has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Stevan, your wife Margarita, your sons Nikola and Kliment.
With our love,
The Cvetkovski Family - Dimce, Gerrie, Steven, Jeffrey, Scott, Cvetko,
Sofija, and Stefka”, Jim (Dimce) Cvetkovski, June 25, 2012
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“Hello stevan my name is steven cvetkovski and my father is dimce cvetkovski it is a honor and pleasure to be talking the son of one of my idols growing up. I am so sorry to hear about your father. Your father has brought so much love and joy in to our family with his music.  My father and I listened to your fathers music every single day. I was born and raised around your fathers music and it made me the man i am today. I am in the music industry also. I do song writing for Sony and my brother jeff and I own a publishing company in NY and LA called Final Play Music Group. www.finalplaymusic.com. Your father has touched my heart with music in ways i cant even describe to you. Every single note that man played i felt it. Your not just listening to the music you are feeling it. if you cant feel every note that he plays your not listening right. Every song had a story and i felt it. So thank you and your father for bring me and my family so much happiness and joy. I will never stop spreading your fathers music to everyone. The world needs to hear Tale…”

With my families love to yours, Steven Cvetkovski, June 25, 2012.


Hi Stevan,
I was so sad to hear about the loss of your father. As you know, you and your father have such an impact on my dad and it has trickled down to me and my brothers as well. I grew up listening to your father in car rides and Macedonian festivals. The world has truly lost the most passionate talented musician around. His music has inspired my father and for that has inspired me. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you and your family wonderful health. The Macedonian Festival here in Buffalo, New York will be happening in July and I will make sure his songs will be played! God Bless! - Scott Cvetkovski, Third son of Dimce (Jim) Cvetkovski, June 25, 2012.

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Article entitled <>“Big acknowledgment of our musician and composer: Tale Ognenovski is between the top 100 the greatest clarinetists of all time”, written by Marina Lazarevska, November 25, 2014, newspaper  Dnevnik, Republic of Macedonia. http://www.dnevnik.mk/?ItemID=A5EF6F5A233FD4498AF9EAD28953883C

Macedonian musician and composer Tale Ognenovski (1922-2012) is included in the book entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100” written by Alex Trost (Author) and Vadim Kravetsky (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace, an Amazon company. (To see a preview of the book at Google Books, visit Web address: http://books.google.mk/books?id=4tXLAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=the+greatest+clarinetist+of+all+time+Tale+Ognenovski&source=bl&ots=tQO0HerpjK&sig=XAHE-rHiERrv739bfQtJuWiSpSE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BR1rVOSbCeWvygPt_oLwBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20greatest%20clarinetist%20of%20all%20time%20Tale%20Ognenovski&f=false)

… “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… “ is written in the article entitled “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled “The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100” By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky. Publisher: CreateSpace” published at  Music Industry News Network  mi2n http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441 … 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DA143FE03BBC4051DFB766838D649EDE, 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" http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9506E6D91131E23BBC4D53DFB466838D649EDE, 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… Tale Ognenovski’s Macedonian folk dances have been performed in Switzerland (Mechanlizenz), France (Sacem), Sweden (Gema), Finland (Teosto), Great Britain, Denmark and Austria. 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 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000Y8HXS/qid=1068816978/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_4/104-9748987-8087112?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 ) is the most beautiful and the most difficult Clarinet Concerto of all time. His compositions of Macedonian folk dances display of imaginative power, colorful, almost romantic sensibility. His compositions have been recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records and three CDs. Labels: PGP RTB (Radio Television Belgrade, now Radio Television of Serbia), Serbia; Jugoton, Zagreb, Croatia; Macedonian Radio Television, Republic of Macedonia and Independent Records, US…  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", "MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos" and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” Label: Independent Records, US… Famous Macedonian multi-instrumentalist Dragan Dautovski evaluates Ognenovski as one of the last Mohicans, guardians of our sound. - “Especially for “chalgija” and urban music. Tale Ognenovski is the bard of our music ... " - says Dautovski … Vocals on "Ljubljana" Vera Milosevska, says that Ognenovski with the rich body of work behind them can be regarded as Mozart in Macedonian music. - "He Bring a completely different view to “Chalgija” and to the folk music, one real twist .. He alone is National School standard. Such a man is born once in centuries.”


Tale Ognenovski in the books and encyclopedias:
 
Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer with his Buffet Crampon and Dushko Dimitrovski, ethnomusicologist in 1999.

Zlatko Origjanski, musician, Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer with his Buffet Crampon, Vanja Lazarova Dimitrovska, singer and Dushko Dimitrovski, ethnomusicologist in 1999.

Book:  For "Our Music" (За Наша Музика) ;  Author: Dushko Dimitrovski; Publisher: BID "Misirkov" (1994).
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.
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer is author of the book “Macedonian folk dances” (“Makedonski ora”) published by the Cultural Educational Association, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia , in 1989.

Rough Guide to World Music Volume One: Africa, Europe & The Middle East
Simon Broughton (Author), Mark Ellingham (Author), Publisher: Rough Guides; 2nd edition (February 7, 2000); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1858286352; ISBN-13: 978-1858286358 - "One of the few clarinettists to have performed successfully both with a calgia and in the more modern style is Tale Ognenovski, born in 1922 and one of the most influential musicians of the post-war era. He was a member of the Tanec group during the 1950s and lead clarinet of the Radio Skopje calgia. The composer of many tunes that have become standards, he is today the leader of his own group, and a master of the more Westernised style that become prominent in the 1940s and 50s. This is the style that still holds sway, and which is the basis for Macedonia's own new composed folk music." (pp 203)

Lichnosti od Makedonija (Distinguished People from Macedonia); 
Authors: Petar Karajanov, Hristo Andonovski, Jovan Pavlovski; Publisher: MI-AN (2002), Republic ofMacedonia; Language: Macedonian; ISBN 9989-613-28-1 - "...Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances. With his performances with Ensemble "Tanec" at Carnegie Hall in New York City he received his first international success... (pp 233)

ZNACHAJNI LICHNOSTI ZA BITOLA (DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
Authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska, Publisher: NUUB “St. Clement Ohridski” – Bitola and Municipality of Bitola (2007), Republic of Macedonia; Language: Macedonian and English; ISBN 978-9989-2783-0-3 - "Ognenovski, Tale (1922), Macedonian clarinetist , one of the most important Macedonian folk musicians; belong to the line of the biggest instrumentalists and composers in the world music. He made the connection between the oriental and the western music and represents one of the biggest exponents of the composing for a clarinet. He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, one classical concert
“T.Ognenovski concert for clarinet number 1” and many jazz compositions. Tale is one of the best representatives in playing of a clarinet with special technique, inventiveness and amazing improvisation virtuosity..." (pp 161-162)

(http://www.scribd.com/doc/50316926/47/OGNENOVSKI-TALE-%E2%80%93-musician-%E2%80%93)

Tale Ognenovski 
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor) 
Product Description: The content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tale Ognenovski (Macedonian: Тале Огненовски) (born April 27, 1922) is a Macedonian multi-instrumentalist: clarinet, reed pipe (instrument) (recorder), tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla (zurla) and drum, composer and bandleader. On January 27, 1956, he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City as clarinet and reed pipe (recorder) soloist of Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".
Product Details: Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: Betascript Publishing (March 2, 2011)
Language: English; ISBN-10: 613507024X; ISBN-13: 978-6135070248.
Betascript Publishing is part of VDM Publishing Group based in Saarbrücken, Germany. VDM Publishing specializes in German, Russian, Spanish, French and English dissertations, theses and research projects. VDM Publishing is one of the leading publishing houses of academic research.

BARNES&NOBLETale Ognenovski by Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor) 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tale-ognenovski-lambert-m-surhone/1103724547




Britannica  Concise Encyclopedia;
2005 Encyclopedia  Britannica, Inc; Publisher: Toper and Media Print Makedonija, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia Language: Macedonian; ISBN 9989-165-12-2 - "Ognenovski, Tale - Clarinetist and composer, born in village Brusnik, Bitola. As clarinet and reed pipe virtuoso he reached international success with his performances with National Ensemble "Tanec". He composed hundred folk dances... " (pp 66, book 7)

Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор

Tale Ognenovski's biographer is his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.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).

SAMPLES FROM REWIEVERS OF THIS MONOGRAPH
"...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 Ensemble "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.

Library of Congress information at
http://lccn.loc.gov/2003457521 and World catalog at
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56368816&referer=brief_results

Book entitled: "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" written by Stevan Ognenovski Mag.Scient.





With this Diploma Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. received scientific degree of Magister of Technical Sciences in the field of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia on March 7, 1991. The diploma is issued in Croatian language and Latin language. (420 ECTS  credits - given the Bologna comparison system among academic programs).




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 Ognenovsli (he is son of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.)

Information for the  promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор”, was published in newspapers: “Nova Makedonija” (Article entitled: “The 40th Balkan Festival of Folk Songs and Dances, July 2 2001), “Vecher” (Article entitled: “Balkan gathering 600 dancers”, July 5, 2001) and the “Utrinski Vesnik” (Article entitled: “Started Balkan Festival of folk Songs and Dances, July 7, 2001).

On the beginning of the promotion, the author of the book Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.  read the letter from Mr. Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia and the letter of Mr. Ljubcho Georgievski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia.


In the letter Mr. Boris Trajkovski, President of Macedonia addressed to Mr. Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer writes: "Dear Mr. Ognenovski,
Extraordinary feelings, undoubtedly evokes monographic work of your great musical opus, rarely inventive and gifted instrumentalist and composer. Numerous tours and awards in our country and in the world talking about your virtuosity in unsurpassed merger of oriental and western music. Priceless is your merit for promotion of Macedonian traditional and folk music around the world. But at the same time it should be noted and pedagogical activity with young enthusiasts - your followers. Your music and solo performances, left a mark of unsurpassed clarinetist who his perpetual inspiration finds in the  most valuable that has this country – Macedonian folklore. I think that words cannot express what is experienced in the moments of your interpretations. But I still believe in the value of this monographic work that will remain a permanent mark for one glowing personality for future generations.

Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia

Skopje, July 9, 2001"

Почитуван господине Огненовски,

Несекојдневно е чуството кое несомнено го буди монографското дело на Вашиот огромен музички опус, како ретко инвентивен и надарен инструменталист и композитор. Многубројните гостувања и награди кај нас и во светот говорат за Вашата виртуозност во ненадминливиот спој на ориенталната и западната музика. Непроценлива е Вашата заслуга за афирмација на македонската изворна и народна музика ширум светот. Но, истовремено треба да се истакне и педагошката активност со младите ентузијасти – Вашите следбеници.
Вашата музика, солистичките настапи, оставија белег на ненадминлив кларинетист кој својата непресушна инспирација ја наоѓа во највредното што го има ова поднебје – македонскиот фолклор.

Мислам дека со зборови не може да се искаже се она што се доживува во миговите на Вашите интерпретации. Но, сепак верувам во вредноста на ова монографско дело кое ќе остане како траен белег за едно блескаво име на идните генерации.

Борис Трајковски, Претседател на Република Македонија

Скопје, 9 јули 2001 година


In the letter Mr. Ljubcho Georgievski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia addressed to Mr. Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer and to Mr. Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.  writes: "Dear Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski,
Invitation to attend at the promotion of the book "Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer", causes me great honour and pleasure. I am glad that the promotion of the book is at the same time of maintaining the Balkan Folklore Festival and will enriches the content of this event. Of course it is important that you have managed to book issued in Macedonian and English. Congratulating you on the success and wishing you further success, expressing my regret that due to commitments I am not able to attend the promotion of your book.

I wish that the promotion to relive the true moments that deserves the book.

Sincerely,

Ljubcho Georgievski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

Skopje, July 9, 2001"  

“Почитувани Тале Огненовски и Стеван Огненовски,

Поканата да присуствувам на промоцијата на книгата “Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор”, ми причини посебна чест и задоволство.

Ме радува што промоцијата на книгата е во исто време со одржувањето на Балканскиот фолклорен фестивал што ја збогатува содржината и на оваа Манифестација.

Секако значајно е и тоа што сте успеале книгата да ја издадете на македонски и англиски јазик.

Честитајќи Ви за успехот и посакувајќи Ви натамошни успеси, го изразувам моето жалење, што поради обврските не сум во можност да присуствувам на промоцијата на Вашата книга.

Посакувам промоцијата да ги доживее вистинските моменти што ги заслужува книгата.

Со почит,

Љубчо Георгиевски, Претседател на Владата на Република Македонија

Скопје, 9 јули 2001 година”

At the promotion of the book, Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist, editor of the Folk Music Department in Macedonian Radio Television and reviewer of the book said:

"...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 Ensemble "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"

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 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 his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. in the Cultural Centre "Grigor Prlicev", Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001. From left to right: Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., writer of the book and Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer performs 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: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid and Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer.


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 received great applause from the audience for his playing 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 right to left: Ivan Chorbev, Ph.D. (standing), Katerina Chorbeva, Dipl.-Med. (standing)… Kliment Ognenovski, Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec. (she is wife of Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient.), Boshko Treneski, general manager of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec"…


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. From left to right: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer and his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer performs 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 performs 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.



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.


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, Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer, Boshko Trenevski, general manager of the Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" and Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid.

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".


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his reed pipe 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.  With this reed pipe (“kavalche”) Tale Ognenovski performed with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec” in  the United States (65 concerts, from January 22, 1956 till April 12, 1956 including the concert in Carnegie Hall,  New York City on January 27, 1956.), Canada (Toronto Massey Hall,February 13, 1956, Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 till October 27, 1956 and September 17 and 18, 1959 in Dortmund) , France (83 concerts, from September 20 till November 25, 1959), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8, Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959. From left to right: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid,  Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer Katerina Chorbeva, Dipl.-Med. and Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist, editor of the Folk Music Department in Macedonian Radio Television and reviewer of the book.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his reed pipe 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.  With this reed pipe (“kavalche”) Tale Ognenovski performed with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec” in  the United States (65 concerts, from January 22, 1956 till April 12, 1956 including the concert in Carnegie Hall,  New York City on January 27, 1956.), Canada (Toronto Massey Hall,February 13, 1956, Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 till October 27, 1956 and September 17 and 18, 1959 in Dortmund) , France (83 concerts, from September 20 till November 25, 1959), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8, Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959. From left to right: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid,  Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer,  Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient., Katerina Chorbeva, Dipl.-Med. and Kiril Todevski, ethnomusicologist, editor of the Folk Music Department in Macedonian Radio Television and reviewer of the book.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his son 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. From left to right: Dragana Boceska, Mag. Scient., Director of National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid,  Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer,  Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. 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 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.


