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Cafe - Orient Meets Occident / Pera Ensemble

Baroque / Pera Ensemble
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 300400   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyNicolo PorporaGaspar SanzEbu Bekir Aga,   ... 
Performer:  Pera Ensemble IstanbulValer Barna-Sabadus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The aroma of coffee links East and West in a mysteriously sensual manner. Equally sensual are the sounds of the Pera Ensemble, and their latest CD brings to life the enthusiasm of earlier centuries for the mystic East. The musicians, who have long established an enthusiastic following at major festivals, bring great vigor and spirit to their playing. European and Eastern compositions are fascinatingly contrasted and vividly conveyed to the listener, and the subtle combination of instruments from both cultures brings the seemingly different styles of music amazingly close together. – Allegro The aroma of coffee links East and West in a mysteriously sensual manner. Equally sensual are the sounds of the Pera Ensemble, and their latest CD brings to life the enthusiasm of earlier centuries for the mystic East. The musicians, who have long established an enthusiastic following at major festivals, bring great vigor and spirit to their playing. European and Eastern compositions are fascinatingly contrasted and vividly conveyed to the listener, and the subtle combination of instruments from both cultures brings the seemingly different styles of music amazingly close together. – Allegro Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Marche pour la cérémonie Tures by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Polifemo: Alto Giove by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra espanola, Book 1: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4. Geldi cevher tigi ates barina ay (Eviç Karçe), song by Ebu Bekir Aga
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5. Che Si Può Fare by Barbara Strozzi
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 16th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6. Giustino, RV 717: Ho nel petto un cor si forte by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 12 in D minor "La Follia" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8. Da quel giorno fatale, HWV 99 "Il delirio amoroso": Un pensiero voli in ciel by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1707-1710; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
9. Makam Rast "Murass'a" usul Düyek, traditional melody (Ms. de Kantemiroglu) by Turkish Anonymous
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10. Turcaria: Janitschara by Johann Joseph Fux
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11. Semiramide Riconosciuta: In bracio a mille furie by Nicolo Porpora
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12. Uzzal Pesrev by Murad IV
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
13. Agrippina, HWV 6: No, no chi’io non sprezzo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valer Barna-Sabadus (), Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540 : 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pera Ensemble Istanbul ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Music played at Topkapi Palace May 28, 2013 By Fulton F. (Riverside, CA) See All My Reviews "When I visited the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, there were musicians playing for a special event in the main patio. The Pera Ensemble plays music evocative of that visit to the palace because it combines the western and eastern traditions of music. It is very calming music and I enjoy playing it while I do the New York Times crossword on Sunday afternoon. I plan to use a couple of the tracks as background to a presentation of my pictures of my visit to Turkey." Report Abuse
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