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Mihael Feric founded Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi Croatia unique in the world
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By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić
Published on 01/10/2018
 
Mihael Ferić, distinguished Croatian expert for tamburitza music, founded the Tambura Museum in the town of Brod na Savi in 2012, which is unique in the world. It contains a fascinating collection of tamburitza instruments of amazing versatility, since the mid 19th century until today, as well as a rich collection of various manuals and books. The most valuable book has been written by Mr. Ferić himself, entitled "Croatian Tambura Breviary", written in Croatian. In this article we provide a some of the most interesting photos from the Tambura Museum, inviting You to visit Croatia in order to see this unique exhibition.

Author of "Croatian Tambura Breviary" monumental monograph dedicated to Croatian tamburitza tradition in Croatia and worldwide


Mihael Ferić, author of the monograph Hrvatski tamburaški brevijar (Croatian Tambura Breviary),
conceived and founded the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia, unique in the world.

This superb mnograph contains about 1200 photos dealing with the history of Croatian tamburitza tradition



Female tamburica orchestra in the town of Samobor, Croatia, 1901, conducted by Adam Razum

Female tamburitza choir "Saint Cecilia" in the city of Varaždin

Croatian tamburitza Society "Zvonimir" in the city of  Osijek 1924-1941

Franciscan tamburitza choir "Radovan" in Zagreb founded in 1900

Croatian tamburitza orchestra "€œZajc", Zagreb 1936, founded in 1922

Croatian tamburitza orchestra Broken Hill, Australia, 1929

Croatian KUD "Matija Gubec" tamburitza choir, Ruma, 1937

Croatian tamburitza orchestra of Boulder city, Western Australia, 191

Croatian tamburica orchestra Zvonimir, 1900, San Francisco

Croatian tamburitza orchestra Sokol (Falcon) in Argentina


Mihael Ferić, distinguished Croatian expert for tamburitza music, founded the Tambura Museum in the town of Brod na Savi in 2012, which is unique in the world. It contans a fascinating collection of tamburitza instruments of amazing versatility, since the mid 19th century until today, as well as a rich collection of various manuals and books. The most valuable book has been written by Mr. Ferić himself, entitled "Croatian Tambura Breviary", written in Croatian. In this article we provide a some of the most interesting photos from the Tambura Museum, inviting You to visit Croatia in order to see this unique exhibtion.



Mihael Ferić, bibliography

Hrvatski tamburaški brevijar = The Croatian tambura breviary = Kroatisches Tambura-Breviar = Le breviaire croate du tambura / Mihael Ferić



Svirajte tambure 1 : škola za tambure kvartnoga G-sustava : priručnik za osnovne škole, tamburaška društva i samouke / Mihael Ferić

Učimo svirati tambure 1 : priručnik za dječje i omladinske tamburaške orkestre / Mihael Ferić, Radovan Brdarić. 2. izd., Ferić, Mihael

Učimo svirati tambure 2 : priručnik za dječje i omladinske tamburaške orkestre / Mihael Ferić, Radovan Brdarić

Zasvirajte tambure 1 : škola za tambure kvartnog A-E sustava : priručnik za osnovne škole, tamburaška društva i samouke / Mihael Ferić. 3. izd.

Zasvirajte tambure 2 : škola za tambure kvartnog A-E sustava : priručnik za osnovne škole, tamburaška društva i samouke / Mihael Ferić

Zasvirajte tambure 3 : škola za tambure kvartnog A-E sustava : priručnik za tamburaška društva i samouke / Mihael Ferić




Croatian singing tamburitza society "Berislavić" in the city of Trogir 1895, conducted by Ivan Bozzotti

Croatian choir Hrvatski sokol (Croatian Falcon), Sveti Ivan Žabno, 1924

Exhibits of banjolinas from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia, inspired by the American banjo.
On the other hand, Croatian type of tamburitza called brač, gave rise to the famous Fender Stratocaster type rock guitar.

It is not widely known that Leo Fender, a famous builder of rock guitars (Fender Stratocaster), used the shape of a Croatian tamburitza head (more precisely, of the so called "brač" or "bas-prim", see below) for his characteristic guitar head. This was a result of Leo's acquaintance with a Croatian room-mate in his student days, who was a tamburitza player. Information by Nenad Bach, who mentioned this this story on his CD "I love losers" (...Leo Fender mentioned in an interview for Musician magazine that he was inspired by the headstock of the tamburitza when he designed the Fender Stratocaster...). And every song on the CD is accompanied with the tamburitza play. Listen to his Can We Go Higher?.

Croatian tamburitza


Children's tamburitza orchestra "Pajo Kolarić" in the city of Osijek, conducted by Stjepan Perčević
Croatian Tamburitza Orchestra "Sokol" (Falcon) concert poster, which among others played for H.R.H. Prince of Wales




Children's tamburitza choir in the village of Stari Mikanovci (near the town of Vinkovci), conducted by teacher Martin Petričević, 1906

Banjolina tamburitza orchestra, Vinkovci 1925


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Croatian tamburitza museum, part 2


Frank Hoffer tamburitza band from the city of Karlovac, Croatia, 1890s.

Croatian tamburitza orchestra "Jadran" (= Adriatic), Johannesburg, South Africa, 1937

Members of the tamburica school of the Croatian singing society "Kolo" (Dance) in Zagreb, 1891/91,
under the baton of Milutin pl. Farkaš (in the middle). Note that almost all of them are girls.

Živila Hrvatska (Long Live Croatia) orchestra, Roslyn, Washington, 1900.

Mixed tamburitza choir of Croatian educational society "€œPreradović" in Đakovo 1908-10

Narodno blago, Karišik narodnih pjesama, za tambure udesio L. V. Furlan, (Prilog "Tamburice" br. 1, prvi tečaj 1903./4.),
drugo popravljeno izdanje, Sisak 1910.

Paulus Pajo Kolarić, 1821-1876, founded the first tamburitza choir in 1847 in the city of Osijek

Tamburica orchestra Pajo Kolaric, Buffalo NY, 1887.

Pittsuburgh Tamburitza Orchestra, USA, under the baton of Walter W. Kollar


Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Prvo Iločko tamburško društvo "Parizeri" (the first Ilok Tamburitza society), Ilok 1900


Mihael Ferić - počasni građanin Broda na Savi



Croatian tamburica orchestra Tomislav in Punta Arenas, Chile, probably arround 1900.

Tamburitza society conducted by Ivan Žvanović in the city of Luanshuya in Zambia (the then Northern Rhodesia, 1934)

Samobor worker's choir in 1901 conducted by Antun Razum in Samobor

Singing and tamburitza choirs, participating the Kastav concert in 1908





From the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Sisak tamburitza orchestra "Pajo Kolarić" in Buffalo, New York, 1887


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Croatian tamburitza museum, part 3


Šnajder's tamburitza players in Ravna Gora (regio of Gorski Kotar), using the Farkaš-system, year unknown

Šokac tamburitza musicians from the town of Županja 1925

Tambura Museum exhibits many specialized journals





Interior of the Tambura Museum in the town of Brod na Savi

Tamburitzans from Podvinje, 1926

Tamburitza and singing society "Danica", Sisak 1927


Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia.
In the middle - collection of picks, made mostly of cow's horn.

Tamburitza band from the village of Gornja Vrba, 1917
Tamburitza band from the town of Županja, 1917



Tamburitza choir of elementary school in the village of Bebrina, 1949, with Ivan Ferić as teacher

Tamburitza society "Bisernica" in the Požega Gymnaisum in 1917/18 school year (City Museum in Požega)

Tamburitza choir "Bisernica", 1917-18, Požega City Museum, Croatia


Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Tamburitza choir of the primary school Cernik and teacher Dragutin Begović as conductor, 1933.




Tamburitza choir "Davor" in Brod na Savi, end of 19th century

Tamburitza choir of the Croatian singing society of "Davor", founded in 1883

Tamburitza choir from Varaždinske Toplice in 1905



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Croatian tamburitza museum, part 4


Tamburitza choir in Gornji kraj near Samobor, Croatia 1936

Tamburitza choir of the "Matija Antun Relković" Gymnasium in Vinkovci, 1930

Tamburitza choir "Hrvatski sokol" (Croatian Falcon), Kutina 1929

Tamburitza choir "Hrvatski sokol" (Croatian Falcon), Valpovo 1929

Tamburitza choir of State Secondary School in the city of Karlovac, 1928-1929,
artistic director and history-geography teacher Dušan Mocvanj


Intervju: Mihael Ferić, 3. Bećarfest, Babina Greda 16. kolovoz 2014.