Library of Congress, Washington D.C. US information of 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. Author Mag.Scient. Stevan Ognenovski. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003457521 


Tale Ognenovski at Clarinet-Now.com, Famous Clarinet Players – World

Macedonia - The famous clarinet player from Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski played the clarinet as a Macedonian folk instrument and became famous worldwide with his work. Hear more from Tale on iTunes
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Clarinet - Wikipedia
"One of the most renowned Macedonian clarinet players is Tale Ognenovski, who gained worldwide fame for his virtuosity.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet

Tale Ognenovski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tale_Ognenovski

"Tale Ognenovski (Macedonian: Тале Огненовски) (April 27, 1922 - June 19, 2012) was a Macedonian multi-instrumentalistclarinet, reed pipe (instrument) (recorder), tin whistle, small bagpipe, zourla (zurla) and drumcomposer and bandleader. On January 27, 1956, he performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City as clarinet and reed pipe (recorder) soloist of Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec".  The performance of Tale Ognenovski as reed pipe (recorder) player is described by dance critic John MartinThe New York Times's reviewer as "raucous and unforgettable pipe". 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."  All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, with announcement published at his website.  http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2mJ_RDuH Tale Ognenovski won top honors on October 11, 2003 at Macedonian Parliament as the Winner of "11 October" Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia..."

Tale Ognenovski’s Photos in front of Macedonian Radio Television in 2000.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in front of Macedonian Radio Television in 2000.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and Blagoja Deskoski, violinist and composer in front of Macedonian Radio Television in 2000.

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 & Hartel 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). The full, wonderful sound of the modern A clarinet is rich and Ognenovski's playing is superb, with good tempo and intonation throughout.

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 Rondo Allegro Performed by Tale Ognenovski

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/gbUqKvpmPfU

Breitkopf & Härtel is the world's oldest music publishing house. The firm was founded in 1719 in Leipzig by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf (1695-1777). The catalogue currently contains over 1000 composers, 8000 works and 15,000 music editions or books on music.

NME.com feature on Breitkopf & Härtel including YouTube music video: "Tale Ognenovski Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A K.622 III. Rondo Allegro (final movt)" as selection from Breitkopf & Härtel, the world's oldest music publishing company. NME.COM is Web site of music magazine NME.

http://www.nme.com/video/id/gbUqKvpmPfU/search/Breitkopf%20&%20Hartel

Music Industry News Network – Music Events: Macedonian Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski - Jazz Musician Of The Day: April 27, 2010 At AllAboutJazz.com

http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=129695


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Posted: 2010-04-27

Jazz Musician of the Day - April 27, 2010: Tale Ognenovski

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=54768#.Ur2fdvRDuHM

All About Jazz celebrated Tale Ognenovski's birthday April 27, 2010, with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day - April 27, 2010 Tale Ognenovski was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia on April 27, 1922.

All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day - April 27, 2010 was announced at http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=54768#.Ur2fdvRDuHM  All About Jazz

All About Jazz is a leading jazz music website for enthusiasts and industry professionals based in Philadelphia in the United States.

Tale Ognenovski received All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day first time on April 27, 2009

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=34707#.Ur2g-fRDuHM

Newspaper “Shpic”, Republic of Macedonia.

Valentina Gorgievska of the newspaper Spic wrote: "Macedonian Music Virtuoso Tale Ognenovski received second time All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day on April 27, 2010, the day of his 88th birthday... This is great recognition and for such recognition in the days when you were born, whether at that moment they were alive or deceased, received the other the most famous jazzers of all time - Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Article: "Tale Ognenovski - Jazz Musician of the Day", April 30, 2010, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Music Industry News Network – Music Events: Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski - Jazz Musician Of The Day: April 27, 2009 At AllAboutJazz.com

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=120961


AllAboutJazz.com Publicity News: 

Jazz Musician of the Day - April 27, 2009: Tale Ognenovski

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski
Posted: 2009-04-27
All About Jazz is celebrating Tale Ognenovski's birthday today!


Tale Ognenovski was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia on April 27, 1922. Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist, reed piper, zourlist and small bagpiper of all time, demonstrating unique skill... more
Tale Ognenovski at All About Jazz


All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, April 27, 2009 

All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski.  The importance of All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: merited to Tale Ognenovski caught the attention of the media in Republic of Macedonia including: newspaper Vreme, A1 TV and magazine Tea Moderna.

Interview with A1 TV 

Aleksandra Bubevska of the A1 TV channel (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) said, "World famous site for jazz music, All About Jazz, nowadays published article with which he praised the Macedonian instrumentalist and composer Tale Ognenovski. The text refers to the recognition that this site was assigned on April 27, the day of his birthday, declaring him the jazz musician of the day… 87-year-old uncle Tale, also in 1956 played in Carnegie Hall in New York, worked in Ensemble "Tanec" and in many other ensembles." Ognenovski spoke about his work as a clarinet instructor to teach clarinetists in many ensembles in Republic of Macedonia and according to his wish didn't received any money for his engagements. "Now I have only one task, to record all my music" said Tale Ognenovski in this interview broadcast on July 9, 2009, 16:02

Newspaper Vreme 

Valentina Gorgievska of the newspaper Vreme wrote: "This world famous and most relevant website for jazz music www.allaboutjazz.com these days published article that honor Macedonian instrumentalist and musician Tale Ognenovski. The text refers to the recognition that the team of this site is handed on April 27, the day of his 87th birthday, when he declared jazz musician of the day. This is great recognition and for such recognition in the days when you were born, whether at that moment they were alive or deceased, received the other the most famous jazzers of all time - Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others... For the work of Tale Ognenovski, his son, MA Stevan Ognenovski wrote a book entitled: "Tale Ognenovski, clarinet virtuoso and composer" ... Tale Ognenovski has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, one classical concert entitled "Tale Ognenovski Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 and 12 jazz compositions. On all tracks on his albums he was instrumental soloist on clarinet, reed pipe (recorder), small bagpipe, zurla and drum, and some of scenes with him playing the reed pipe (recorder) and Stevan Ognenovski and his sons Nikola Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski. Stevan is the author of eight music videos of his father, who put on the internet site YouTube, which contributes to the affirmation of Macedonian culture worldwide." Article entitled: "На најпознатиот сајт за џез Тале Огненовски џез-музичар на денот - At the World's Famous Jazz Website Tale Ognenovski Jazz Musician of the Day". Vreme (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia), July 6, 2009.

Magazine Tea Moderna

Ognenovski gave interview to Rumena Ravanovska-Tulbevska, editor of magazine Tea Modena in July 2009. Tale Ognenovski noted that "In my jazz compositions Macedonia can be recognized as music performed by Tale Ognenovski." Article entitled: "World Jazz Musician of the Day Tale Ognenovski", Tea Moderna, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, July 29, 2009.

AllAboutJazz.com Publicity News: 
Tale Ognenovski, Internationally Renowned Clarinetist on YouTube

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Posted: 2009-04-12 

AllAboutJazz.com Publicity News: 
New CD "Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed by Tale Ognenovski" of Internationally Renowned Jazz, Folk Dance and Classical Clarinetist

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/news.php?id=23555
SOURCE: AllAboutJazz.com Publicity

Posted: 2008-09-27  

60th anniversary of receiving his First Award as the best clarinetist 11 October, 1948  -  11 October, 2008.
On October 11, 2008 Tale Ognenovski commemorated the 60th anniversary of receiving his First Award as the best clarinetist of 'First Republic of Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs' (11 October, 1948). 453 Folk dances and songs groups competed in the festival in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Tale Ognenovski’s Macedonian folk dances have been performed in Switzerland (Mechanlizenz), France (Sacem), Sweden (Gema), Finland (Teosto), Great Britain, Denmark, Austria, U.S.A. (iTunes) and others.

