Bal-kan: Honey & Blood (Cycles of Life) | Alia Vox AVSA9902

Bal-kan: Honey & Blood (Cycles of Life)

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Label: Alia Vox

Cat No: AVSA9902

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 30th December 2013

Contents

Artists

Hesperion XXI

Conductor

Jordi Savall

Artists

Hesperion XXI

Conductor

Jordi Savall

About

The name of the Balkans has an unusually graphic etymology: having discovered the beauty of this pivotal part of Europe, which stretches from Italy to the Bosphorous, and the ruggedness of its people, who put up fierce resistance to invasion, the Turks chose to describe ̀the region with the words Bal (Honey) and Kan (Blood).

Honey & Blood: never was there so apt a metaphor! So much richness and drama packed into such a small area is guaranteed to fire the imagination of historians and artists, especially musicians.

Thanks to the magic of an ambitious programme built around the cycles of life, Jordi Savall invites us to travel the length and breadth of a region which has always had more than its share of human and historical drama. 230 minutes of music scan the full range of human emotions illuminated by 1001 different musical traditions, all of which nevertheless spring from a common source.

"The future belongs to those with the longest memory", wrote Nietzsche. Once more, Jordi Savall brilliantly demonstrates that music is a key component of the collective memory that enables us to face our future.

This lavishly documented CD-Book, translated into 12 languages, is a must for any self-respecting collector. Fans of Jordi Savall's comprehensive documentary editions will need little prompting.

Track Listing:
CD 1
[76’58]
CRÉATION : UNIVERS, RENCONTRES & DÉSIRS
1. Tzigan nota (Improvisation au style Tsigane)  
2. Alef mem shin (Texte hébraïque Occitanie IXème siècle)
3. Marche Ottomane (Manuscrit Cantemir 209)  
4. Emina (Bosnie)  
5. Doina Olteniasca / Hora Láutareascá (Roumanie)  
6. Kadona sedi v bachona (Montagnes Rhodope Bulgarie)  
7. Tillirkotissa (Chypre)  

PRINTEMPS : NAISSANCE, RÊVES & CÉLÉBRATIONS
8. Egy veleg (Chanson et danse dans le style des Tsiganes de Budapest)  
9. Berceuses: Hajda lilibe (Roumanie Moldavie) / Fúdd el jó szél (Pusztina) / Szundi szundi virágszál (Yidish)  
10. Taksim & Gulubovska Ruchenica (Danse de Trachea)  
11. Milo mou kai mandarini / Konial (Grèce)  
12. Küçüksu’da Gördüm seni / Tanburi Mustafa Çavuş (Ottoman)  
13. Moma e moma rodila (Montagnes Rhodope Bulgarie)  
14. Vrcavo Kolo (Serbie)  
15. Dui dui demonori (Chant Tsigane Roumanie)  

CD 2 [73’34]
ÉTÉ : RENCONTRES, AMOUR & MARIAGE
1. Zapjevata sojka ptika (Ramizem) [Bosnie et Turquie]  
2. Doãna Olteniasca (Instr. Tsigane Roumanie)  
3. Segélj el uram isten (Chanson de Mariage) [Chant Tsigane Hongrie]  
4. Selfo (Improvisation à la Clarinette) [Albanie et Grèce]  
5. Godini ludi mladi (Macédoine)  
6. Gidem dedim aman (Roumélie)  
7. Hermoza muchachica (Séfarade)  
8. Κόνιαλι (Koniali) [Grèce & Turquie]  

AUTOMNE : MÉMOIRE, MATURITÉ & VOYAGE
9. Elment a két lány (Hongrie)  
10. Dök Zülfünü meyoana gel / Tanburi Mustafa Çavuş (Ottoman)  
11. Intro & Slivensko Paidushko Horo (Thrace Bulgarie)  
12. Yasemi mou (Chypre)  
13. Souvenir de Dijon (Serbie) [Composition de Bora Dugić]  
14. De man daje mol te piau (Tsigane Roumanie)  
15. A csitari hegyek alatt (Tsigane)  
16. Ah! sto çemo (Bosnie)  

CD 3 [79’16]
HIVER : SPIRITUALITÉ, SACRIFICE, EXIL & MORT
1. Et Sharey Ratzon (Séfarade/Arabe)  
2. Serbian Pot-pourri: Stani Stani Ibar Vodo  
3. Taksim & Gazel / Poème de Fuzuli (Improvisation)  
4. Zaplakala e vdovitsa (Bulgarie)  
5. Hung-Rom Tzig-Tzigan nota  
6. Sarhos / Ime Tze (Chypre)  
7. Pastirska Elegija (Serbie)  
8. Danse Urbaine (Serbie)  
9. Kradem ti se u veceri (Bosnie)  
10. Taksim (Improvisation à l’accordéon) [Serbie]  
11. Ben bir göçmen Kızı (Turquie)  
12. Elégie de Minuit (Serbie)  
13. Fehér Galamb (Lamentation funeraire) [Hongrie]  
14. Shuvi nav shi / Yossef ibn Sulai  
15. Plainte de l’Exil / Duduk improvisation (Arménie)  

(RÉ)CONCILIATION
16. Torah (Hébreu)  
17. Apo xeno meros (Grèce)  
18. Üsküdar (Turquie)  
19. Ruse Kose (Serbie centrale)  
20. Durme hermosa donzella (Séfarade)  
21. Instrumental tsigane (Lent – rapide)  
22. Voix & Instruments (Lent-rapide)

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