The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan
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The first CD fouses on traditional, classical styles. In it, we are presented with some truely beautiful and emotional pieces. The Dance of Tamir Agha is truely exotic and seductive. Uchun Dur is majestic and inspiring. The Lullaby from Itsuki and Jiu Kuang express the calm, melodious sounds of East Asia. Mokhalef and Shushtari give wonderful examples of how wonderful Persian music is. And the River Herlen is just magnificent. All of these songs are positively breath taking. The second CD continues this, giving examples of folk music and religious music. Tjeresa Kazakh Jew's Harp melody, which is simple but intrigueing; part of the Alpamish Epic, which is a mournful but beautiful song; and several other examples of Nomadic folk singing. Then, we are treated with several examples of music from festivals, including "Mizghan-i-Siyah", an Azeri love song and "Charzarb". Finally, it rounds out with religious music, combining steppe nomad's animism with mystical Islam.Read more ›
What a fabulous compilation of musical goodness!
To return to disc 2 - wonderful variety and worth the price just for it. The first 4 songs are especially wonderful and contain mongolian throat singing - track 4 has got to be my favorite.
The vast majority the songs are string instrument/percussion based, with a few flute songs thrown in. There are no longs in english, so don't buy the connection if you want to understand the words! To me, that is part of the charm!
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Have this CD for many years, greatly enjoy musics from different parts of the world.Published 7 months ago by JenCA
The musical pieces in these 2 CDs are all very inspiring and authentic. One can hear the distinct characteristics of these works from different cultures. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by CWW
I found this cd to be both enjoyable and long. It seems to me that I really enjoyed some of the tracks very much, but sometimes right after an enjoyalbe one would one that I said... Read morePublished on January 20, 2009 by Constance Tarracino
Some of the pieces on the first cd are "take away" great.
The secound cd is ...
I enjoy "world culture" music and sound however, the secound cd in this double... Read more