The Necdet Yasar Ensemble - Music Of Turkey [Live]

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, February 27, 2010 0 comments
Supported by a seven-piece backing ensemble, Necdet Yasar reestablishes his mastery of the tanbur to deliver an impressive set of traditional Turkish classical and Sufu favorites performed with both authenticity and spontaneity. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

1. Ud Taksim/Mevlevi Ayin - Zeki Mehmed Aga, Ismail Dede
2. Zikir: Ritual/Ilahi Sufi Hymm
3. Ud Taksim/Hihavent Saz Semâizi
4. Nihavent Fasli/Kanun Taksim/Kürdili Hicazkâr Fasil - Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Haci Arif Bey, Izmirli Hoca Râkim Elkutlu

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Rolando Villazon - Tenor

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, February 27, 2010 0 comments
Touted as a possible successor to Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón burst on the scene in the early 2000s with a flurry of appearances at top opera houses around the world. Villazón grew up in Mexico City. Domingo's Perhaps Love album, recorded with John Denver, was the first example of operatic singing Villazón heard.

His vocal gift was of the sort that emerges from a well-rounded education in the arts rather than one that shaped his life from childhood. Villazón studied theater, ballet, and modern dance as well as music at the Espacios arts academy. A voice teacher, Arturo Nieto, introduced Villazón to opera when he was 18. He enrolled at Mexico's National Conservatory of Music (studying with Enrique Jaso and Gabriel Mijares), and soon he was taking home top prizes in national vocal competitions. Still, Villazón worked as a history and music teacher, unsure whether to plunge into a full-time operatic career. His girlfriend Lucia made the decision for him, telling him that she wouldn't marry him unless he pursued his dream.

Another fortuitous encounter happened as Villazón was working as a stage manager in an operatic production at Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes. Columbia Artists Management representative Bruce Zemsky happened to be in attendance and, although Villazón wasn't performing, correctly guessed that he was a singer and invited him to audition. The shocked Villazón acquitted himself well enough to keep the relationship with Zemsky going, and eventually he was signed by the powerful agency.

Villazón rounded off his education in 1998 with a stint at the San Francisco Opera's Merola Opera program for young singers, taking classes with Joan Sutherland. The following year he made his European debut in Genoa, Italy, with an appearance as des Grieux in Massenet's Manon, and over the next five years he appeared in a host of European and American houses. Villazón made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the fall of 2003, in Verdi's La traviata. His first appearance on disc came, oddly enough, as the Steersman in Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer. Villazón had sung little German music, but, noted Opera News writer Matthew Gurewitsch, "Villazón comes through in spades, flinging out his song in a blaze of openhearted romance that subsides disarmingly into sleepiness and dreams." Villazón's first solo release, Italian Opera Arias, appeared early in 2004. In the estimation of The Times of London, he was "the real thing, a tenor with star potential and striking individuality." ~ James Manheim, All Music Guide


[01]. 'O Sole Mio - Di Capua
[02]. Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici(Brindisi) From La Traviata-Verdi
[03]. Maria From West Side Story - Bernstein
[04]. La Donna - Mobile From Rigoletto - Verdi
[05]. Ombra Mai Fù From Serse-Handel
[06]. The Impossible Dream From Man Of La Mancha - Leigh
[07]. L'alba Separa - Tosti
[08]. Che Gelida Manina From La Bohème - Puccini
[09]. Music Of The Night From The Phantom Of The Opera - Lloyd Webber
[10]. Una Furtiva Lagrima From L'elisir D'amore - Donizetti
[11]. Questa O Quella Per Me From Rigoletto - Verdi
[12]. O Soave Fanciulla From La Bohème - Puccini
[13]. Lunge Da Lei - De' Miei Bollenti Spiriti From La Traviata - Verdi
[14]. Cielo E Mar From La Gioconda - Ponchielli
[15]. Ciel E Terra From Tamerlano - Handel

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Dalida - Arabian Songs

Posted By White Rose On Friday, February 26, 2010 0 comments
2009 collection features 13 tracks. Dalida (17 January 1933 - May 1987) was an Italian Egyptian singer and actress , naturalized French. Dalida was born and raised in Egypt, but she lived most of her adult life in France.
She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc.

Track List
1. Helwa Ya Baladi [Original En Egyptien]
2. Akhsan Nass [Original En Egyptien]
3. Salma Ya Salama [Original En Egyptien]
4. Lebnan [Original En Libanais]
5. Aghani, Aghani [Original En Egyptien]
6. Gamil El Soura [Original En Egyptien]
7. Flamenco "Oriental" [Duo Italo-Egyptien] - (Remix, featuring Sebastian Abaldonato)
8. Salma Ya Salama "Sueno Flamenco" [Duo Hispano-Egyptien] - (Remix, featuring Sebastian Abaldonato)
9. Aghani, Aghani "Gitano, Gitano" [Duo Hispano-Egyptien] - (Remix, featuring Sebastian Abaldonato)
10. Helwa Ya Baladi [Remix Version 2009] - (Remix)
11. Akhsan Nass - (remix)
12. Io T'amero "Tres Palabras" [Due En Espagnol] - (Remix, featuring Sebastian Abaldonato)
13. Dalida Dalida Hommage De L'egypte A Dalida [Medley En Egyptien]: Akhsan Nass/Gamil El Soura/Salma Ya Salama/Aghani, Aghani

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Posted By MiOd On Friday, February 26, 2010 0 comments
This stunningly packaged box set from leading jazz label Enja is one of the most lavish and beautiful CD collections I have ever seen. Over four discs, we are treated to the highlights of this festival, dedicated to new and old works for the oud or Arabic lute by the leading players of the Arabic world. The first CD is for solo oud, the second is oud and voice and the third and fourth are for oud and orchestra and feature some newly commissioned works. All of this comes in an elaborate oriental-style cardboard slipcase and (weighing in at 1 kg) shows the way in how to present a musical genre artistically and in depth.

The Muscat Oud Festival, held from November 29 to December 1, 2005 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, was the first of its kind worldwide. It was organised as part of the cultural renaissance in the Sultanate of Oman that started around 1970. For the first time in history, this festival has featured on one stage the whole Arabic world's today's most admired players of the oud, the Arab lute, which has been the symbol of Arabic music since ancient times. Even today the oud plays an outstanding role in the traditional education of young Arabic musicians: Playing and singing, rhythms, music theory and melodic modes are taught on this instrument. At the festival, the oud was presented both as a virtuosic solo instrument and as a singer's instrument for self-accompaniment. Last but not least it was also presented as a concerto instrument with symphony orchestra -- a very recent development, now forced by the Sultanate's belief in cultural modernization. Beside Atiyya Sharara's oud concerto of 1983, two more orchestral works with the oud were brought to stage, composed especially for the festival by Egyptian Ammar El-Sherei who also played the oud part along with the Royal Oman Symphony. However, the first Muscat Oud Festival not only proves the rich possibilities of the oud but the wealth of Arabic music as a whole that has many musical genres and more than 150 melodic modes. Above all, the festival's overwhelming performances show the irresistible power of "al tarab", the Arabic concept of "enchantment" which means communicating joy and sadness to the audience in a deep, spontaneous, heart-gripping manner. Arabic musicians are noted for their ability to improvise in singing, playing or poetry and to move the listener by the sheer expression of the moment's feelings. Al Tarab reveals the blues and soul of the oriental world.
Track Listing

Disque : 1

[01].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand
[02].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Longa Nahawand, Maqam Nahawand
[03].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Taqasim, Maqam Rast
[04].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Samai Rast, Maqam Rast
[05].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Taqasim, Maqam Kurd
[06].Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi - Musiqa Qasidat "al-Karnak"
[07].Said Chraibi - Musiqa, "hawatir andalusiyya"
[08].Said Chraibi - Musiqa
[09].Said Chraibi - Taqasim, Maqam Rast
[10].Said Chraibi - Samai Rast, Maqam Rast
[11].Mamdoh El Gebaly - Musiqa, Hawatir Misriyya, Maqam Rast
[12].Mamdoh El Gebaly - Taqasim, Maqam Higaz-Kar
[13].Mamdoh El Gebaly - Samai Rahat Al-Arwah, Maqam Rahat Al-Arwah

Disque : 2

[01].Abadi al-Johar - Musiqa
[02].Abadi al-Johar - Ughniyat
[03].Abadi al-Johar - Taqasim, Maqam Rast
[04].Abadi al-Johar - Musiqa Ughniyat
[05].Abadi al-Johar - Taqasim, Maqam Higaz Kar
[06].Abadi al-Johar - Ughniyat
[07].Ahmad Fathi - Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand
[08].Ahmad Fathi - Ma'zufah In Adani Rhythm, Maqam Nahawand
[09].Ahmad Fathi - Musiqa
[10].Ahmad Fathi - Mazufat
[11].Ahmad Fathi - Ughniyat
[12].Ahmad Fathi - Ughniyat
[13].Ahmad Fathi - Ughniyat

Disque : 3

[01].Alaa Hussein Saber - 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. I.Allegro
[02].Alaa Hussein Saber - 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. II.Andante
[03].Alaa Hussein Saber - 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. III.Allegro [04].Safwan Bahlawan - Taqasim, Maqam Rast
[05].Safwan Bahlawan - Taqtuqat
[06].Safwan Bahlawan - Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand
[07].Safwan Bahlawan - Qasidat
[08].Safwan Bahlawan - Taqasim, Layali & Mauwal
[09].Safwan Bahlawan - Taqasim, Layali & Mauwal
[10].Safwan Bahlawan - Qasidat

Disque : 4

[01].Ammar El-Sherei - Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. I.Allegro Moderato Maestoso
[02].Ammar El-Sherei - Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. II.Andante
[03].Ammar El-Sherei - Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. III.Allegro
[04].Ammar El-Sherei - Variations On Arabic Melodies

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Japanese Traditional Music [5] - Shakuhachi

Posted By MiOd On Friday, February 26, 2010 0 comments
Japanese end-blown bamboo flute. Its notes are produced by blowing across the open upper end, resulting in a distinctively breathy tone. It has five fingerholes. The shakuhachi is of great antiquity; it has been widely played as a solo instrument and in small ensembles, especially with the koto and samisen (a fretless lute).

