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Gipsy Fire / Pavel Sporcl


Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 41802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsTraditionalJenö HubayIvo Csámpai,   ... 
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over 20,000 discs sold, more than 220 concerts at home and abroad, two extensive tours... + Those are just a few examples of the successes gained by the Gipsy Way project in the wake of the 2008 album Pavel Sporcl recorded with his Gipsy band. + Six years later, in tandem with Supraphon, the violinist held two concerts at Prague’s legendary Domovina Studio, whose fruit is the new CD, Gipsy Fire. + On this new release a succession of technically challenging “Gipsy” repertoire pieces are blended with catchy and melancholic film melodies (Grand blond avec une chaussure noire and Fiddler on the Roof, and a theme Pavel recorded for the Czech movie Divided We Fall) and Piazzolla’s breathtakingly beautiful prayer Ave Maria. + Pavel and the Gipsy Read more Way Ensemble play as if their very lives are in the balance; the audience’s frenzied response indicates that they don’t want the music to ever stop. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Hungarian Czárdás by Traditional
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Scène de la Csárda No. 5 for violin & piano ("Hullàmzò Balaton"), Op. 33 by Jenö Hubay
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Hungary 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Hommage à János Bihari, for violin & ensemble by Ivo Csámpai
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Friss for violin & ensemble in A flat major (after a traditional Hungarian melody) by Pavel Šporcl
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Caprice Tzigany, for violin & ensemble by Bela Babai
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Gipsy Fire, for violin & ensemble by Pavel Šporcl
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Tanti anni prima ("Ave Maria"), tango (from the film Enrico IV) by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1984 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9.
Once Upon a Time: Song for Chava (and Pavel), for violin & ensemble by Ales Brezina
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10.
Russian Fantasy II by Pavel Šporcl
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
Fiddler on the Roof: If I were a rich man / Sunrise sunset / Lechaim (To life) by Jerry Bock
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Length: 10 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
Work(s): Themes from "Alexandre le bienheureux" & Grand blond avec une chaussure noire" by Vladimir Cosma
Performer:  Pavel Šporcl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pavel Sporcl's Gipsy Way Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 

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