04 July 2012

Viktoria Mullova: The Peasant Girl

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All the music in this eclectic programme reflects the phenomenal influence of gypsy music on both classical and jazz music in the 20th century – even when wearing smart ‘classical’ clothes, the music of the gypsies cannot disguise its honesty, directness and the heart beating inside the clothes.

So here we have Bartók and Kodály, the two great Hungarian composers who made comprehensive studies of folk music, alongside the world of jazz, represented by John Lewis’s Django, and the Weather Report tracks.

The music also has strong connections with Viktoria Mullova’s background. Viktoria Mullova hails from the Ukraine, where only two generations ago, her family lived simple lives, living off the land in a small village. The simple peasant qualities – calmness, honesty and simplicity – are very much part of her. Although she has conquered the most sophisticated works of Western classical music, the music on these CDs shares something of her other side.


1 For Nedim (For Nadia) – Du Oud arr. Barley
2 Django – John Lewis/Bratsch arr. Barley
3 Dark Eyes – Florian Hermann arr. Barley
4 Er Nemo Klantz with Bartók Duos – 7. Walachian Songs 11. Pillow Dance 44. Transylvanian Dance
5 The Peasant – Weather Report (Joe Zawinul, arr. Barley)
6 Bartók – Duos with improvisations: 7 Duos for violin and cello (from 44 Duos for two violins): 10. Ruthenian Song 22. Mosquito Dance 33. Harvest Song 28. Sorrow 26. Teasing Song 11. Cradle Song 35. Ruthenian Kolomeika
7 Yura – Barley (on a Russian folk theme – Lyuba)


1 Bi Lovengo – Bratsch arr. Barley
2 Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat – Weather Report (Joe Zawinul, arr. Barley)
3 Life – Youssou N’Dour
4 Duo for violin and cello op. 7 – Kodály

Viktoria Mullova (violin), Matthew Barley (cello), Julian Joseph (piano), Paul Clarvis (drums/percussion) & Sam Walton (percussion)


Anonymous said...

¿Se acabó Philip Glass?

Toutatis said...

I have no more Glass...

Anonymous said...