Does anybody know the name of this piece?
I found a youtube video of a certain piece last month and the melody hasn't been going out of my head ever since. Unfortunately I can't find any clue to its name or the composer. Now I am coming to you with my last bit of hope and kindly ask you to listen to the clip.
The piece I am referring to, starts at 11:46 in this youtube video: "https://youtu.be/VkzKzzIz9gQ".
Please help me out!
I posted a comment asking what the piece was on the video. Never heard it, but it is beautiful.
The video gives you the clues you need. The piece is "Variations on the Last Rose of Summer" (it's right there in the title of the video...) and a little research (googling the title) gave me the name of Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst... Here's another performance... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yHTvGqcU0 ...and you can download a copy of the music... http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Last_Rose_of_Summer_(Ernst%2C_Heinrich_Wilhelm)
The piece at 11:46 is not Ernst Variations.
Again, the video names it: La Ronde des Lutins - or Dance of the Goblins. It's by Bazzini. Perlman has quipped that he didn't know what else Bazzini composed but it hardly seemed to matter as he evidently used up all his allotted notes on that one piece!
Nah, it's a waltz, or waltz-like piece! I had both those wrong answers at first: in fact 11:46 is the piece after La Ronde des Lutins, the violinist is not Vengerov and has a distinctive sound and rapid vibrato and perhaps slightly slushy style which suits this light and pleasing melody.
The violinist from 11:46 on is Vladimir Spivakov, but I don't know the piece (after that he plays Fiddle Faddle by Leroy Anderson).
It is "Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume" (Vienna, City of My Dreams) by Rudolf Sieczynski.
Aha thanks! I do like a spot of schrammel music.
Thank you so much Eric and Katarina!
Oh yes! Apparently goblins hijacked my system last night! ;-)
That was indeed a tricky one to track down! It sounded to me like a Viennese waltz, but I'm not all that familiar with that genre, apart from a few Strauss waltzes, and couldn't progress further.