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Biography: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso Of The Clarinet And Composer, Biography And Music Notation Of 69 Clarinet Compositions: Macedonian Folk Dances, Jazz And Classical Music”
Amazon.com eBook (ASIN: B081D9Z7JY) and Print Book (ISBN-10: 1708334025 and ISBN-13: 978-1708334024) entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer, Biography and music notation of 69 clarinet compositions: Macedonian folk dances, jazz and classical music” written by Stevan Ognenovski were published on November 15 at Amazon.com (http://taleognenovski.mk/amzogtale.html http://taleognenovski.mk/amzbognen.html and http://www.taleognenovski.mk ).
Before, while, and after you read this book, there are two Web sites that may be of interest to You: website http://www.taleognenovski.mk entitled “Tale Ognenovski, The Greatest Clarinetist of All Time, Composer, Musical Genius, Titan of the Clarinet… Carnegie Hall Concert, New York City, 1956” and YouTube Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qvqdG4eSIIA entitled “Tale Ognenovski, The Greatest Clarinetist of All Time, Musical Genius, Composer...” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqdG4eSIIA Part of music of this YouTube video was performed by live performance of Tale Ognenovski on clarinet with accompaniment with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient. on drum at promotion of the book entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer” / Macedonian: "Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор" which was at the National Institution Centre for Culture “Gligor Prlichev” – Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia on July 9, 2001. Perhaps this music YouTube video is the most documented biography for any music artist in the world with chronological presentation of Tale Ognenovski’s work as clarinetist, composer and recording artist.
About Tale Ognenovski:
He composed or arranged 300 instrumental compositions: Macedonian folk dances, jazz compositions, and classical concert entitled: “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No.1”.
MRT, Macedonian Radio-Television, Republic of Macedonia
PGP-RTB, now PGP-RTS Radio Television of Serbia, Serbia
Jugoton, now Croatia Records, Croatia
IR, Independent Records, USA
CD: “Jazz, Macedonian Folk Danced and Classical Music” (Record label: Independent Records, USA. Catalog: IR04542). Amazon.com Release Date: November 11, 2003. (http://www.taleognenovski.mk/firstcd.html – http://taleognenovski.mk/afjaztale.html)
CD: “Macedonian Clarinet Jazz Composed By Tale Ognenovski” (Record label: Independent Records, USA). Catalog: IR38824). Amazon.com Release Date: September 1, 2008. (http://www.taleognenovski.mk/jazzcd.html – http://taleognenovski.mk/ajazztale.html)
CD: “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” (Record label: Independent Records, USA. (Catalog: IR37223). Amazon.com Release Date: January 1, 2005. http://www.taleognenovski.mk/mozartcd.html – http://taleognenovski.mk/amozartog.html)
CD: “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski" (Record label: Independent Records, USA. Catalog: IR43832). Amazon.com Release Date: April 27, 2016. (http://www.taleognenovski.mk/ mozart2016.html – http://taleognenovski.mk/amozart2c.html)
Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient., the only son of clarinetist and composer Tale Ognenovski and Nevena Ognenovska on the base of recording of “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622” from 2005, arranged in 2015 nine new tracks with two clarinets, first clarinet and second clarinet performed by Tale Ognenovski. In this sensational recording Tale Ognenovski performed with first, second and two clarinets. Tale Ognenovski performed on a standard-range A clarinet, Buffet Crampon, System Boehm, Model No. 1. Tale Ognenovski with his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient. arranged for two clarinets Musical Masterpiece “Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622” composed by musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart . With this arrangement for two clarinets, Tale Ognenovski on clarinet with accompaniment of his son Stevan Ognenovski, Mag. Scient. on drum recorded two Audio CD entitled: “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” (Record label: Independent Records, USA. Catalog: IR43832) and "Mozart and Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos" (Record label: Independent Records, USA. Catalog: IR37223). Perhaps these two Audio CDs are unique recordings in the world where every notes of measure numbers III/311-313 are played by Tale Ognenovski exactly as they are written in: “W. A. MOZART KONZERT für klarinette und orchester A dur – A major – La majeur K.V. 622 Ausgabe für Klarinette und Klavier von H. Kling”, published by VEB Breitkopf & Härtel Musikverlag Leipzig, EDITION BREITKOPH Nr. 2300. This Audio CD entitled: “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” with Audio CD entitled: “" performed by Tale Ognenovski are unique recordings in the world with simultaneously playing two clarinets with mixing two different arrangements: for first clarinet and second clarinet performed by the same clarinetist (Tale Ognenovski). When you listen these three tracks: Track 4 – “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Allegro Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” Track 5 – “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Adagio Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” Track 6 – “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Rondo Allegro Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” of the Digital Music Audio CD entitled: “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” you will have impression that Tale Ognenovski uses two clarinets simultaneously with two different arrangements. In other words: use two clarinets by a single performer (Tale Ognenovski) - Playing the first clarinet with first arrangement and second clarinet with second arrangement that's played simultaneously – by one performer (Tale Ognenovski). In reality these three tracks were made by mixing one audio recording with clarinet performance according the arrangement for first clarinet (performed by Tale Ognenovski) and separate audio recording (performed by Tale Ognenovski) with clarinet performance according the arrangement for second clarinet. It was possible to make a mix of two audio recording with arrangements for the first and second clarinet (performed by Tale Ognenovski) thanks to the excellent synchronization of performance of the arrangement for the second clarinet by clarinetist Tale Ognenovski while he simultaneously listening to the tape of his performance on the clarinet with the arrangement for the first clarinet. Such perfect synchronization of two clarinets by the performance of two different arrangements (performed by Tale Ognenovski) in recording concert of “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622” is unique in the world. Digital Music Audio CD entitled: “Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 Arranged for Two Clarinets by Tale Ognenovski” is another confirmation that Tale Ognenovski is the greatest clarinetist of all time and one of the most important musicians of all time in the world…”
His Awards includes:
1.) First Award Clarinet as the best clarinetist at the First Macedonian Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, Skopje, October 6-10, 1948, ahead of musicians from 453 folk dance groups. “The First Award Clarinet was received by Tale Ognenovski from Bitola…” appeared under the title “Awards received by choirs, folk dance and song groups, solo singers and players who participated at the first Republic of Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs”, published in the newspaper “Nova Makedonija” on October 13, 1948.
2.) First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, Sep-tember 9-12, 1951, together with 11 other members of the folk dance group from the Bitola village of Nidzopole, ahead of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. In the cultural newspaper “Kulturni radnik” Number 10-11, published in October 1951 in Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Vinko Zganec wrote, under the title “Yugoslav Musical folklore at the Festival in Opatija”, “the clarinet (the virtuoso clarinet soloist was Tale Ognenovski - remark made by the Stevan Ognenovski) and the large drum provided a most effective combination for the folk dance from Kozjak, as did the clarinet with the small drum for the folk dance “Teshkoto” from Nizhopole. The Yugoslav Folk Music Festival in Opatija had been specially arranged for the members of the Conference of the International Folk Music Council. “...We were privileged to see and hear for ourselves the beauty and variety of Yugoslav folk art at the wonderful Festival which had been especially arranged for the members of the Conference... there were moments during the Festival performances when we could recognize the magic of song and dance...an astonishing pageant of costume and custom, of ritual and social dance, of songs and instrument playing by 700 performers...” These comments appeared under the head-ings: “EDITORIAL” and “SOME IMPRESSIONS OF THE YUGOSLAV CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL”, published in the Journal of the International Folk Music Council, Vol. IV, pages 1-2, London, March, 1952. 3.) “Estradna nagrada Jugoslavije” (“Yugoslavian Stage Award”), the greatest award in former Yugoslavia for musical stage artists, from the Association of Stage Artists of Yugoslavia, (signed by the composer Miljenko Prohaska), Zagreb, Croatia, October 31, 1978.
