Na Golici

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"Na Golici / Trompeten-Echo"
Single by Gorenjski kvartet
from the album Trompeten-Echo/Slowenische Bauerntanz
B-side"Slowenischer Bauertanz"
Released1955
Format10" vinyl
Recorded21 January 1955
(Radio Kärnten, Austria)
Genrepolka
Length2:40
LabelTelefunken (Germany)
Jugoton (Slovenia)
Songwriter(s)Slavko Avsenik (music)
Vilko Ovsenik (arranged, echo)
Producer(s)Fred Rauch

Na Golici (German: Trompeten-Echo) is a Slovenian polka composed by Slavko Avsenik and arranged by his brother Vilko Ovsenik. The song was written in 1954 and first recorded in January 1955 in the studio of Radio Kärnten.[1] It is considered the most played instrumental tune in the world.[2] At this time, the band was renamed to Gorenjski kvintet (Original Oberkrainer Quintett). This song has been covered more than 600 times all over the world.[3]

Golica (German: Kahlkogel), the 1,836 metres (6,024 ft) high Slovenian mountain from which the song takes its name, is a peak in the Western Karawanks, on the border between Slovenia and Austria, above the Slovene town of Jesenice. It is known mainly for its fields of wild white narcissi, swathes of which cover Golica and surrounding pastures in late April and early May. Despite having given the song this title, Slavko Avsenik was never in his life on Golica.[4] Today the band is known as Ansambel bratov Avsenik (Slavko Avsenik Und Seine Original Oberkrainer), even though the band no longers exists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Košnjek, Jože (3 July 2015). "Slavko je odšel med nesmrtne" [Slanko Left Among the Immortals]. Gorenjski glas (in Slovenian).
  2. ^ Rahten, Andrej (2013). "Avsenik, Slavko". Novi Slovenski biografski leksikon [The New Slovene Biographical Dictionary] (in Slovenian). Založba ZRC. ISBN 9789612546458.
  3. ^ Jubilejna turneja Avsenikov razprodana - more tha 600 covers - access 22 Apr 2013
  4. ^ Nikoli nisem bil na Golici (I was never on Golica) - slovene - access 30 Jan 2010

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