Martynas

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
The boyish-looking Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, who goes by the single name Martynas, has set out to reestablish the accordion's credibility. He does that and then some. Martynas' basic frame of reference is the strolling Middle European café accordionist of a century ago: you get Hungarian dances, opera tunes, folk pieces, and "Hava Nagila." But the accordionist's repertoire has been updated to include Tom Waits, Lady Gaga ("Telephone"), and Katy Perry ("Hot n Cold"): Martynas' ambitions seem to reach high enough that he wanted an even-handed treatment of the two reigning pop divas. Then on top of that come pieces that seem preposterous when mentioned in ...
See more details below
CD
$12.62
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $9.15   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
The boyish-looking Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, who goes by the single name Martynas, has set out to reestablish the accordion's credibility. He does that and then some. Martynas' basic frame of reference is the strolling Middle European café accordionist of a century ago: you get Hungarian dances, opera tunes, folk pieces, and "Hava Nagila." But the accordionist's repertoire has been updated to include Tom Waits, Lady Gaga ("Telephone"), and Katy Perry ("Hot n Cold"): Martynas' ambitions seem to reach high enough that he wanted an even-handed treatment of the two reigning pop divas. Then on top of that come pieces that seem preposterous when mentioned in connection with an accordion: the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, and, most preposterously of all, the first movement of the "Winter" concerto from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. What makes all this feasible is that Martynas, who started out on the television show Lithuania's Got Talent, is as formidable an arranger as he is a player; in the Vivaldi he is playing the role of a good deal of the orchestra as well as of soloist, and the small ensemble accompanying him is deployed in such a way that the contemporary pop rhythms seem to flow naturally out of the tangos and Eastern European dances of yore. The bottom line is that this is a tremendous amount of fun, and if you think you don't like accordions, think again.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2014
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947866572
  • Catalog Number: 001992402
  • Sales rank: 29,310

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martynas Levickis Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Tom Farmer Bass
John Haywood Bass, Guitar, Piano
Péter Pejtsik Conductor
David Garrett Violin
Jeffrey Ryan Lipstein Percussion
Gavin Broom Trumpet
Lloyd Wade Vocals
Katie Holmes Vocals
Max Baillie Violin
Hungarian Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
The Raven Quartet String Quartet
Bria Skonberg Trumpet, Vocals
Sam Gale Bass, Guitar, Percussion
Laurence Unglass Bass
Jim Norden Percussion
Toby Lee Guitar, Ukeke
Phoebe Kaya Vocals
Antanas Makstutis Clarinet
Technical Credits
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Georges Bizet Composer
Johannes Brahms Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Carlos Gardel Composer
John Haywood Arranger, Programming, Engineer, Recording Producer, Additional Production
Ennio Morricone Composer
Roey Shamir Engineer
Rodney Jerkins Composer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Max Martin Composer
Rick Blaskey Executive Producer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Beyoncé Composer
Ben Thackeray Engineer
Gavin Broom Arranger
Katy Perry Composer
Stefani Germanotta Composer
Alfredo Le Pera Composer
Tamás Kurina Engineer
Max Baillie Arranger
Balázs Bujtor Orchestra Leader
Vittorio Monti Composer
Lazonte Franklin Composer
Dan Goudie Engineer
Alexander van Ingen Executive Producer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Paul Marc Mitchell Art Direction
The Raven Quartet Arranger
Sharon Acioly Arcoverde Composer
Simon Fowler Cover Photo
Karine Assis Vinagre Composer
Antonio Cerqueira Composer
Amanda Teixeira Composer
Aline Da Fonseca Composer
Bria Skonberg Arranger
Martynas Levickis Arranger, Liner Notes
Sam Gale Programming, Recording Producer, Additional Production
Guy Eckstein Recording Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously