Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The king of the violinists, lauded as "the fastest-fingered fiddler in the world" by the Daily Telegraph, Roby Lakatos is back with a stunning new double album! Entirely recorded live at the iconic Sydney Opera House, La Passion will allow music lovers to discover the Gypsy supernatural violinist in an all-new program including never-before-recorded pieces such as "The Flight of the Bumblebee," "Valse Triste," and many more gems new to Roby's discography, while the second CD is devoted to the most famous bits of Roby's repertoire.
Los Angeles Times
A stunning display of finger-blurring virtuosity.
American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Lakatos and his fellow musicians are some of the most virtuosic players I've ever heard. The playing is fantastic and it would be great background music.
Personnel: Roby Lakatos (violin); Lászlo Balogh (guitar); Jeno Lisztes (cimbalom, percussion); Laszlo Boni (violin); Frantisek Janoska (melodica, piano); Lászlo "Csorosz" Lisztes (double bass).
Audio Remasterer: Bastiaan Kuijt.
Recording information: Sydney Opera House, Sydnet (12/17/2010).
Editor: Cyril Orcel.
Photographers: José-Noël Doumont; Gregory Batardon.