Hungarian Dances

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All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
The title of this Onyx album, Hungarian Dances, does not appear to be overly original on its surface. What is unique, however, is from where it draws its inspiration. Rather than assembling a random program of Hungarian Dances, violinist Philippe Graffin selects his program in part from references made by Jessica Duchen's novel Hungarian Dances. With so many obvious opportunities for collaboration between the various arts, it's a shame that cooperative efforts like this one don't occur more often. For those who have read Duchen's novel, this album is a practically indispensible companion, adding an entirely new level of understanding to the writing. For those just in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
The title of this Onyx album, Hungarian Dances, does not appear to be overly original on its surface. What is unique, however, is from where it draws its inspiration. Rather than assembling a random program of Hungarian Dances, violinist Philippe Graffin selects his program in part from references made by Jessica Duchen's novel Hungarian Dances. With so many obvious opportunities for collaboration between the various arts, it's a shame that cooperative efforts like this one don't occur more often. For those who have read Duchen's novel, this album is a practically indispensible companion, adding an entirely new level of understanding to the writing. For those just in it for the music, this album still provides an engaging and varied set of pieces, many of which may be completely unfamiliar. A student of Josef Gingold, Graffin has the Hungarian, gypsy-quality sound totally mastered, playing with just the right amount of gruff aggressiveness and flamboyancy. His interplay with pianist Claire Desert is sparkling and entirely symbiotic. Intonation is generally quite solid, although some pitches escape Graffin in the highest registers of his instrument. In this style of music, however, precision is not always necessary or even desired, and listeners will almost surely appreciate Graffin's efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • Label: Onyx Classics Uk
  • UPC: 880040403920
  • Catalog Number: 4039
  • Sales rank: 351,234

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ruralia Hungarica: Andande rubato, alla zingaresca, for cello & piano, Op. 32d - Ernst von Dohnányi & Philippe Graffin (6:12)
    Composed byErnst von Dohnányi
  2. 2 Marche Miniature Viennoise, for violin & piano - Fritz Kreisler & Philippe Graffin (3:15)
    Composed byFritz Kreisler
  3. 3 Csárdás, for violin & piano - Vittorio Monti & Philippe Graffin (4:39)
    Composed byVittorio Monti
  4. 4 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 2 in D minor - Johannes Brahms & Joseph Joachim (3:07)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  5. 5 Valse Triste, for violin & piano - Franz von Vecsey & Philippe Graffin (2:46)
    Composed byFranz von Vecsey
  6. 6 Mephisto Waltz (I & II), for piano No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S. 514 (LW A189) - Franz Liszt & Philippe Graffin (6:50)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
  7. 7 Romance oubliée, for viola (or violin, or cello) & piano, S. 132 (LW D16) - Franz Liszt & Philippe Graffin (3:58)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
  8. 8 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 6 in B flat major - Johannes Brahms & Joseph Joachim (3:31)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  9. 9 Scenes From Czardas No. 4 for violin & piano ("Hejre Kati"), Op. 32 - Jenö Hubay & Philippe Graffin (6:03)
    Composed byJenö Hubay
  10. 10–15 Romanian Folk Dances (7) for violin & piano (arranged by Zoltán Szekely from piano version), Sz. 56, BB 68 - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (6:07)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
    1. 10No. 1. Stick Dance
    2. 11No. 2. Sash Dance
    3. 12No. 3. In One Spot
    4. 13No. 4. Horn Dance
    5. 14No. 5. Romanian Polka
    6. 15No. 6. Fast Dance
  11. 16 Bagatelle - Ioan Scarlatescu & Philippe Graffin (2:53)
    Composed byIoan Scarlatescu
  12. 17 La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 121 - Claude Debussy & Leon Roques (4:34)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  13. 18 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 9 in E minor - Johannes Brahms & Joseph Joachim (2:32)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  14. 19 Trio for 2 violins & double bass (or cello) ("Hymn in Veneration of the Great Joachim") Anh. 3/1 - Johannes Brahms & Philippe Graffin (3:07)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  15. 20 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 26. Teasing Song - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (0:18)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
  16. 21 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 28. Sorrow - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (2:17)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
  17. 22 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 32. Song from Mármaros - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (0:36)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
  18. 23 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 42. Arabian Song - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (1:21)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
  19. 24 Duos (44) for 2 violins, Volumes 1-4, Sz. 98, BB 104: No. 43. Pizzicato - Béla Bartók & Philippe Graffin (0:51)
    Composed byBéla Bartók
  20. 25 Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: No. 7 in A major - Johannes Brahms & Joseph Joachim (2:02)
    Composed byJohannes Brahms
  21. 26 L'amour, valse bluette, for violin & piano - Arthur Hartmann & Philippe Graffin (2:29)
    Composed byArthur Hartmann
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Philippe Graffin Primary Artist
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