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The agony and the exstacy
on 9 January 2001
This is such a bargain ! There is no better recording of these magical, stirring pieces and there probably never will be. The players perform as if their life depends on it and every exquisite bittersweet moment is heartbreakingly rendered. The pieces typically oscillate between sheer hedonism and wistful melancholy - listening to these gypsy-inspired masterpieces makes the listener feel drunk with the sheer torture and wonder of being alive. I am sorry - I have to stop now and play it yet again !