On February 25, 1999, the Tale Ognenovski Web site http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk/index.html was listed on Anne Bell’s Clarinet Website Index on the Internet under http://www.sneezy.org/anne_bell/ABCClar.htm, together with another 20 world famous clarinetists. The actual address is

http://www.anne-bell.woodwind.org/ABCClar.htm#P&T


I.   TALE OGNENOVSKI’S BRILLIANT CAREER AS A MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his Buffet Crampon clarinet in front of his house in the village Brusnik in 2000, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia

This is the story of one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of world music.

Tale Ognenovski is one of the world’s most innovative and renowned professional instrumentalists, and is the greatest clarinetist of all time. His compositions of various kinds of music made him a musical phenomenon. On January 27, 1956, Tale Ognenovski, Macedonian clarinetist and composer, appeared with the Macedonian Ensemble ‘Tanec’ at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He toured throughout North America and Europe, and amazed audiences with his brilliant musical ability.

Tale Ognenovski’s remarkable international career has enabled him to make a significant contribution to the world of music with his own style and unique abilities. With the clarinet and pipe (“kavalche”), he demonstrated inimitable technique, a wealth of invention and outstanding musical competence.

1.  Musical genius Tale Ognenovski

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. 

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 (Carnegie Hall, January 27, 1956 and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, April 11 and 12, 1956), Boston (Symphony Hall, January 1, 1956), Chicago (Chicago Civic Opera House, February 4 and 5, 1956), Philadelphia (Academy of Music, February 7, 1956), Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall, February 9, 1956), Baltimore (Lyric Theater, February 10, 1956), Pittsburgh (Syria Mosque Theater, February 12, 1956), Detroit (Masonic Auditorium, February 18, 1956), Indianapolis (Murat Theater, February 20, 1956), Saint Louis (Municipal Auditorium, February 26, 1956), Kansas City (Music Hall, February 29, 1956), Colorado Springs (City Auditorium, March 3, 1956), Denver (Auditorium Arena, March 4, 1956), San Francisco (Opera House, March 7 and 9, 1956), Los Angeles (Philharmonic Auditorium, March 12, 13 and 14, 1956), Houston (City Auditorium, March 28 and 29, 1956), New Orleans (Civic Theatre, April 1, 2 and 3, 1956), Atlanta (Tower Theatre, April 5, 6 and 7, 1956), Toronto (Massey Hall, February 13, 1956), Bonn (Town Theater, October 29, 1956), Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Paris, (September 20-22, 1959) Le Havre, Nantes, Lille, Geneva (July 9 and 10, 1959.), Berne (July 7 and 8, 1959.)...

During his tours around the world, Tale Ognenovski performed in a multitude of concerts.  In the United States (65 concerts, from January 22, 1956 till April 12, 1956), Canada (Toronto Massey Hall, February 13, 1956), Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 till October 27, 1956 and September 17 and 18, 1959 in Dortmund), France (83 concerts, from September 20 till November 25, 1959), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8, Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959), Bulgaria (November and December, 1955), Romania, (9 concerts, December, 1957 and January 1958), Albania (9 concerts, October, 1957), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monte Negro, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.  The public and audiences greeted ‘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.

During his career, Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances.  They were recorded at the studio of Macedonian Radio Television.  138 are solo pieces on the clarinet and 12 are solo pieces on the pipe (“kavalche”).  The majority of them are his own compositions.

Most of these folk dances that were recorded on gramophone records or cassettes were performed by his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra, with others performed by various orchestras of Macedonian Radio Television, the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra, the Kocho Petrovski Orchestra and the Pece Atanasovski Orchestra.  With his own Tale Ognenovski Orchestra, he recorded 17 gramophone records with famous singers (Gramophone producers: RTB, Jugoton, Beograd Disk, and Diskos). As a performer with other orchestras, he recorded more than 30 gramophone records with famous singers.

Several Macedonian folk dances that he composed, including  “Bitolsko svadbarsko oro”, “Bitolsko oro”, “Pelistersko oro” and  “Resensko oro” were performed in many countries.

 Tale Ognenovski’s unique talent and musical genius.
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 reed pipe (“kavalche”), and from his father Jovan who was an excellent player on the bagpipe (“gajda”).  At every celebration in his village of Brusnik, his father Jovan invited to his home the clarinetist Sterjo, accompanied by two other musicians who played the violin and drum, or the clarinetist Lambo, together with two other musicians who played the violin and drum (Lambo’s son Tode played the drum).  On these occasions Tale’s father Jovan played the bagpipe.  When little Tale was six years old he began to accompany them playing the “daire” (some kind of little drum).

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with his father Jovan, his mother Vanka, his grandmother Mara and his brother Aleksandar (Cane) in 1926, village Brusnik, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.

It was during these moments that Tale began to love playing musical instruments.  He began to play on the pipe (“kavalche”) at the age of 7 (1929) when he also made his first musical composition.  These particularly happy times in Tale’s life were broken suddenly, in 1933, when his father Jovan died.  By the time Tale was 15 (1937) he was an excellent player on the reed pipe.  During one celebration in Brusnik he asked the clarinetist Vasil Talevski to lend him his clarinet. Tale began to play the clarinet for the first time, and all the villagers who were present, including Vasil Talevski, Mile Karangelevski and the priest Spase were amazed at how well he played.

It was then that one of the most successful careers in the world of music began.  Tale’s grandmother Marija (Mara) and mother Vanka provided some money to buy Tale his first clarinet, and the priest Spase helped them to order it from Celje, Slovenia.  Tale began to play the clarinet at many celebrations and concerts in villages and the town of Bitola with many other musicians.  His youngest brother Aleksandar (Cane) was also very talented musically.  He was a great singer of Macedonian folk songs and also an excellent drummer.
Tale Ognenovski (1922-2012) and Nevena Ognenovska (1922–1972) married in 1947. Nevena was the main source of his strength and motivation and she supported his music career. Tale Ognenovski dedicated two of his compositions to her, and gave her name Nevena to the Macedonian folk dance “Nevenino oro” (composed by Tale Ognenovski, and available on the LP and cassette “Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist, plays dances”, with the respective reference numbers LPY-61143 and CAY 321, and produced by Jugoton in 1975; also, the record “Macedonian folk dances played on clarinet by Tale Ognenovski accompanied by his Ensemble”, reference number EPY-3851, and produced by Jugoton in 1967, and “Nevenino Lavchansko oro”, composed by Tale Ognenovski and recorded on magnetic tape by Macedonian Radio Television in 1983. His son Stevan Ognenovski and his daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska supported all of his musical activity.  In 2000 Tale Ognenovski formed a quartet with his son Stevan Ognenovski (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" (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 04542, 2001), “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR 37223, 2006) and “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Label: Independent Records, Catalog: IR38824, 2008). Three CD's were produced by Tale Ognenovski and Stevan Ognenovski.
Tale Ognenovski, played at the Wedding Party of his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag.Scient. and Margarita Ognenovska, Dipl.-Oec.
in Hotel "Panorama", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, November 13, 1977.  Rumena Ravanovska-Tulbevska, editor of magazine "Tea Modena" noted that "Tale Ognenovski is always environed with love of his son Stevan Ognenovski and daughter in law Margarita Ognenovska." Article entitled: “"World Jazz Musician of the Day Tale Ognenovski", Tea Moderna, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, July 29, 2009. 

