Kozachok ~ Козачок


“Comparatively few instrumental pieces from the kobzar repertoire were recorded and transcribed, partly because of the bias among collectors towards the epic material and partly because of the difficulty of capturing the instrument’s sound on early recording equipment. This kozachok is one of a group of dance tunes recorded on wax cylinders in 1908 by kobzar Hnat Honcharenko and transcribed by Filiaret Kolessa. The recording session took place in Yalta, and the recording engineer on the occasion was the poet Lesia Ukrainka.” ~ Julian Kytasty, 2015