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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67441/2
Recording details: April 1998
Jerusalem Music Centre, Israel
Produced by Eric Wen
Engineered by Vadim Beili
Release date: March 2004
Total duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Scènes de la csárda No 1, Op 9
composer
1879

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The first of the Scènes de la csárda begins with a gypsy-style violin solo which leads into a passionate melody accompanied by the piano imitating the cimbalom with its typical tremolo and arpeggio effects. Two contrasting melodies follow: a jolly dance theme and slower melody (with a set of variations), which originally accompanied the words ‘Draw the bow bitterly, ’til my heart breaks’.

from notes by Amnon Shaham © 2004

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