Tale Ognenovski was born in the village of Brusnik near Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia on April 27, 1922. Tale Ognenovski is known across the globe for his virtuosic performances. He has composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, one classical concert “Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1”, and 12 jazz compositions. Some of his compositions have been recorded on 11 LPs, 11 cassettes, 10 gramophone records, 3 CD Albums and one videotape (Radio Television Belgrade, Serbia; Jugoton Zagreb, Croatia; Macedonian Radio Television and Independent Records, USA).
Childhood and early years
Tale Ognenovski inherited his great talent from his great-grandfather Ognen and grandfather Riste, both of whom were excellent players on the reed pipe (”kavalche”), and from his father Jovan who was an excellent player on the bagpipe (”gajda”). He began to play on the reed pipe (”kavalche”) at the age of 7 (1929) when he also made his first musical composition. By the time Tale was 15 (1937) he began to play the clarinet at many celebrations and concerts in villages and the town of Bitola with many other musicians.
From 1946 till 1951 he played in the Cultural-Educational Societies of “Svetlost” and “Stiv Naumov” in Bitola, and folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nizhopole, Rotino and Lavci. Always a lover of classical music, Tale Ognenovski was prepared to study alone to learn to play classical music on the clarinet. He performed many times in radio broadcasts on Radio Bitola. He received the First Award as the best clarinetist at the first regional Bitola Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, held on October 9-11, 1947. From November 1, 1948 till December 30, 1948, he was a member of the Folk Orchestra of Radio Skopje at the invitation of Mr. Vasil Hadzimanov and Mr. Nikolaj Galevski.
First Award Clarinet, 1948
He had received the First Award Clarinet as the best clarinetist at the first Macedonia Festival of Folk Dances and Songs, held in Skopje on October 11, 1948. He played many times with the Radio Skopje Studio Folk Orchestra, and many of these performances were broadcast.
From 1949 to 1951, at the invitation of Mr. Angel Saldziev, Assistant Director in the Ministry of Science and Culture in Republic of Macedonia, Tale Ognenovski toured the Republic of Macedonia accompanied by folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nizhopole and Lavci, and the “Chalgii” orchestras of Radio Bitola and Radio Skopje. Mr. Angel Saldziev was the manager of these tours, which were at the time significant musical events in Macedonia.
First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, 1951
Tale Ognenovski won First Award at the Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music Festival in Opatija, Croatia, September 9-12, 1951, together with another 11 members of the Folk Dance Ensemble from the Bitola village of Nizhopole. This was out of 85 folk dance groups from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia. The Yugoslav (Former Yugoslavian) Folk Music Festival in Opatija had been specially arranged for the members of the Conference of the International Folk Music Council.
Classical concert “Concert Polka for Clarinet” by Miler Bela, 1952
From 1951 till 1954, Tale Ognenovski worked as a member of the “Police Wind Orchestra”. In December 1952, Tale Ognenovski as clarinet soloist, together with the pianist Nino Cipushev as accompaniment, performed the classical concert “Concert Polka for Clarinet” by Miler Bela in the “Police House” in Skopje. This classical concert by Miler Bela consists of complicated parts with many cadenzas demanding great skill and expertise from a clarinet soloist. He staged further classical performances throughout his career. On May 24, 1953, he played clarinet soloist in the classical concert “Concert Polka for Clarinet” by Miler Bela with Gligor Smokvarski’s arrangement for the “Public Police Wind Orchestra”, comprising about 30 musicians and conducted by Micho Kostovski. The concert was performed in the Radio Skopje building, and broadcast directly to the nation via Radio Skopje. Periodically, from 1949 till 1960, he played solo clarinet with the Small Radio Skopje Orchestra conducted by Nikola Galevski on an honorary basis. These concerts were also broadcast nationally by Radio Skopje. From November 15, 1951 till 1954, he worked with the “Public Police Wind Orchestra”. From 1954 till 1956, he worked with the “Public Town Skopje Orchestra”. The repertoire for both of these Orchestras consisted some parts of classical works. These included Bizet's 'Carmen', 'The Troubadour', 'Aida', 'Rigoletto', Verdi's 'Nabucco' and 'La Traviata', 'Oberon' by Carl Maria von Weber, Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture', Puccini's 'Tosca' and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'.
Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs “Tanec”
From 1956 till 1960 he worked with the Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs “Tanec”. In Vardar Film’s 1955 production of “Ritam I zyuk (Rythym and Sound), Tale Ognenovski as a clarinet soloist performed the Macedonian folk dances “Zhensko Chamche” and “Beranche” with Ensemble “Tanec”. In the film, “Zhensko Chamche” begins with some technically very complicated, solo improvisations by Tale Ognenovski that do not appear in the original version of the folk dance. By the end of 1955, Tale Ognenovski worked with the “Police Wind Orchestra”. There followed a request by Emanuel Chuchkov, the director of Ensemble ˜Tanec", to the manager and conductor of the “Police Wind Orchestra”, Micho Kostovski, for Tale Ognenovski to be a guest soloist of the Ensemble.
Their first tour was to Bulgaria (November and December, 1955), followed soon after by a tour throughout the United States of America and Canada (66 concerts, between January 22, 1956 and April 12, 1956). During the period July 1, 1956 and September 1, 1960, while employed by Ensemble “˜Tanec”, he toured Germany (74 concerts, from August 15, 1956 until October 27, 1956 and September 18 and 19, 1959 in Dortmund), Albania (9 concerts, October, 1957), Romania (9 concerts, December, 1957 and January 1958), Switzerland (Berne, July 7 and 8 and Geneva, July 9 and 10, 1959) and France (83 concerts, from September 20 until November 25, 1959). He also toured with the Ensemble throughout the former Yugoslavia, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia, From 1960 to 1967, Tale Ognenovski worked with “Radio Television Skopje”. During the years 1962 to 1965, Tale Ognenovski took part in a review programme by Radio Skopje entitled “A Competition of the Towns”. He also performed as a musician for Radio Skopje, was a leading instrumentalist with the folk orchestra, and coordinator of auditions and the selection of singers from all the towns in the Republic of Macedonia.
Festivals and concerts
As a member of the folk orchestra, he played Macedonian folk dances as a clarinet soloist at the First Festival of Yugoslavian (Former Yugoslavia) Folk Music that was broadcast on radio in Skopje, Macedonia (April 14-16, 1967). During 1967, he recorded as accompaniment on the clarinet many records on magnetic tapes with the “Tancov” Orchestra of Radio Television Skopje. As a clarinet soloist with Radio Television Skopje’s Folk Music Orchestra, he played Macedonian folk dances that were broadcast on television by “Television Zagreb”, Zagreb, Croatia. (1966). During the 1960s Tale Ognenovski played as clarinet soloist in many Macedonian folk dances and songs in numerous theatrical performances at the Macedonian National Theatre. In 1966, Tale Ognenovski became Head of the “Folk Music Orchestra” of “Radio Television Skopje”. In 1967 Tale Ognenovski retired, but he continued to play on an honorary basis in the “Chalgii” Orchestra on “Radio Television Skopje” until 1979. He performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances as clarinet and pipe soloist at a special concert marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Radio Television Skopje, performed in the Universal Hall in Skopje on December 19, 1969 .At this concert, Tale Ognenovski performed with all three, different folk music orchestras of Radio Television Skopje, namely the Folk Music Orchestra, the “Chalgii” Orchestra and the Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra. During the 1960’s, Tale Ognenovski performed at many concerts in the Former Yugoslavia with the orchestra of Kocho Petrovski. As clarinet soloist, Tale Ognenovski performed his own compositions of Macedonian folk dances on the television programme “Yugoslavia, Good Day” broadcast on “Television Zagreb” in Croatia, February 27, 1975. He appeared as a special guest clarinet soloist at the concert marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Cultural Artistical Society “Ilinden” in Bitola, held in the “House of Culture”, Bitola in December, 1985, He appeared as a special guest clarinet soloist at the concert marking the anniversary of the founding of “Radio Television Belgrade” held in the “House of the Syndicate” in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1989. This concert was broadcast live on “Radio Belgrade”.
Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622
Some of the crowning events of Tale Ognenovski’s professional career were his performances as soloist on concerts broadcast on television by Macedonian Television. These include Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622 and Wagner’s “Adagio for Clarinet”, performed in 1987 and accompanied by pianist Tanja Shopova, and Cavallini’s concert “Fiori Rossiniani” performed in 1970 and accompanied by pianist Professor Ladislav Palfi. Tale Ognenovski composed and arranged 150 Macedonian folk dances, including Brusnichko oro, Poljansko oro, Stevchevo oro, Nevenino oro, Kumovo oro chochek, Resensko oro, Talevo svadbarsko oro, Bukovsko svadbarsko oro, Pelistersko oro, Caparsko oro, Bitolsko svadbarsko oro, Oreovsko oro, Nevenino lavchansko oro, Sharsko oro, Bitolsko oro, Mominsko oro, Ohridsko oro and Talevo kasapsko oro.
Concerts performing with Orchestras and Ensembles
He made many studio recordings for Macedonian Radio Television as a virtuoso clarinet and reed pipe soloist (folk, jazz, and classical music), and countless radio and television broadcasts. He has played on the clarinet in many concerts performing with the following Orchestras and Ensembles: the cultural-educational societies in Bitola of “Svetlost”, “Stiv Naumov”, “Ilinden”; folk dance groups from the villages of Brusnik, Dihovo, Nizhopole, Rotino and Lavci; the Radio Bitola orchestras; the Macedonian State Ensemble of Folk dances and Songs “Tanec”; cultural art societies: “Vlado Tasevski” and “Kocho Racin”; the academic culture and art society “Mirche Acev; other Ensembles of folk dances and songs including “Orce Nikolov”, “Goce Delchev”, “Dom na gradezhnici Skopje”, “Hor na invalidi Skopje” and “Dom na borci i invalidi Skopje”; the Macedonia Radio and Television folk music orchestras: the Folk Music Orchestra, the “Chalgii” Orchestra and the Authentic Folk Instruments Orchestra; the Orchestra of Angel Nacevski, Stevo Teodosievski, Pece Atanasovski and the Ljupcho Pandilov Orchestra.
International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977
At the International Folklore Conference organized by the International Folklore Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, 1977, on the subject of “Folklore on the Radio” was Dushko Dimitrovski, Editor of the Folk Music Department for “Radio Television Skopje” from the Republic of Macedonia. He was there as a representative of Yugoslav Radio Television (Former Yugoslavia). He used records produced from magnetic tapes to present folklore material in his presentation entitled “ Chalgija music in Macedonia”. This folklore material was prepared in Skopje by ethnomusicologists Dushko Dimitrovski, Kiril Todevski and Metodija Simonovski. From the magnetic tape material were presented the recordings of two Macedonian folk dances: “Kasapsko oro”, arranged by Tale Ognenovski, and “Kumovo oro chochek”, composed by Tale Ognenovski and performed by him as clarinet soloist accompanied by the “Chalgii” orchestra of Radio Television Skopje. This created great interest not only amongst the delegates of the Conference but also around the world. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:19, 13 August 2007 (CDT) --Stevan Ognenovski 16:25, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Tour of North America and Carnegie Hall concert
Ensemble “Tanec” was the first dance company from Yugoslavia (the former Yugoslavia) to perform in America. The Ensemble arrived in New York City on January 20, 1956. The following day, on January 21, The New York Times newspaper ran an article entitled, “Cernogorka, Anyone? Yugoslav Dancing Troupe Shows How It Is Done”.
Ensemble ˜Tanec’s North American tour was sponsored by International Artists in association with Charles E. Green and Lee V. Eastman.
TV debut of ˜Tanec” on CBS
˜Tanec’s American tour began with their debut on one of the most popular television programmes in the United States, the Ford Foundation TV Programme “OMNIBUS”, on January 22, 1956. This programme was seen by millions of Americans. This TV debut of ˜Tanec” on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network, created great interest in all 66 concerts in many towns throughout the United States.
