The Orient, with its unsettled history and culture, has never ceased to fascinate generations of people. Memories real or imaginary become intermingled; tales from A Thousand and One Nights become mixed up with reality.
This cultural flair is at the heart of the LP Orient and Occident, which the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig and soloist Kinan Azmeh have recorded using the direct-to-disc method. The resulting magical atmosphere will most certainly captivate all those who listen to it. Each of the chosen works offers a unique contrast to the others.
Compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully or Ludwig van Beethoven, who represent the spirit of their time and wrote 'oriental' works with European understanding, are contrasted with those of the Syrian clarinettist Kinan Azmeh, who – thanks to his origin – possesses a quite natural and original view of the fascinating Arabic culture. A truly sensual recording!
And highly original too, for this direct-to-disc recording is available exclusively on the pressed LPs, limited copies (as it were) of the original recording on the lacquer disc, comparable to a copy of an etching.
Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs
Peter A. Bauer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Marcia alla turca
Peter A. Bauer
yo dis dis ya digge
|Executive Producers||Rainer Maillard & Stephan Flock, Stefan Lang|
|Recording Producer||Rainer Maillard|
|Recording Engineer||Philip Krause|
|Assistant Engineer||Sebastian Sánchez|
|Vinyl Cutting Engineer||Maarten de Boer|
|Laquer Disc Developing||Pallas GmbH|
|Recording and Mastering Facilities||Emil Berliner Studios|
|Recording Location||Emil Berliner Studios, Meistersaal|
|Recording Equipment||PolyGram Modul Mixer, Reverberation chamber|
|Microphones||Sennheiser MKH 20, MKH 30, MKH 50, MKH 800 Twin|
|Lathe||Neumann VMS 80|
|Cutting Head||Neumann SX 74|
|Cutting Amp||Ortofon Amp GO 741|
|Co-production with||Deutschlandradio Kultur|