Tamburitza choir Kolo from 1890-91, conducted by Milutin pl. Farkaš

Tamburitza choir "N.Š.K. Jovalija", Valpovo 1931

Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Tamburitza choir of Croatian singing society "Zvonimir", Babina Greda 1918

Tamburitza choir of the Croatian academia society "Mladost" (Youth) in Zagreb, 1906

Croatian Coat of Arms

Tamburitza choir of Croatian Lady Society (Hrvatsko gospojinsko društvo) in Brod na Savi in 1907, led by a very young conductor

Tamburitza choir of the Croatian reading room, Bugojno (in Bosnia and Herzegovina), 1908

Tamburitza choir of Croatian singing society "Tomislav" in Cernik 1937, conducted by Dragutin Begović

Tamburitza choir of Croatian working youth in Đakovo with their board members at the 1st review of Croatian tamburitza societies in Osijek in 1937




Tamburitza choir of Public Library in Samobor in 1915

Tamburitza choir of Worker-educational society "Sloboda" (Freedom), Osijek 1924-1941

Tamburitza choir of working your, Vinkovci 1921

Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Tamburitza choir of the Parlourmaid Cooperative, 1939

Tamburitza choir of Public Library in Samobor in 1915

Tamburitza choir of Seljačka sloga (Peasant union) branch, Buševec 1938

Tamburitza choir of the Textile factory "Setelane" in 1936, founded in Samobor in 1924


Tamburitza choir from Slavonski Kobaš in 1935

Tamburitza choir "Šokadija", Zagreb 1939

Tamburitza choir of the Tamburitza society "Gombović" in the village of Slavonski Kobaš (near the town of Brod na Savi), 1935


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Croatian tamburitza museum, part 5


Tamburitza choir of women teacher's club in Vrbnik on the island of Krk in 1890

Tamburitza choir of the Theological society of "Vijenac" (Wreath), Zagreb 1939

Specialized literature exhibited in the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi

Tamburitza choir of workmen educational group of "Sloga" in Brod na Savi in 1907

Tamburitza orchestra "Bisernica" in Požega 1893

Croatian Coat of Arms in the middle


Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Tamburitza orchestra of Croatian singing society "Preradović", Đakovo, 1889, conducted by Dragutin Tišler

Tamburitza orchestra of the family of Lončarić in Đakovo between the two WWs

Tamburitza orchestra "Zvonimir" in Brod na Savi 1930s

Tamburitza players from the village of Ilova near the town of Kutina, 1928

Tamburitza players of the Cultural artistic society "Kumičić", Križ, before WWII
Exhibits from the Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi, Croatia

Tamburitza players from the village of Kupjak in the region of Gorski Kotar, Croatia, 1924

Tamburitza section of Croatian Library in the village of Stari Mikanovci (near the town of Vinkovci) in 1934

Tamburitza society "Graničar" in Brod na Savi with their left-handed prim player Ivan Bradić, beginning of 20th century

Tamburitza Society of Požega Gymnasium "Osvit" (Daybreak), 1899

Tamburitza society "Sloga", 1896


Interview with s Mihael Ferić, in Croatian



Tamburitza society "Sloga" from Sisak

Tamburitza orchestra "Tekstilac"€ (Textiler), J. Armano, conductor, Zagreb, 1935

Women's tamburitza band of Pavka Cenić from the village of Komletinci (near Vinkovci), in Belgrade in 1937

Workers tamburitza choir, Županja 1930

Workors choir in Samobor in 1901 conducted by Adam Razum

Tamburitza choir from "Zora" (Dawn) cultural society in the city of Dubrovnik, 1932 or 1933.

Županja city tamburitza players 1934/35

Maestro Mihael Ferić, caricature by Marko Kern

Many thanks to Mr. Ferić for his kind permission to publish the photos.
We also express our gratitude to Professor Kajetan Šeper for inviting us to visit the town of Brod na Savi,
as well as to Dr. Željko Hanjš for organizing excursion from Zagreb to this interesting town.



This is the last, 5th page. Thank you.


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