First time in America, Carnegie Hall was sold out
The Carnegie Hall concert on January 27, 1956 was performed on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Musical (January 27, 1756).
North American press
Tale Ognenovski performed as clarinet and reed pipe soloist with Ensemble Tanec.
Tanec’s sixty-six performances in North America attracted much attention in the North American press:
“Choreographic Vigor from Macedonia” that appeared in The New York Times, January 22, 1956.
“Ballet: Yugoslav Folk Art 'Tanec' Dancers Appear at Carnegie Hall in Display of Tremendous Skill”, written by John Martin, The New York Times, January 28, 1956.
“Yugoslav Folk Ballet”, written by Walter Terry, New York Herald Tribune, January 28, 1956.
“On the Aisle Yugoslav Ballet a Colorful Addition to International Dance”, written by Claudia Cassidy, Chicago Daily Tribune, February 6, 1956.
“Yugoslav Ballet Visits Academy”, written by Samuel Singer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 8, 1956.
“Yugoslav Dancers Shoot the Works” written by Paul Hume, The Washington Post and Times Herald, February 10, 1956.
“Music in Toronto” written by John Kraglund, The Globe and Mail, February 14, 1956.
“Yugoslav Ballet Proves Folk Dancing 'Tricky' “, written by R. H. Hagan San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 1956.
“Yugoslav Folk Ballet Opens Engagement”, written by Albert Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 1956.
“Dance Bouncing Brigands, Yugoslav come to U.S.”, Life, USA, April 9, 1956.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in Hollywood
After three concerts in the Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California on March 12, 13 and 14, 1956, a group of Hollywood artists invited all members of Ensemble ˜Tanec” to visit the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studio in Hollywood. In the main MGM studio, Tale Ognenovski and other members of the Ensemble were photographed together with June Allyson, one of the most famous stars of the screen in the U.S. The Metro Goldwyn Mayer Company prepared a special banquet for the members of Ensemble “Tanec”. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:21, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Time Table for North America tour
TOUR OF MACEDONIAN NATIONAL FOLK BALLET “TANEC” IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA
DATE CITY THEATRE
January 22, 1956 New York City Ford Foundation TV Program, “OMNIBUS”;
January 23, 1956 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania The Forum;
January 24, 1956 White Plains, New York Westchester Country Center;
January 25, 1956 Schenectady, New York Erie Theater;
January 26, 1956 Perth Amboy, New Jersey Majestic Theater;
January 27, 1956 New York City Carnegie Hall;
January 28, 1956 Newark, New Jersey Mosque Theater;
January 29, 1956 Worcester, Massachusetts Municipal Memorial Auditorium;
January 30, 1956 Providence, Rhode Island War Memory Auditorium;
January 31, 1956 Boston, Massachusetts Symphony Hal;
February 1, 1956 Springfield, Massachusetts Auditorium;
February 2, 1956 Hartford, Connecticut Bushnell Memorial Hal;
February 4, 1956 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Civic Opera House;
February 5, 1956 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Civic Opera House;
February 7, 1956 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Music;
February 8, 1956 Norfolk, Pennsylvania Center Theater;
February 9, 1956 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall;
February 10, 1956 Baltimore, Maryland Lyric Theater;
February 11, 1956 Richmond, Virginia Mosque Theater;
February 12, 1956 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Syria Mosque Theater;
February 13, 1956 Toronto, Canada Massey Hall;
February 14, 1956 Rochester, New York Auditorium;
February 16, 1956 Youngstown, Ohio Stambaugh Auditorium;
February 17, 1956 Akron, Ohio Armory;
February 18, 1956 Detroit, Michigan Masonic Auditorium;
February 19, 1956 Cleveland, Ohio Music Hall;
February 20, 1956 Indianapolis, Indiana Murat Theater;
February 21, 1956 Toledo, Ohio State Theater;
February 22, 1956 Cincinnati, Ohio Taft Auditorium;
February 23, 1956 Louisville, Kentucky Kentucky Auditorium;
February 24, 1956 Evansville, Indiana Indiana Coliseum;
