Alhan Wa Chabab | Celia | Musique de Takfarinas

Je ne suis pas Algérienne mais moi aussi j’adore l’Algérie. Un pays magnifique : sa musique langoureuse souvent mais aussi magique car elle vous envoûte. On en a l’exemple avec cette superbe chanson et la chanteuse met tellement bien en valeur les vêtements et les bijoux de là-bas. Quant aux paysages, ils sont multiples et tellement variés. J’ai eu la chance de le parcourir de la côte (Tlemcen, Cherchell, Timgad et ses ruines romaines,) jusqu’à Hassi Messaoud, par Oran, Mascara, Laghouat et en remontant par Blida, Sidi, Biskra, Blida, Alger, Sidi, Tizi Ouzou, sans oublier la merveille des merveilles au milieu des Sables : GHARDAIA. Vraiment sublime. (Andrée Angibaud)

ALISON BALSOM | Sound the Trumpet (Royal Music of Purcell & Handel)

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Joining forces with Trevor Pinnock, harpsichordist, conductor and pioneer of historical performance, and with the English Concert orchestra that he founded, Balsom demonstrates the versatility and expressive power of her valve-less instrument in original works and new arrangements. These include Purcell’s Sound the trumpet and Handel’s Eternal Source of light divine in duet with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Purcell’s The Plaint from The Fairy Queen in duet with soprano Lucy Crowe. Further repertoire includes suites from Purcell’s semi-operas King Arthur (1691) and The Fairy Queen (1692) in new arrangements by Balsom and Pinnock, Handel’s Water Piece in D Major HWV 341 and his Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major HWV 301 transposed into C Major.

Alison Balsom is one of today’s most popular classical musicians. Having managed to break through to the mainstream without abandoning her musical integrity, she continues to draw ever-wider audiences for her performances and recordings of diverse repertoire.

Yaybahar de Görkem Şen

O Yaybahar é um instrumento acústico criado por Gorkem Sen. Elementos ressonantes, cordas e molas helicoidais constituem a estrutura do instrumento com uma sonoridade hipnótica e envolvente.

Neste vídeo, sem qualquer tipo de pós-produção, podemos assistir, no início, à exploração das potencialidades acústicas do instrumento e depois a interpretação de uma peça. Vale a pena deixar passar os primeiros minutos deste vídeo e aguardar pela peça musical que Gorkem Sen interpreta.

Algumas peças de Gorkem Sen aqui.