New York : Sony Classical, p&c2001.
1 sound disc (79 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
The Silk Road Ensemble: Yo-Yo Ma, cello & morin khuur (Mongolian horsehead fiddle) ; Siamak Aghaei, santur (Persian hammer dulcimer) ; Edward Arron, cello ; Nicholas Cords & Leo Suzuki, violas ; Sandeep Das, tabla (Indian drums) ; Stephen Dunkel, James Pugh & John Rutherford, trombones ; Joel Fan, piano & percussion ; Joseph Gramley, percussion ; Colin Jacobsen & Todd Reynolds, violins ; Siamak Jhangiri, ney (Persian flute) ; Kayhan Kahlor, kemancheh, setar ; Xu Ke, erhu (Chinese fiddle) ; Ganbaatar Khongorzul, long song vocals ; Wu Man & Yang Wei, pipas (Chinese lutes) ; Edgar Meyer, bass ; Shane Shanahan, tabla (Indian drums) & percussion ; Mark Suter, percussion ; Wu Tong, sheng (Chinese wind instrument).
Producer, Steven Epstein ; exec. producers, Cristin Bagnall, Esther Won ; engineer, Richard King.
Recorded August 1-8, 2001 at the Hit Factory Studio 1, New York City.
Kayhan Kalhor's "Blue as the turquoise night of Neyshabur" was written in May 2000 on commission for the Silk Road Project, Inc.
Program notes (in English, French & German), artist & instrument information in booklet (26 p.) inserted in container.
Yo Yo Ma explores the cultural traditions along the Silk Road, the historic link between East and West to celebrate the many musical voices of this world.
Mongolian traditional long song -- Legend of Herlen / Byambasuren Sharav -- Blue little flower (Chinese traditional) -- Mido mountain (Chinese traditional) -- Moon over Guan mountains / Zhao Jiping -- Five Finnish folksongs (No. 3 & No. 5) / Michio Mamiya -- Avaz-e dashti (Persian traditional) -- Habil-Sayagy = In Habil's style / Franghiz Ali-Zadeh -- Blue as the turquoise night of Nayshabur / Kayhan Kalhor -- Chi passa per'sta strada / Filippo Azzaiolo -- Desert capriccio / Tan Dun.
When strangers meet
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