February 26, 1956 St. Louis, Missouri Municipal Auditorium;
February 28, 1956 St. Joseph, Missouri City Auditorium;
February 29, 1956 Kansas City, Missouri Music Hall;
March 1, 1956 Omaha, Nebraska Music Hall;
March 3, 1956 Colorado Springs, Colorado City Auditorium;
March 4, 1956 Denver, Colorado Auditorium Arena;
March 7, 1956 San Francisco, California Opera House;
March 8, 1956 Sacramento, California Memorial Auditorium;
March 9, 1956 San Francisco, California Opera House;
March 10, 1956 Oakland, California High School Auditorium;
March 11, 1956 Fresno, California Memorial Auditorium;
March 12, 1956 Los Angeles, California Philharmonic Auditorium;
March 13, 1956 Los Angeles, California Philharmonic Auditorium;
March 14, 1956 Los Angeles, California Philharmonic Auditorium;
March 15, 1956 Pasadena, California Civic Auditorium;
March 17, 1956 San Pedro, California S.P.High School Auditorium;
March 18, 1956 San Pedro, California S.P.High School Auditorium;
March 19, 1956 San Diego, California Russ Auditorium;
March 20, 1956 San Diego, California Russ Auditorium;
March 22, 1956 Phoenix, Arizona North Phoenix High School;
March 23, 1956 Phoenix, Arizona North Phoenix High School;
March 24, 1956 Tucson, Arizona University;
March 26, 1956 El Paso, Texas Liberty Hal;
March 28, 1956 Houston, Texas City Auditorium;
March 29, 1956 Houston, Texas City Auditorium;
April 1, 1956 New Orleans, Louisiana Civic Theatre;
April 2, 1956 New Orleans, Louisiana Civic Theatre;
April 3, 1956 New Orleans, Louisiana Civic Theatre;
April 5, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia Tower Theatre;
April 6, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia Tower Theatre;
April 7, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia Tower Theatre;
April 9, 1956 Princeton, New Jersey McCarter Theatre;
April 10, 1956 Princeton, New Jersey McCarter Theatre;
April 11, 1956 New York City Brooklyn Academy of Music;
April 12, 1956 New York City Brooklyn Academy of Music. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:21, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Tour of Germany
Tale Ognenovski, clarinet and reed pipe soloist with Ensemble 'Tanec', toured Germany from August 15 until October 27, 1956. The Ensemble performed 72 successful concerts in many towns, including Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bonn, Gottingen, Munich and Wiesbaden, and every performance was a sell-out. As part of their tour of France in 1959, they performed two concerts in Dortmund, Germany on September 18 and 19, 1959, playing to an audience of 7000 on each occasion. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:21, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Tour of France
Tale Ognenovski was clarinet and pipe soloist with Ensemble “Tanec” during their tour of France from September 20 until November 25, 1959. They performed 83 concerts in 58 towns and cities in France including Paris, Le Havre, Nantes, Poitiers, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Cherbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, Rennes, Bourges (September 24, 1959), Chaumont, Solon de Provence, Laval, Brest, Lorient, St. Nazaire, Angers, Tours, Limoges, Pont a Mouson, Bourgen Brest, Belfor, St Entienne, St Brieuc, St Malo, Vendome, Gien, Orleans, Niort, La Rochelle, Marmonde, Mont de Marson, Dax, Tarbes, Agen, Albi, Pau, Carcassonne, St Gaudens, Beziers, Perpignan, Arcachon, Nimes, Grenoble, Lyon, Villeurbone and Gueret. They performed with success to full houses everywhere. The Ensemble twice had performances broadcast on television, on September 21 and 22, 1959. 20 million people would have seen them on the most popular programme on French Television. Radio Paris recorded a 45-minute programme of Macedonian folk dances and songs. The Manager of Ensemble 'Tanec's tour of France was Mr Raymond Guillier, also Director of his own company 'Les grands spectacles internationaux Les productions Raymond Guillier', Paris. He specialized in managing international shows in Paris.
“Hier soir au GRAND-PALAIS BRILLANTE “PREMIERE” des Ballets de Macedoine” (”Yesterday evening in GRAND-PALAIS Brilliant first performance of National Ballet of Macedonia.”), that appeared in the newspaper 'Le Berry Republicain' in Bourges, France, on September 24, 1959.
