Pavel Šporcl, Romano Stilo

Gipsy Way (Bach, Brahms, Monti...)

Catalogue Number: SU 3951-2
Published: 17th October 2008
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
The violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl's new CD captures his two unique concerts with the Slovak Gipsy cimbalom ensemble Romano Stilo. The events were truly extraordinary not only due to these superlative musicians combining their forces but also the repertoire (a startling departure for Šporcl) and the atmosphere on the stage and in the auditorium alike. Just as Pavel Šporcl steps outwith zest from the domain of classical music into other genres so Romano Stilo cannot be considered an orthodox cimbalom band. Besides Gipsy, Hungarian and Romanian folk music, the visitors tothe concerts heard compositions by Pablo Sarasate, Johannes Brahms and Aram Khachaturian inspired by this music, all spiced up with a soupcon of jazz.
Šporcl plays the repertoire, allegedly theexclusive reserve of musicians with Gipsy blood coursing through their veins, so masterfully and convincingly that one is tempted to trace his family tree. Romano Stilo are splendid partners forhim and it is a real joy to hear the musical sparks fly.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Jenö Hubay
1. Gavotte en Rondeau (Partita BWV 1006) - Hejre Kati 04:10
Russian Folk Song
2. Russian Fantasy / Russian Gipsy Melodies 13:38
Pablo de Sarasate
3. Gypsy Songs (Zigeunerweisen), Op. 20 č. 1 08:58
Johannes Brahms
4. Hungarian Dance, No. 5 in G minor 03:06
Aram Ilich Khatchatourian
5. Sabre Dance 04:21
Vittorio Monti
6. Monti Czardash (Csárdás) 06:02
Georges Boulanger
7. Georgette in D major 04:52
Romanian Folk Song
8. Romanian "Hora" in F sharp minor 02:35
Georges Boulanger
9. Avant de Mourir 04:24
Hungarian Folk Song
10. Old-Hungarian Gipsy Song in C sharp minor 02:49
Hungarian Folk Song
11. Fakó Csárdás in D flat major 03:05
Hungarian Folk Song
12. Transylvanian Fantasy in E minor 06:44
Gypsy Folk Song
13. Gipsy Song "Náne Cócha" 06:43