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FAIROUZ, M.: Native Informant / Tahwidah / Chorale Fantasy / Posh / For Victims / Jebel Lebnan (Hughes, Kravitz, Barton Pine, Krakauer, Thompson)

Composer(s):Fairouz, Mohammed
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumentalVocal
Catalogue 8.559744
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 7.99
 

 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Mohammed Fairouz is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded composers of his generation, melding Middle-Eastern music and poetry with Western structures to deeply expressive effect. Native Informant, written for leading international soloist Rachel Barton Pine, embodies Arabic fiddling motifs as well as songful excitement, underpinned by a lament for the victims of the Egyptian Revolution. The lullaby Tahwidah and the song cycle Posh evoke tenderness and loss, whilst Jebel Lebnan was commissioned by the Imani Winds and musically chronicles events from the Lebanese Civil War and their effect on the current face of Lebanon.


   




Review By Lynn René Bayley,Fanfare,July 2013

This exceptionally varied and complex album features five first recordings of works by young American-Arabic composer Mohammed Fairouz…

I was stunned…by the extraordinary range of colors that Pine extracts from her instrument, ranging from bright, sharply pointed passages…to warm, rich playing in the mid and lower ranges…

…I consider this one of the most interesting, varied, and engaging classical albums of the year so far, and one I shall undoubtedly be putting on my Want List. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review



Review By John Terauds,Musical Toronto,May 2013

[In] the title piece, Native Informant…Rachel Barton Pine…gives it her all, really bringing the dramatically charged, largely tonal piece to life.

Another standout piece is a 6-minute 2010 Chorale Fantasy for string quartet, gorgeously rendered by the Borromeo String Quartet. Fairouz’s score is mesmerizing, taking full advantage of his four intertwined voices.

The Imani Winds make fine work of Jebel Lebnan

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Review By Steven Bergman,EDGE on the Net,April 2013

“Native Informant,” the Naxos American Classics’ new release of Fairouz’ compositions, shows an effective hybrid of influences, incorporating Fairouz’ international heritage with an accessibility that immediately engages the listener.

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Review By Steven Bergman,EDGE on the Net,April 2013

“Native Informant,” the Naxos American Classics’ new release of Fairouz’ compositions, shows an effective hybrid of influences, incorporating Fairouz’ international heritage with an accessibility that immediately engages the listener.

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