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Philippe Graffin
Hungarian Dances

1 ERNÖ DOHNANYI
Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca 6.12
2 FRITZ KREISLER
Marche miniature viennoise 3.15
3 VITTORIO MONTI  Csárdás  4.39
4 JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance no. 2 in D minor 3.07
5 FRANZ VON VECSEY  Valse triste  2.46
FRANZ LISZT 
6 Mephisto Waltz No.1 S514 (arr. Milstein) 6.51
7 Romance oubliée S132  3.58
8 JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in B flat 3.32
9 JENÖ HUBAY Hejre Kati op.32 no.4  6.03
10-15  BELA BARTÓK
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely) 6.05
16 IOAN SCARLATESCU  Bagatelle 2.51
17  CLAUDE DEBUSSY 
La plus que lente (arr. Rocques) 4.30
JOHANNES BRAHMS
18 Hungarian Dance no. 9  2.32
19 Hymne zur Verherrlichung des grossen Joachim
(Hymn in honour of the Great Joachim) 3.07
Hebe Mensinga violin II, Szymon Marciniak bass
BELA BARTÓK  5 Duos for two violins
20 No 26: Teasing Song 0.18
21 No.28: Sorrow  2.18
22 No.32: Song from Máramaros 0.36
23 No.42: Arabian Song  1.22
24 No.43: Pizzicato 0.51
Tom Eisner violin II
JOHANNES BRAHMS
25 Hungarian Dance no.7 in A major 2.02
26 ARTHUR HARTMANN
L’amour, valse bluette  2.31
 
PHILIPPE GRAFFIN  violin
CLAIRE DÉSERT  piano, piano luthéal (3,9,16) 
 

Catalogue No: ONYX4039

Philippe Graffin is the latest violinist to join ONYX, after several outstanding discs of rare French and English repertoire for labels such as Hyperion and Avie. This new recital brings together the mesmerising intensity of Gypsy violin playing with classical composers’ response to it
 
Released to coincide with a notable novel called Hungarian Dances by writer and journalist Jessica Duchen. She explains: “When I asked Philippe Graffin, a treasured friend and colleague, to check the manuscript of Hungarian Dances for violinistic errors, I little dreamed he’d respond by making this recording: a CD inspired by the novel. Yet the novel was partly inspired by a CD – Philippe and Claire’s beautiful recital ‘In the Shade of Forests’, evoking the spirit of the archetypal wandering Gypsy violinist”. (see www.hungariandances.co.uk for more details)
 
Philippe’s recital is loosely based around the book but is also designed to work as a programme in its own right with several pieces chosen only for the recording including rarities by such composers as Von Vecsey, Hubay, Scarlatescu and Arthur Hartmann.
Claire Désert is well-known in France for several solo CDs and here plays both piano and piano luthéal, the ‘prepared piano’ that Ravel had made for Tzigane in 1919 and which imitates the sound of a Hungarian cimbalom to striking effect in many of these pieces
                  

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Dohnanyi, Erno
Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca
06:13
2
Kreisler, Fritz
Marche miniature viennoise
03:16
3
Monti, Vittorio
Csárdás
04:40
4
Brahms, Johannes
Hungarian Dance no. 2 in D minor
03:07
5
Vecsey, Franz von
Valse triste
02:46
6
Liszt, Franz
Mephisto Waltz No.1 S514 (arr. Milstein)
06:51
7
Liszt, Franz
Romance oubliée S132
03:58
8
Brahms, Johannes
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in B flat
03:32
9
Hubay, Jeno
Hejre Kati op.32 no.4
06:03
10
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 1 Stick Dance
01:27
11
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 2 Sash Dance
00:34
12
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 3 In One Spot
01:11
13
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 4 Horn Dance
01:31
14
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 5 Romanian Polka
00:31
15
Bartok, Bela
Romanian Folkdances Sz56 (arr.Szekely): No 6 Fast Dance
00:56
16
Scarlatescu, Ioan
Bagatelle
02:53
17
Debussy, Claude
La plus que lente (arr. Rocques)
04:34
18
Brahms, Johannes
Hungarian Dance no. 9
02:33
19
Brahms, Johannes
Hymne zur Verherrlichung des grossen Joachim
03:07
20
Bartok, Bela
5 Duos for two violins: No 26: Teasing Song
00:19
21
Bartok, Bela
5 Duos for two violins: No 28 Sorrow
02:18
22
Bartok, Bela
5 Duos for two violins: No.32: Song from Máramaros
00:36
23
Bartok, Bela
5 Duos for two violins: No.42: Arabian Song
01:22
24
Bartok, Bela
5 Duos for two violins: No.43: Pizzicato
00:51
25
Brahms, Johannes
Hungarian Dance no.7 in A major
02:02
26
Hartmann, Arthur
L’amour valse bluette
02:30

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1. Dohnanyi: Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca
1:30
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2. Vecsey: Valse triste
1:30
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3. Scarlatescu: Bagatelle
1:00
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4. Brahms: Hymne zur Verherrlichung des grossen Joachim (Hymn in honour of the Great Joachim)
1:00
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5. Hartmann: L’amour, valse bluette
1:00
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