The Richter Uzur Duo Misirlou/Bumblebee Mashup
  • Classical music www.RichterUzurDuo.com Amazing duo mashes Dick Dale with Rimsky Korsakov The Richter Uzur Duo: Brad Richter, guitar and Viktor Uzur, cello. About the performance (liner note excerpted from their CD, String Theory): Misirlou/Bumblebee (Mash-up I), Richter/Uzur This was the first of what the duo now calls Mash-ups - pieces in which they take themes or large sections of rock songs and classical pieces, combine them with original music, and end up with something quite new. Here the music stays closer to its original form than in later mash-ups. Misirlou is a Greek folk song. It was first performed by the Michalis Patrino rebetiko band in Athens, Greece in 1927. As with almost all early rebetika songs (a style that originated with the Greek refugees from Turkey), the song's actual composer has never been identified. Misirlou was made more famous by Dick Dale and the Del-tones in their surferesque cover of the tune from 1962 (which subsequently appeared in Quentin Tarintinos Pulp Fiction a favorite film of the duos and one of several that inspired music for this recording). Flight of the Bumblebee is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 18991900.

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