Jonas Ragažinskas: liaudies muzikanto biografija

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Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Title:
Jonas Ragažinskas: liaudies muzikanto biografija
Alternative Title:
Jonas Ragažinskas: biography of a folk musician
In the Journal:
Liaudies kultūra. 2015, Nr. 5, p. 53-67
Summary / Abstract:

LTStraipsnyje pristatomas nepaprastai talentingas Sangrūdos krašto liaudies muzikantas, smuikininkas Jonas Ragažinskas (1924–2001), grojęs ir klarnetu, akordeonu, lūpine armonikėle bei kitais instrumentais. Siekiama rekonstruoti jo muzikinę biografiją. Šio muzikanto gyvenimo ir veiklos aprašymui, jo muzikinio repertuaro ir smuikavimo meistriškumo tyrimui pasitelkti daugkartiniai pusiau struktūruoti interviu. Ne kartą kalbėtasi su pačiu muzikantu, po jo mirties – su jo artimaisiais ir bendruomenės nariais, pasitelkti jo muzikos įrašai ir rašytiniai šaltiniai. [Iš leidinio]

ENThis article focusses on the reconstruction of the biography of an outstandingly talented Lithuanian folk musician, the fiddler Jonas Ragažinskas (1924–2001), who was also able to play the clarinet, accordion, and mouth-organ. He lived in the remote village of Naujoji Radiškė, Sangrūda (Punsk) d., at the border of Dzūkija and Sudowia regions near Poland. The research is based on repeated semi-structured interviews with J. Ragažinskas, members of his family and community and also on analysis of archival materials (audio and video recordings) and written sources. Living in a flourishing centre of folk fiddling and having grown up with deep roots in a musician family, he was a virtuoso player, representing in an excellent way the elaborate local instrumental music tradition and its changes. His own style became even more virtuoso, with appoggiaturas up to four notes, long passages upwards, and developed a sound quality because of his special vibrato and lighter, sometimes spiccato-like bow-strokes. J. Ragažinskas performed this complicated music perfectly and lightly. His amazingly masterful performances and great delight in music making and communication used to charm every listener. Starting from his own son and grandsons, he was a strict teacher of younger musicians, who didn’t want to play fiddle anymore, but rather the accordion. [From the publication]

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