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April 26, 2019

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Saxophonist par excellence Rolf-Erik Nystrom is at the helm of Oriental Winds of the Baroque, an ensemble which has chosen to explore Baroque music through its connections with the Orient, Africa, South-America and the Nordic regions. The album includes works by Monteverdi, Biber, Merula and Nystrom himself.

Eager to show the historically open Europe, in stark contrast with the current situation, Nystrom initiated Oriental Winds of the Baroque. The extensive traveling and studies made by Nystrom of the traditional music of Central Asia, Brazil and Africa are found in many of the tracks on this album and traces the possible non-European influence of the European baroque, classical and traditional music, and vice versa. Particularly the cultural implications of the al-Andalus kingdom has been a great inspiration. Through the 800 years of the Moorish and Arab rule in Europe in the future lands of Spain and Portugal, the most important sources of culture, knowledge, literature, civilization and art for the future Europe were introduced.

Biber's re-tuning the strings and using improvisation in his music, is closely connected to how the folk musicians all over Europe worked, especially in Norway. Furthermore, the tonality of the traditional religious songs in Norway, is sometimes similar to the way religious and other music is sung in the Middle East. Kouame Sereba's timeless vocals, dodo and calimba can together with the Italian theorbo and the Norwegian traditional Hardanger fiddle give the listener associations to the curious intercultural meetings that became the origins to the later stylized baroque and classical music, and then in turn our other Western musical styles. The calm and breath in the music of Couperin is found in the aesthetics of the breath and space in the individual expressions of Sereba, Okland and Nystrom.

Known through his musical adventures in world music, improv, classical and rock, Rolf-Erik Nystrom has invited an outstanding cast for this project: Nils Okland holds a special place on today's international music scene, combining traditional music with jazz and improv. Soprano Elisabeth Holmertz has distinguished herself as one of Scandinavia's boldest interpreters in both early and contemporary music. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kouame Sereba is native in anything musical, guided by his maxim 'the power of playfulness'. Theorbist Jesus Fernández Baena is a distinguished performer within the European community for early music performance.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PSC1349
Barcode 7033662013494
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 145mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Le Vent / Sarabande -
2. Dochtare Boyer Ahmadi -
3. Jegerlek / To Lembrado Noa! / No Forro -
4. Chichukai No Tsuki -
5. Canzonetta Part I / Wodi / Naya / Recercada Segunda / Canzonetta Part II -
6. Maqam: The Oriental Dawn Of The Baroque -
7. Gnawar'n, Based On A 'gorrlaus Slatt -
8. Jonabalo / Su La Certa Amorosa / Ciaccona -
9. Die Verkundigung -
10. Biberslatt -
11. Tantie Beiko Justine / Paseabase Del Rey Moro / From Quel Sguardo Sdegnosetto / Lisa -
12. Ziza / Kilden / Kom Helga Ande -
13. Les Canaries / Lamento Della Ninfa -