From 1946 till 1951 he played in the Cultural-Educational Societies of  “Svetlost” and “Stiv Naumov” in Bitola, and folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nidzepole, Rotino and Lavci.  Always a lover of classical music, Tale Ognenovski was prepared to study alone to learn to play classical music on the clarinet.  He performed many times in radio broadcasts on Radio Bitola. He received the First Award as the best clarinetist at the first regional Bitola Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, held on October 9-11, 1947.  From November 1, 1948 till December 30, 1948, he was a member of the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje on 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.  He played many times with the “Macedonian Radio Television”  studio folk orchestra, and many of these performances were broadcast.

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, Nidzepole 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 Nidzepole.  This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. 

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.


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Member of Music Orchestras
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.Ognenovski's first classical recording dates from 1970, when he recorded Ernesto Cavallini: Fiori Rossiniani with pianist Professor Ladislav Palfi for Macedonian Radio Television. In 1987 he recorded Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 and Wagner's "Adagio for Clarinet" with pianist Tanja Shopova. Macedonian national television "Macedonian Radio Television" produced two television programmes: "One clarinet - one life" was shown on May 19, 1970 and "One clarinet - one life - Tale Ognenovski", broadcast on July 18, 1987. Both programmes include his biography and performances of classical music and Macedonian folk dances.


 Tale Ognenovski as a virtuoso clarinet soloist performed Macedonian folk dances with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in the film “Rhythm and Sound,” 1955.

In Vardar Film’s 1955 production of “Ritam i zyuk (Rythm and Sound), Tale Ognenovski as a virtuoso clarinet soloist performed the Macedonian folk dances “Zhensko Chamche” and “Beranche” with Ensemble ‘Tanec’.  In the film, “Zhensko Chamche” begins with some technically very complicated, solo improvisations by Tale Ognenovski that do not appear in the original version of the folk dance.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in the film “Rhythm and Sound” in 1955


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer with Macedonian National Ensemble for Folk Dances and Songs "Tanec" in the film “Rhythm and Sound” in 1955






From 1960 to 1967, Tale Ognenovski worked with “Macedonian Radio Television”.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in 1967, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published in the newspaper “Vecher” on April 1, 1967.
Tale Ognenovski is a member of the ‘Folk Orchestra of Macedonian Radio Television’ which will make its debut between April 14 and 16 at the First Festival of Yugoslavian (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music to be broadcast on the Radio and will be held in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia”.  This appeared in the newspaper “Vecher” on April 1, 1967.

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.

During the years 1962 to 1965, Tale Ognenovski took part in a review programme by Radio Skopje entitled “A Competition of the Towns”.  He also performed as a musician for Radio Skopje, was a leading instrumentalist with the folk orchestra, and coordinator of auditions and the selection of singers from all the towns in the Republic of Macedonia. 

As a member of the folk orchestra, he played Macedonian folk dances as a clarinet soloist at the First Festival of Yugoslavian (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music that was broadcast on radio in Skopje, Macedonia (April 14-16, 1967).  As a clarinet soloist with Macedonian Radio Television’s Folk Music Orchestra, he played other Macedonian folk dances that were broadcast on television by “Television Zagreb”, Zagreb, Croatia. (1966)

During the 1960s Tale Ognenovski played as clarinet soloist in many Macedonian folk dances and songs in numerous theatrical performances at the Macedonian National Theatre.

He performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances as clarinet and pipe soloist at a special concert marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Radio Television Skopje, 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.

During the 1960’s, Tale Ognenovski performed at many concerts in the Former Yugoslavia with the orchestra of the legendary Kocho Petrovski.  The orchestra included among its members Dr. Aleksandar Vasevski and Slobodan Nikolovski.

As clarinet soloist, Tale Ognenovski performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances on the television programme “Yugoslavia, Good Day” broadcast on “Television Zagreb” in Croatia, February 27, 1975.

He appeared as a special guest clarinet soloist at the concert marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Cultural Artistical Society “Ilinden” in Bitola, held in the “House of Culture”, Bitola in December, 1985. His performances on the clarinet of many of their own, brilliantly composed Macedonian folk dances accompanied by “Ilinden” itself, earned him rapturous applause from the audience.

He appeared as a special guest clarinet soloist at the concert marking the anniversary of the founding of “Radio Television Belgrade” 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”.

Some of the crowning events of Tale Ognenovski’s professional career were his performances as soloist on concerts broadcast on television by Macedonian Television.  These include Mozart’s ‘Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622’ and Wagner’s ‘Adagio for Clarinet’, performed in 1987 and accompanied by the excellent pianist Tanja Shopova, and Cavallini’s concert ‘Fiori Rossiniani’ performed in 1970 and accompanied by the legendary pianist Professor Ladislav Palfi. He demonstrated brilliant technique and beautiful tone on each occasion.

National Macedonian Radio broadcast numerous folk music programmes in which were included Macedonian folk dances composed and/or arranged him, and in which he was virtuoso clarinetist and pipe soloist. Three Macedonian folk dances were included in the programme “Sunday folk hit”, broadcast on May 2, 1999.  These were “Pelistersko oro”, “Poljansko oro” and “Kumovo oro - chochek”, all his own compositions.  Also included in the programme was a biography of Tale Ognenovski edited by Orce Gelevski.

Many musicians from Macedonian Radio Television worked together with Tale Ognenovski with the recording of numerous folk dances and songs.  These included Nikolaj Galevski, Angel Nanchevski, Kocho Petrovski, Ivan Terziev, Blagoja Deskovski, Aleksandar Piperkov, Ljupcho Pandilov, Stevo Teodosievski, Todor Petrovski-Tosho, Aleksandar Sarievski, Naser, Suljo, Dimitar Najdenov Taki, Hustref Said, Tosho Gjorgjevic, Metodija Zafirovski-Smolski, Hilmi Baki, Raim Baki, Apostol Gelevski, Pece Atanasovski, Dimitar Bugarski, Dragi Simonovski, Dimitar Krstevski, Risto Vasilevski, Vasil Ivanovski-Javasho, Pero Jarchev, Muarem Sakipov, Mamet, Dragi Anchevski, Angele Dimovski, Tihomir Veskovski, Mahmud Muzafer, Nikola Cvetkovski, Mile Kolarovski, Todor Pavlovski , Ljupcho Ilievski, Petar Lukic, Todor Trajchevski, Petar Petrov, Liljana Avtovska, Borche Polizovski, Slobodan Serafimovski, Vlado Dimitrovski, Mendo Dear, Kosta Smilevski, Mladen (Mladjo), Vesel Chun, Medo Chun, Moamed Chun, Amet Eminov, Akim Memedov, Mefail Sakipov, Moamer, Tome Chrchev, Redzep Pampurovski, Moarem Sali, Slobodan Nikolovski, Kurto and Dimitar Krcovski.
Tale Ognenovski Wave Audio Samples:
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, in A Major,  KV 622, soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (35.56 sec, 197KB)

