A little while ago I saw a doco on the Australian Chamber Orchestra. In it I saw a section (or perhaps it was the whole thing, I don’t know) of a piece called “Four Transylvanian Dances”. In the few seconds I saw it absolutely blew me away – literally had me on the edge of my seat. I missed the composer’s name at the time, but jotted down the title of the piece.

On Sunday I picked up a performance of the piece on CD by the ACO. The composer is Sandor Varess, and the part that I saw was movement 4 “Dobbantius”. It is really short (2 mins 17 secs) but it as amazing as I remember. Very inspiring… The rest of the CD is great too – but that’s definitely the standout….