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Indian Ragas & Medieval Song / Vellard, Zuckerman, Chatterjee, Chemirani

Vellard / Zuckerman / Chatterjee
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922508  
Composer:  Gace BruléKen ZukermanAnonymousTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Ken ZuckermanDominique VellardAnindo ChatterjeeKeyvan Chemirani
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording offers a rare opportunity to experience two different musical traditions in dialogue: the reconstructed musical culture of the European Middle Ages, and the ancient but still continuous tradition of North Indian classical music – two worlds that are indeed separated with respect to time and geography, and yet still linked by common characteristic features. The classical tradition of North Indian music is marked both by a strong adherence to its own origins and an openness to influences from other cultures. On the other hand, European art music of the Middle Ages, seemingly far removed and accessible only by means of written documents, has clearly recognizable roots in Eastern traditions.

In their respective
Read more musical development, Dominique Vellard and Ken Zuckerman have each been strongly influenced by a variety of experiences with Eastern music traditions. The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where both teach in the medieval program, became the meeting place where they were able to compare notes and develop an organic approach to experimentation.

The music on this CD was recorded as a live studio performance. For the Indian music performances, this spontaneity and improvised atmosphere is an extremely important ingredient to any rendering of the ragas and talas, but the improvised accompaniments of the monophonic songs definitely also benefitted from this unique “live” quality.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Biaus m’est estez by Gace Brulé
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
2.
Improvisation on Biaus m’est estez by Ken Zukerman
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar)
3.
In omnem terram by Anonymous
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
Period: Medieval 
4.
Lankadahang Sarang by Traditional
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
5.
Mors sui se je ne vous voy by Guillaume de Machaut
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
6.
Raga "Madhu malati" by Traditional
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
7.
Dis tans plus by Jehannot de l'Escurel
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
Period: Medieval 
8.
Improvisation on Dis tans plus by Ken Zuckerman
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar)
9.
La charramanga by Anonymous
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)
10.
Raga "Koushi Bhairavi" by Traditional
Performer:  Ken Zuckerman (Lute/Sarod/Dhotar), Dominique Vellard (Tenor), Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla/Dhupki),
Keyvan Chemirani (Zarb/Gattam)

Sound Samples

Biaus m'est estez
Improvisation on Biaus
In omnem terram
Raga Lankadahang Sarang
Mors sui, se je ne vous voy
Raga Madhumalati (arr. K. Zuckerman): Introduction - Middle Section
Raga Madhumalati (arr. K. Zuckerman): Fast Section
Dis tans plus qu'il ne faudrait flours
Improvisation on Dis tans
La Charramanga
Percussion soli and duet
Raga Koushi Bhairavi (arr. K. Zuckerman)

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