Small end-blown Japanese bamboo NOTCHED FLUTE. It was imported from China by the 8th century but reached its modern form in the 15th. The standard instrument is 54. 5 cm long and has four finger-holes and a thumb-hole, producing the approximate notes d′-f′-g′-a′-c″; it is widely used in all forms of Japanese folk and art music.


1. Shika No Tone
2. Hifumi - Hachigaeshi No Shirabe
3. Sanya Sugagaki
4. Tsuru No Sugomori
5. Umibe No Yubae
6. Toge Hachiri
7. Kojo No Tsuki

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The Sabri Brothers - Ya Habib

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments
If you're a fan of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, you're in for a treat with Sabri Brothers' best CD ever published...As an adment fan of the Sabri Brothers, I must present this album as the best, because of one reason: it has, in my opinion, the best of all qawalli's. Saqia Aur Pila is by far, the greatest spiritual experiance. The Bradraan's powerfull voices are best suited for such a great qawalli. It touches on the heart of Sufism: the constent rememberance of God. It's first track, Saqia Aur Pila.. Although, it does bring in some of all the other good ones. But the first song just blows all comptition away. A Saqi is basically the one responsible for giving the wine to the rind, or the drunkards:) However, in Sufi tradition, wine is used to symbolize the rememberance of God. With more rememberance, one falls in love with God, and that is the goal of man. To do good for the pleasure of God. So, this song basically raps that up. And, it also raps up the back bone of Sufism.

1. Saqia Aur Pila
2. Ya Sahib-Ul-Jamal
3. Allah Hi Allah Tan Mein Tar
4. Kali Kamaliya Wale

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Ensemble EL MOSSILIA - Nouba GHRIB

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments
L'art poetique et musical andalou
L'héritage millénaire
La musique, langage des sphères, est d'origine céleste. Telle est la conception que les Ikhwan as-Safa, les Frères de la pureté, soutiennent dans leurs prestigieuse œuvre, visent a montrer qu'a chaque configuration du ciel correspond une harmonie musicale. C'est l'époque ou les Fatimides règnent sur l'Egypte. Puisque telle est l'idée, les cites bâties avec la pierre, les royaumes avec le fer, les puissances avec l'or et les empires avec le sang, peuvent disparaître, emportes comme fétus de paille par les vents houleux de l'histoire, seule demeure alors subtile, moins vulnérable.

Quel bouleversement, quel drame de l'histoire, peut-il venir à bout d'une substance astrale, présente mais fugace, profonde mais sensible et perceptible, immanente au cœur, intime mais céleste ? Substance infiniment plus noble que le bois qui fait pourtant l'instrument, que la chair périssable qui fait l'homme, que le souffle qui fait la voix, que la matière qui fait le bas-monde, elle appartient aux sphères supérieures de la pureté, de la vertu. Aimée, chérie, recherchée, elle demeure dans les lieux tant que demeure l'amour, la sérénité et la décence ; blessée, pourchassée ou mise a mort, elle peut se refaire, Ô miracle ! Dans ses propres plaies sacrées, retrouvant une nouvelle vigueur sous les ailes glorieux d'un ailleurs plus hospitalier.

Telle est son histoire. Cette épopée qu'elle nous raconte depuis que, investissant les doigts magiques d'Ishac-al-Mawcili (767/850) dans la cour des califes Haroun ar-Rachid, al-Mamoun et al-watiq – la vie de trois souverains pour celle d'un seul musicien -, elle passe dans le cœur et l'âme de son disciple Ziryab (789/857), afin de le suivre dans son extraordinaire odyssée a travers le Maghreb d'abord, la péninsule ibérique musulmane ensuite. Ziryab, charge par Abderrahmane II de diriger le fameux conservatoire de Cordoue, implante un art qui connaît sa pleine maturité après la chute du califat Omeyyade de Cordoue en 1031 et l'événement des Moulouk al-Tawa'if. Période durant laquelle l'art andalou n'étant plus circonscrit a la cour du pouvoir central et aux mains de quelques maîtres officiels, éclate dans les gerbes étincelantes des tawchih provinciaux, sous l'impulsion de multiples princes. D'abord dans les petites royautés des Banou Abbad (1023/1091) a Séville, puis dans l'apothéose de ses formes sublimes a Grenade avec les Banou al-Ahmar (1235/1492), pour ne citer que ces deux importants foyers.

Science et musique vont de pair et leur influence thérapeutique sur l'âme humaine font dire a Ibn Rouchd, cet esthète de l'art musical : « Qu'un savant Sévillan disparaisse et voila qu'on vend ses livres a Cordoue ; qu'un musicien courdouan vienne a mourir et voila qu'on vend ses instruments a Séville ».

Mais quand Séville, Cordoue et Grenade viennent a s'effondrer sous le coups de boutoir des rois catholiques de la Reconquista, c'est a Tlemcen d'abord, puis a Alger, Bejaia, Blida, Constantine et Annaba – s'il ne nous faut parler que de cette partie du Maghreb seulement – que cherche refuge l'âme subtile de la musique andalouse.

Cordoue tombe en 1236 sous le choc de Ferdinand III de Castille, et Tlemcen la Haute offre, généreuse et bienveillante, son hospitalité a 50000 Musulmans venus avec leurs sanglots et leur art.

Séville s'écroule à son tour en 1249, puis Valence, et bien plus tard Grenade en 1492. Sur le sol clément du Maghreb, la fécondation se fait selon la nature de la terre nourricière : un fruit a pulpe douce dans Alger la Blanche, un amandier fleuri la Chaste, une splendeur enivrante, dans la captive Bejaia ; Annaba donne son exubérance incomparable, et Constantine les zébrures étoiles de sa luminescence. En se mêlant au souffle pluriel de l'Occident musulman, du Maghreb, la musique suscite bientôt fleurs d'un nouveau printemps – des ouvrages théorique et techniques tels « Le livre des systèmes sur la science musicale et les modes « d'Abderrahmane al-Fasi (m. 1650), ou plus près de nous « Kitab kasf al-qina » de Ghawti Bouali (1904). Ouvrages ou manuscrits en nombre réduits ? peu importe : une réflexion méthodique prend forme a mesure que les cites maghrébines se font actives et plus exigeantes – dans l'esprit de cet Umran Hadari dont parle Ibn Khaldoun dans sa Mouqaddima – a propos d'un art qui devient rapidement leur musique classique.

Malouf a Constantine, Gharnati a Tlemcen, Cen'a a Alger, ces trois signifiants apparemment différents, renvoient en réalité, au même signifie : la Nouba algérienne maintenue dans une relative survie, tout au long de la présence turque, puis pendant la colonisation française, grâce aux corporations et aux zaouïa ou ( confréries religieuses).

Mais dans la mesure où cet art ne se transmettait, jusqu'à une date récente, que par la voie orale, les risques de déperdition et d'altération étaient immenses. Ajoute a cela, chaque musicien, excessivement parcimonieux a propos de ce patrimoine, refusait de le transmettre ou de l'enseigner de façon systématique. Dans de telles conditions, l'héritage millénaire était à deux doigts de l'étouffement.

De façon plus déterminée, et sans doute impulse par un mouvement légitime d'autodéfense contre le visage menaçant de l'oubli dans cette Algérie de tout début de notre siècle, repliée sur ses propres forces, se créa un dynamique – d'inspiration d'ethnomusicologie avant la lettre , mais aussi sans rapport avec les intentions d'un Rouanet ou d'un Sonneck, celles-ci sans réelle portée sur la culture de la population autochtone – qui eut les effets les plus directs et les plus heureux sur les trois écoles de Tlemcen, d'Alger et de Constantine. Nous faisons allusion a l'année faste de 1904 qui vit paraître l'ouvrage de G. bouali, cite plus haut, et celui de N. E. Yafil ibn Chbab, intitule : « Ensemble de chants et de mélodies andalouses ». L'ouvrage imprime a, comme chacun le sait, l'immense mérite d'être a la portée du vaste public et d'assurer la survie de l'art. Quatre ans plus tard disparaît Mohammed Sfindja, maître et précurseur des premiers groupes musicaux d'Alger. Son disciple Mozino réactiva la flamme jusqu'à sa mort en 1928. Prit fin alors la génération « des grands exécutants : Mnemmeche, Sfindja, Mozino, comme l'écrit Jaques Berque dans sa synthèse du « Maghreb entre deux guerres » (Seuil. 1962). 1930 vit « l'apparition d'une nette poussée culturelle nationale » (A.Merad), en réplique bien sur, aux manifestations par trop triomphalistes du centenaire. C'est dans ce contexte précisément qu'est née la Société Musicale et Artistique El-Djazairia, confiée aux mains d'un artiste érudit, Mohammed Ben Teffahi, qui illumina de ses dons la nouvelle formation. En 1932 était née aussi l'association El Mossilia, laquelle fusionna le 15 octobre 1951 avec El Djazairia.