4.) “Pochesna Estradna Nagrada na Makedonija” (“Macedonian Stage Award with Honours”), the greatest award in the Republic of Macedonia for musical stage artists, from the Association of Stage Artists of Macedonia, (signed by Bozhidar Noev), Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, May 27, 1996.
5.) "11 October" Award, the highest national award in Republic of Macedonia for his contributions to Macedonian culture. October 11, 2003. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
6. Certificate for "National Pension" for his contributions to Macedonian culture. March 3, 2012. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
7. All About Jazz celebrated April 27, 2009, the birthday of Tale Ognenovski with All About Jazz recognition: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tale Ognenovski, with announcement published at his website. https://news.allaboutjazz.com/jazz-musician-of-the-day-tale-ognenovski__11877.php#.Ur2mJ_RDuHM
More info at http://www.taleognenovski.mk/awards.html
Notable members of the Tanec Ensemble include clarinetist and composer Tale Ognenovski – Tale Ognenovski performed as clarinet and reed pipe (recorder) soloist with Ensemble Tanec during their tour of : United States of America and Canada (66 concerts, between January 22, 1956 and April 12, 1956 including on the Ford Foundation TV Programme Omnibus (U.S. TV series) on January 22, 1956 on CBS and concert on January 27, 1956 at Carnegie Hall in New York City) ; Germany (72 concerts from August 15 until October 27, 1956) ; France (83 concerts from September 20 until November 25, 1959) ; Switzerland (4 concerts from 7–10 July 1959) For the contribution of Tale Ognenovski to the Tanec's North American tour, his biographer Stevan Ognenovski in the book entitled Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer / Тале Огненовски виртуоз на кларинет и композитор (2000), noted: ” Tale Ognenovski was clarinet soloist in “Sopska Poskocica” but he also helped arrange the music for he added his own improvisations to some parts of the dance ... Ensemble Tanec performed 66 concerts ... They were described as a Great Cultural Event by the American press.“
Tale Ognenovski as a clarinet soloist performed the Macedonian folk dances "Zhensko Chamche" and "Beranche" with Ensemble Tanec in Vardar Film's 1955 production of “Ritam i zvuk (Rhythm and Sound),.
Craig Harris at Allmusic noted for The Tanec Ensemble and clarinetist Tale Ognenovski, "The ensemble reached their peak during the late '50s, when influential clarinet and pipes player Tale Ognenovski was a member."
On January 20, 1956, the The Tanec ensemble arrived in the US, and their televised performance on CBS TV Programme Omnibus (U.S. TV series) on January 22, 1956 was viewed by millions people. It established the Tanec ensemble international stature and confirmation of this were reviews in the newspapers in North America for his 66 concerts:
On January 27, 1956, the Tanec Ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. For this Carnegie Hall concert The New York Times music critic John Martin, wrote, "This particular group, part of a national movement toward the revival of the folk arts, comes from Macedonia … brilliantly spectacular and wonderfully unfamiliar dances … unforgettable pipe.“ The New York Herald Tribune music critic Walter Terry, wrote, “Tanec, a Macedonian group of some forty dancers and musicians, gave generously of their rich folk heritage ... In “Sopska Poskocica,” to make the point five young men took over the stage and indulged in show-off tactics to attract the girl ... An audience which jammed Carnegie to capacity cheered and applauded the folk dancing with as much enthusiasm as if it had been witnessing classical, theatrical ballet at its most glittering.”
Stjepan Pucak, former Tanjug correspondent and Croatian journalist note: "To choose which were the most successful of the program's seventeen folk dances, when all were greeted with stormy applause, is really very difficult and risky ... “Sopska Poskocica” was even repeated, and to repeat a performance on the American stage is a really rare and exclusive event."
Naum Nachevski, journalist of the newspaper Nova Makedonija, Skopje, People’s Republic of Macedonia note: “The audience interrupted some of the folk dance performances with applause; these dances in particular left great impressions of the folklore … the unusual rhythm of Macedonian folk music. The “Tanec” ensemble not only received a warm welcome from the New York public, but also from the New York press.” The New York Times music critic John Martin, on February 5, 1956, wrote, “There is an amazing variety to the dances that comprised this particular program … the broken circles of the kolo of the Macedonian mountains … a dateless reed pipe”
Tanec's North American tour began with their debut on CBS TV Programme Omnibus (U.S. TV series) on January 22, 1956. Their first live US television performance was taped on videocassette and archived at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and in Catalog Record is written description content: “The Yugoslav national folk ballet / directed by Elliot Silverstein; with the Tanec dance troupe from Macedonia (20 min.)” (On the Library of Congress Internet Web site, LCCN Permalink https://lccn.loc.gov/88705799)
After the end of the tour the Life commented: "A hundred years ago on the rugged roads of Macedonia, bands of brigands used to plunder the caravans of rich merchants and, like Robin Hood, pass on some of their spoils to the poor ... this spring, the The Yugoslav National Folk Ballet is making a first, and highly successful tour of the U.S ... Together they make as vigorous a display of dancing as the U.S. has ever seen."
Ensemble Tanec during their tour of France from September 20 until November 25, 1959. They performed 83 concerts in 58 towns and cities in France. The Ensemble twice had performances broadcast on television, on September 21 and 22, 1959: 20 million people would have seen them on the most popular programme on French Television. Radio Paris recorded a 45-minute programme of Macedonian folk dances and songs. In a 1964 interview, for the newspaper “Večer”, Skopje, People's Republic of Macedonia Raymond Guillier, The Manager of Ensemble Tanec's tour of France (from Paris, France) commented: “Everyone who went to the concerts by Ensemble Tanec in France was fascinated … Tanec is playing in the spirit of Macedonia, no other Ensemble in the world can perform ... Your girls and boys put their whole heart into the dance and example of this is clarinetist Tale Ognenovski.”
For the concert of The Tanec ensemble at “Grand Palais” in Bourges, France on September 23, 1959, newspaper “La nouvelle republique du Centre” commented: "The first performance of the National Ballet of Macedonia was a tremendous success. Everyone in the hall applauded with enthusiasm, here in the ‘Grand Palais’ in Bourges at the first performance in France ... The members of the National Ballet of Macedonia arrived four days ago in Paris and have been shown on television,” and newspaper “Le Berry Republicain” commented: “The quality and talent of this group is admirable ... This is the first time that they have performed in France ... At the end of their concert, the members of Ensemble Tanec remained on stage and were applauded by the Bourges audiences for more than a quarter of an hour.” The concerts of the Tanec ensemble were performed in Berne on July 7 and 8, 1959 and in Geneva on July 9 and 10, 1959. Tale Ognenovski made his debut on a special programme broadcast on Swiss Television. Playing as clarinet soloist, he performed his personally composed Macedonian folk dances “Bitolsko oro” and “Brusnichko oro”. For the concert of The Tanec ensemble at Port Gitana Bellevue, Geneva on July 10, 1959, newspaper “Tribune de Geneve” commented: "We were presented with remarkable spectacles performed by the Yugoslavian National Folk Ballet ‘Tanec’ from Macedonia ... Nothing here that resembled classical dances of our Western World ... They have the rhythm of the dances of their country in their blood....”
Tale Ognenovski was included in the book The Greatest Clarinet Players of All Time: Top 100 by Alex Trost and Vadim Kravetsky. Mi2n Music Industry News Network published an article entitled, “Clarinetist Tale Ognenovski Is Included In The Book Entitled "The Greatest Clarinet Players Of All Time: Top 100" By Alex Trost And Vadim Kravetsky, Publisher: CreateSpace.” ( http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=179441)
For more information please visit:
Amazon.com eBook and Amazon.com Print Book http://www.taleognenovski.mk/amzogtale.html
YouTube video: “Tale Ognenovski, The Greatest Clarinetist of All Time, Musical Genius, Composer...” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqdG4eSIIA
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