Although I make my living as a jazz musician, I am also a lover of great classical music, especially, but not by any means exclusively, the violin. I was brought up listening to Russian folk music, which was usually in a minor key, I loved Gypsy music in general. Among my favorite compositions is by Pablo de Sarasate, which is his most popular composition. He was more known for his playing than his composing. It is based on (Gypsy Airs) & themes of the Roma people, in particular the sounds of the csardas (hope I spelled that right). The purpose of listening to great music is to evoke an emotional reaction, & whenever my late father & I listened to it together, we did so with tears running down our cheeks. It has been played by such notables as Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Itzchak Perlman & some of the rising Japanese stars of classical violin such as Kyung-wha Chung, Midori Goto, & so on. This version is played by Tianwa Yang, who does it beautifully. Rather than analyze this beautiful piece of music, I will leave it to you to judge for yourself. Listen to this violin & Orchestra & if it does not touch your soul, you do not have one; well, you know what I mean. It is only 9 minutes long, & there are 6 other Sarasate compositions on the CD, all superb in their very essence.