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Gheorghe Zamfir

Panpipes of Zamfir (CD)

Being born in Romania and surrounded from childhood by folk melodies and fiery popular dance music certainly helps in forming an inspired musician, provided the talent is there. In the case of the exceptionally gifted Gheorghe Zamfir, who was born to a family of vine-growers in 1941 in Gaiesti near Bucharest, these fortunate circumstances led to his becoming the uncrowned ‘King of the Panpipes’.
It is often hard to say whether he is a ‘popular’ or a ‘classical’ musician. This is demonstrated by the selection of classical and popular tunes which the King of the Panpipes plays on this CD, ranging from Baroque compositions to Lloyd-Webber’s musical ‘Evita’ from 1978.


TRACK LIST
TOMASO ALBINONI
Adagio (arr. Giazotto)
Orchester Harry van Hoof

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Violin Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
Orchester Harry van Hoof

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Concerto in A major for Panpipes & Orchestra: Sicilienne (arr. Jean Thilde Billandot, Paris)
English Chamber Orchestra
James Judd

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Concerto in D minor (BWV 1060) fOr Violin, Panflutes & Orchestra: Adagio
José Luis Garcia, violin
English Chamber Orchestra
James Judd

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Ombra mai fu: Largo from Xerxes
Daniel Bish, organ
English Chamber Orchestra
James Judd

JEAN-BABTISTE LOEILLET
Concerto in D major for panpipes & orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
James Judd

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto Op. 8 No. 4 ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons: Allegro
(arr. Harry van Hoof)
Orchester Harry van Hoof

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Träumerei from Kinderszenen (arr. Harry van Hoof)
Orchester Harry van Hoof

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Ave Maria (arr. Harry van Hoof)
Orchester Harry van Hoof

GIACOMO PUCCINI
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Petr Vronský

GUISEPPE VERDI
Addio del pasato from La Traviata
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Petr Vronský

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor(arr. Tony Britten)
Studio Orchestra
Tony Britten

GIACOMO PUCCINI
Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Petr Vronský

GHEORGHE ZAMFIR
1Couleurs d’automne
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawrence Foster

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Don’t cry for me Argentina from Evita