Friday, February 20, 2015

Hava Nagila Around the World: Gypsy Philharmonic Orchestra in Budapest, Hungary


You'd think that with the 48 versions of Hava Nagila that we've posted here, we would be satisfied and stop looking for more. 

But then we surfed some more and found a version by the Gypsy Philharmonic Orchestra, which mixes the traditional gypsy violin and the airs of the Hungarian and Yiddish repertoire  with the great classical composers works such as Johannes Brahms, Jacques Offenbach, Pablo de Sarasate, Johann Strauss Father & Son, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky and contemporary composers such as John Williams.

So we just had to share it with you, and here it is, as recorded last December in Budapest, Hungary.

Enjoy, and Shabbat shalom!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)

3 comments:

  1. Hardly catch my breath while listening to this virtuoso performance........so much for the technique but also for thespirit
    Joss Gill

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  2. This orchestra is called Gypsy Philharmonic Orchestra (70 musicians), and not Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra (which are a 100 musicians).
    The Gypsy Philharmonic Orchestra is coming in Israel on October 2015, in 2 weeks !!!

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    1. Thanks for the update. I just corrected the post.

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