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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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Works Details

>Monti, Vittorio : Czárdas no 1
  • Performers: Alexandra Jouannie (Violin); Delphine Tissot (Viola); Guillaume Barli (Violin); Maria Chirokoliyska (Double Bass); Armand Amar (Triangle); Pierre Fouchenneret (Violin); Christophe Morin (Cello); Nathalie Crambes (Violin); Young-Eun Koo (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Percussion); Chilly Gonzales (Organ); Sarah Nemtanu (Violin); Lyodoh Kaneko (Violin); Chilly Gonzales (Piano); Tiphaine Gaigne (Violin); Virginie Buscail (Violin); Lurie Morar (Cymbals); Lise Berthaud (Viola); Jérôme Lefranc (Cello); Chilly Gonzales (Drum)
  • Conductor: Aurélien Zielinski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

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

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

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