I have to say, I’m into Gypsy music. Violin has always been an extremely important instrument for Romani people, instrument that became perfect for improvising. Violin has this uncanny ability of mimicking human voice, its melody, therefor Gypsy improvisations sound so often like a lamenting human voice, like someone telling us a very personal story.
And, obviously, I’m not the only one fascinated with Gypsy art of playing violin. It inspired many composers to write violin pieces which would capture the soulful style of Gypsy players.
I had a pleasure of interpreting those compositions and would like to share with you my take on this subject.
First one is Tzigane (a Gypsy) by Maurice Ravel:
Next one is Gypsy Airs by Pablo Sarasate:
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