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مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : Muscat Oud Festival



Burhan
19-01-2007, 17:10
Though I dont think that all the contents of the festival and CD fall within the area of specialty of the muntada, it might be good to have an idea about the effort that has been made in Muscat to organize a whole festival dedicated to OUD and then issue its music on CD.
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MUSCAT OUD FESTIVAL
AL TARAB: MUSCAT UD FESTIVAL
ORDER NO. ENJ-9504 2
Salim bin Ali al-Maqrashi oud # 1-6
Said Chraibi oud # 7-10
Mamdoh El Gebaly oud # 11-13
Abadi al-Johar oud & voice # 14-19
Ahmad Fathi oud & voice # 20-26
Alaa Hussein Saber oud # 27-29
Safwan Bahlawan oud & voice # 30-36
Ammar El-Sherei oud # 37-40
Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hasan Sharara


This unique, deeply moving music is offered in full length on 4 CDs, presented in a beautiful, oriental-style slipcase (1,000 gr) including the long-box digipak (with a 20-page booklet) plus a 230-page book (4 languages, 4 colours, many pictures, lots of information).
The Muscat Oud Festival, held from November 29 to December 1, 2005 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, was the first of its kind worldwide. It was organised as part of the cultural renaissance in the Sultanate of Oman that started around 1970. For the first time in history, this festival has featured on one stage the whole Arabic world's today's most admired players of the oud, the Arab lute, which has been the symbol of Arabic music since ancient times. Even today the oud plays an outstanding role in the traditional education of young Arabic musicians: Playing and singing, rhythms, music theory and melodic modes are taught on this instrument. At the festival, the oud was presented both as a virtuosic solo instrument and as a singer's instrument for self-accompaniment. Last but not least it was also presented as a concerto instrument with symphony orchestra -- a very recent development, now forced by the Sultanate's belief in cultural modernization. Beside Atiyya Sharara's oud concerto of 1983, two more orchestral works with the oud were brought to stage, composed especially for the festival by Egyptian Ammar El-Sherei who also played the oud part along with the Royal Oman Symphony.
However, the first Muscat Oud Festival not only proves the rich possibilities of the oud but the wealth of Arabic music as a whole that has many musical genres and more than 150 melodic modes. Above all, the festival's overwhelming performances show the irresistible power of "al tarab", the Arabic concept of "enchantment" which means communicating joy and sadness to the audience in a deep, spontaneous, heart-gripping manner. Arabic musicians are noted for their ability to improvise in singing, playing or poetry and to move the listener by the sheer expression of the moment's feelings. Al Tarab reveals the blues and soul of the oriental world.


CD contents:

1. Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand 03:27 | 2. Longa Nahawand, Maqam Nahawand 03:21 | 3. Taqasim, Maqam Rast 04:56 | 4. Samai Rast, Maqam Rast 05:07 | 5. Taqasim, Maqam Kurd 02:39 | 6. Musiqa Qasidat 04:26 | 7. Musiqa, 05:31 | 8. Musiqa, 04:37 | 9. Taqasim, Maqam Rast 06:27 | 10. Samai Rast, Maqam Rast 05:33 | 11. Musiqa, Hawatir Misriyya, Maqam Rast 05:01 | 12. Taqasim, Maqam Higaz-Kar 16:59 | 13. Samai Rahat Al-Arwah, Maqam Rahat Al-Arwah 04:33 | 14. Musiqa 04:57 | 15. Ughniyat 08:04 | 16. Taqasim, Maqam Rast 04:50 | 17. Musiqa Ughniyat 03:03 | 18. Taqasim, Maqam Higaz Kar 04:52 | 19. Ughniyat 06:22 | 20. Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand 08:19 | 21. Ma'zufah In Adani Rhythm, Maqam Nahawand 03:34 | 22. Musiqa 06:52 | 23. Mazufat 02:32 | 24. Ughniyat 07:14 | 25. Ughniyat 05:02 | 26. Ughniyat 05:33 | 27. 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. I - Allegro 06:01 | 28. 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. II - Andante 12:09 | 29. 1st Concerto For Oud And Orchestra. III - Allegro 04:50 | 30. Taqasim, Maqam Rast 07:47 | 31. Taqtuqat 06:37 | 32. Taqasim, Maqam Nahawand 05:08 | 33. Qasidat 07:54 | 34. Taqasim, Layali & Mauwal 08:04 | 35. Taqasim, Layali & Mauwal 07:21 | 36. Qasidat 07:57 | 37. Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. I - Allegro Moderato Maestoso 15:15 | 38. Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. II - Andante 14:37 | 39. Dialogue Between Oud And Orchestra. III - Allegro 16:26 | 40. Variations On Arabic Melodies 27:16
Total time: 291'13

Najib
19-01-2007, 19:39
Thanks Burhan,

I did buy this CD in December, and most of the content is wonderful.