> Anthology of the Mugham, vol. 1
Mugam of Azerbaijan - Masterpiece of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Unesco)
Monde de la Musique : SHOCK!
Télérama : ƒƒƒƒ
Diapason: 5 Tuning Forks
Premios CD Compact
1 CD W 260012 SC848
RECORDINGS, PIERRE SIMONIN - EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION AND LINER NOTES, PIERRE BOIS.
© MCM 1989
Alim Qâsimov, vocal & drum daf
Malik Mansurov, lute târ
Elshan Mansurov, viola kemânche
The mugham, the classical music of Azerbaijan, holds pride of place among the oriental music for its beauty, its power of expression and its extraordinary vitality. Although this music is monodic and modal, each musician, whether singer, lute (târ) or bowed lute (kemânche) player, enjoys a great freedom of interpretation which provides its special depth. The mugham offers, at one and the same time, outstanding diversity and unity: the alternance of compositions and semi-improvisations, of free and regular rhythms, of joyful and sombre moods, is balanced by the smoothness with which all these elements are linked together without interruption.
Alim Qâsimov is reknowned as the best mugham performer. This album published in 1989 was his first CD.
1. Mugham Chargah
2. Mugham Bayati Shiraz
See also: Alim Qâsimov, vol. 2 W 260015