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Adagio & Furioso / Gypsy Devils

Ciganski Diabli
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4040  
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniJohannes BrahmsAntonín DvorákFranz Joseph Haydn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Roma fairy tales, it is usually the devil who imbues Gypsy music with its inimitable vivacity. And when listening to Cigánski diabli, you cannot help but believe it. The popularity of this Gypsy orchestra has crossed the borders of their native Slovakia into Moravia, Bohemia and much further afield. Of late, they have been giving concerts abroad with increasing frequency – Germany (including at the BerlinPhilharmonic Hall), England, France, Canada, etc. The ensemble, made up of eight professional, classically trained musicians, has already received three platinum discs. A traditional cimbalom band? Well, yes and no. They have, so to speak, many more strings to their bow: folk music (ranging from Slovak to Jewish), on occasions walking a Read more tightrope between pop and jazz, at other times performing Haydn together with a "classical" pianist or a symphony orchestra. And since Brahms, Liszt and Dvorák were inspired by the "Gypsy style", why not turn things on their head and play their music the Gypsy way? With their characteristic virtuosity and vivacity, Cigánski diabli have entered the rarefied domain of classical music - yet in a manner entirely of their own and with arrangements not respecting the borders of genres. But what’s the use of borders when the music is of such splendor? Read less

Works on This Recording

Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 12 in D minor by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1880; Austria 
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 8 in G minor, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11: 3rd movement, Rondo all'ungarese "Allegro assai" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolň Paganini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Gräfin Mariza: Komm Zigány by Emmerich Kálmán
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Post-Romantic 
Gipsy Dances by Franz Paul Rigler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 

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