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Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79804-2 | Time: 01:01:33 | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

Some people would quickly run away from the music of someone who claims to admire the music of Berg, Crumb, and Cage. Franguiz Ali-Zadeh admires all of those composers and uses similar techniques in her composition, but she also finds inspiration in the music of her native Azerbaijan. With all of this, she creates especially evocative, picturesque works that invite listening more than once. Oasis, the opening work on this disc of her music featuring the Kronos Quartet, begins extremely quietly with water droplets, and then the quartet enters with desolate harmonics, depicting the desolation of the desert. Later in the piece, voices of those taking refuge in the oasis are heard. Ali-Zadeh's music is full of sounds beyond that of the traditionally played instruments of the string quartet and the piano, sounds that enhance and become part of the music. Sometimes it is techniques such as pizzicato, harmonics, col legno, or preparing or playing the strings of the piano; other times it is added instruments, as in Mugam Sayagi, or recorded sound, as in Oasis.