“Hier soir a Bourges, La “premiere” nationale des Ballets de Macedoine a remporte un enorme succes” (Yesterday evening in Bourges, The first national Ballet of Macedonia achieved tremendous success.”). It was published in the newspaper “La nouvelle republique du Centre”, Bourges, France on, September 24, 1959.
--Stevan Ognenovski 16:22, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Tour of Switzerland
Tale Ognenovski performed as clarinet and reed pipe soloist with Ensemble 'Tanec' during their tour of Switzerland during the period July 7-10, 1959. The concerts were performed in Berne on July 7 and 8, 1959 and in Geneva on July 9 and 10, 1959 with success. Tale Ognenovski made his debut on a special programme broadcast on Swiss Television. Playing as clarinet soloist, he performed his personally composed Macedonian folk dances 'Bitolsko oro' and 'Brusnichko oro'. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:22, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
He made his recording debut as a composer with the Galevski-Nanchevski Orchestra in 1963, with the first record EP 14700 produced by “RADIO TELEVIZIJA BEOGRAD” (Radio Television Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia). In 1965, Tale Ognenovski established his own “Tale Ognenovski Orchestra”, and “RADIO TELEVIZIJA BEOGRAD” produce the record EP 14711, He made his recording debut for Jugoton Zagreb, Croatia with the record EPY-3851 (1967). Macedonian Radio Television produced the cassette MP 2137 (1989).
Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music
CD album entitled” Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music”. Label: Independent records, USA. (Catalog: IR04542, 2001) includes: 3 Jazz compositions, 6 Macedonian Folk dances and Classical Music, all composed by Tale Ognenovski. Tale Ognenovski is soloist on clarinet, reed pipe, small bagpipe and zourla.
MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Audio CD entitled entitled: “MOZART and OGNENOVSKI Clarinet Concertos” Label: Independent records, USA. (Catalog: IR37223, January 24, 2006). CD album includes: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622: Allegro, Adagio and Rondo - Allegro all composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Tale Ognenovski and Tale Ognenovski Concert for Clarinet No. 1 composed and arranged by Tale Ognenovski. Tale Ognenovski arranged parts of the Mozart's clarinet concerto for two clarinets. The clarinet in standard performance is always accompanied by the Orchestra. In this recording the clarinet is accompanied by drum performed by his son Stevan Ognenovski or by drum and second clarinet (performed by Tale Ognenovski). Tale Ognenovski released this CD to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1956 – 2006). --Stevan Ognenovski 16:22, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Connection between Oriental and Western Music
Tale Ognenovski’s contribution to connection between Oriental and Western Music is described in the book “For Our Music” (”Za Nasha Muzika”) ISBN 9989-600-01-5, published by BID “Misirkov”, 1994, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, and written by Dushko Dimitrovski. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:22, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
1. “Estradna nagrada Jugoslavije” (”Yugoslavian Stage Award”), the greatest award in former Yugoslavia for musical stage artists, from the Association of Stage Artists of Yugoslavia, Zagreb, Croatia, October 31, 1978.
2.“Pochesna Estradna Nagrada na Makedonija” (”Macedonian Stage Award with Honours”), the greatest award in the Republic of Macedonia for musical stage artists, from the Association of Stage Artists of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, May 27, 1996.
3. “Lifetime Achievement Award - “10 Folk Biseri” (”The Ten Folk Pearls”), sponsored by Macedonian Radio Television, February 19, 2002.
4. “11 October Award”. Tale Ognenovski won top honors on October 11, 2003 at Macedonian Parliament as the Winner of 11 Oktomvri Award, the highest and the most prestigious national award in Republic of Macedonia. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:23, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
Ognenovski Stevan, M.Sc.: Tale Ognenovski Virtuoso of the Clarinet and Composer (2000). Publishing house is Matica Makedonska, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; ISBN 9989-48-312-4 ; 406 pages (format A4). The book is published in both Macedonian and English. --Stevan Ognenovski 16:23, 13 August 2007 (CDT)