International Folklore Committee 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.

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