Gheorghe Zamfir

As far as I remember, this is the first time I’m sharing on my blog music played by a Romanian singer. You will hear the same song played at a huge temporal distance by the same singer, Gheorghe Zamfir, considered the greatest master of Romanian-style pan flute.

The song is Einsamer Hirte or The Lonely Shepherd (Ciobănașul, in Romanian), composed by James Last. You can actually see Mr. Last in the intro of the first video, next to Mr. Zamfir. The same Mr. Zamfir, now aged 74, sings the same song in the second video, next to André Rieu, honoring the memory of James Last who died this summer.

The Lonely Shepherd is now one of the most recognizable songs worldwide.

37 years later…


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