Janoska Style

Janoska Style

by Janoska Ensemble

CD(Canadian Import)

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Overview

The Deutsche Grammophon label does not have a strong track record with light music, but give a chance to this release by the Slovak-Austrian Janoska Ensemble: three brothers named Janoska, plus a brother-in-law, double bassist Julius Darvas. Aspects of the music -- the Gypsy influences, the short virtuoso showpieces, the waltzes, and standard classical melodies -- might have come from the work of a Viennese café ensemble a century and a quarter ago. But the Janoska Ensemble updates this repertoire in several effective ways. They contribute new compositions of their own, and they include an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's elegiac tango "Adiós Nonino" at the end that works exceptionally well in this context. They raise the virtuosity level in "Paganinoska," a reworking of Paganini's "Caprice No. 24." And, at the same time, they take a step in the direction of chamber music as opposed to café music; the piano quartet-like ensemble of two violins, double bass, and piano brings a soberness that sets off the Gypsy rhythms of a Sarasate in a new way. Sample one of the custom-written compositions, like "Melodie for Melody," for a typical taste. Enjoyable as party music, but also as listening music.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0028948125241
catalogNumber: 5070879
Rank: 129346

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janoska Ensemble   Primary Artist,Ensemble

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Original Material
Fritz Kreisler   Composer
Jules Massenet   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Original Material
Niccolò Paganini   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Original Material
Johann Strauss   Original Material
Franz Waxman   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Stewart Spencer   Liner Note Translation
Christophe Burgstaller   Engineer
Pablo de Sarasate   Composer
Hannes Nimpuno   Executive Producer,Recording Producer
Daniel Fesquet   Liner Note Translation
Roman Janoska   Composer
Boris Fomin   Composer
Frantisek Janoska   Arranger,Composer
Konstantin Podrevskij   Text
Janoska Ensemble   Arranger,Producer
Nadir Mamedoff   Text
Nina Rohlfs   Liner Notes

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