The Songs and Life of Línka Gékova Gérgova
| LÍNKA GÉRGOVA (1904-1992) was a remarkable singer
from the village of Bístritsa (located near the capitol city, Sofia) in Bulgaria. Daughter of
two consummate singers, Línka’s own repertoire contained at least 200 songs.|
MARTHA FORSYTH (American folklorist and musicologist) has
compiled Línka’s extensive song repertoire, and set it against Linka’s own
description of her life and of the traditions that formed the background for her songs, to make
a stunning book:
(Слушай, щерко, и добре запомни . . . )
Throughout the book, text is supplemented with drawings, photographs, and musical notation. An accompanying compact disc includes samples of most of the melodies in the book, plus a sample of Línka’s song dictation and a portion of a conversation with her.
See or hear some samples from the book:
The cost of the book (including CD) is $50.
Purchase now throughFor more information, contact
"Martha Forsyth" <theforsyths AT verizon DOT net>