|Xenia Ensemble / Eastern Approaches|
|Add Date:||2002-08-26||Pull Date:||2002-10-28||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||15 Sep||8 Sep|
|1.||Sat, 06 Mar 10:||Eme O|
|4.||Mon, 02 Sep 02:||Red West|
Come When I Whistle
|2.||Wed, 11 Sep 02:||Wedge|
In Your Ear
|5.||Fri, 30 Aug 02:||nari|
|3.||Fri, 06 Sep 02:||Wedge|
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|