Tag Archives: Classical/world
Haitian/American composer/flutist/vocalist with classical/electronic/folk melange works. Play!
Beautiful, traditional works for ney, cello, voice–lyrical. Play!
Fiddles, Indian strings, percussion works with Indian, Middle Eastern, and Irish folk elements. Play!
Ethereal, gorgeous, sad pieces for a play and a film dealing with the Isreali/Palestinian conflict, with voice, Middle Eastern and Western instruments. Play all!
Indian instruments influence some non-Indian pieces, or perform modern Indian works. Play!
Hispanic/Latin pieces, a mix of originals and transcriptions including cultural elements of Moorish, Sephardic, etc. Play!
Combining Western & Japanese voice and instruments, decidedly Asian in tone. Play!
Traditional instruments from around the world used in contemporary pieces, abstract. Play!
Middle Eastern strings, both intense and quiet. Nice!
Highly lyrical, beautiful pieces with piano, pipa, erhu and/or voice. Play!
Contemporary gamelan, breaking the traditional rules. Play!
Arcomusical is promoting, researching and composing new music for berimbau, the Afro-Brazilian string instrument. This CD is described as a chamber music cycle, but is very suitable for world programming. Play all!
Combining viola (western/classical) and percussion performing commissioned works celebrating Jalal al-din Rumi’s poetry and “deep listening”. Poetry is in liner notes, live in performances. Pieces by Ziporyn, Satoh, Ljova and others. Play!
Ethereal, gracious works by Cowll, Matsumara, Brown and others for Asian instruments. Trk 5 with voice is faster. Play most! Suitable for world programming.
Lovely mix of folk, traditional Ladino, raga, blues and contemporary classical elements! Play, play, play!
Wonderful works for oud, solo and with ensemble, mostly original and Middle Eastern, one Satie cover. Play!
A lovely mix of Arab and classical/folk traditions ranging from strongly Arabic to remarkably minimalist, quiet to staccato. Play!
Re-release. Gorgeous pieces for altered Zimbabwean instrument. Suitable for world programming. Play!
A collection of mostly traditional, beautiful Chinese works for erhu and accompaniment , either fast or slow. One transcription of Gypsy Melodies by Sarasate sounded odd to me.
Greek lyra composer and performer, these are stunningly melodic works, with piano, double bass, drums. Play, play, play!
Fantastic works for guitar by a composer from Salta, Argentina–traditional elements with harmonic freedom. Play! Play! Play!
This is a superb album, mixing traditional pipa sounds with bluegrass, Arabic and modern elements–banjo, slack key guitar, fiddle, oud, percussion and guitar in the mix. Most compositions by Gao. Play, Play Play!!
Tunisian composer Brahem has written stunning pieces for oud and string orchestra (with piano and clarinet). Play, Play Play!
Excellent collection of works for guitar with Armenian inspiration, and Latin elements. Some works with clarinet or violin. Play! Suitable for world programming.
Mandolinist Avi Avital performs mostly recognizable transcriptions of world folk & classical, accompanied with accordion, clarinet, violin etc.