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Phillip Nadvesnik

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10 songs by Rudi Bardorfer [Sheet music] [PDF book]

Rudi Bardorfer (1933-2000) is one of my favourite Slovenian composers and accordionists, who recorded several albums with his trio, Ansambel Rudija Bardorferja and vocalists Vokalni Kvartet Zvonček, throughout the 1950s to 1970s, before having to exile to Switzerland due to political conflicts. The national Slovene (Yugoslav) broadcaster at the time had stopped playing his music, the ensemble disabanded, and his songs had almost become forgotten to time, with the exception of the 1 RTV Ljubljana album and several Jugoton and Radio-Televizija Beograd records that have remained in homes of Slovene families. In his new life in Switzerland and later Austria, he continued to write songs for Slovenian ensembles, run a recording studio, and even bought a small Italian accordion factory (among other achivements).

Med narcisami – Narzissen Walzer (V. Muženič) [Sheet music]

This waltz by Vito Muženič (Dobri Znanci, Ansambel Vita Muženiča, Avsenik’s 1990s studio ensemble, Hišni ansambel Avsenik) translates to ‘Among the Narcissus’ or ‘Among the Daffodils’.

Sheet music:

📝 Sheet music pdf (G) + 📝 Sheet music pdf (A♭)

Proti Kopru – Nach Koper (V. Muženič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

This polka by Vito Muženič (Dobri Znanci, Ansambel Vita Muženiča, and clarinet player in Avsenik’s early 90s studio ensemble) translates to ‘To Koper’ (Koper is a port city in Slovenia, and its Italian name is Capodistria).

Preview tutorial video:

‘Learn to play’ package:

📝 Sheet music pdf (C) + 📹 slow tutorial video (C)

Sheet music only:

📝 Sheet music pdf (C)

Ansambel Vita Muženiča

Rekel mi je (B. Kovačič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

This is a great waltz by Boris Kovačič, which featured vocalist Stanka Kovačič, and translates to “He said to me”.

Preview tutorial video:

‘Learn to play’ package:

📝 Sheet music pdf (F) + 📹 slow tutorial video (F)

Sheet music only:

Cover with Jerry from Slovenia

Zemlja Domača (F. Šegovc) [Sheet music]

This is another beautiful song by Franc Šegovc (Štirje Kovači) from their LP “Zdaj pa vem” from 1982. Štirje Kovači (Four Blacksmiths) recently entered the Guinness Book of Records for being the longest active Narodnozabavna (Slovenian popular-folk, Oberkrainer) ensemble in the world (67 years to date).

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