Kaszás e földön a halál - Hungarian funeral music
This double-CD presents Hungarian funeral music from living oral
tradition from many geographical parts of historical (meaning: before
1918) Hungary. Melodies from rituals (for example a burial ceremony in
the cemetery) and „retrospective” memories form the contents of these
CDs, with many, until now, unpublished materials and with a possible
complete overview of vocal and instrumental music. This is a valid
contribution to European ethnomusicological and musical
anthropological research history.
Recordings 1916 - 2002 from the archives of the Institute for Musicology
of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ZTI, www.zti.hu) and from the private collection of Lujza Tari.