the International Folklore Conference organized by the International
Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977, on the subject of “Folklore on the
was Dushko Dimitrovski, Editor of the Folk Music Department for
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
presentation entitled “ ‘Chalgii’ music in Macedonia”. This
folklore material was prepared in Skopje by ethnomusicologists Dushko
Kiril Todevski and Metodija Simonovski.
From the magnetic tape material were presented the recordings of
Macedonian folk dances: “Kasapsko oro”, arranged by Tale Ognenovski,
“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
of the Conference but also around the world.
The Department of Folk Music
from “Belgium Radio” sent a letter to “Macedonian Radio Television”
to send them this folk material so that it could be especially
“Belgium Radio”. Source: An article
entitled, “One item of music material presented in Istanbul creates
interest in the world about “Chalgii” music”, from the magazine
published on December 2, 1977 and the TV programme “Black and White
production”, by the journalist Irena Spirovska, broadcast on
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,
“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.
oro”, arranged by, and solo clarinetist Tale Ognenovski and accompanied
“Chalgii” orchestra from “Macedonian Radio Television” is available on
cassette “Anthology on Macedonian folk music - Maestro players”,
number MP 21176, produced by the music and
cassette department of
Radio Television”, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 1994.
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