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Gypsic / Romain Descharmes, piano; Christophe Morin, cello

Audio Samples

>Monti, Vittorio : Czardas no 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Ravel, Maurice : Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano no 3 in A minor ("dans le caractere populaire roumain"), Op. 25
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin
>     Blues
>Boulanger, Georges : Avant de mourir

Album Summary

>Monti, Vittorio : Czardas no 1
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Ravel, Maurice : Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano no 3 in A minor ("dans le caractere populaire roumain"), Op. 25
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin
>Boulanger, Georges : Avant de mourir
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Notes & Reviews:

'Gypsic' is the very first recording of violinist Sarah Nemtanu who brings a subtle touch of Balkanese extravagance to classical masterpieces from Ravel and Enesco. Sarah Nemtanu is one of today's leading violinists and her career to date commands respect, including being first violin solo with the Orchestre National de France and having performed with many of the most renowned orchestras in the world. For this ambitious recording, the Romanian-born violinist chose to perform pieces from the classical repertoire in arrangements bringing out their Balkan fibre. This is a very 'gypsic' recording in between music and rhythmic, a surprising mixture, impressive in its respect and precision, and delightful in its insubordination to form and genre. The biggest challenge on this album was undoubtedly to rework the Blues from Maurice Ravel's Violin Sonata, inspired here by rhythmic ethio-jazz, a blend of jazz and the traditional music of Ethiopian azmari minstrels.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studios Babel, Paris, France (01/2010/03/2010).



Reviews

Lovely...
Sarah Nemtanu mixes many genres, from traditional Hungarian to modern French to Ethiopian popular styles, on this very interesting recording. Here we find pieces transcribed for unexpected instruments, such as the lutheal. These pieces are inspired by the mystic and rustic gypsy cultures, and as a result, the recording carries hints of melancholic and triumphant moods throughout. The Czardas by Monti is excellently performed. Nemtanu draws a wonderfully heartfelt quality from her violin, and the ensemble gels together even through difficult tempo changes. In fact, the instruments seem to be connected as they change tempi through the entire recording. Nemtanu is very sensitive, accessing numerous “voices” and feelings from her violin. With musicianship like this, who needs words? This is a lovely CD which will be played often in my home!
Submitted on 08/17/10 by NashvilleMusicProf 
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>Monti, Vittorio : Czárdas no 1
  • Performers: Lise Berthaud (Viola); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Armand Amar (Triangle); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performers: Virginie Buscail (Violin); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Romain Descharmes (Piano); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Armand Amar (Triangle)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Ravel, Maurice : Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré
  • Performers: Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Armand Amar (Triangle); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano no 3 in A minor ("dans le caractere populaire roumain"), Op. 25
  • Performers: Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Armand Amar (Triangle); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Romain Descharmes (Piano); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 25 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performers: Armand Amar (Triangle); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Christophe Morin (Cello); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin :: Blues
  • Performers: Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Christophe Morin (Cello); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Armand Amar (Triangle); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1927

>Boulanger, Georges : Avant de mourir
  • Performers: Armand Amar (Triangle); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Piano)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern