1 800 222 6872

Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon

Audio Samples

>Sandeep Das / Indrajit De : Mohini (Enchantment)
>Ensemble, Silk Road : Oasis, improvisation
>Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin : Distant Green Valley
>Traditional, Armenian : Akhalqalaqi Dance
>Jiping, Zhao : Echoes of a Lost City, for cello & xun
>Kalhor, Kayhan : Mountains are Far Away
>Traditional, Chinese : Yanzi (Swallow Song) (Kazakh)
>Lin, Zhao : Battle Remembered
>Jiping, Zhao : Summer in the High Grassland, for ensemble
>Amirov, Fikret : Kor Arab
>Hajibeyov, Uzeir : Shikasta (Minstrel's Song)
>Traditional, Turkish : Night at the Caravanserai
>Kalhor, Kayhan : Gallop of a Thousand Horses, for string quartet, kamancheh & tombak
>Das, Sandeep : Tarang (Currents)
>Jiping, Zhao : Sacred Cloud Music, for pipa & string quartet

Album Summary

>Sandeep Das / Indrajit De : Mohini (Enchantment)
>Ensemble, Silk Road : Oasis, improvisation
>Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin : Distant Green Valley
>Traditional, Armenian : Akhalqalaqi Dance
>Jiping, Zhao : Echoes of a Lost City, for cello & xun
>Kalhor, Kayhan : Mountains are Far Away
>Traditional, Chinese : Yanzi (Swallow Song) (Kazakh)
>Lin, Zhao : Battle Remembered
>Jiping, Zhao : Summer in the High Grassland, for ensemble
>Amirov, Fikret : Kor Arab
>Hajibeyov, Uzeir : Shikasta (Minstrel's Song)
>Traditional, Turkish : Night at the Caravanserai
>Kalhor, Kayhan : Gallop of a Thousand Horses, for string quartet, kamancheh & tombak
>Das, Sandeep : Tarang (Currents)
>Jiping, Zhao : Sacred Cloud Music, for pipa & string quartet
Performer Ensemble Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Right Track Studios, New York, NY (09/20/2004-09/26/2004).

Yo-Yo Ma doesn't mess around. In addition to being one of the most recognized classical musicians of the contemporary age, he is fiercely dedicated to expanding the vocabulary of dominant musical forms. A large part of his project, as heard on SILK ROAD JOURNEYS: BEYOND THE HORIZON, is to fuse the meticulous arrangements and intellectual rigor of Western classical music with the traditional music of other cultures. BEYOND THE HORIZON was recorded as a soundtrack to a television series about the Silk Road (an ancient trade route that extended from East Asia, through the Middle East, and into Europe) and encompasses the sounds of the cultures that route bridged.

The music here is drawn from original compositions by Asian composers, and the instrumentation includes dudak, sheng, tablas, kamancheh, and other Asian instruments (the CD's booklet includes detailed explanations of each) alongside Western instruments like the harp, violin, and cello. The combination, executed here with stunning taste and balance by Ma and company, results in evocative music that is sometimes lyrical and haunting, sometimes rhythmic and based in folk forms. This exciting hybrid experiment crosses boundaries of culture, music, time, and tradition to achieve something quite beautiful.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Sandeep Das / Indrajit De : Mohini (Enchantment)
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.

>Ensemble, Silk Road : Oasis, improvisation
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.

>Zhao Jiping / Zhao Lin : Distant Green Valley
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Armenian : Akhalqalaqi Dance
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.

>Jiping, Zhao : Echoes of a Lost City, for cello & xun
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kalhor, Kayhan : Mountains are Far Away
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Chinese : Yanzi (Swallow Song) (Kazakh)
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.

>Lin, Zhao : Battle Remembered
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jiping, Zhao : Summer in the High Grassland, for ensemble
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Amirov, Fikret : Kor Arab
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hajibeyov, Uzeir : Shikasta (Minstrel's Song)
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Turkish : Night at the Caravanserai
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.

>Kalhor, Kayhan : Gallop of a Thousand Horses, for string quartet, kamancheh & tombak
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Das, Sandeep : Tarang (Currents)
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Written: 2002

>Jiping, Zhao : Sacred Cloud Music, for pipa & string quartet
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary