09 March 2011

More 'boe. The oboe presents with a pungent tone thanks to its double reed and conical bore. You don't want to be one of those, do you? Then tune into the broadcast this Wednesday from 8-11am CT on 101.5 in Winnipeg, http://www.umfm.com/listenonline in the stream.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

†1. Chaiti dhun
(A folk tune customarily played during "the first month of the Hindu calendar, which in Western terms straddles March and April...")

2. Iran: Musiques du Golfe Persique
Saeid Shanbehzadeh - ney-e-anbân [bagpipes], ney jafti [double flute] & ney mouro [Mouro's ney, i.e. one fashioned by instrument-maker named Morteza]; Naghib Shanbehzadeh - tombak & tempo [goblet drum]; Mahmoud Bardâkania - dammam [large drum]; Abdollah Moghateli Motlagh - voice
Buda Records, 3017925

(By "Golfe Persique" he encompasses "the old Indian Ocean trade route that went from Africa to the coasts of Yemen and from the Oman Sultante to Iran, then carried on eastwards as far as the Indian province of Gujarat." Of course that's sandwiched between China and Mediterranean Europe on the greater Silk Road, about which I have blogged previously.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

3. Italie du Nord-Ouest: Traditions du piffero (rec. 1994)
Stefano Valla - piffero [double reed] & voice, Franco Guglielmetti - accordion
Silex mosaïque, Y225219
(This may prove to be something of an endurance test in the timbre department. I am endeavouring to mitigate. I've rearranged the order of tracks from longest to shortest.)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

4. Side B from Gagaku: The Imperial Court Music of Japan
Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra
Lyrichord, LYRCD 7126
(A hold-over from last week's shô: That would be Side B of the original LP release.)

†5. Thumri in Raga Bhairavi

†Tracks 1 & 5 (rec. 1962)
Vilayat Khan - sitar, Bismillah Khan - shehnai [double-reed], Shanta Prasad - tabla
Inspiration: India: Duets for Sitar, Surbahar, Shehnai
EMI, 7243 5 65881 2 7

6. Frédéric Chopin: Etude in E-flat major Op.10 No.6 (1830)
Arranged by Leszek Możdżer

7. Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in D major Op.33 No.2 (1838)*
Arranged by Leszek Możdżer & Madjid Khaladj

Tracks 6-7 (rec. 1999)
Leszek Możdżer - piano, *Madjid Khaladj - tombak
Impressions on Chopin
Näive, V5229
(I understand we are celebrating Chopin's 201st this year.)

Where to buy CDs featured on today's show:
Saeid Shanbehzadeh - CD Universe
Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra - CD Universe
Impressions on Chopin - CD Universe

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