FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 9-12 & 14, MIHALY EISEMANN (1898-1966): The Old Lime Trees of Buda, FRIGYES SZALAY: Poppy Czardas, TRAD.: Aïe, aïe, aïe - Gypsy Czardas, Pour Me Some Wine, Cimbalom solo from the village of Magyarpéterlaki, Transylvania.
Catalogue Number: 12P087
Reference: SR 131
Description: Hungarian and Romanian gypsy music performed on violin, cimbalom, viola, hurdy-gurdy and double bass rubs shoulders with the music Liszt derived from it. Only two of the Rhapsodies are played on the piano by itself - and those versions are steeped in the enthusiasms of the moment since this is a live recording (Targu Mures, Romania 11/3/2012). The gypsy band accompanies the piano in Nos. 11 and 14 and the cimbalom accompanies it in No. 10. One hates to call something like this "crossover". Let's just call it fun! Ferenc Vizi (piano), József Csurkulya Jr. (cimbalom), Ensemble Cifra.