L'homme fit un travail en profondeur parce qu'il avait, pour ainsi dire, un lien naturel avec la musique andalouse dont il était une affirmation somptueuse. Hélas, l'après 39-45 épuisa sa vie et celles des Ahmed Sebti, Mahieddine Lakhal et Mohammed Ben Chérif, vives lumières trop vite interrompues. L'œuvre, neaumoins, était posée et appelait à l'accomplissement.

L'accomplissement est dans ces disques d'El-Djazairia el-Mossilia, eux-mêmes acte solennel où se manifestent avec éclat l'allégeance au patrimoine musical national, la fidélité a la mémoire des maîtres et le strict devoir a l'égard du futur. Telle est l'intimité ouverte aux mondes des sphères et de l'éternité dont parle Ikhwan as-Safa.

Mohammed Souheil DIB

[01].Insiraf Moual - Chouhil el aïn kouhil el hadaqa
[02].Inqîlab Moual - Nahoua ghoziel
[03].Insiraf Moual - Mahboubati khatarat
[04].Inqîlab Moual - Arsaltou katbi
05].Insiraf Moual - Ma saba âqli
[06].Inqîlab Moual - Ghoziali sekour nabet
[07].Inqîlab Moual - Qoum tara darahim ellouz
[08].Khlass Moual - Atani zamani
[09].Btayhi Ghrib - Tadhakaroukoum îndi
[10].Istikhbar - Ouhibou liqa el ahbabi
[11].Dardj Ghrib - Ya âchiqine lahbat djimar
[12].Insiraf Ghrib - Hal li talaqi min sabil
[13].Khlass Ghrib - Billahi ahouar ahouar

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Nour-Eddine-Saoudi - Nouba - RAML- MAYA

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments
L'art poetique et musical andalou

[01].Inqîlab - In manaâtoum ânna
[02].Meceder - Ya zahrat el ounssi
[04].Btayhi - Âla chouhoub el âchiya
[05].Istikhbar - Ya ahl el andaloussi
[06].Dardj - Saha essahaer
[07].Insiraf - Roubba leïli
[08].Insiraf - Tarahhalou
[09].Khlass - Ya aâla laou kountou adri
[10].Khlass - Hin nashar
[11].Khlass - Ya saqi oua sqi habibi

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The Greatest Classical Collection Ever 2

Posted By Jazzmen On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments
The Greatest Classical Collection Ever 1
The Greatest Classical Collection Ever [BOX-2]
Box 2

CD 11 - Strauss - New Year's concert

New year's Concert
01. Emperor Waltz Op.437
02. Pizzicato Polka
03. Tales From The Vienna Woods-Waltz Op. 325
04. Radetzky March Op.228
05. Viennese Bonbons-Waltz Op.307
06. Luxury Train-Polka-Galop Op.314
07. On The Beautiful Blue Danube-Waltz Op.314
08. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka Op.214

Vienna Opera Orchestra, Conductor: Carl Michalski

CD 12 - Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite

Peer Gynt Suite I Op. 46
01. Morgenstimmung
02. Ases Tod
03. Anitras Tanz

Peer Gynt Suite II Op. 55
04. Arabischer Tanz
05. Peer Qynts Heimkehr
06. Solvejgs Lied

Slowak Philharmonic, Cond.: Libor Pesek

Piano Concerto Op. 16 In A Minor
07. Allegro Molto Moderato
08. Adagio
09. Allegro Moderato E Marcato - Quasi Presto - Andante Maestoso

Piano: Dubravka Tomsic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Cond.: Anton Nanut

CD 13 - Antonin Dvorak - Serenade Op. 22 & Symphony ?8 Op. 88

Serenade Op. 22, B 52 E-Dur
01. Moderato
02. Tempo Di Valse
03. Scherzo
04. Larghetto
05. Finale

ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cond.: Milan Horvath

Symphony No. 8 Op. 88, B 163 (English Symphony)
06. Allegro Con Brio
07. Adagio
08. Allegretto Grazioso
09. Allegro Ma Non Troppo

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Cond.: Martin Verlag

CD 14 - Franz Peter Schubert - Quintet, Rosamunde

Quintett D 667 In A Major "Forellen-Quintett"
01. Allegro Vivace
02. Andante
03. Scherzo: Presto
04. Thema Con Variazioni: Andantino - Allegretto
05. Finale: Allegro Giusto

Stringquartet No.13 D 804 In A Minor "Rosamunde"
06. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
07. Andante
08. Menuett: Allegretto
09. Allegro Moderato

Caspar Da Salo Quartet

CD 15 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No.4

A Midsummernight's Dream
01. Ouverture Op.21
02. Scherzo No.1 Op.61
03. Notturno No.7 Op.61
04. Wedding March No.9 Op.61
05. Dance Of The Clowns No.11 Op.61

Suddeutsche Philharmonie, Cond.: Alexander Von Pitamic

Symphony No.4 Op.90 In A Major (Italian Symphony)
06. Allegro Vivace
07. Andante Con Moto
08. Con Moto Moderato
09. Saltarello: Presto

Symphony Orchestra London, Cond.: Cesare Cantieri

CD 16 - Bizet - Carmen, L'Arlesienne Suites

Carmen Suite No.1
01. Prelude
02. Aragonaise
03. Intermezzo
04. Seguedille
05. Les Dragons D'alcala
06. Les Toreadors

Hungarian State Orchestra, Cond.: Emil Edlinger

Carmen Suite No.2
07. Marche De Contrabandiers
08. Habanera
09. Nocturne
10. Chanson Du Toreador
11. La Garde Montante
12. Boheme

L 'Arlesienne Op.23 No.1
13. Ouverture
14. Minuetto
15. Adagietto
16. Carillon

L 'Arlesienne Op.23 No.2
17. Pastorale
18. Intermezzo
19. Menuetto

Hungarian State Orchestra, Cond.: Emil Edlinger

20. Te Deum

Munich Symphony Orchestra, Cond.: Christian Rainer

21. Habanera (Vocal)

Soloist: Rita Noel, Mezzo-Soprano Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond.: Alberto Lizzio

CD 17 - Maurice Ravel & Others

01. Bolero

New Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond.: Horst Kaizler

02. Grande Fantasie Triumfale Op.69

Piano: Eugene Liszt, Berlin Symphonic Orchestra, Cond.: Samuel Adler

03. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor Op.37 - Rondo Allegro

Piano: Alfred Brendel, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Cond.: Heinz Wallberg

04. The Marriage Of Louis Alonzo

Wurttermberg Symphony Orchestra, Cond.: Salvador Mas Conde

05. Life For The Tsar
06. Polonaise
07. Pas De Quatre
08. Krakowiak

Philharmonica Hungarica, Cond.: Siegfried Kohler

09. Parade

Symphony Orchestra Radio Luxemburg, Cond.: Louis De Froment

CD 18 - Wilhelm Richard Wagner - Famous Ouvertures

Famous Ouvertures
01. Ouverture Tannhauser

Suddeutsche Philharmonie, Cond.: Paul Theissen

02. Ouverture Lohengrin, Prelude Act 1

Suddeutsche Philharmonie, Cond.: Hans Swarowsly

03. Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg, Prelude Act 1

London Festival Orchestra, Cond.: Cesar Cantieri

04. Der Fliegende Hollander, Prelude

Nurnberg Symphonic, Cond.: Hanspeter Gmur

05. Ouverture Rienzi

Nurnberg Symphonic, Cond.: Zsolt Deaky

06. Faust- Ouverture

Nurnberg Symphonic, Cond.: Hanspeter Gmur

CD 19 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Pianoconcerto No.1, Ouverture 1812

Pianoconcerto No.1 In B-Moll, Op.23
01. Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso - Allegro Con Spirito
02. Andantino Semplice – Presto - Tempo 1
03. Allegro Con Fuoco
04. Ouverture "1812", Op.49

London Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Laurence Siegel
Piano: Ida Czernecka (1-3)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Conductor: Anton Nanut (4)

CD 20 - Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune

Suite Bergamasque L75
01. Prelude
02. Menuett
03. Clair De Lune
04. Passepied

Piano: Peter Schmalfuss

Prelude A L'apres-Midi D'un Faune
05. Prelude

Orchestre Radio-Symhonique Paris, Conductor: Loic Bertrand

Children's Corner L 113
06. No.1 Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
07. No.2 Jimbos Lullaby
08. No.3 Serenade For The Doll
09. No.4 The Snow Is Dancing
10. No.5 The Little Shepherd
11. No.7 Golliwog's Cake-Walk

Piano: Peter Schmalfuss

12. Syrinx

Flute: Jadwiga Kotnowska

Preludes 1 L 117
13. Prelude No.8 (La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin)
14. Prelude No. 10 (La Cathedrale Engloutie)

Piano: Peter Schmalfuss

Arabesques L 66
15. Arabesque No.1
16. Arabesque No.2

Piano: Peter Schmalfuss

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Juan Pena Lebrijano - Encuentros

