National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia
68 years of activity

Audio

  • Pasijom kroz hrvatske krajeve / Passion through Croatian Regions

    Pasijom kroz hrvatske krajeve / Passion through Croatian Regions

    Publisher: LADO Published: 2014

    At the 20th Passion Heritage event, a programme was prepared with the selection of most successful Lent songs and melodies from Croatian regions, musically covered by almost all authors who worked with Lado on previous Lent events. The concert in Zagreb was held at the Zagreb Cathedral, and a separate performance was recorded live in Studio Bajsić at HRT, on 19 April 2011. This CD is a recording of that concert.

  • Pjesme naroda Europe / Songs of European Peoples

    Pjesme naroda Europe / Songs of European Peoples

    Publisher: LADO Published: 2013

    Using all of its vocal and instrumental potential, which was developed and shaped on the Croatian traditional heritage, the LADO ensemble presented itself as a performer of songs of European peoples as well. This programme, in a somewhat shorter form, was first performed in 1985 at the Croatian Institute of Music in Zagreb, marking the European Year of Music.

    Returning after 25 years in an extended form, the programme was presented to the public at the Dubrovnik Summer Games. With this record, LADO provided a more contemporary interpretation of the melodic and poetic heritage of European people, which means that almost all tracks on the CD are based on traditional songs, which have been refurbished and adapted to the sensitivity of a modern audience.

  • Iz kajkavskih krajeva - vol. 3 i 4 / From Kajkavian Regions - vol. 3 and 4

    Iz kajkavskih krajeva - vol. 3 i 4 / From Kajkavian Regions - vol. 3 and 4

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 442-12 Published: 2013

    This double CD is a sequel of two successful records - From Kajkavian Regions vol. 1 and From Kajkavian Regions vol. 2, which were released by BeST MUSIC in the 90s.

    On these two compact discs, the ensemble presented some fifty vocal, instrumental and vocal-instrumental songs and compositions from Northwestern Croatia: Podravina, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Prigorje, Međimurje, Posavina, Moslavina, Turopolje, Gorski kotar and Pokuplje, which were not recorded on any of the first two volumes, but have become a part of LADO’s repertoire in the past 15 years.

  • O, Isuse daj mi suze / Oh, Jesus Give me Tears

    O, Isuse daj mi suze / Oh, Jesus Give me Tears

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 426-12 Published: 2012 Krunoslav Šokac i Dražen Kurilovčan

    Oh, Jesus Give me Tears - Lent songs of Slavonia, Baranja, Srijem and Bačka.

    LADO ensemble’s album ‘Oh, Jesus Give me Tears’ contains carefully selected Lent songs originating in Šokci villages in Croatia, South Hungary and Vojvodina. It is a result of field research by Krunoslav Šokac in Baranja, Srijem and Bačka, and by Dražen Kurilovčan in Slavonia.

  • Pri kumekovoj kleti / In Kumek’s Cellar

    Pri kumekovoj kleti / In Kumek’s Cellar

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 385-11 Published: 2011 Božo Potočnik

    In this selection there were songs for which the melodies were forgotten, preserved in no records or memories. All that is left are some verses in the tradition of Križevci, which the author Božo Potočnik put to music with great respect, wishing to tie the broken strings of tradition in this traditional music which has not received enough attention.

    The author’s intention was to make the songs acceptable to today’s generations which sing out of pristine joy of life. The melodies are aligned in stile with the heritage of the wider Kajkavian region, and some were already validated in practice.

  • Vokalisti lada - križu sveti... / Lado Vocalists - Holy Cross...

    Vokalisti lada - križu sveti... / Lado Vocalists - Holy Cross...

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 365-11 Published: 2011

    Lado Vocalists is the name of the vocal ensemble in which the singers and dancers of the LADO ensemble perform, in a representative manner, the vocal musical tradition of Southern Croatian regions. This first independent album was envisioned as a journey through the most interesting parts of the liturgical year: Christmas songs and carols, songs dedicated to Virgin Mary, Lent and Easter songs.

    The songs presented in Vocalists’ performances have many times been awarded prestigious music awards (Porin, Orlando, Varaždin Baroque Nights...)

  • Glazbeni spomenar Ane Kelin / Musical Scrapbook of Ana Kelin

    Glazbeni spomenar Ane Kelin / Musical Scrapbook of Ana Kelin

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 342-10 Published: 2010

    Songs sung by Ana Kelin in her long and unique career are varied; some joyful and merry, some sad, regretful. The come from different regions and paint a musical picture of lives, fates and feelings of forgotten people from Međimurje, Dalmacija and Primorje, Prigorje and Hrvatsko Zagorje, Podravina, Lika, Pokuplje, Bilogora and Moslavina, Baranja, Slavonia, Austrian Burgenland...

    She sang them and recorded independently, supported with LADO ensemble musicians or with Ladarice, and with HRT mandolin or tamburitza orchestras.

  • Božićni koncert 2010 / 2010 Christmas Concert

    Božićni koncert 2010 / 2010 Christmas Concert

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 341-10 Published: 2010 Winner of 3 Porin awards
  • Janja Ivančan - Niz Muru i Dravu / Janja Ivančan - Along Mura and Drava

    Janja Ivančan - Niz Muru i Dravu / Janja Ivančan - Along Mura and Drava

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 239-09 Published: 2009 Marijan Makar

    Janja Ivančan is a member of the ensemble since 1976, and its long-term solo performer. In the gallery of the ensemble’s outstanding solo performers, after the era of Anđela Potočnik, Janja Ivančan takes a special place, in her number of solo performances, as well as in the scope of her work, and the characters she interpreted with her agile, strong and lyrical voice.

