Guest Mp3 Blog #1: “From the land of pity / To that without pity!”

A very dramatic person told me that folk music is dead. I don’t really know if these songs have anything to do with that or with each other, but I thought I would put them all together anyway and see what happens.

Luciano Berio: from Folk Songs (1964)
“I Wonder as I Wander…”
”A la femminisca”
Performed by Cathy Berberian with the Julliard Ensemble, conducted by Luciano Berio
Available with the complete Folk Songs on this compact disc

Unknown performer (recorded in the 1970’s)
”Bocet” Romanian funeral song.
Not available commercially

Lau Nau: ”Los Mimulla Olim” and ”Kuula”
– Finnish and young and intimate
Available from Locust Records

From Bryan.

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