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Juan Pena Lebrijano With Orquesta Andalusi De Tanger - Encuentros Andalusian Fusion! Famed Flamenco singer and Moroccan musicians unite 2 musical strands with new twist.
Encuentros is the first collaboration between the Gypsy flamenco singer Juan Pe?a (known as El Lebrijano because his family hails from Lebrija, Spain) and an Andalusian orchestra from Morocco. With the musical direction and flamenco guitar of Paco Cepero tying it together, the song-writing team of poet and lyricist Caballero Bonald, P. Rivera and El Lebrijano craft some wonderful mixes of the two heritages. The album has sold over 200,000 copies. -Kurt Keefner, AMG

1. Vivir Un Cuento De Hadas
2. Dame La Libertad
3. Las Mil Y Una Noches
4. Desafio
5. El Anillo (Chibuli)
6. Pensamientos
7. Amigo Mio, No
8. Esos Ojos Asesinos

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Haci Hamidoglu - Fevvare (Fountain)

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Haci Hamidoglu - Fevvare (Fountain)

[01].Diringi [02].Vagzali [03].Kesme [04].Qocali [05].Konul
[06].Heroes Dance [07].Turaci [08].Pyes [09].Fikreti [10].Wedding [11].Kecimemesi [12].Foutatin
[13].Unbreakable Battalion
[14].Bonus 1
[15].Bonus 2

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Guitares Jazz

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This compilation pays homage in 2CD to the guitar, an instrument which gave to the jazz some its greater geniuses. The first disc is devoted to the electric guitarists (Stalemate Metheny, George Benson, Pat Martino….) and the second with the acoustic guitarists (Paco de Lucia, Birelli Lagrène, Django Reinhardt). A good panorama.

[01].James Blood Ulmer - On & on
[02].Wes Montgomery - The joker
[03].John Scofield - Boozer
[04].Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales - South side strut
[05].Django Reinhardt - Flèche d'or
[06].George Benson - The cooker
[07].Kenny Burrell - My favorite things
[08].Karl Ratzer - Centerfold
[09].André Ceccarelli & John Mc Laughlin - Tones for Elvin
[10].Philip Catherine - Janet
[11].Birelli Lagrène - It's alright with me
[12].knut Vaernes - Super duper
[13].Barney Kessel - Foggy day
[14].Charlie Christian - Solo flight
[15].Luis Salinas - Latin bebop
[16].Barthélémy - Lidos
[17].Chick Corea / Jack Dejohnette / Pat Metheny / Miroslav Vitous / Lee Konitz / Anthony Braxton - All blues (Live)


[01].Frédéric Belinsky - Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire
[02].Sylvain Luc & Birelli Lagrène - Isn't she lovely
[03].Rodolphe Raffalli - Les copains d'abord
[04].Jean-Cahrles Capon / Christian Escoudé / Pierre Boussaguet - Indifférence [05].John Mc Laughlin - Goodbye pork pie hat
[06].Ry Cooder - Paris Tewas
[07].Tchavolo Schmitt - What a difference a day make
[08].Boulou & Elios Ferré / Alain Jean-Marie - Ornithology
[09].Django Reinhardt - Si tu savais
[10].Ferenc Snetberger - Childhood
[11].Dorado Schmitt - Samba Dorado
[12].Romane - Destinée
[13].Sylvain Luc - Light my fire
[14].Andrea Terrano - Morning music
[15].Alexandre Lagoya & Claude Bolling - Africaine
[16].Raoul Bjorkenheim & Nicky Skopelitis - Sacrament (Edit)
[17].Baden Powell / Phillipe Baden Powell / Benjamin Legrand - Berimbau / Bidonville


Flamenco Jazz

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The best artists of flamenco and the jazz of the last decades reunited in this disc that demonstrates that these two racial musics were destined to be fused in a new style.

[01].Well you needn't (Chano Domínguez)
[02].Déjate llevar (Carlos Piñana)
[03].El vito (Javier Denis)
[04].Calima (Gerardo Núñez)
[05].Ande yo caliente (Ramón Jiménez)
[06].Chaneando (Juan Cortés)
[07].La raíz se mueve (Agustín Carbonell 'Bola')
[08].Romance árabe (Henry Vincent)
[09].Cuando diga jazz (Sergio Monroy)
[10].Sierra mágica (Pepe Justicia)
[11].Alegrías del Río de la Plata (Guillermo McGill)
[12].Bemsha Swing (Chano Domínguez)
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Japanese Traditional Music [4] - BIWA

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This CD offers a collection of traditional Japanese pieces for the Biwa, the Japanese lute, which came to Japan from China at the end of the first millennium. The Biwa and its playing remained pretty much the same as it was 800 to 1,000 years ago, while the Chinese Pi-pa, its ancestor, has changed quite considerably, becoming a more virtuosic instrument. The instrument is unfortunately losing popularity in Japan among youngsters mainly because of the influence of Western music, as is the case in many Asian countries. There are solo pieces (the first two pieces) as well as old epic stories and songs accompanied by the Biwa (the four others). Three different schools of playing the Biwa are presented: the Satsuma-Biwa, the Chikuzen-Biwa, and Heike-Biwa. The Biwa was originally played by blind monks, and the Heike-Biwa is the most popular. ~ Bruno Deschênes, All Music Guide

A beautiful biwa brought to Japan through the Silk Road is preserved at Shoso-In in Nara prefecture. Japan's oldest epic tale, Heike Monogatari (the Story of Heike) is sung to biwa accompaniment. There are three playing styles of biwa, Heike Monogatari featuring all three; the noble and profound Heike biwa, the wild Satsuma biwa and the graceful Chikuzan biwa.

Haru No Utage
Chikuzen Shokyoku

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The Very Best Of Classics Moods 4

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[01]. Beethoven - Symphony No 5 Allegro

[02]. Mozart - Romance

[03]. Chopin - Waltz In A Minor Op 34 No 2

[04]. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Op 71 Miniature Overture

[05]. Chopin - Mazuka In A Minor Op 68

[06]. Chopin - Mazuka In F Major Op 68 Per 3

[07]. Wolf Ferrari - Four Louts

[08]. Granadas - Goyescas

[09]. Tchaikovsky - Form Swan Lake Scene

[10]. Tchaikovsky - Form Swan Lake Spanish Dance

[11]. P Vlascagnif - William Ratclif

[12]. Mussorgsky - Khovanictna

[13]. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker March

[14]. Mozart - Serenade No 13 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

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The Very Best Of Classics Moods 3

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[01]. Saints Saens - The Swan
[02]. Beethoven - Fur Elise
[03]. Mozart - Alla Turka
[04]. Mozart - Violin Concerto No 4
[05]. Ravel - Piece E Force De Habanera
[06]. Mozart - Menuet In D Major
[07]. Chopin - Waltz In C Sharp Major Op 64
[08]. Rachmaninoff - Etude In E Flat Minor
[09]. Brahms - Hungarian Dance No 5
[10]. Mozart - Piano Concerto No 23 In A Minor
[11]. Bizet - L Arlesienne Suite No 2
[12]. Beethoven - Romance For Violin Vol.1
[13]. Grieg - Peer Gynt Morning Mood
[14]. Grieg - Anitra Dance
[15]. Chopin - Prelude In G Major Op 28
[16]. Chopin - Prelude In B Major Op 28

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Anthology Of World Music: Africa - Ba-Benzele Pygmies

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Anthology Of World Music: Africa - Ba-Benzele Pygmies
World music fans have actually been caught drooling over their Unesco African recordings, among which this is a standout in terms of sheer intensity. It isn't just that the rhythms are hypnotic and the voices of the performers beautiful. That might have been enough, but these performances also seem to be particularly cooking, and some of the drum and vocal patterns should be enough to send many rap and turntable artists back to the playground for a few more rounds of pattycake. Listeners familiar with some of the other superb documentations of pygmy music will recognize themes in the text, such as celebratory songs upon the return of hunters from a meat-rich hunting expedition. The combination of simple whistles and similar pitches concocted in the throat, which showed up in New Orleans where they called it "effin'," is beautifully displayed and there are a series of song/stories on the second side that are quite unique. A village storyteller named Mangalo is responsible for these, and he pulls out all stops, creating sound effects almost entirely with his voice and sometimes parts of his body. A large booklet is enclosed, with notes on each song in English, French, and German, and there is a series of handsomely printed black and white photographs that are worth the price of admission by themselves.

[01]. Hindewhu (whistle) solo
[02]. Song of rejoicing after returning from a hunt (rhythm djoboko)
[03]. Nbu, lament The Ba-Benzele Pygmies
[04]. Kongo asseka, music for dancing at a wake
[05]. Song of rejoicing after returning from a hunt (rhythm djoboko)
[06]. Lullaby - The Ba-Benzele Pygmies
[07]. Lullaby
[08]. Ngoma, invocatory song before a hunt (rhythm maya)
[09]. e Yimba e, song preceding the departure of the hunters (rhythm maya)
[10]. Music for entertainment (rhythm bondo)
[11]. First story: Mbombokwe, the woodpecker
[12]. Second story: The wondo player
[13]. Third story: The fruit eater
[14]. Fourth story: Sokopina (the tree with red fruit)
[15]. Fifth story: Lenkokodi

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Yuri Shishkin - Romantic Bayan

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Yuri Shishkin
Romantic Bayan
Salta Music SM 36 099, 1999
Yuri Shishkin is a brilliant phenomenon in the realm of button accordion. His name is already widely known all over the music world. He has won prices at international contests in Klingenthal. Germany in 1988, Kansas City, USA in 1990 Castelfidardo, Italy in 1991.

Yuri Shishkin was born August 24th, 1963 in Azov, Russia. He got his first lessons of button accordion in his family (his ancestors were choral singers and his uncle, G. Shishkin, was a button accordion performer). After leaving the music school in Azov, Yuri entered the Rostov School of Arts when he was 15. Within two years, 1978 and 1979, he won first prize of the contest for young button accordionists. Everybody got excited over the perfection of his skills. While studying in the class of Professor V. Semionov at the Rostov Conservatory he went on with triumphal victories at the most difficult contests for bayan and accordion players in Russia and other international contests. During the age of 17 and 28, Yuri Shishkin participated in 10 contests and won 7 of them.
Summer 1992 he graduated from the Gnesins ' Russian Academy of Music in Moscow.

At the age of 25, Yuri Shishkin started his concert career. He scored big successes performing in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Sweden, USA, Canada and China. The premiere of his new program takes place annually in Holland where he also delivers lectures and master-classes.

Besides the international tours, Yuri Shishkin often performs in various cities in Russia, making his audience familiar with rare and interesting compositions of composers such as S. Frank, J. Brahms, I. Khandoshkin, S. Prokofiev, I. Strawinsky, M. Moszkowski, J. Sibelius, A. Schnittke, O. Gorchakov or with pieces by V. Semionov, V. Podgorny, A. Kusiakov and variations of popular melodies.

The famous piano transcriptions by V. Horowitz performed by Yuri Shishkin on his button accordion are a revelation for listeners.

In the future, Yuri plans to present pieces by A. Copland, C. Orff, S. Rakhmaninov in his own versions.

The performance of Yuri Shishkin is distinguished by deep revealing images, prominence and even spectacular personification of music expressing it with brilliant skills, His artistic image is added to his passion for music and his enthusiasm while elaborating new techniques of sound by extending the possible playing the button accordion create a very special artistic charm.

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 6
Once in the evening, in company with his friend Joachim, Brahms visited a restaurant near Vienna, where Hungarian fiddlers were playing. He got excited over their skills and coming home that night he interpreted four Hungarian dances. This was the beginning of the famous series of the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.
Yuri Shishkin performs his own version of the Dance No.6 based on the bayan transcription of A. Timoshenko.

MOSZKOWSKI: Spanish Caprice, Etincelles.

At the end of the 19th century, Spanish motives influenced the works of numerous composers. Spanish music, rhythmically complicated and spirited, was popular in music salons and gave an opportunity to virtuosos to reveal their skills, composing and performing. Being the first performer of his pieces, the pianist Moszkowski expressed his individual features. Spanish Caprice and Etincelles are the masterpieces of this salon romantism time.
Yuri Shishkin shows his immaculate skills, like the bellows shake technique (from a mere tremolo to a quintole rebound), performing these as in Soiree de Vienne

WEBER: Konzertstuck

The konzertstuck was composed for piano and orchestra in 1821. It is interesting that Weber thought of this piece as one program. The morning of the day when he was to perform Freischutz/Free Shooter Opera, he played the Konzertstuck for his wife and a disciple, explaining what this music was about.

Larghetto affettuoso: The wife of a crusader is standing on the castle tower looking into the distance and thinking about her husband who has joined a crusade. Will he ever return?
Allegro apassionato: She is confused. In her mind the terrifying scenes of a battle are rushing by. She seems to recognize her husband severely wounded and dying on the battlefield. He is bleeding to death and it is beyond her power to help him.
Adagio e tempo di marcia: Suddenly she can hear the troops returning. On the edge of the wood the knights appear with the banners waving and her beloved one is with them.
piu mosso, presto assai: In a burst of joy she rushes to meet him . the people and mother nature glorify the conjugal love and fidelity.
This commentary was put down by his disciple (Weber himself refused to publish it)

MENDELSSOHN: Spring Song, Spinning-wheel Song
Mendelssohn was called a classic by his manner and a romanticist by his styles. Born in a banker's family he composed and was able to listen to his works performed by his home orchestra. His masterpiece was ,Ein Sommernachtstraum/A Midsummer Night Dream" which he composed at the age of 17. His whole life is expressed in his music. He didn't compose any piano sonata, but excited the audience with his piano miniature series, which are these two songs without words.

SIBELIUS: Valse triste (from incidetial music to A. Jarneflt's drama "Kuolema")
Kuolema translates from Finnish and means death. This waltz by Sibelius which he composed in the middle of his life in 1903 is kind of a composers's monologue about eternity.

STRAUSS - GRUNFELD: Soiree de Vienne, Concertparaphrase over Waltz motives by Johann Strauss
While Tchaikovsky raised the genre of piano concerts out of second-rank, commonplace pieces to symphony level. strauss did the same with street music of Vienna, turning it with his skills into masterpieces, recognized and loved all over the world. Composed of Tyrolean motives, the refined Vienna architecture, his waltzes turned into expression of the operetta time. This Concertparaphrase destills the essence of Viennese charm, exuberance and nostalgia.

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Wolfgang Dimetrik - J.S. Bach - Goldbergvariationen

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Wolfgang Dimetrik
J.S. Bach - Goldbergvariationen
telos music records TLS 120, 2007
Wolfgang Dimetrik (born January 6, 1974) is an Austrian accordionist. At the age of six he received his first accordion lessons. Five years later he became a pupil of Prof. Erwin Moder at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz, Austria. Having completed his accordion studies at the Graz School of Music (since 1992) as a disciple of the visiting professors Mogens Ellegaard, James Crabb, and Geir Draugsvoll, he received a grant to continue his studies in the class of Prof. Stefan Hussong at the Hermann-Zilcher-Conservatory in Würzburg, where he finished his studies with commendation in 2001 before entering the master class of the Würzburg School of Music. 2003 master-class-examination.
Wolfgang Dimetrik joins on stage various chamber ensembles in Europe, such as the Musikfabrik Nordrhein-Westfalen, Neues Ensemble Hannover, Ensemble recherché, Ensemble SurPlus and the Ensemble Modern.
In addition, the musician participated at several contemporary opera productions, including ‘'The Walls'’(Die Wände ) by Adriana Hölszky, conducted by Alfons Kontarsky (Frankfurt) or the first performance of Arnold Schoenberg's The lucky hand (Die glückliche Hand, in an arrangement for chamber orchestra) by the United Ensemble Berlin, conducted by Peter Hirsch.

01. Aria
02. Variation 1
03. Variation 2
04. Variation 3: Canona all'unisono
05. Variation 4
06. Variation 5
07. Variation 6: Canone alla seconda
08. Variation 7
09. Variation 8
10. Variation 9: Canone alla terza
11. Variation 10: Fughetta
12. Variation 11
13. Variation 12: Canona alla quarta
14. Variation 13
15. Variation 14
16. Variation 15: Canona alla quinta
17. Variation 16: Ouvertüre
18. Variation 17
19. Variation 18: Canona alla sesta
20. Variation 19
21. Variation 20
22. Variation 21: Canona alla settima
23. Variation 22: Alle breve
24. Variation 23
25. Variation 24: Canona all'ottava
26. Variation 25
27. Variation 26
28. Variation 27: Canona alla nona
29. Variation 28
30. Variation 29
31. Variation 30: Quodlibet
32. Aria

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Jeanne Lee - Natural Affinities

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Jeanne Lee
Natural Affinities
OWL Records OWL070CD 3800702, 1992
All instruments are, naturally, a mere approximation of what can be done with the human voice; yet in avant garde improvisation, it is the saxophonists and pianists who are credited with being the innovators. Artists like Jeanne Lee, Patty Waters and Julie Tippetts are often shunted aside to make way for counterparts Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, and Evan Parker... men with horns.
Of those three vocal artists, Lee was always the most grounded in jazz vocal tradition, able to remain true to both lyrical expression and a strong blues feeling while also engaging the wordless properties of the voice. Natural Affinities is one of a scant few albums Lee has led or co-led, though luckily her appearances as sideman on numerous sessions leave us with many troughs to mine in her absence.
Recently reissued domestically, this recording is a solid showcase of just how far Lee cast her stylistic net, ranging from free improvisation to straight ahead readings of standards. She is joined here by a few of the usual suspects: multi-instrumentalist Gunter Hampel (with whom she recorded regularly throughout the '70s and '80s), alto saxophonist Mark Whitecage, bassist Lisle Atkinson, and drummer Newman Baker are the meat of the group, though there are some all-star appearances as well.
The set starts off with a high-water mark, though admittedly on paper a dubious prospect, her half-sung, half-spoken reading of excerpts from Mingus' Beneath the Underdog in "Mingus Meditations," a duet with bassist Dave Holland, is superb. Though a far cry from her 1962 duets with Ran Blake, it is still proof that she may be at her best in a duo or small-group setting. However, there is very little of Lee's trademark extended technique here; if you are searching for wordless lip- and throat-improvisation, you should look elsewhere. Even when joined in a fairly freewheeling group improvisation, as in "Trilogy" with Wadada Leo Smith, Atkinson, and Baker, she sings the lyrics rather straight through as the group skitters around her lines. This does create an interesting tension, but some of the variety of past performances is missing.
The one standard performed here, "I Thought About You," is given a very straight reading, in a duet with her cousin, pianist-vocalist Paul Broadnax. Unfortunately, it lacks some of the brashness and humor that mark some of her other recordings in similar settings.
If you are new to the world of Jeanne Lee, this recording would be a very worthwhile disc to investigate, for her contribution to the lineage of jazz vocals and improvised music is made clear. It may be a bit unfair to compare this record, one of her last recorded works, with a back catalog spanning 20 or 30 years, but truth be told it just doesn't have the same weight. - Clifford Allen

Die am 25. Oktober 2000 im Alter von 61 Jahren verstorbene Sängerin und Poetin Jeanne Lee war zwar so etwas wie eine künstlerische Wesensverwandte Abbey Lincolns, schaffte es im Gegensatz zu dieser aber nie das ganz große Jazzpublikum zu erreichen. Wenn man sich ihr 1992 entstandenes Album "Natural Affinities" heute anhört, kann man darüber nur verwundert den Kopf schütteln. Denn die stimmlichen Qualitäten Jeanne Lees stellen die Abbey Lincolns bei weitem in Schatten. Allein die brillanten 12minütigen "Mingus Meditations", im Duett mit Bassist Dave Holland vorgetragen, rechtfertigen die Anschaffung dieses Albums. Lees Rezitation des Mingus-Textes könnte man zudem ohne weiteres auch als "bislang unbekanntes Meisterwerke" von "Supa Sista" Ursula Rucker unter die Leute bringen.

