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The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm
by Jarlath
Tuesday 14.1.14 at 11.30 on BBC Radio 4


Forty years on from their formation, Simon Broughton tells the story of Hungarian folk musicians Muzsikas.

Back in 1973, a group of amateur musicians living in Budapest consciously set about creating a folk music revival. But their formation of the group Muzsikas to collect, preserve and perform the traditional music of Hungary and Romania wasn't simply an exercise in nostalgic musical heritage. It was a political act, as much to do with national (even racial) identity and an alignment with pre-Communist culture as it was with a love for 'gipsy' rhythms and Balkan folk melodies .

We trace the story of Muzsikas back to the source from which Bartok similarly drank and examine the wide-reaching impact and legacy of this musical revolution.

Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03phpfw

Re: The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:17 pm
by Chris P
Oh goody. Muzsikas have been a part of my musical world since I first heard them in 1986. Finally saw them live (without Marta) a couple of years ago, and they didn't disappoint, I came away feeling fired like a glazed pot!

Re: The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:42 pm
by Rob Hall
Chris P wrote:I came away feeling fired like a glazed pot!


Brilliant Chris, I may steal that.

Re: The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:12 pm
by NormanD
I'm feeling like a cracked one. I missed the programme.

Re: The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:32 pm
by john poole

Re: The story of Muzsikas - BBC Radio 4 -Tues 14.1

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:34 pm
by will vine
I enjoyed that.