‘Szolnok’ is an album that was recorded with and traces in music the true story of Daniel Weltlinger’s grandfather’s violin from Szolnok, that was carried by foot from Hungary to France between 1920-1922. The violin was literally carried across the entire globe – from Budapest to Vienna to Marseilles to Casablanca to Sydney to Berlin – and the album consists of a mix of original material mixing jazz, classical, folk and free improvised music influences as well as songs that Weltlinger’s grandfather played on the violin. The Szolnok album follows the historical line of this instrument and it’s whereabouts until the present day, and represents a story about time, continuity and most importantly about moving forward. It is a story for the ages.

Tracklist

1. Szolnok (Daniel Weltlinger) – 3:29
2. Ernő (Daniel Weltlinger) – 2:30
3. 1921 (Daniel Weltlinger) – 8:07
4. Bonjour, Bonsoir, Adieu Marseilles (Henri Albert) – 4:09
5. Le Chant des Partisans (Anna Marly) – 4:12
6. North Africa (Daniel Weltlinger) – 3:40
7. Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ (Jacques Offenbach) – 3:42
8. Mr Fishman (Daniel Weltlinger) – 5:09
9. La Famille (Daniel Weltlinger) – 2:53
10. Tranquille à Sydney (Daniel Weltlinger) – 3:54
11. 2018 (Daniel Weltlinger) – 6:45
12. Estrellita (Manuel María Ponce) – 1:54

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Szolnok

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Title : Szolnok - Daniel Weltlinger Quartet
Release Date : May 3, 2019
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Format : CD

“Most of the compositions are by Daniel Weltlinger himself. Despite a slightly melancholy attitude, there is no nostalgic transfiguration, either in the positive or in the negative. Rather, they are mood pictures, sometimes with a fine stroke, sometimes painted with a strong hand. So the whole thing is amazingly varied and works with some background information even without texts..”

Luigi Lauer- Deutschlandfunk Kultur