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Tcha Limberger - Herman Schamp: Guitar Duo: Standards

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Sometimes it takes people a few extra revolutions of the earth to catch onto the art of certain musicians. The stunning repertoire of the young Gypsy multi-instrumentalist and composer, Tcha Limberger is a case in point. A prodigious talent from his very early years, when he performed with the family band Di Piotto's, Limberger has made waves with his mature artistry on guitar and violin, as well as with his sensitive vocals. His last two albums for the British label Lejazzetal--Bura Termett Ido (2009), by Tcha Limberger's Gypsy Orchestra, followed by the path-breaking A Hajnali Csillag Ragyog: Laments, Czardas and ...

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Tcha Limberger: Gypsy In The Footsteps Of Bela Bartok

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The hair of the bow gently caresses the string, catching an “A" high on the upper register. Then, in a series of sweeping glissandos, it descends the diatonic scale in a minor mode. I am caught in its downdraft like a bird on a rapidly cooling thermal, falling... falling through air thick with saddening notes. The violin is never alone. It is pursued and coaxed ever onward by the dense clusters of notes played by the bracs of Olah Norbert, the second violin of Ruszo Istvan, the glorious moaning of Szegfu Karoly's cello and the low, weeping counter-melody of Csikos ...



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