Marko Nešić (born 1872)

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Marko Nešić
Born March 2, 1873
Novi Sad
Died April 30, 1938(1938-04-30) (aged 66)
Novi Sad
Nationality Serbian
Citizenship Serbian
Occupation Musician, Composer, music educator, conductor, Esperanto teacher
Notable work Neven Kolo, Dones mi vina krčmarice, U Novome Sadu

Marko Nešić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Нешић) (March 2, 1873 – April 30, 1938) was a Serbian composer and tamburitza musician. The list of folk songs he composed for tambura goes on and on, and includes such famous titles as Neven Kolo, Žabaljka, Bogata sam imam svega & Đuvegije gde ste da ste.

Biography and work[edit]

Marko Nešić was a wide range of activities in the cultural and social impact of the time, but still most remembered by stylistic harmonization of folk songs of Vojvodina, which was published at his own expense and sent tambura groups across the country. He played the tambourine and drum primu šargija and was bandmaster of the tambura choirs Neven, Bratimstvo, White Eagle, Excelsior,
The famous composer and Novi Sad tamburitza player issued a "School for the tambourine", taught craft shoe, craft printing and carpentry, but since 1890. was completely devoted to music. He has written over 200 songs and instrumental compositions, many of which are considered the people, "Žabaljka", "Bogata sam, imam svega" ( I am rich, have whatever I want), "Dones' mi vina krčmarice" (Bring the wine saloon), "Idem kući" (I go home), "Kad sam bio mlađan lovac ja" (When I was a young hunter), "Neven Kolo", "Đuvegije gde ste da ste" (Grooms, wherever you are), and "Biće skoro propast sveta" (Soon the world will collapse), which served as the leitmotif for the cult film Žika Pavlović, and others ..
With tambura orchestra Vasa Jovanovic has appeared in all major cities of Europe and became a supporter of Esperanto. He is the founder of Esperanto Society in Novi Sad, which carries his name.
Nešić was a great supporter of the labor movement and as he died on 30 April 1938, just before May Day (International Workers' Day), at his funeral on Almaška cemetery in Novi Sad an imposing columns of workers gathered with a large number of wreaths as a last salute to the comrades from various labor organisations.

References[edit]

  • "Sa pesmom u narodu" almanax,Tiski Cvet 2009, Novi Sad
  • "Vojvođanska tamburica", Sava Vukosavljev, Matica Srpska 1990. Novi Sad
  • "Žice tamburice", Savez muzičkih društava Vojvodine 1985. Novi Sad

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