Maurice Ravel, Pablo Sarasate, Georges Enescu, Vittorio Monti, Georges Boulanger – Sarah Nemtanu – Gypsic

No Dia Internacional da Mulher, uma postagem com uma grande violinista.
Nunca tinha ouvido falar em Sarah Nemtanu até encontrar este CD, que tinha um título que me chamou a atenção, principalmente a lista das obras que ela interpreta: Ravel, Sarasate, Enescu… me interessei e resolvi baixar. E não me arrependi. Só encontrei estes dados no site da gravadora, Näive:
“At the age of twenty-eight, Sarah Nemtanu is one of today’s leading violinists in the French young generation. Her career so far commands respect: when she was nine she won first prize in the Royaume de la Musique competition; at fifteen she entered Gérard Poulet’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris; appointed leader of the Orchestra National de France at twenty-one, she was nominated in the category Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2007. Her taste for challenges has been shown, for example, in her performance of the Allegro of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on the soundtrack of Radu Mihaileanu’s film The Concert.”

Outro site coloca o seguinte:

“Violinist Sarah Nemtanu entertains us with diverse selections on this CD, with the support of several other string instrument soloists, plus piano and percussion instruments.
‘Gypsic’ is the very first recording of violinist Sarah Nemtanu who includes a definite touch of Balkanese and oriental feelings to classical masterpieces by Ravel and Enesco.
As such, this is a very ‘gypsy-like’ recording which uses a mixture of tonal and rhythmic variety. There were likely lots of challenges to produce this album, such as reworking the Blues from Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata, and come up with a blend of jazz and the traditional music of Ethiopian Azmari minstrels. The resulting sound is quite unique.”

Um CD delicioso, sem dúvida, que traz uma violinista bem segura, extremamente técnica, mas que não deixa de lado o lirismo, como na delicada “Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré”.

Um pequeno presente para vocês:

Sarah Nemtanu – Gypsic

01. Vittorio Monti Czárdás
02. Maurice Ravel Tzigane (for violin and luthéal)
03. Maurice Ravel Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
04. Georges Enesco Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor ‘on popular Romanian themes’, op. 25 –
05. Georges Enesco Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor, Andante sostenuto e misterioso
06. Georges Enesco Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor, Allegro con brio, ma non troppo
07. Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, op.20
08. Maurice Ravel Blues (Violin Sonata)
09. Georges Boulanger My Prayer

Sarah Nemtanu – Violin
Chilli Gonzales – Piano, organ farfisa, Drum, Percussion
Romain Desmarches – Piano
Iurie Morar – Cimbalom