43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
Starting page: 43
New publication: Virágvölgyi Márta: [Gyimes Folk Music – Halmágyi Mihály’s tunes]. Published by Óbuda Folk Music School, 2019. Written music and audio-visual material. This publication features melodies collected from traditional musician Halmágyi Mihály of Transylvania’s remote Gyimes region. Halmágyi played with his wife who sang and accompanied him on the hit cello, he died more than 20 years ago. “…every stylistic characteristic, musical element, such as the closing formulas of the musical lines are indicated using a unified method…the most important thing is that they are not forced into major and minor keys, instead the melodies are heard in the natural and modal musical lines…these melodies are traditionally played on a fiddle that has one resonating, sympathetic string…” Printed here is the recommendation by fiddler Vizeli Balázs.