    It is this adaptability of her voice, which changed with ease according to the demands of the performance, that was her greatest virtue.

  • Teta Liza i LADO / Aunt Liza and LADO

    Teta Liza i LADO / Aunt Liza and LADO

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 174-07 Published: 2007 Winner of 3 Porin awards

    Aunt Liza or Elizabeta Toplak is a traditional artist - singer from Donja Dubrava in Međimurje. Arrangements for the LADO ensemble orchestra were written by the orchestra director Alan Kanski.

    Recorded in cooperation with HRT - Croatian Radio Music Programme

  • Polke i drmeši / Polkas and Drmešes

    Polke i drmeši / Polkas and Drmešes

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 171-07 Published: 2007

    Polkas and Drmešes album brings the two most popular dances in Northwestern Croatia, represented in numerous choreographies in LADO’s repertoire, which are represented as instrumental performance by the LADO ensemble Orchestra.

    Recorded in cooperation with HRT - Croatian Radio Music Programme

  • Kalvarija / Calvary

    Kalvarija / Calvary

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 114-06 Published: 2006 Ljubo Stipišić, Dobitnik 2 Porina

    Honoring the author Lubo Stipišić, winner of Lifetime Achievement Porin award, LADO ensemble re-recorded and published this album.

    U počast autoru Ljubi Stipišiću, dobitniku glazbene nagrade PORIN za životno djelo, Ansambl LADO ponovno je snimio i izdao ovaj album.

    As we have been cooperating with the conductor and ethnomusicologist Joško Ćaleta, KALVARIJA went through certain changes in the musical sense. J. Ćaleta adapted this work to come closer to the original sound of people’s signers on the islands of Central Dalmatia.

  • Iz hrvatske narodne glazbene riznice vol.2 / From the Croatian People’s Music Treasury vol. 2

    Iz hrvatske narodne glazbene riznice vol.2 / From the Croatian People’s Music Treasury vol. 2

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 88-05 Published: 2005

    Joško Ćaleta, Dražen Kurilovčan, Marijan Makar, Božo Potočnik, Bojan Pogrmilović.

    Album consists of 25 tracks in which we covered the entire Croatian territory, from Southern Dalmatia to Međimurje and Slavonia.

  • Božić u svijetu / Christmas in the World

    Božić u svijetu / Christmas in the World

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 49-04 Published: 2004 Dražen Kurilovčan, Dobitnik 2 Porina

    The album consists of 18 Christmas carols from The International Book of Christmas Carols, Prentice-Hall, 1963, which composer Tomislav Uhlik arranged for performance by the LADO ensemble.

    Some of these carols were performed for the first time on 22 December 1991 in the Zagreb Cathedral, and are a regular part of our Christmas concerts today.

  • Zorja moja zorja - Anđela Potočnik / Zorja my zorja - Anđela Potočnik

    Zorja moja zorja - Anđela Potočnik / Zorja my zorja - Anđela Potočnik

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 34-04 Published: 2004 Anđela Potočnik

    This double CD is a selection of Anđela Potočnik’s previous recordings made in cooperation with LADO ensemble, Croatian Radio music production and Croatian Television.

  • Lado Electro

    Lado Electro

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 27-03 Published: 2003
  • Preveliku radost navišćujem vama / I Bring You Tidings of Overwhelming Joy

    Preveliku radost navišćujem vama / I Bring You Tidings of Overwhelming Joy

    Publisher: Aquarius Records CD 18-03 Published: 2003 Joško Ćaleta, Dobitnik 3 Porina

    Christmas songs and carols from the Zadar region, Bol on the Isle of Brač, Vinišće near Trogir, Stari Grad on the Isle of Hvar, Murter on the Isle of Murter.

    This album was a result of long-term cooperation with conductor, arranger and ethnomusicologist Joško Ćaleta.

  • Raspelo / Crucifix

    Raspelo / Crucifix

    Publisher: Lado CD003 Published: 2002 Dražen Kurilovčan, Dobitnik 1 Porina

    Lent songs of Kajkavian regions. The album consists of 19 Lent songs of Podravina (Golatova), Međimurje, Turopolje and wider Zagreb regions. It was created in cooperation with actor and director Vid Balog, originally envisioned as a play, and later as a CD.

    Recorded in St. Catherine’s church in Zagreb, in cooperation with Croatian Radio Music Programme.

  • Na zelenom travniki / On a Green Meadow

    Na zelenom travniki / On a Green Meadow

    Publisher: Lado CD002 Published: 2001 Božo Potočnik, winner of 2 Porin awards

    Croatian traditional jačka songs from Burgenland. The album was recorded in 2002, and consist of 16 jačka songs from the Burgenland region, which is spreads over parts of three countries - Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

  • U društvu svirača vol.2

    U društvu svirača vol.2

    Publisher: Lado CD002 Published: 2001

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"Folklor je kao i livada, puna raznobojnog poljskog cvijeća, ništa u njem nije isto, uvijek je sve novo, uvijek je malo drugačije i još ljepše..." Zvonimir Ljevaković