Dear Students and Parents,
What a terrific performance class today! As promised, here are the links to the historical, tradition-based examples for Bloch’s Nigun, Monti’s Czardas, and Bacewicz’s Oberek.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuBnLH4tnJU&feature=related This is a curious film of Polish folk dancers on a ship in 1963 dancing the Oberek.
The Original Village Music from the Upper-Mures Region project discs are out of print, and I can’t find examples on Youtube. But there is interesting background in the editorial review at this Amazon link:
I’d be happy to lend you my copy. I’d also be glad to lend our copies of the following books. It is a list from the Brain-Pickings website of recommended books about music, emotions, and the brain.