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The Legendary Vilko Ovsenik Dies

Clarinet player and composer Vilko Ovsenik passed away on Friday at the age of 88. Dedicated as he was to music, he composed around one thousand songs, was a member of the Vaški quintet, and left a deep mark in the legacy of Oberkrainer music as the first clarinetist in the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble. One of the main architects of ...

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Video : The Funeral of Legend Slavko Avsenik

The funeral of world-renowned Slovenian musician, Slavko Avsenik, was held today, July 7, 2015 in Begunje na Gorenjskem. Thousands gathered to pay their respects and say goodbye to this musical legend. For those who missed the live broadcast of the funeral services, you have the chance to see it all below. Pocivaj v miru, Slavko. Your music will live on ...

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Slavko Avsenik Remembered as Musical Genius, Hard Worker, Warm Being

Slovenia is grieving for the legendary accordion player and composer Slavko Avsenik, who died on Thursday aged 85. Irma Rauh, music editor at Radio Slovenia, described him a the biggest Slovenian musician, a genius, giant of folk music, whose music is an important part of Slovenian culture. Rauh stressed that Slavko Avsenik and his brother Vilko, who formed in the ...

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Legendary Musician Slavko Avsenik Dies

Internationally-recognised accordion musician and composer Slavko Avsenik has died at the age of 85. He is leaving behind a rich legacy of oompah music and a polka that is believed to be the most frequently played piece of music in the world. Avsenik was born November 26, 1929 in Begunje na Gorenjskem, close to Lake Bled, a popular tourist spot ...

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