Skaldowie

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Skaldowie
Skaldowie 2012.JPG
From left: Jan Budziaszek, Andrzej Zieliński, Jacek Zieliński, Jerzy Tarsiński, Konrad Ratyński, Grzegorz Górkiewicz
2012
Background information
OriginCracow, Poland
GenresPop, folk, rock, folk-rock, jazz-rock, psychedelic rock, progressive folk
Years active1965-1982, 1987-now
LabelsPronit, Polskie Nagrania Muza, Kameleon Records
Website[1]
MembersAndrzej Zieliński, Jacek Zieliński, Konrad Ratyński, Jerzy Tarsiński, Jan Budziaszek, Grzegorz Górkiewicz
Past membersFeliks Naglicki, Zygmunt Kaczmarski, Janusz Kaczmarski, Jerzy Fasiński, Marek Jamrozy, Tadeusz Gogosz, Krzysztof Paliwoda, Marian Pawlik, Stanisław Wenglorz, Marek Surzyn, Jerzy Bezucha, Benedykt Radecki, Andrzej Mossakowski, Tadeusz Toczyski, Jerzy Piotrowski, Wiktor Kierzkowski, Zbigniew Balicki

Skaldowie, a Cracow, Poland, rock group, was particularly popular from the 1960s to the 1980s. With their musical training and proximity to the folklore-rich area of Podhale, many of their tracks were a fusion of rock, folk, and classical music.

Skaldowie formed in 1965 in Kraków (Cracow). Its founding members Andrzej and Jacek Zieliński's maternal grandparents hailed from Zakopane in the High Tatras, and both boys enjoyed spending time there and hiking in the mountains. Many of their compositions included references to folk music from the region. Skaldowie caused a stir in 1972 with the extent to which motifs from the Goral music of Podhale featured on their groundbreaking album Krywań, Krywań (Kriváň is a mountain on the Slovak side of the High Tatras). Its 18-minute title track, labeled a "suite" on the album cover, was a fusion of rock, folk, and classical music with quotations from works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Gioachino Rossini, and others.[1] The lyrics, although credited as a folk song, were actually from the folkloric poem "Kriváň, High Kriváň!" ("Krywaniu, Krywaniu wysoki!") by Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer published in 1903.[2]

Between 1966 and 1980 they received numerous national awards and were one of the most popular musical groups in Poland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Icha, Andrzej (2004). Skaldowie: Historia i muzyka zespołu.
  2. ^ Przerwa-Tetmajer, Kazimierz (1903). "Jak Jasiek z Ustupu, Hanusia od Królów i Marta Uherczykówna z Liptowa śpiewali w jedno słoneczne rano ku sobie". Na skalnym Podhalu.

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