The names of Nikola Parov and Ágnes Herczku should not be introduced as their common work started 10 years ago and the several edited CDs prove that their work hasn’t lost interest and lead to new ways. Three years ago their solo CD entitled ‘I’ve got a lover’ showed that the folk songs are capable to revive in new conditions. Nikola Parov has selected the music in this CD from his existing and ever improving repertoire. It was recorded when the songs were fully developed and proved timeless based on the audience’s feedback. Thus, the Hungarian version of a composition of Richard Thompson is also on the CD, in addition to folk songs from the Balkan, Greece and Hungary.
An interesting feature is the song ‘To the woman’. As a difference from the other songs, the singer is the composer himself: Nikola Parov. The composition has been in the drawer for 2-3 years waiting for a male singer. Finally it was the song that has made the decision: it showed that it’s the composer who can sing it more honestly.
Nikola Parov imagined a cover of unique and beautiful graphics to the music. It is illustrated with photos of his own objects representing special ideas and made on the author’s instructions. The objective was to produce a cover which may become real part of the listening. With other words the music and the picture should give a complex audio-visual experience. It’s interesting furthermore to see on the CD cover the childhood photos of Nikola Parov Quartet, as an example of the constancy of the glance.
Ágnes Herczku - vocal
Nikola Parov - guitars, kaval, mandolin, buzuki, gayda, violin, vocal, flutes
Sándor Födõ - piano, percussion
Szlobodan Wertetics - accordion
Dániel Szabó - cimbalom
Andreas Lehoudis (Sirtos Band) - vocal
|2.||Virágok vetélkedése (5:00)|
|3.||Szívet szívért (4:17)|
|4.||Télben szamár, nyárban ló (4:21)|
|5.||Történet a Múzeum utcában (1:53)|
|6.||A nőnek (4:35)|
|7.||Utolsó tánc (6:52)|
|9.||Megéred még (5:30)|
|10.||Troitza bratya (4:40)|
|11.||Ya stani (2:38)|
|12.||Rabszolgád lettem (4:35)|