Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Romanian Rhapsody

Anybody who doesn't love this piece doesn't love music. And finally, a performance fast and free enough to make this sound like real Gypsy (really Roma) music. Like the best Balkan music, it may not sound like perfection, but there is so much goes into it that it's impossible to resist - like a dish that marinates over thousands of years with each successive cook adding his own particular flavor.

Here's what the real thing sounds like:

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