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Mezei Ensemble, Szilard: Nad / Reed (Red Toucan)

Mezei Szilard in large ensemble compositions that blend contemporary classical music, Eastern and Hungarian traditional and folk music, and American jazz traditions.

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product information:

UPC: 620675206325

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9335
Squidco Product Code: 10057

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded February 18, 19 2006, RTV, Novi Sad, Serbia.


Svetlana Novakovic–flute

Emoke Zákány–oboe

Bogdan Rankovic–alto sax, bass clarinet

Slobodan Dragaš–trumpet

Branislav Aksin–trombone

Kornél Pápista–tuba

Szilárd Mezei–viola

Albert Márkos–violoncello

Viktor Molnár–violoncello

Ivan Burka–vibraphone, marimba, xylophone

Milan Aleksic–piano, celesta

Ervin Malina–doublebass

Hunor G. Szabó–drums, marimba

István Csík–drums, percussions

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track listing:

1. Circle Saw 15:08

2. Rain Horses 15:06

3. Hep 1 12:50

4. Hep 2 15:45

5. Petition 17:30
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"The expression "Nád" ("reed") comes from a Hungarian riddle about a child who heals the broken leg of a stork with "whistle, drum and reed fiddle". This album is the third part of the trilogy called Whistle, Drum and Reed which endeavours to give a broad overview of music by encompassing contemporary classical music (Hep 1, Stairs of Cassavetes), Eastern and Hungarian traditional and folk music (Wooden Sword, Circle Saw, Flat Ground, Rain Horses, Petition) and Afro-American traditions (Jungle Cat, Circle Saw, Hep 2, Flat Ground). Naturally, these sources of inspiration are not kept separate in the music. The material presents a summary of the influences that were defining for me; it has nointention of geing a comprehensive survey or retrospection of the musical traditions. Having the opportunity to work with a larger band inspired me."-Szilard Mezei, from the liner notes

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