• 1. titanic/tango i ča ča ča / tango and cha cha cha
  • 2. rožica / little rose
  • 3. dube sanjan / daydreaming
  • 4. ča će mi lipota / what do I need the beauty for?
  • 5. daleko je... / ...is faraway
  • 6. zoven / I'm calling
  • 7. lipo moje tilo / my beautiful body
  • 8. madirosa
  • 9. sama bez tebe / alone without you
  • 10. villa Idola

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Madirosa lyrics


Transhistria Ensemble / Epoque Quartet
Aquarius records / Cantus  2011

Format: CD, Digital

Tamara Obrovac, voice, composer
Uroš Rakovec, guitar, mandolin
Žiga Golob, double bass
Fausto Beccalossi, accordion
Krunoslav Levačić, drums
David Pokorny, violin
Vladimír Klánský, violin
Víd Petrášek, cello
Vladimír Kroupa, viola

Written by: All lyrics, music and arrangements for the string quartet written by Tamara Obrovac except on track 5 - lyrics by Anja Gasparini
Recorded (09/2008) mixed & mastered (03/2011) by: Aldo Spada  at the Croatian Radio and Television studio at Radio Pula

*MADIROSA: an invented word, for the author it means a Mediterranean rose, representing her personal experience of the Mediterranean as a cultural and musical universe.


The songs on this album are complex, but in Tamara's interpretation they seem a piece of cake – they sound flippant, dancing, as if that very combination of words and music was recorded in the eternity of the universe, just waiting for someone to translate it into the language of us mere mortals. Although the music on Tamara's seventh album will thrill you right from the very first hearing, its true value, like the value of the most valuable achievements of the world art, will be disclosed only when you hear it again and again, and you will simply keep listening to it time after time because every new listening will reveal some new filigree details, new sounds, new discreet interactions, new emotions, new refinement, new charm... In the interpretations included in this album, Tamara artlessly and logically unites a serious approach and joke, tradition and modernity, classical music and ethno, formal demands and freedom, melody and improvisation, regional and middle-European.

- Davor Hrvoj

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