Life and Death Alexander Balanescu. I have chosen to work with these songs for many different reasons, the main one being a kind of gut feeling of affinity. The Young Conscript and the Moon. Yet Balanescu ‘s homage to Tanase is sincere, and his fresh accompaniments to her vocals on Life and Death, Mountain Call, and Wine’s So Good are transparently scored and appropriately shaded. Lullaby Dream Maria T. Maria Tanase was born in , and died in in Bucharest, Romania, becoming the greatest Romanian popular singer and creating a musical genre which is completely unique. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The album re-connects Alexander Balanescu with his Romanian roots, as it pays tribute to one of his earliest musical influences, the iconic folk singer and marua Maria Tanase. From my research I also get the sense that she was a very interesting personality, coming from an economically deprived background, which she tried to escape all her life.

Ultimately, she passed on a bittersweet message about the transcendence of daily suffering by ordinary people. Following on from my work on the album Luminitzafor which I took elements of Eastern European folk music as sources of inspiration for new musical material, on this particular project I took the songs of Maria Tanase as a basis for new compositions. Balanescu quartet maria t Hanging Out In Love. I think she was the possessor of a truly great voice, with all the multitude of nuances of balanescu quartet maria t ranging frail, theatrical to almost operatic.

They’ve created film mariia Angels And Insectshave contributed to film scores The Garden and have released a slew of unique and interesting albums, performing both interpretations of other artists work and original scores of their own.


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At the core of her art is the fatalistic Romanian folk philosophy, with its central idea of the transience of existence. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. I have chosen to work with these songs for many different reasons, the main one being a kind of gut feeling of affinity.

I’d like to achieve great variety in dealing with different songs-compositions, but the main idea is that there is a kind of meeting, bridging the years and the cultural divide between us and Maria Tanase; that is why sometimes I use Maria F actual vocals, combined with live material. Its guiding force has been the Romanian balanescu quartet maria t violinist and composer Alexander Balanescuwho has led the quartet across musical frontiers into new unchartered territory.

Wine’s So Good Alexander Balanescu. From quatret melancholy and reflective “Aria” to the playful fiddling of “Interlude,” Maria T is a release that shows off the power of a group of musicians who refuse to be bound in by simple genre definitions.

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The Young Conscript and the Moon. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberbalanfscu Others may find Balanescu has come too close in imitating Nyman in such numbers as Aria and Lullaby, which sound uncomfortably like soundtrack excerpts from a Peter Greenaway film.

Their live performances are notable for their sheer energy and dynamism. Life and Death Alexander Balanescu. Retrieved from ” https: Balanesci, her voice samples have been processed to sound remote and echoic, and make her seem unnecessarily ghostly.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to balanescu quartet maria t the site fully. Jazz Latin New Age. Apart from everything else, Maria Valanescu was very glamorous, living life to the full and, like all great singers, singing about her own joys, sorrows and aspirations.


This search to push the limits of the string quartet, has revealed an ensemble with a sensibility nearer to a band rather than a classical group, and reflects Balanescu’s passionate belief in the intercommunication and fluidity between different musical fields.

Palace of Qiartet, Budapest. Since its formation inthe Balanescu Quartet has acquired a reputation as one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles with a worldwide cult following.

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Otherwise, the sound quality is fine. Much like the Kronos Quartet, the Balanescu Quartet have often shrugged-off many expectations one may have of a string quartet, and with this release will hopefully finally garner even more of the attention they deserve. InAlexander Balanescu left the Arditti Mari to form his own Balanescu Quartet and in the balandscu since they’ve gone on to gain a reputation as one of the worlds leading contemporary musical foursomes. Musical groups established in English string quartets Romanian musical groups Contemporary balanescu quartet maria t music ensembles Mute Records artists.

Lullaby Dream Maria T. Maria T is the first work from the group in almost five years since ‘s Il Partigiano Gionni and clocking in at almost eighty minutes is absolutely epic in scope. balaescu

All rights quzrtet, all wrongs reversed. Maria T Mute She used her voice as an instrument of extreme emotion; desperation, elation, sarcastic bitterness hysterical laughter, intoxicated joy and sadness, all meshed together with complete control.