Monday, 30 November 2009
Title: ISTANBUL / DIMITRIE CANTEMIR (1673-1723)
“The Book of the Science of Music” and the Sephardic and Armenian musical traditions
Label/Year: AliaVox /2009
Artists: Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI
Classical Ottoman Music from 16th & 17th century, ISTANBUL..
Yair Dalal oud, Driss El Maloumi oud, Pierre Hamon ney & flûte, Dimitri Psonis santur, Pedro Estevan percussion, Jordi Savall rebab, vielle et lire d’archet
Kudsi Erguner ney, Derya Türkan Istanbul kemençe, Yurdal Tokcan oud, Fahrettin Yarkın percussion, Murat Salim Tokaç tanbur, Hakan Güngör kanun, Gaguik Mouradian kemancha, Georgi Minassyan duduk, Haïg Sarikouyomdjian duduk et ney « Beloul », Haroun Taboul tanbur à archet
Direction: JORDI SAVALL
"At the time of Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723), the city which stands at the crossroads of the continents of Europe and Asia, ISTANBUL for the Ottomans and CONSTANTINOPLE for the Byzantines, already marked a veritable high point in history. Despite the memory and very palpable presence of the old Byzantium, it had become the true heart of the Muslim religious and cultural world. An extraordinary melting-pot of peoples and religions, the city has always been a magnet for European travellers and artists. Cantemir arrived in the city in 1693, aged 20, initially as a hostage and later as a diplomatic envoy of his father, the ruler of Moldavia. He became famous as a virtuoso of the tanbur, a kind of long-necked lute, and was also a highly-regarded composer, thanks to his work Kitab-i ilm-i musiki (The Book of the Science of Music), which he dedicated to Sultan Ahmed III (1703-1730)."
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1. Taksim (Kanun, Viola, Oud, Kemence & Tanbur) Improvisation
2. Der makām-ı ‘Uzzâl uşūleş Devr-i kebīr - Mss. Dimitri Cantemir (118) Anonym (ancien)
10. Taksim (Lira) Improvisation
18. Der makām-ı ‘Uzzâl uşūleş Berevsan (Mss. D.Cantemir 148) ‘Alí H^äce (Ali Hoca)
21. Der makām-ı Hüseynī Sakīl-i Ağa Rıżā (Mss. D. Cantemir 89) Anonyme (ancien)