E. Cavallini: Concert "Fiori Rossiniani", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Ladislav Palfi (30.79 sec, 170KB)

R. Wagner: "Adagio for Clarinet", soloist on clarinet Tale Ognenovski, accompaniment on piano by Tanja Shopova (33.97sec, 188KB)

Jazz improvisations composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist on the programme “Good Day, Macedonia” of Macedonian Radio Television, July 1, 1998

He has played on the clarinet in many concerts performing with the following Orchestras and Ensembles: the cultural-educational societies in Bitola of “Svetlost”, “Stiv Naumov”, “Ilinden”; folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nidzopole, Rotino and Lavci; the Radio Bitola orchestras; the Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk dances and Songs “Tanec”; cultural art societies: “Vlado Tasevski” and “Kocho Racin”; the academic culture and art society “Mirche Acev; other Ensembles of folk dances and songs including “Orce Nikolov”, “Goce Delchev”, “Dom na gradezhnici Skopje”, “Hor na invalidi Skopje” and “Dom na borci i invalidi Skopje”; the Macedonia Radio and Television folk music orchestras: the Folk Music Orchestra, the “Chalgii” Orchestra and the Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra; the Orchestra of the legendary Stevo Teodosievski and the Ljupcho Pandilov Orchestra.

He made his recording debut as a composer with the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra in 1963, with three Macedonian folk dances all composed by him, and in which he played solo clarinet: “Bitolsko svadbarsko oro”, “Bitolsko oro” and “Pelistersko oro”.  The record (EP 14700) was produced by “RADIO TELEVIZIJA BEOGRAD” (Radio Television Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia).

 In 1965, Tale Ognenovski established his own “Tale Ognenovski Orchestra”

The year 1965 saw Tale Ognenovski establish his own “Tale Ognenovski Orchestra” in Skopje, and  “RADIO TELEVIZIJA BEOGRAD” produce the record EP 14711.  On this record, he gives solo clarinet performances of his four compositions, Prespansko oro, Kumovo oro, Deverovo oro and Dihovsko oro, accompanied by the “Tale Ognenovski Orchestra”.

The members of Tale Ognenovski Orchestra were: Blagoja Deskoski, Slavcho Gjurchilov, Dragi Bogatinov, Mile Serafimovski, Kiril Zivkovski, Borche Polizovski, Sime Fonchev, Mile Serafimov, Hilmi Baki, Raim Baki, Muarem Sali, Redzep Pampurovski, Pande Kominovski, Ilija Stavrevski, Mladen Stojanovic, Dimitar Bugarski, Pancho Musev, Akim Memedov, Rushan, Mefail Sakipov, Hustref Said, Mile Brzanov, Aristid Filaktov, Moamed Chun and Vlado Dimitrovski.

“Resensko oro” performed by Tale Ognenovski as solo clarinetist is recorded on the LP “YUGOSLAVIAN FOLK DANCES”

The Macedonian folk dance “Resensko oro” is available on the Jugoton LP “YUGOSLAVIAN FOLK DANCES” (“PLESOVI NARODA JUGOSLAVIJE”), reference number LPYV-S-806.  “The tracks on this record contain instrumental, musical folk-dance accompaniments arranged for the public... The aksak rhythm appears in the musical accompaniment of the Macedonian “Resensko oro” (A-4, composed and performed by Tale Ognenovski as solo clarinettist, accompanied by his Tale Ognenovski Folk Ensemble), in a three-beat rhythm, with the extended first unit...” wrote Dr Jerko Bezic on back cover of this record.

The 35th anniversary of the founding of “Macedonian Radio Television” 1944 - 1979.

"…Tale Ognenovski who has given a true expression of his rich talent performing with all three different folk music orchestras…" - LP ULS-578

In 1979, Jugoton produced  the LP reference number ULS-578 (P 1979) presenting recordings of Tale Ognenovski performing for “Macedonian Radio Television “.  The LP contains 15 Macedonian folk dances and songs, one of which is the Macedonian folk dance “Veleshko zhensko oro”, composed and performed by the virtuoso clarinet soloist Tale Ognenovski. Some text is written on the back cover of this LP in both Macedonian and English language. A part of this text reads:

THE “Macedonian Radio Television” FOLK MUSIC ORCHESTRAS THE FOLK MUSIC ORCHESTRA

...The basic form in which it presents both songs and dances is the so-called level of improvisation which being both inspiring and inventive is relatively close to the common folk way of playing music, which in conditions of live folklore helps the song not to become petrified. This orchestra also fosters differing styles and arrangements. Besides Nikola Galevski, a number of talented instrumentalists have contributed greatly to the qualitative growth of this ensemble. We should certainly mention the names of Angel Nanchevski, Pero Jarchev, Kocho Petrovski, Ljupcho Pandilov, Ivan Terziev, Stevo Teodosiievski, Tale Ognenovski and Blagoja Deskoski - who is in charge of this orchestra - and others.

   THE “CHALGII” ORCHESTRA

...Firmly principled in its style, and adaptable to the “chalgija” sound of as many of our folklore regions as possible, the orchestra has always selected as its members the best instrumentalists from all three different “chalgija” schools, that is, from the Skopje, Veles and Bitola schools. Its rich repertoire ranges from this and last century’s old-town songs and dances to those with patriotic motives created during the Liberation war. As “chalgija” is also characteristic of the folklore of other nationalities and ethnic groups who live in Macedonia, the orchestra has produced many Turkish, Albanian, Vlach and Gypsy songs and dances working together with a number of top singers and groups that cultivate this style. However, the orchestra’s instrumentalists themselves have often successfully managed to blend their own group singing into this orchestra. To mention a few: Ordan Hristov, Emin Memedov, Bekir Hadzi Kune, Jashar, Aki Memedov-Chun, Taki Najdenov, Koce Pandilov and Tale Ognenovski who has given a true expression of his rich talent performing with all three different folk music orchestras.

   THE AUTHENTIC FOLK INSTRUMENTS ORCHESTRA

…Unique in its sound and very skilful in its ability to create styles and regional sound combinations, this ensemble is a truly spirited performer of our centuries-long authentic music treasure. Working together with many eminent singers and talented individuals from this area who have accurately interpreted our country songs, it has created a large repertoire. The manager of the orchestra is Pece Atanasovski, a well-known master on the bagpipe even outside of Yugoslavia. Among the other well-known instrumentalists, we should mention Todor Boshov, Mile Kolarov, Tale Ognenovski, Nikola Cvetkovski, Meophail Sakipov, and Angele Dimovski. With their numerous performances and tours both in Yugoslavia and abroad, the Radio Skopje folk music orchestras have played a great part in the presentation of Macedonian folk music, and its beauty, to the world.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in 1967 with the Folk Music Orchestra of Macedonian Radio Television, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. From left to right:  Aleksandar Piperkov (guitar), Vasil Ivanovski  / Javash (violin), Tosho Gjorgjevic (contrabass), Angel Nanchevski (accordion), Metodija Zafirovski  / Smolski (small drum), Tale Ognenovski (clarinet), Nikola Badev (singer) and Ivan Terziev (flute).


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer on the poster announcement commemorating the 25th anniversary of the founding of Macedonian Radio Television, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, December 19, 1969.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in 1964 with the Folk Music Orchestra of Macedonian Radio Television, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. From left to right: Angel Nanchevski (accordion), Vasil Ivanovski / Javash (violin), Tale Ognenovski (clarinet,) Tosho Gjorgjevic (contrabass), Ivan Terziev (flute) and Metodija Zafirovski / Smolski (small drum).













Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in 1957, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. From left to right: Dragica Nikolova (singer), Tale Ognenovski (clarinet), Kocho Petrovski (accordion), Aleksandar Vasevski (guitar) and Gjorgji Dimchevski (contrabass).

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer in 1969, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. From left to right: Trpe Cherepovski (singer and folk dancer), Nikola Badev (singer and composer), Jonche Hristovski (singer and composer) and Tale Ognenovski (clarinetist and composer).


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer, May 15, 1985, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. From left to right Legendary Macedonian artists: Tale Ognenovski, clarinetist and composer, Angel Nanchevski, accordionist and composer,  Vaska Ilieva, singer and composer, Jonche Hristovski, singer and composer,  Pece Atanasovski, bagpiper and composer and Kocho Petrovski, accordionist and composer receiving the “Macedonian Stage Award” from the Association of Stage Artists of the Republic of Macedonia, May 15, 1985 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Photo published in the magazine "Ekran".  Article entitled, " Tale Ognenovski and his jubilees”, 1988, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
 
Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and his Orchestra in 1967. Picture was taken at the home of Tale Ognenovski in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia during rehearsals for the recording gramophone records with singers for discography house Beograd Disk, Belgrade, Serbia. Nevena Ognenovska, the wife of Tale Ognenovski helped with recording on magnetophon. From left to right: Sime Fonchev, Muarem Sali, Raim Baki, Kiril Zivkovski, Hilmi Baki and Pande Kominovski (standing); Mile Brzanov, Dragi Bogatinov, Tale Ognenovski and Mefail Sakipov (siting down).


“TALE IS UNIQUE.  During the past couple of decades he has continuously demonstrated his skill at original and superb interpretation displaying the passion of one that is in love, and the style of a virtuoso” - a comment by Gjoko Georgiev on LP 1439 RTB, produced in 1979.

The LP record “Macedonian folk dances played by Tale Ognenovski” (“Makedonski igraorni ora sviri Tale Ognenovski”) reference number LP 1439 STEREO was produced by Radio Television Belgrade in Belgrade in 1979. On the back cover of this record Gjoko Georgiev, the well-known editor of music for Radio Television Skopje, wrote this article entitled “TALE IS UNIQUE” in Macedonian:

“This record allows you to hear the unique, famous, music personality, the solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski. When hearing the music, you will feel exhilarating folklore all around you, of the sunny, sad and bright legend of the south being transferred into music. These days Tale is a recognised poet and interpreter of Macedonian folk dances and songs. 
He will live on in the Macedonian folk dances contained on this record.  During the last couple of decades he has continuously demonstrated his skill at original and superb interpretation, displaying the passion of one that is in love, and the style of a virtuoso.  But he has taken this further, by managing to combine both classical and folk music in the same performance, while keeping their particular styles separate. He demonstrated this while performing Ernesto Cavallini’s Concert “FIORI ROSSINIANI”, Weber’s Concert in ef-mol and Mozart’s Concert in A Major accompanied by Ladislav Palfi on the piano and broadcast on Radio Television Skopje.  He has performed many times in public and played jazz styles based on music by Yugoslav composers, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw...

In this particular area of music, we learn that Tale Ognenovski first began to play the clarinet in Brusnik near Bitola; he then drifted through the Pelagonia plane, crossed over the Vardar and toured throughout Macedonia, thence throughout America, Canada and many European countries.  As he grew so he enlightened audiences and became wealthy, never again to possess the hands of a poor village boy from mountains of Pelister. This record is only a little small example of Tale’s work, but enough to make you aware of his strength and talent”

This Macedonian clarinetist is an extraordinary musician” - Ilustrovana Politika

“…Radio Television Belgrade issued a LP of Macedonian folk music, on which are performances by the extraordinary clarinetist Tale Ognenovski.  His music repertoire is folk dances, jazz (besides others he includes works by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw), concerts from Weber, Mozart and Cavallini...This is Tale Ognenovski who began to play the clarinet in the village of Brusnik near Bitola, who with this wooden instrument toured the world and received well-deserved applause wherever he performed.  The names of the folk dances which Tale Ognenovski plays will not be given; this is unnecessary because this is a particularly good record that proves that this Macedonian clarinetist is an extraordinary musician”, from the magazine “Ilustrovana Politika”, under the title, “New records - Macedonian folk dances”, published in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia, 1979.

(This commentary is a message to the reader on the release of the record RTB LP 1439 STEREO).

It is a phenomenon that Tale Ognenovski has the right amount of “ambazhura” and vibrato for every type of music.

“... 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 “ambazhura” and vibrato for every type of music. He maintains a perfectly level tone for classical music when it is required. It is particularly amazing that he can change the shade and the vibrato in a single moment.  The standard is that one timbre and one kind of vibrato exclude all others.”  From an article by Professor Ladislav Palfi, the famous pianist, in a letter dated May 23, 1973.

  Tale Ognenovski’s triumphant success at the International Folklore Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977.
 
At the International Folklore Conference organized by the International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977, on the subject of “Folklore on the Radio” was Dushko Dimitrovski, Editor of the Folk Music Department for “Macedonian Radio Television” from the Republic of Macedonia.  He was there as a representative of Yugoslav Radio Television (Former Yugoslavia).  He used records produced from magnetic tapes to present folklore material in his presentation entitled “ ‘Chalgii’ music in Macedonia”. This folklore material was prepared in Skopje by ethnomusicologists Dushko Dimitrovski, Kiril Todevski and Metodija Simonovski.  From the magnetic tape material were presented the recordings of two Macedonian folk dances: “Kasapsko oro”, arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and “Kumovo oro cocek”, composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist accompanied by the “Chalgii” orchestra of “Macedonian Radio Television”. This created great interest not only amongst the delegates of the Conference but also around the world.  The Department of Folk Music from “Belgium Radio” sent a letter to “Macedonian Radio Television” asking them to send them this folk material so that it could be especially broadcast on “Belgium Radio”.  Source: An article entitled, “One item of music material presented in Istanbul creates great interest in the world about “Chalgii” music”, from the magazine “Ekran”, published on December 2, 1977 and the TV programme “Black and White production”, by the journalist Irena Spirovska, broadcast on “Macedonian Radio Television”.

These two Macedonian folk dances, “Kumovo oro cocek,” composed by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and “Kasapsko oro,” arranged by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski are available on the Jugoton LP record and cassette “Tale Ognenovski plays dances on the clarinet”, reference numbers LPY-61143 and CAY 321 respectively, produced by Jugoton, Zagreb, Croatia, 1975.

“Kumovo oro cocek”, composed by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski, is available on the LP “Macedonian folk dances, Tale Ognenovski on the clarinet with his Ensemble”, reference number EPY-34461 and LPY-61143 produced by Jugoton, Zagreb, Croatia, 1972.

“Kasapsko oro”, arranged by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski, is available on the LP  “Macedonian folk dances played by Ensemble “Chalgija”, conducted by Tale Ognenovski”, reference number EPY-34489, produced by Jugoton, 1972. 