1. Mingus Meditations
2. I Thought About You
3. Journey to Edaneres
4. Peace Chorale I/Bushwacked/Peace Chorale II
5. Free Space
6. Trilogy
7. Ambrosia Mama/Celebration of a State of Grace

Jeanne Lee - vocals
Gunter Hampel - vibraphone & flute
Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet
Mark Whitecage - alto sax
Amina Claudine Myers - pianos & vocals
Paul Broadnax - piano & vocals
Jerome Harris - guitar
Dave Holland - bass
Lisle Atkinson - bass
Newman Baker - drums
Nadja Smith - newspeak

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Zaire: Entre les lacs et la foret, La musique des Nande

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Zaire. Entre les lacs et la foret. La musique des Nande
VDE-Gallo VDE-652, 1991
Instruments solistes
01. Arc musical ekibulenge
02. Flûte endeku
03. Vièle akaghovoghovo
04. Harpe enanga
05. Flûte enyamulere (a-b-c)
06. Lamellophone akasayi
07. Lamellophone erikembe
08. Guitare
Musique des femmes
09. Chant de mariage
10. Deux berceuses
11. Deux danses pour une naissance (a-b)
Musique d’ensembles
12. Endara
13. Erirenga
14. Omunde
15. Erighomba

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Yemen -Traditional Music

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Yemen. Traditional Music
Air Mail Music SA 141113, 2005
[01]. Sanaa s'éveille
[02]. Yâ Man Laqi Qalbi
[03]. Danse Bar'a de la région de Manàkhah
[04]. Yâ Muqîmîn Fi Sanaa
[05]. Danse Le'ba
[06]. Yâ Gamar
[07]. Danse Bar'a de la région d'Amran
[08]. Sara L-Leyl
[09]. Danse de mariage
[10]. Raka Taruban

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Classic Coffee 2

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[01]. Summer
[02]. Stranger At Shore
[03]. Soft Piano
[04]. Early Morning
[05]. Cherry Tree
[06]. Black Scar
[07]. Hi Judy
[08]. Shadow
[09]. Autumn Leaves
[10]. The Distance
[11]. Night Frog
[12]. Andantino Waltz

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Trance For Sufies Dervishes & Qalandars

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Disc 1
1. M. Saeed Chisti - Ali Dam Dam Day Andar - [DRs]
2. The Sabri Brothers - Naazyr Heyn Haazyr Heyn - [DRs]
3. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Aag Daman Mein Lag Jai - [DRs]

Disc 2
1. Rizvan & Muazzam Ali Khan - Allah Hoo Ya Rehman - [DRs]
2. Badar Miandad - Dam Ishq Fareedi Bharia - [DRs]
3. Ghulam Farid & Maqbool Ahmed Sabri - Yah Rehmat-Tkl-Lilaalameen - [DRs]

Ali Dum Dum Day Andar, by M. Saeed Chisti, is in Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic & English

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Watafiti - Umoja

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Umoja, 1990
1. Umoja
2. Usinisogelee
3. Nkanankwee
4. Mnyonge Hana Hak
5. Koba
6. Karibuni Tanzania
7. Tega Sikio
8. Krezi Kona

Ebrahim Kapinga - lead guitar
Carolla Kinasha - lead vocals
Chimwemwe Dave Marana - lead & rhythm guitar
Tedddy Mbarak - bass guitar, keyboards
Charles Mhuto - drums
Ebrahim Mtunwa - drums
Omari Naliene - African bamboo flute, kalimba, marimba
Abdullah Omari - African drums, congas
Ali Rhashku - rhythm guitar
Kick van der Heuvel - keyboards

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Tunisie - Chants & Rythmes

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Tunisie - Chants & Rythmes, 1988
Track Listings
01. Sidi Mansour - Jerrari
02. Zarzis - Na’ama (Danses des veillèes de garçons, groupe de Zlass)
03. Salah ya bou hella
04. Khalkhal Aïcha
05. Ya zitouna
06. Jani el mersoul
07. Allomo - Hedi Habbouba
08. Elaïn zarga - Salim Hallali
09. Aïssaoua (Musique thérapeutique)
10. Mrid fani - Saliha essaghira (Final de Nouba Malouf sur un poème alphabétique)

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Tilman Hoppstock - Memories of the Alhambra

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Tilman Hoppstock
Memories of the Alhambra, 2002
He studied both guitar and cello in Darmstadt and Cologne. His concert career began in 1978. He has made several radio, television and commercial recordings, both solo and with other musicians including the pianist Alexis Weissenberg, tenor Christoph Prégardien, cellist Peter Wolf and the Rubio String Quartet. He also publishes music, including modern works written specially for him (Karl-Wieland Kurz's I giardini del sogno, for example) and arrangements of music from the Baroque period. He has taught in Mainz and Darmstadt for over 15 years.

01. Regino Sainz de la Maza - El Vito
02. Fernando Sor - Introduction, Theme, & Variations on a Theme From Mozart's "The Magic Flute", op. 9
Francisco Tarrega
03. Adelita, mazurka
04. Sueño, mazurka
05. Mazurka in G major
06. Marieta, mazurka
07. Prelude, in E major ("Andante Sostenuto")
08. Manuel de Falla - El Sombrero de tres picos, ballet in 2 parts, G. 53 Tanz des Müllers
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Cinq Préludes, A. 419
09. Andante espressivo - Più mosso - Tempo I
10. Andantino - Più mosso - Tempo I
11. Andante - Molto adagio e dolorido
12. Lento - Moderato - Lento
13. Poco animato - Meno - Più mosso - a tempo
14. Isaac Albeniz - Suite española No. 1, Op. 47, B. 7 Cataluña
15. Isaac Albeniz - España, Op. 165, B. 37 Tango
16. Isaac Albeniz - Suite española No. 1, Op. 47, B. 7 Asturias
17. Francisco Tarrega - Prelude No. 8 in A minor "Lágrima"
18. Francisco Tarrega - Prelude No. 10 in D minor "Oremus"
19. Francisco Tarrega - Preludio in D-Dur
20. Francisco Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Cyril Scott - Sonatina for guitar
21. I. Adagio quasi introduzione - Molto moderato
22. II. Allegretto pensoso
23. III. Allegro

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Teodoro Anzellotti - Musik für Akkordeon

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Teodoro Anzellotti
Musik für Akkordeon, 1989 (1994)
Sofia Gubaidulina
1. De Profundis
Nicolaus A. Huber
2. Auf Flügeln der Harfe
Volker Heyn
3. Quetsch
Gerhard Stäbler - Californian Dreams
4. I. Lullaby
5. II. Shooting Stars
6. III. Soul Trap
7. IV. Crack Of Dawn

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Tanzanie / Tanzania - Musiques rituelles Gogo / Gogo Ritual Music

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Tanzanie / Tanzania - Musiques rituelles Gogo / Gogo Ritual Music
VDE-Gallo VDE-1067, 2001
This is a straight field recording of some ritual music of the Gogo tribe in Tanzania. All selections are vocal-based, some solo, some choral, some a cappella, some with accompaniment. The vocal styles range from pretty melodic pieces to more ecstatic. This is more of an ethnographic document than a commercial release, but excellent in that capacity. -Sean Westergaard

01. Masumbi
02. Makumbi
03. Muheme
04. Muheme
05. Nhyindo ndulila
06. Nhyindo nyambwa
07. Makumbi
08. Muheme
09. Chasi
10. Chasi
11. Chahola
12. Makumbi
13. Makumbi
14. Mhongwa
15. Hono ndulele, Mkwajungoma
16. Makumbi

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Simon Elbaz - Matrouz, Le chant vivant des langues croisées

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Simon Elbaz
Matrouz. Le chant vivant des langues croisées
Al Sur ALCD 245, 1998
Simon Elbaz is a Moroccan Jewish singer and ud player based in Paris.

1. Boujaad
2. Khamsa
3. Chams-Chemech
4. Kol Hai
5. Chir Hachirim
6. Mézouza
7. Le Mendiant aveugle
8. Alleluia pluriel

Simon Elbaz - vocals, 'ûd
Rachid Brahim-Djelloul - violin
Salah Eddine Rifat - qanûn
Rabah Khalfa - percussion
Youval Micenmacher - percussion

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Sourakata Koite - Kora

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Sourakata Koite
Keytone KYT 789, 1986/1997
This second release of Sourakata Koite with Keytone Records is named after the instrument that he has played since his early youth. Though Koite currently lives in France and performs all over the world, his ‘roots’ travel with him in his World Music played on the Kora, a traditional African string instrument.

Koite learned to play kora and balafon as a child, having been born into a griot family. He played in various hotel and club bands in Dakar, northern France, and Paris starting in 1975. His Paris gig made him a popular attraction on the European festival circuit in the 1980s. - Steve Huey

01. Kora
02. Kano
03. Sidat Hydara
04. Suto Tala
05. Titi
06. Lamin Bangna
07. Kala
08. Baweleng
09. Tara
10. Jahka

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Ousmane Touré - Avenue du Monde

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Ousmane Touré
Avenue du Monde
Together Production TOG 0501, 2005
On trouve dans cet album ce que la musique francaise a abandonné: l'émotion, l'inspiration et la poésie. C'est a la fois simple et raffiné, mélancolique et joyeux, accessible et poétique. Un vrai moment de plaisir.

Ousmane Touré’s international career was born of a tragedy. His elder brother Amadou collapsed onstage in 1983 and died at the age of 40. It orphaned the Senegalese duo Touré Kunda but 28-year-old Ousmane stepped up and, thanks to his accomplished singing and refined compositions, the legendary band continued to dazzle audiences worldwide. Their three albums sold 400,000 copies in France alone. After the group split up in 1990 Ousmane settled in the US where he co-wrote “Africa Bamba”, a song interpreted by Carlos Santana which sold 18 million copies in 1999. Yet success did not make Ousmane forget his roots: the composer returned to Dakar and then settled down in France to pursue his solo career. He celebrated his fifty years in 2005 with an album full of maturity and diversity, “Avenue du monde”.

01. Mandou
02. Beng
03. Dimba
04. Terena Mou Teu
05. Simbala
06. Yomi
07. Disso
08. Sembo
09. Avenue Du Monde
10. Leer

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Pure Moods 4

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Apparently the only mood that matters is one of pensive melancholy. Nearly every track on this addition to the series is set in a minor key. Some are played solo, like George Winston's new age relic "Sea." Some are crammed with odd instrumentation, as in the briefly startling last section of Yann Tiersen's "La Valse d'Amélie." Some have entire orchestras sawing away. There are ambitious works like Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," whose attempts to marry grandeur and minimalism are somewhat undercut by the monotony of a cymbal sample repeated too predictably. There are vocals, the best being the late Eva Cassidy's breathtaking treatment of Sting's "Fields of Gold." And there are yawners, such as Yanni's "One Man's Dream," which he may, in fact, have recorded while asleep, or "This Love," sung by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins over a groove that suggests the tread of a drugged somnambulist, and Govi's "Garden of Eden," which sounds way too much like "Chim Chim Cheree" to take seriously. And yet, all of it creates the same gray impression -- which, of course, is the point, in which case credit must be paid to those who selected and sequenced these performances. Will upcoming installments offer some variety -- a hap-hap-happy compilation, for instance, set in major keys, with handclap rhythms and smiley vocals? ~ Robert L. Doerschuk, All Music Guide

More potpourri than unified high concept, the fourth installment in the Pure Moods series nevertheless provides an interesting collage of acts associated with techno, ambient, alt-pop, and New Age genres. For some listeners, that means the transition from the rhythmic mystical-ethereal vibe of the first four tracks (from Enigma, Mythos, Delerium, and Sarah McLachlan and a splendid piece from Balligomingo) to a trilogy from New Age romanticists ( Secret Garden, Yanni, and pianist Jim Brickman) may seem a little disjointed. Ditto for the segue from George Winston's impressionistic 1980 solo piano piece, "Sea," to a Steve Reich-like minisymphony from Moby). And the concluding Afro-Celt Sound System track, a spirited, mandolin-driven piece with Peter Gabriel on vocals, is a stylistic island unto itself. Still, most fans of easy-listening contemporary music (particularly the adventurous ones) should find this an agreeable assortment of music from artists who infuse their craft with stronger-than-usual spiritual and emotional subtexts. --Terry Wood

[01]. November - Mythos
[02]. Purify - Balligomingo
[03]. Shadows In Silence - Enigma
[04]. Silence - Delerium w/Sarah McLachlan
[05]. Songs From A Secret Garden - Secret Garden
[06]. One Man's Dream - Yanni
[07]. Devotion - Jim Brickman
[08]. Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
[09]. Garden of Eden - Govi
[10]. Theme From Amelie
[11]. The Sea - George Winston
[12]. God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters - Moby
[13]. Main Title (Theme from Chocolat)
[14]. Angel - Sarah McLachlan
[15]. She Moves Through The Fair - B-Tribe
[16]. This Love - Craig Armstrong
[17]. River of Stars - Paul Schwartz
[18]. When You're Falling - Afro Celt w/Peter Gabriel

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Mozambique - One

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Mozambique. One
Globestyle CDORB 086, 1994
It used to be that folks looking for a little exotica would turn to Africa for some pygmy hocketing or talking drums to spice their diet of Western pop, but increasingly African pop music has grown to sound like hip-hop and other discoid fare. The frisson of otherness can still be found, if that's what you're after, in this sampler from Mozambique which showcases fifteen different groups playing music unlike anything you're likely to have heard before. Mozambique has resisted outside influences even as it struggled with a long brutal civil war, which was still going on at the time of this recording. A Ladysmith Black Mambazo tribute by Makwaela might sound a bit familiar, and perhaps too the Gregorian harmonies of the Grupo Estrela Vermelha, but it soon drifts into otherworldliness. Traditional log drums have been replaced by oil drums or pieces of corrugated metal, and coffee cans filled with pebbles substitute for gourd rattles, but the indigenous
rhythms and melodies endure.

Recorded in 1989 but issued years later, this is a really splendid collection of music ranging from traditional musical bow through large voices-and-percussion groups and wonderful Makua fiddle via Shangaan rural guitar and accordion to an a cappella group performing a form of mbube brought back from South Africa by migrant workers. -John Storm Roberts

01. Grupo Xitende da Orquesta de Timbala - Magalango
02. Grupo Ngalanga da Unidade 7 - Muticico/Munguenisso
03. Grupo Estrela Vermelha do Ilha de Mocanbique - Enhipitit Equissirua
04. Joao Mate - Mama Na Wamina Anga Monaga Meticale
05. Grupo Estrela Vermelha (Carrupeia Bairro, Nampula) - Unabadera Uhema
06. Grupo Cultura N'Kissa - N'Kissa
07. Machipiga Mafiso - Ndiribe Nyumba
08. Grupo 'Kava Unga Heti' Alberto Machavel - Tira Hikhumbula Mondlane
09. Conjunto Ndzumbe de Bairro Inhagoia - Utemdene
10. Grupo Chigovia de Jardim Zoologico - Ntabuya Mundzuku
11. Grupo Beira Mar - Essifa Zonhipiti
12. Grupo Nyanga de Moixange - Chihire
13. Baile Kaniwah - Komvarava Kovela
14. Makwaela T.P.M. - Saudamos O Grupo Ladysmith Black Mambazo
15. Afonco Balate - Nisalili Aussiwanini

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Mahmoud Ahmed - Live in Paris

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Mahmoud Ahmed
Live in Paris, 1997
Track Listings
(01). Yèshèga Lidj Nègèr
(02). Yasèlamé Lalo
(03). Lebèsh Kabashen
(04). Tezeta Garédéw
(05). Wèy Feqer (Slow / Fast)
(06). Endénèsh Bèlulegn
(07). Tezeta
(08). Kulun
(09). Mèla Mèla
(10). Dèra

Mahmoud Ahmed - vocals
Kebret Zekiwos - guitar
Abate Zerihun - saxophone
Akilu Zewde - saxophone
Dawit Yifru - keyboards
Giovanni Rico - bass

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Les Tambours de Brazza - Congo Drums

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Les Tambours de Brazza
Congo Drums
Air Mail Music SA 141155, 1994 (2008)
01. Kele
02. Bac-city
03. Mame yo
04. Mama ngoudi
05. Le ras du temps bourre
06. Cc obsession
07. Yaka
08. Toi
09. Ya yengo
10. Solo du desert

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The Greatest Classical Collection Ever 1

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The Greatest Classical Collection Ever [BOX-1]
Box 1
CD 01 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for Violin And Orchestra No.1-3

Violin Concerto No.1 BWV 1041
01. Allegro
02. Andante
03. Allegro Assai

Violin Concerto No.2 BWV 1042
04. Allegro
05. Adagio
06. Allegro Assai

Violin Concerto No.3 BWV 1043
07. Vivace
08. Largo Ma Tanto
09. Allegro

Violin: J.Brezina, Violin: F.Elias, Camerata Romana, Conductor: Eugen Duvier

CD 02 - Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Symphony No.5
01. Trauermarsch In Gemessenem Schritt, Streng, Wie Ein Kondukt
02. Sturmisch Bewegt, Mit Grosster Vehementz
03. Scherzo: Kraftig, Nicht Zu Schnell
04. Adagietto: Sehr Langsam
05. Rondo - Finale: Allegro Giocosco

