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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: Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Christophe Morin (Cello); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Armand Amar (Triangle)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

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

>Ravel, Maurice : Berceuse sur le nom de Fauré
  • Performers: Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Armand Amar (Triangle); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Christophe Morin (Cello)
  • 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: Guillaume Barli (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Armand Amar (Triangle); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Christophe Morin (Cello); Chilly Gonzales (Drum); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Romain Descharmes (Piano); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 25 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

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

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