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La Passion / Roby Lakatos & Ensemble


Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Avanti Classic   Catalog #: 1041  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsVittorio MontiTraditionalAstor Piazzolla,   ... 
Performer:  Roby Lakatos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The king of the violinists, lauded as "The fastest-fingered fiddler in the world” by The Daily Telegraph, the unique Roby Lakatos is back with a stunning new double album: La Passion! Entirely recorded live at the iconic Sydney Opera House, La Passion will allow music lovers to discover Gypsy supernatural violinist Roby Lakatos in an all new program including never previously recorded pieces such asMeadowlands (Songs of the Plains), the Flight of the Bumblebee, Valse Triste, Oblivion, Chiquilin, Those Were the Days, Du Schwarzer Zigeuner and many more gems new to Roby’s discography. The second CD is devoted to the most famous bis of Roby’s repertoire with such beloved pieces as Two Guitars, Fire Dance, Black Eyes (Ochi Chornyje), Read more Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5, Monti’s Csardas… This album also features a phenomenal L’Alouette (The Lark) lasting more than twelve minutes and catching Roby Lakatos in a jubilatory improvisation. This double Hybrid SACD Surround recording will furthermore allow many listeners to discover an all rejuvenated Ensemble featuring an amazing array of young Hungarian musicians aged from only 19 to 25! La Passion captures the unique energy that emanates from Roby Lakatos’ live performances. This double album constitutes a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a world marked by musical freedom, warmth, matchless virtuosity and surprising repertoire ideas with long forgotten melodies set in totally new and original arrangements.

Tracklist:
CD 1.
1. New Alliance
2. Valse Triste
3. O Field, My Field
4. Oblivion
5. Stari Waltz and Csardas Lunatique
6. Ne Na Na Na
7. The Flight of the Bumbeblee
8. Chiquilin de Bachin
9. Those Were the Days
10. Du Schwarzer Zigeuner
11. Sk Paraphrase
12. L 'alouette: contemporary sonata version
CD 2.
1. Hungarian Dance No 5
2. Fire Dance
3. Honeysuckle Rose
4. Two Guitars
5. Papa Can You Hear Me
6. Ochi Chornyje
7. Csárdás
8. A Night in Marrakech
9. Cuenta Conmigo
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Works on This Recording

1. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
2. Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
3. Dark Eyes by Traditional
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
4. Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
5. Honeysuckle Rose by Fats Waller
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6. Les deux guitares by Traditional
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
7. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Roby Lakatos (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 

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