|Xenia Ensemble / Eastern Approaches|
|Artist:||Xenia Ensemble||Added:||Jul 2002|
|Add Date:||2002-08-26||Pull Date:||2002-10-28||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Sep 15||Sep 8|
|1.||Mar 06, 2010:||Music Casserole |
Chang Music 3
|4.||Sep 02, 2002:||Come When I Whistle |
Yanov-Yanovsky- Chang Music III pt 3 (track 4)
|2.||Sep 11, 2002:||In Your Ear |
|5.||Aug 30, 2002:||Input/Output |
Chang Music 3
|3.||Sep 06, 2002:||Memory Select |
Chang Music 3 (3rd mvmt)
Xenia Ensemble: Eastern Approaches - Music from former Soviet Republics|
Dramatic string quartet music featuring composers from former Soviet Republics. There is a distinctly Russian melodic style – a sort of cold & sad tone to a lot of the pieces here. Great classical music here. If you don’t want to play a long piece, play something from 2-4 (a 3-part suite).
1. Slow, ponderous, sparse for the first 5 minutes, then some nervous jumping string pluckings, returns to meandering flow alternating with occasional bursts. Dramatic flourishes about halfway; composition recalls Russian gloom-melodies; look for the gong tone @ 18:00 or so.
2. dark, sparse strings; some high pitched violin & an overall sadness/spookiness to it
3. dramatic flourishes & melodic cascades – quite a contrast from the first part (#2) – I couldn’t identify whether there was a vocal on this one.
4. pretty emotional string melodies – a mix of happy flourishes & nervousness with some sad/drama to it.
5. slow & melodic start – at around 5:00 into this piece are some incredible dramatic bursts of string playing – builds up, then goes back into softness. Around 13:00 there are some more dramatic flourishes. I couldn’t identify where magnetic tape was used in this piece.
|1.||Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz||Mugan Sajahi|
|2.||Yanov-Yanovsky, Dmitri||Chang Music 3|
|3.||Kancheli, Giya||Night Prayers|