Radio-Symphony Orchestra Lubljana, Conductor / Dirigent: Anton Nanut

CD 03 - Frederic Chopin - Pianoworks

01. Allegro Assai Opus 29
02. Andantino Opus 36
03. Vivace Opus 51
04. Allegro Agitato Posthumus

05. Larghetto Opus 27.1
06. Nocturne Opus 27.2
07. Nocturne Opus 37.1
08. Nocturne Opus 37.2

09. Tempo Opus 49

Piano: Manuel Ortiz

CD 04 - George Frideric Handel - Concerto Grosso №5-8

Concerto Grosso No.5 In D Major
01. Larghetto E Staccato
02. Allegro
03. Presto
04. Largo
05. Allegro
06. Menuett: Un Poco Larghetto

Concerto Grosso No.6 In G Minor
07. Larghetto Affectuoso
08. A Tempo Giusto
09. Musette: Larghetto
10. Allegro
11. Allegro

Concerto Grosso No.7 In ? Major
12. Largo
13. Allegro
14. Largo
15. Andante
16. Hornpipe

Concerto Grosso No.8 In ? Minor
17. Allemande: Andante
18. Grave
19. Andante Allegro
20. Adagio
21. Allegro

Camerata Romana, Conductor / Dirigent: Eugen Duvier

CD 05 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos No 1-3

Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, 3

Concerto In F Major No.1 BWV 1046
01. Allegro
02. Adagio
03. Allegro
04. Menuetto, Trio Polacca

Concerto In F Major No.2 BWV 1047
05. Allegro
06. Andante
07. Allegro Assaii

Concerto In G Major No.3 BWV 1048
08. Allegro Moderato
09. Allegro

Violin: Josef Kopelman 1-7
Flute: Vladislav Brunner 5-7
Hobo: Vladimir Mally 1-4, Josef Hanusovsky 1-7, Juraj Klatt 1-4
French Horn: Josef Illes 1-4, Jan Budzak 1-4
Basoon: Josef Martinkovic 1-4
Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Bohdan Warchal

CD 06 - Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony №9 op 125 In D Minor

Symphony No 9 Op 125 In D Minor
01. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso
02. Molto Vivace
03. Adagio Molto E Cantabile
04. Presto, Allegro Assai (Ode An Die Freude)

Philharmonia Slavonica, Conductor: Eugen Duvier

CD 07 - Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

The Spring
01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Allegro

The Summer
04. Allegro Non Molto, Allegro
05. Adagio E Piano
06. Presto

The Autumn
07. Allegro, Piano E Larghetto, Allegro Molto
08. Adagio Molto
09. Allegro

The Winter
10. Allegro Non Molto
11. Largo
12. Allegro, Lento, Allegro

Soloists: Joshua Epstein, Almut Moster, Claudia Lewinski Chamber Orchestra Merck,
Conductor: Zdenek Simane

Concerto Per Archie Cembalo In G Major
13. Presto
14. Adagio
15. Allegro

I Soloisti Di Zagreb, Conductor: Anton Nanut

Symphony In ? Major
16. Allegro Molto
17. Larghetto
18. Allegro

I Soloisti Di Zagreb, Conductor: Anton Nanut

Concerto Perviolino E Archi In A Minor Op 3/6
19. Allegro Moderato
20. Largo
21. Presto

I Solisti Di Zagreb, Conductor: Anton Nanut

CD 08 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Selected

A Little Night Music
01. Allegro
02. Romanze: Andante

Camerata Academica, Conductor: Francesco Macci

Clarinet Concerto KV 622 In A Major
03. Allegro
04. Adagio
05. Rondo

Elizabeth Ganter: Clarinet, Radio Symphony Orchestra Pilsen, Conductor: Neithard Bethke

Symphony 41 KV 551 In ? Major
06. Allegro Vivace
07. Andante Cantabile
08. Menuetto: Allegro
09. Molto Allegro

Violin: Alexander Pervomaisky, London Philharmonic, Conductor: Alberto Lizzio

CD 09 - Johannes Brahms - Symphony №4

Symphony No. 4
01. Allegro Non Troppo
02. Andante Moderato
03. Allegro Giocoso
04. Allegro Energico E Passionato Piu Allegro

Orchestre Symphonique De La TV Italienne, Conductor / Dirigent: Sergiu Celibidache

CD 10 - Joseph Haydn - Pianoconcertos


Pianoconcerto In G Hob XVIII 4
01. Andante
02. Adagio
03. Allegro

Pianoconcerto In F Hob XVIII F2
04. Andante
05. Adagio
06. ?ll?gr?

Pianoconcerto In ? ??? XIV 12
07. Andante
08. Adagio
09. Allegro

Piano: Manuel Ortiz
Orchestre Symphonique De La TV Italienne, Conductor / Dirigent: Sergiu Celibidache

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Les Génies Noirs de Douala - Percussions et danses du Cameroun

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Les Génies Noirs de Douala
Percussions et danses du Cameroun
Arion ARN 64112, 1990

01. I - Introduction (Balafon) / Ii - Tiga (L'Annonce De L'Arrivee D'Un Hote Au Village)
02. Tchokoto (Danse De La Recolte)
03. Soul Makossa (Danse Moderne Du Peuple Douala)
04. Bafia (Revolution Verte)
05. Migian (Danse De La Peche)
06. Mangambeu (Danse Du Peuple Bamileke)
07. Tou Djandja (Danse Des Zombies)
08. Genies Noirs
09. Mbelle (Ceremonie Funebre Du Peuple Yabassi)
10. I - Balafon I (L'Aube) / Ii - Balafon Ii (Le Coucher Du Soleil)

The dance-drama group, LES GENIES NOIRS FROM DOUALA (4 or 5 instrumentalists, 6 or 8 dancers, male and female) was formed in 1970 in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. They owe their name to their first African audience. During a show organized in their town, the presenter, not knowing how to introduce them, asked the assistance of the audience in finding them a name : LES GENISE NOIRS was suggested...

Their artistic career took off in 1971 when they obtained a first prize at the Fete de la Jeunesse in Cameroon. In 1973, they were selected for the second time to perform at the Lagos Festival in Nigeria.

In 1989, as well as giving numrous concerts, they appeared in the film "Me, Tarzan, you Jane" produced by and for the RAI in Rome.

During their long career, they have performed with artists of international repute such as the South African singer Myriam Makeba, the Cameroon saxophonist Manu Dibango, the singers Tony Esposito and Tullio De Piscopo, and the American dancer Mary Barnet, with whom they maintain a productive collaboration.


Describes the announcement of the arrival of a visitor to the village. Hospitality is one of the essential values of African society and the guest enjoys special treatment, based on a spirit of loyality. "Tiga" means "to play false" or "tricking game". playing a tricking game with a friend or with a guest discredits one of the most essential values on which the balance of society depends - loyalty - the other being the respect of one's neighbour.

This is the harvest dance, and also refers to the birth of a first-born male in the royal family.
Because it includes so many different ethnic groups it includes so many different ethnic groups within its population, Cameroon is considered to be a microcosm of African society. the country displays a vast panorama of cultures, customs and traditions representative of almost all Africa. Here, as elsewhere, the birth of a male first-born child is of prime importance, sons being the guarantee of the continuity of their group. Between birth and harvest there exists the most fundamental of ties, that which exists between fecundity and fertility. Like the earth, the woman represents mother, begetter and the pledge of social continuity.


The Soul Makossa is the modern dance of the Douala people. It consists mainly of hip movments accompanied by modern dance steps. The Makossa evokes the energy of this people and it is often danced at weddings or at other festivities.
The group LES GENIES NOIRS perform a folk version and have dedicated this song to Clotilde Tchakounte, one of the group who has died young.

The Bafia, or green revolution, evokes the hard toil of African society. Farm work, as well as the gathering of fuel and the women.
Inspite of their fatigue, they sing this joyful song as they make their way home after a hard day in the fields.

Fishing dance. Like hunting and the gathering of food, fishing is not a leisure and the gathering of food, fishing is not a leisure activity, but a question of survival. Because of this it is protected by supernatural spirits. The Many Water spirits are the guarantee of successful catches and, before they depart, men and women sing together to invoke the assistance of the spirits.

Dance of the Bamileke people. This dance reveals the fundmental role of women in Bamileke society. As wives and mothers they symbolize fertility and fecundity, attributes which are connected with the concept of Mother Earth. Their procreative role means that they are the guarantee of the continuity of the group, more especially as Bamileke society is patrilinear.

Zambie dance. The ancestor cult is of great importance all over the African containent. The presence of the spirits of the ancestors is considered a real and permanent phenomenon, and shows itself above all through dreams which are the medium chosen by the spirits to teach men to deal with everyday problems. While they perform this dance, the members of the group follow the advice of their ancestors which will help them avoid mistakes - Tou djandja means "Listen to us".

This song relates all the difficulties the GENIES NOIRS have encoutered and overcome during their artistic career. This extract expresses a sort of oath which unites the members of the group in life and in death, inspite of their ethnic and cultural differences.


Funeral ceremony of the Yabassi people. During the funeral ceremony, especially if the person who has died is a spouse, the widow must tell the family about all the treatment she gave her husband to try to cure him : she must also explain the cause of his death. If she cannot justify the fatal outcome, she is considered responsible for the death, and becomes the object of the mourners' anger.

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