Magic Kamancheh

In all probability the Fiddle is of Asian origin: Turkish and Mongolian horsemen from Central Asia are said to have been the first musicians in the world to bow their lutes. Their two-stringed fiddles that they held upright have been stringe with horesehair and were often decorated with a carved horse head at the end of the neck. The violins, violas and celli we play today are heirs to this nomadic invention.
So it’s small wonder that the instrument is especially manifold and of outstanding quality in Asia, with an vast variety between an archaic fiddle with just one string (like the Vietnamese koni) and lutes with dozens of sympathy strings (like the North Indian sarangi).
The fiddle belongs to the most popular instruments around the world. It is: a multitudinous variety can be found between
Numerous the instruments, equally numerous the outstanding virtuosos: On the four CDs you can hear music form Egypt to China and from Turkey to Indonesia, for example from Dr L Subramaniam, Turgun Alimatov, Ram Narayan, Raushan Orazbaeva, Habil Aliyev, Kala Ramnath, Derya Türkan, Seikin Tomiyama, Kim Joo-ri, or Gaguik Moura­dian. Additionally there is the recording of a concert held at TFF Rudolstadt 2002 with nine knee fiddle virtuosi from Asia and Europe, among them Dhruba Ghosh and Kayhan Kalhor.
A four-hour bonus DVD contains a report about this project, a small documentary on the manufacturing of a Svanetian chuniri, and live recordings from greats such as Lalgudi G Jayaraman, Ali Asghar Bahari, Violons barbares, Ahoar or Huun-Huur-Tu plus exclusively a 35-minute Rababa Concerto written by Marcel Khalife.

Here you can download the english booklet of Magic Kamancheh

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Catalogue number: NoEthno 1015-19

Format

Book with 96-page booklet; 4 CDs with 41 audio tracks (320 min.) olus a bonus DVD
Catalogue number: NoEthno 1015-19 – LC10658 - EAN 4250095881053
Release date 6 July, 2014

Trackliste

Disc 1

1 Tunding Maguan (Philippines): The Millipede’s Advice 1:13
2 Turgun Alimatov (Uzbekistan): Ey, Sabô 5:12
3 Seikin Tomiyama (Japan): Chidori no kyoko 10:53
4 Samo (Tajikistan): Khuhiston 2:34
5 Sami al Shawa (Syria): Eerabi fil Sahra 2:55
6 Mohammad Naim (Afghanistan): Bulbalak-e sang shekan > Goftamash ay naazanin 7:13
7 Nguyên Thê Dân (Vietnam): Kê chuyên ngày muà 6:54
8 Muhammad Sahman (Indonesia): Mares 4:51
9 Gaguik Mouradian & Claude Tchamitchian (Armenia|France): Voix, Part 1 5:30
10 Mr Muean, Ms Aet & Ensemble Sak Som Peo (Cambodia): Srey Sroh Mien Thrung 3:01
11 Huo Yonggang (China): Quinqiang 4:35
12 Leonid Oorzhak (Tuva): Igilge Ayalgalar > Sygyt 5:52
13 Adun Sattakun (Thailand): Butsaba Siang Tian 4:36
14 Kim Joo-ri (Korea): A Snowman (Three Impressions for Haegum and Guitar) 13:35

Disc 2

1 Kala Ramnath (India): Raga Maru Bihag 52:09
2 L Subramaniam (India): Brova Barama 16:07
3 Ram Narayan (India): Raga Bhairavi 9:10

Disk 3

1 Sakar Khan (India): Train Song 2:20
2 Habil Aliyev (Azerbaijan): Dilkeş 10:18
3 Zerendorsh (Mongolia): Dshonon Char 6:55
4 Khimtsa Khintba (Abkhazia): Zhan Achba 2:05
5 Derya Türkan (Turkey): Rast Peşrev 5:14
6 Alik (Vietnam): Vièle à resonateur buccal 1 4:09
7 Muhammad Faqir (Pakistan): Sur rano 7:47
8 Xu Muzhen (Taiwan): Old Mountain Song 3:59
9 Yaşar Turna (Turkey): Cilvelik kız nanay da 2:49
10 Abdulla Majunun & Wu Man (China): Chebiyat 3:52
11 Grup Topeng Betawi Panca Mekar (Indonesia): Tetalu Topeng 10:03
12 U Hla Htun (Myanmar): Shwe ozi 3:37
13 Raushan Orazbaeva (Kazakhstan): Improvisation 8:29
14 Ah Bing (China): Er Quan Ying Yue 6:35

Disk 4

Peter Biffin (Australian) | Ross Daly (Éire) | Dhruba Ghosh (India) | Susanne Heinrich (Germany) | Kayhan Kalhor (Iran) | Georgi Petrov (Bulgaria) | Outi Pulkkinen (Finland) | Kelly Thoma (Greece) | Wu Wei (China)
1 The Scottish Hunt’s Up 2:49
2 Magic Moments 6:35
3 Robin Is To The Greenwoods Gone 4:44
4 Kirwani 13:25
5 Paluu 4:45
6 Väinämöinen Soitto 5:14
7 Petralona 14:00
8 Mantilatos 8:46
9 Sai Ma 2:44
10 I Kneel To Thee 13:18

DVD

1 Magie im Spiel 59:08
2 Chuniri 14:41
3 Sounds of 100 Strings
3-1 Bandar Alrashedi (Saudi Arabia): Almotar (The Car) 4:13
3-2 Mustafa Ali Jat (India): Umer Aandhi Maarvi 4:09
3-3 Straßenmusiker in Mandore (India): Raga Bhairavi 3:07
3-4 Sakara Seng (Cambodia): Robam Bach Pkar 3:12
3-5 Amandeep Singh (India): Raga Saraswati 10:47
3-6 Mehmet Ünal (Turkey): Nihavent taksim güzel 3:37
3-7 Yu Lefu’s Guangdong Wujiatou (China): Lianhua kou 3:59
3-8 Mohammed Reza Shajarian & Ensemble Shahnaz (Iran): Tasnif-e Sobhdam (in Dastgah-e Segah) 35:48
3-9 Lalgudi G Jarayaman (India): Tillana 8:09
3-10 Sa Ju-hyun (Korea): Haegeum Sanjo 8:02
3-11 Ahoar (Iraq|Belgium|Germany): My Grandmother 6:54
3-12 Rudra Band (Nepal): Nepali Fusion Music 8:59
3-13 Violons barbares (Mongolia|Bulgaria|France): Purple Haze 4:39
3-14 Huun Huur-Tu (Tuva) & AntiMalerija (Russia|Germany): Song Of The Caravan Drivers 6:59
3-15 Trah Project (Indonesia): Tarawangsa and Contemporary Dance 8:50
3-16 Siu Pak-Yung & Taipei Chinese Orchestra (Taiwan): Moonlit Night 7:47
3-17 Hassan Moataz Hassan El Molla (Egypt) & Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra: Concerto for Rababa and Orchestra 33:49