Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jan 29th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Eduard Beglaryan, Etc. “Vakhenam Knem” from Armenia - Douduk (The Sound Of Armenia) (Naxos World 2004) —this is in Caucassian style Armenian music. This show will show both the Caucassian and Middle Eastern Traditions of playing ARmenian musicBuy it!
Armen Grigorian, Etc. “Hol Ara Ezo” from Armenia - Douduk (The Sound Of Armenia) (Naxos World 2004) —the featured instrument here is the duduk, a double reed instrument with a very simple tube with finger holes after it - this make s the playing extremely difficult, but allows for a lot of expression and microtones, when neededBuy it!
Richard A. Hagopian / Buddy Sarkissian “Konyali” from Kef Time (Traditional Crossroads 1994) —This is a reissue of one of the most famous recordings of Armenian music made by the Armenian diaspora in the USA. Richard Hagopian was one of the all-stars of Oud players, and carried on the tradition of older players like Udi HrantBuy it!
Mal Barsamian Ensemble “Dari Lo-Lo” from Hey Jan - Vol. 1 (ian Communications Group 1994) —this and the previous 2 cuts are in "middle eastern style, although this is a very Armenian treatment.Buy it!
Mal Barsamian (clarinet & Oud) “Phaedra's Routine” from Mystical Veil (ARP 1997) —this set was purposely recorded in its original long form (over 13 minutes) to reflect the variety of rhythms and tempi used for danse orientale, a true art form many dancers train for years to perfect.Buy it!
Hachig Kazarian & His Ensemble (John Berberian, oud) “Sonon Yelov” from Armenia Armenia (Monitor (LP)) —from an old LP of the early 60's, this is is the old nightclub music of the American Armenian diaspora. In the background you can hear the sound of the zils (finger cymbals) usually played by the dancer.Buy it!
Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian Middle Eastern Ensemble “Karoun, Karoun - Nooneh” from Oud Masterpieces (ARC 2007)Buy it!
L. Kocyan “Aykekag” from Armenia - Traditional Armenian Music (Fidan music) —this and the next selection start Armenian music from the Caucassus; this music shares a lot in common with Georgian music. this cut is of the old Soviet era stage style that draws a lot from the Armenian urban tradition. The ensemble hails from YerevanBuy it!
Shoghaken Ensemble “Antarayin Tsayner” from Traditional Dances Of Armenia (Traditional Crossroads 2004) —this is the Romanian fiddle show-off piece arranged in Caucasian style, complete with all the bird calls...Buy it!
Karineh Hovhanessian “Erzerumi shoror” from Music of Armenia: Kanon (Celestial Harmonies 1996) —a "shoror" is a dance form. the instrument is a Kanon (kanoon). Recorded in Yerevan, Armenia, by an American organization.Buy it!