Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Shira - Czardas Cover (Live in Studio)

Songs are either made for man or machine, some are made for both!

And then there is Czardas (Chardash, Csárdás), a layered, time-shifting composition that presents a technical struggle even for skilled instrumentalists.

But, then again, there is also Shira.

A rhapsodical concert piece written for an ensemble of violins and piano, Czardas has been a Hungarian cultural signature for over 100 years.

For the first time ever, this iconic piece is done justice in pure a cappella form.

No instruments.
No time adjustments.
No digital malarkey.

You may want to sit down for this:

Shira’s vocal musicians fly across the gamut from cantorial to klezmer to folk to freilach without missing a beat. Or tempo change. Or tonal pitch.

There is no string section here, but every staccato, thrum, and chromatic slide is present and perfect.


Performed by: Shira
Conducted by: Yoely Horowitz
Recorded at: Shevach Studio - Yossi Glick
Mixed by: Shlome Wechter
Video by: Munch Media, Directed by Menachem Weinstein

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