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Journey East [SHM-CD]

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances
>Dvorak, Antonin : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake
>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane
>Kalajic, Sonia : Vatra Suze
>Traditional, Serbian : Pasona kolo, traditional dance melody
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerada
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Gadfly Suite
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Love for Three Oranges Suite
>Williams, John : Three Pieces from Schindler's List
>Traditional, Serbian : Niska banja
>Simjanovic, Zoran : Petrijin venac, theme from the film score
>Kusurica, Emir : Ovo je muski svet (This Is a Man's World), song (from the film Life Is a Miracle)
>Monti, Vittorio : Csárdás, for violin & orchestra
>Sarijevski, Aleksandar : Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studios Davout (03/2014); Teldex Studio Berlin (03/2014); Studios Davout (06/2014); Teldex Studio Berlin (06/2014).

Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic, long flying hair and all, evokes the spirit and sound of the Central European violinists of a hundred years ago. On this collection of pieces, mostly associated with Slavic lands (John Williams' "Theme from Schindler's List" makes a fascinating exception), he takes new chances, and they pay off big time. Radulovic has developed a vigorously rhythmic style that can build up a good deal of momentum in a piece like the opening "Hungarian Dance No. 1" of Brahms, and he effectively alternates these with pieces that lay on the sentiment. What's new here is that Radulovic has reached out and gotten the music he needs from other genres, from unusual sources, and from a variety of ensembles. There are several arrangements by Yvan Cassar that make a wonderful effect. Sample the violin and small-ensemble version of Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" (track four) for a bit of pure excitement that someone might have come up with in an old Viennese cafe in 1900, but probably not since then. Radulovic draws on some Serbian film soundtracks and on original compositions. He employs not only his usual backing group Les Trilles du Diable, but also a slightly larger string group called Double Sens and, on several tracks, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The musicians back up Radulovic's fiery effects, and the end result is perhaps the most colorful and exciting exotic violin recitals in many years. Bravo! ~ James Manheim



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances :: no 1 in G minor
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Les Trilles du Diable
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Swan Lake :: Danse russe
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michail Jurowski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Khachaturian, Aram : Gayane :: Sabre Dance
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Ludovit Kovac (Cimbalom); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941-42.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Kalajic, Sonia : Vatra Suze
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Serbian : Pasona kolo, traditional dance melody
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerada :: Nocturne
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michail Jurowski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michail Jurowski
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Love for Three Oranges Suite :: March
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Les Trilles du Diable
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Williams, John : Three Pieces from Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Les Trilles du Diable
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1993

>Traditional, Serbian : Niska banja
  • Performers: Yvan Cassar (Piano); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Simjanovic, Zoran : Petrijin venac, theme from the film score
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Ludovit Kovac (Cimbalom); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980

>Kusurica, Emir : Ovo je muski svet (This Is a Man's World), song (from the film Life Is a Miracle)
  • Performer: Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Les Trilles du Diable
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Dejan "Leopold" Sparavalo.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Monti, Vittorio : Csárdás, for violin & orchestra
  • Performers: Laure Favre-Kahn (Piano); Ludovit Kovac (Cimbalom); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Double Sens
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Sarijevski, Aleksandar : Zajdi, zajdi, jasno sonce
  • Performers: Ksenija Milosevic (Voice); Nemanja Radulovic (Violin); Aleksandar Sedlar (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary