Rumi Symphony Project: Untold
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Co-produced by Nazeri and David Frost, who was just awarded the Grammy for "Producer of the Year, Classical," Untold is one of the first major releases celebrating the poetry and philosophy of the legendary 13th century Persian poet Rumi and his eternal message of peace, unity and love. This magnum opus features 38 Grammy Award winning musicians and engineers and took over four years and more than 5,000 studio hours in five countries to complete.
Untold is the first cycle of Hafez's ongoing project, the Rumi Symphony Project, and consists of four distinct chapters which at their whole, orchestrate the epic of our universe. The tale begins at the dawn of time, the big bang, and continues with the formation of our planet and life on earth, the emergence of the human race and our journey of the spirit through the seven stages of enlightenment. It ends with an unknown and yet, Untold, ascendance into an indefinable destination of unquantifiable possibilities.
Hafez is joined in this recording by a profound array of guest artists: tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Grammy-winning drummer Glen Velez, cellists Matt Haimovitz and Johannes Moser, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center violist Paul Neubauer, and the New York Choir.
One of the album s many highlights are the vocals of Hafez Nazeri's father, iconic Persian vocalist Shahram Nazeri, who was the first musician to incorporate Rumi's poetry into song some forty years ago and who's sold over seventy-five million recordings to date. The album's liner notes features the poetry of Rumi as transcribed by best-selling author Deepak Chopra.
In both the instrumental and vocal passages, the listener can hear elements of East and West amalgamated into a single entity, creating a rich texture that sounds like nothing else. At the core of each of Nazeri's compositions is the presence of Rumi, whom in the words of Deepak Chopra, "delivers the divine mystery to us with passion."
"Absolutely exquisite music of the highest caliber that speaks to the soul, music that will live for a long long time," says Chopra. "I think this music has the capacity to totally transform our consciousness, literally cause a mutation in our consciousness and as that shifts everything shifts: the way we think, the way we behave, the way we speak to each other and the way we interact with the world."
Top Customer Reviews
I absolutely LOVE this CD. It's truly a Masterpiece and Phenomenal!!
It's so perfectly put together each track building on the previous, like a wave taking you so purely, poetically, spiritually.
When I often look at nature, I feel there is no artist that could even closely match God's creation of beauty.
This CD is like that perfection in art of music. It's not just songs. It's not just beautiful songs. It's the perfection that each track has on it's own and the perfection of how each track thereafter has following all that preceded it.
Excellent Work! If I were a poet, I would be able to express even better how impressed I am about this CD and how much I Love it.
As a musician and someone who listens to both classical western and classical Persian music, I found this CD to be a strange mixture which couldn't satisfy either one of the two familiarities. There were no songs which stuck with me, even after listening to the entire CD two or three times.
I attended the concert and loved every moment of it. I had never seen him to play tanboor which he also amazed me with his mastery of this heavenly tar.
Every note connects with you and transforms you into a whole new mental musical dimension.
Untold is the sound of perfection...and you can hear the years of creativity and passion that went into this project by the Legendary Hafez Nazeri!
I HIGHLY recommend this album to enhance your auditory enjoyment!
A MUST TO HAVE!
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The cds got to us in good condition, the music wasn't all that.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer