Kara Karayev - Ballet Suites | Naxos 8573122

Kara Karayev - Ballet Suites

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573122

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 25th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Dmitry Yablonsky

Works

Karayev, Kara

The Path of Thunder: Suite
The Seven Beauties: Suite

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Dmitry Yablonsky

About

Born in Baku, Kara Karayev was one of Dmitry Shostakovichís most distinguished pupils. Karayev absorbed his teacherís influence, binding it to his own distinctive use of native Azerbaijani folk melodies and harmonies to produce music in an eclectic range of genres.

The Seven Beauties is the first full-length Azerbaijani ballet, and the suite heard here brims with an exotic array of appealing rhythms and melodies. The Path of Thunder uses elements of African and Afro-American music in its exploration of the theme of forbidden love in apartheidera South Africa.

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