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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Sergio and Odair Assad

Audio Samples

>Assad, Sérgio : Andalucia, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
>Assad, Sérgio : Fantasy on "Dark eyes", for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : The chase, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
>Assad, Sérgio : Istanbul
>     Awakening and Turkish dance, for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : Tatras, for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : Gypsy songs, for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : Vardar's boat, for 2 guitars & violin
>Reinhardt, Django : Nuages, for guitar
>Assad, Sérgio : Somogy's dream, for 2 guitars & violin

Album Summary

>Assad, Sérgio : Andalucia, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
>Assad, Sérgio : Fantasy on "Dark eyes", for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : The chase, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
>Assad, Sérgio : Istanbul
>Assad, Sérgio : Tatras, for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : Gypsy songs, for 2 guitars & violin
>Assad, Sérgio : Vardar's boat, for 2 guitars & violin
>Reinhardt, Django : Nuages, for guitar
>Assad, Sérgio : Somogy's dream, for 2 guitars & violin
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Notes & Reviews:

This is an unusual crossover collaboration between violinist Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg and the Brazilian guitar duo of Sergio and Odair Assad. The music, all arranged or composed by Sergio Assad, claims a wide variety of cultural influences. Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Macedonian and Transylvanian materials all find their way into the program, which somehow conveys a consistent atmosphere of plaintive melancholy, reflective nostalgia and restless longing. Of course, if you scratch a fiddler you may find a gypsy underneath, and Salerno-Sonnenberg, who has never lacked for inner spark, sounds quite convincing in this more unbuttoned, folky context, poised very much between classical and "world" styles. This is one of those unexpected discs that is obviously the result of much care, sympathy and devotion, and the results it yields are uniquely affecting.



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>Assad, Sérgio : Andalucia, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
  • Performers: Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Fantasy on "Dark eyes", for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Odair Assad (Guitar); Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : The chase, for 2 guitars, violin & percussion
  • Performers: Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Istanbul :: Awakening and Turkish dance, for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Odair Assad (Guitar); Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Tatras, for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Gypsy songs, for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Vardar's boat, for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Reinhardt, Django : Nuages, for guitar
  • Performers: Odair Assad (Guitar); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Sérgio Assad (Guitar); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Assad, Sérgio : Somogy's dream, for 2 guitars & violin
  • Performers: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Violin); Odair Assad (Guitar); Jamey Haddad (Percussion); Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
  • Notes: Arranged: Sérgio Assad
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio