Tag Archives: Pan flute

Great Compositions/Performances: Béla Bartók – Román népi táncok / Dansuri populare românești / Rumanian Folk Dances

Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Magyarország / Hongrie

– Román népi táncok, Sz. 56, BB 68
– Dansuri populare românești
– Rumanian Folk Dances

GHEORGHE ZAMFIR, nai / pán-pipe / panflute
Studio Orchestra
Tony Britten

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GEORGHE ZAMFIR – Don’t Cry for me Argentina (pan flute)

Gheorghe Zamfir: Plays Unchained Melody Arrangement For Nai (PanFlute)

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The pan flute is called  “nai”, in Romanian and it became renown  due to Gheorghe Zamfir, who’s biography can be accessed here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gheorghe_Zamfir

Also you can access the following link:  http://www.panflutejedi.com/levni.html,
 information about the origins and evolution of the pan flute.

What I think that Mr. Zamfir did with the pan flute is close to the evolution of the harpsichord to the grand piano. It is virtuosity at its best.