WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Oriental Winds of the Baroque / Various


Release Date: 05/17/2019 
Label:  Simax   Catalog #: PSC1349  
Composer:  François CouperinKouame Gerard SerebaTraditionalNelson da Rabeca,   ... 
Performer:  Rolf-Erik NystrømNils ØklandElisabeth HolmertzKouame Gerard Sereba,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Saxophonist par excellence Rolf-Erik Nystrøm is at the helm of Oriental Winds of the Baroque – exploring Baroque music through its connections with the Orient, Africa, South-America and the Nordic regions. Biber, Merula and Monteverdi's passacaglias are as much a common denominator for interaction between different cultures as the blues. The European art music in the baroque era did not suddenly appear in a magic fountain in the centre of Europe around 1600. Quite the opposite; it developed through immigration, conquest, assimilation, curiosity and openness. Oriental Winds of the Baroque follow these lines backwards, open to what might turn up. Biber's re-tuning the strings and using improvisation in his music, is closely connected Read more to how the folk musicians all over Europe worked, especially in Norway. Furthermore the tonality of the traditional religious songs in Norway, is sometimes similar to the way religious and other music is sung in the Middle East. Kouame Sereba’s timeless vocals, dodo and calimba can together with the Italian theorbo and the Norwegian traditional Hardanger fiddle give the listener associations to the curious intercultural meetings that became the origins to the later stylized baroque and classical music, and then in turn our other Western musical styles. The calm and breath in the music of Couperin is found in the aesthetics of the breath and space in the individual expressions of Sereba, Økland and Nystrøm. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 14 in D minor - III. Sarabande by François Couperin
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
2.
Le vent by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
3.
Dochtare Boyer Ahmadi by Traditional
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
4.
Jegerlek by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
5.
To Lembrado nao! by Nelson da Rabeca
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
6.
No forro by Rolf-Erik Nystrøm
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
7.
Chichukai no tsuki by Rolf-Erik Nystrøm
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
8.
Curtio precipitato et altri capricii composti, Op. 13: Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla Nanna by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
9.
Wodi by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
10.
Naya by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
11.
Trattado de glosas: Recercadas (6) on "La Spagna" - no 2 by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1553; Italy 
12.
Maqam: The Oriental Dawn of the Baroque by Rolf-Erik Nystrøm
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
13.
Gnawar'n by Traditional
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
14.
Jonabalo by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
15.
Madrigals, Book 2, Op. 10: Su la cetra amorosa "Ciaccona" by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; Italy 
16.
Il primo libro di canzone: Ciaccona by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Italy 
17.
Mystery Sonatas (15) for Violin and Basso Continuo: no 1 in D minor, Annunciation by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1676; Salzburg, Austria 
18.
Biberslatt by Nils Økland
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
19.
Tantie beiko Justine by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
20.
Paseavase el rey Moro by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
21.
Madrigals, Book 10: Quel sguardo sdegnosetto by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1632; Italy 
22.
Lisa by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
23.
Ziza by Kouame Gerard Sereba
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
24.
Kilden by Traditional
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
25.
Kom helge ande by Traditional
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
26.
Canaries by Ennemond Gaultier
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
27.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" - Amor, dicea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (Saxophone), Nils Økland (Fiddle), Elisabeth Holmertz (Soprano),
Kouame Gerard Sereba (Percussion), Jesus Fernandez Baena (Theorbo)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title