“Kasapsko oro”, arranged by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and accompanied by the “Chalgii” orchestra from “Macedonian Radio Television” is available on the cassette “Anthology on Macedonian folk music - Maestro players”, reference number MP 21176, produced by the music and cassette department of Macedonian Radio Television”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 1994

On August 8 and 9, 1992, Tale Ognenovski played on the clarinet his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances at celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the founding of the village of Brusnik. 
Mr. Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia and Mr. Petar, Metropolitan of the Macedonian Orthodox Church were present at celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the establishment of the village of Brusnik, near Bitola, on August 8 and 9, 1992.

Tale Ognenovski played on the clarinet his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances accompanied by the Culture and Arts Society “Ilinden” from Bitola.  Tale Ognenovski amazed all those present at the celebration with his marvellous solo performance on the clarinet.

The celebration was recorded and shown on “Macedonian Radio Television” in the programme “Among the villages - 600 years of Brusnik”, 1992.  The Macedonia Radio Television journalist Suzana Trajkovska commented about the programme, “Tale Ognenovski is a virtuoso of the clarinet...”

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer and Suzana Trajkovska, Brusnik, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, August 8, 1992.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer, Brusnik, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, August 8, 1992.


“Maestro Tale Ognenovski plays classical music brilliantly (this is the opinion of experts of classical music) on the clarinet - Mozart, Weber...etc. He plays everything; it doesn’t matter how difficult or complicated it is.”  -  Violeta Hadzi Skerleva, Ekran

“Maestro Tale Ognenovski plays classical music brilliantly (this is the opinion of experts of classical music) on the clarinet - Mozart, Weber...etc.  He plays everything; it doesn’t matter how difficult or complicated it is.  In the records it says of his debut, first with the pianist Nino Cipushev, and later with the famous pianist Ladislav Palfi, that the way Tale Ognenovski plays the most complicated classic music is on a par with that of the most famous clarinetists in the world.  Experts of classical music have said that Tale Ognenovski’s skill with the clarinet is nowhere near that of the most famous classical music clarinetist in the world.  On the contrary.”  Journalist Violeta Hadzi Skerleva wrote this in her article “ Skopje.  First Clarinetist of ’94 Tale Ognenovski, a portrait” published in the magazine “Ekran”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, October 20, 1994.

 Tale Ognenovski is a synonym for a completely different style of music.

“Each different musician who develops his or her own style of music becomes a synonym for that music; for example, Kocho Petrovski, Stevo Teodosievski, Ljupcho Pandilov, Angel Nanchevski, Aleksandar Sarievski, Tale Ognenovski, Pece Atanasovski, Ivan Terziev, Blagoja Deskoski, Petar Lukic, Zoran Jovanovic, Petar Kargov, Ilija Pejovski-Bas and others”, from the article “Macedonian Radio Television in Words and Pictures”, published by Macedonian Radio Television in 1994 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of  their founding.

The 50th anniversary of the founding of “Macedonian Radio Television”

 “Kasapsko oro”, the folk dance arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and with him playing solo clarinet accompanied by the “Chalgii” Orchestra from “Macedonian Radio Television”, was released in 1994 on the cassette, “Anthology of Macedonian folk music - Maestro players”, reference number MP 21176, to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Macedonian Radio Television.  It was produced by the Music and Cassette Department of Macedonian Radio Television; the editor was Mate Grujovski and the chief editor, Jane Kodjabashija.

The 50th anniversary of the “Musical Copyright Society of the Republic of Macedonia

Tale Ognenovski’s 150 compositions have been protected by the Musical Copyright Society of the Republic of Macedonia (“ZAMP”), the director of which is Mr. Zoran Vaskovski.  Tale Ognenovski was invited by the society to a concert of the Orchestras of “Macedonian Radio Television” marking its 50th anniversary, on December 3, 1997. The Folk Music Orchestra, the “Chalgii” Orchestra and the Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra all performed.

At the concert, which was shown on Macedonian Television on January 6, 1998, the legendary singer Jonche Hristovski said: “Respected guests. I have the honour to greet genius maestro of the clarinet Tale Ognenovski who is present with us today”. Tale Ognenovski received great applause from the audience, and offered his thanks to them and to Jonche Hristovski.  The audience were given a brochure, written by Kiril Todevski of Skopje on December 3, 1997.  In the document, that gave an account of the history of the Folk Music Orchestras of “Macedonian Radio Television”, reference was made to the best creative instrumentalists; these were Nikolaj Galevski, Tale Ognenovski, Pece Atanasovski, Kocho Petrovski, Angel Nanchevski, Ivan Terziev, Ljupco Pandilovski, Mile Kolarovski, Nikola Cvetkovski, Hilmi Baki, Blagoja Deskovski, Todor Trajchevski, Mefail Sakipov, Angele Dimovski, Hustref Said, Raim Baki and others.

Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer made his debut at the Skopje Summer Festival on June 29, 1998.  Before the debut the director of the Skopje Summer Festival and journalist, Liljana Stoilkovska said: “Respected guests. I have the honour to present to you the great virtuoso on the clarinet, Tale Ognenovski who, 50 years ago, at the first Macedonian Republic festival of Folk Dances and Songs received First Award as the best clarinetist.  I wish you good health in the future, and many more years playing the clarinet”.  Tale Ognenovski offered his thanks for these good wishes on his 50th anniversary.  He played as virtuoso clarinet soloist, two Macedonian folk dances, his arrangement ‘Kasapsko oro’ and his composition ‘Brusnichko oro’. He received great applause from the audience.

"Twenty folk musicians from Association of Stage Artists of Macedonia  including Vaska Ilieva, Jonche Hristovski, Blaga Petreska, Tale Ognenovski, tonight at 20:30 pm will hold traditional summer concert on the quay below the Stone Bridge.", wrote the newspaper "Vecher"on 29 June 1998. titled "Tonigh, folk musicians from Association of Stage Artists of Macedonia  on Skopje Summer". Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Tale Ognenovski, Clarinetist and Composer made his debut at the Skopje Summer Festival on June 29, 1998. He played as virtuoso clarinet soloist, two Macedonian folk dances, his arrangement ‘Kasapsko oro’ and his composition ‘Brusnichko oro’. He received great applause from the audience. Photo with his family after his performace.  From left to right: Margarita Ognenovska, Tale Ognenovski, Stevan Ognenovski and Kliment Ognenovski.


This Balkan Folklore was so rich.

“…When I left for America in 1979, I realised that this Balkan folklore was so rich.  I always find Macedonian music most interesting.  I have rare gramophone records by Kiril Manchevski, Pece Atanasovski and Tale Ognenovski that I have collected every time I’ve been here...” commented Miroslav Tadic in an interview for the magazine EKRAN entitled “Interview with Miroslav Tadic”.  It was published on October 22, 1998, and the journalist was Ljubomir Grbevski.

In their January 1997 issue, the editors of GUITAR PLAYER magazine voted Miroslav Tadic one of the top thirty, most radical and individual guitarists in the world. 

The 50th anniversary of the founding of Ensemble ‘Tanec’.

The Ensemble of Macedonian folk dances and songs ‘Tanec’ performed its anniversary concert at the Macedonian National Theatre on December 11, 1999. Present as special guests were Tale Ognenovski and other former members of the Ensemble. Its director, Mr. Boshko Trenevski, said that all its former and current members were praised for their very successful foreign tours and for their affirmation of Macedonian Culture. The concert’s patron was the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.  Present at this concert were Mr. Ljubco Georgievski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, his Grace the A