Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff

Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff

Music CD - 2011
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A fascinating and highly attractive project which returns the music of G. I. Gurdjieff (circa 1866-1949) to its ethnic inspirational sources. Armenian composer Levon Eskenian now goes beyond the printed notes to look at the musical traditions that Gurdjieff encountered during his travels, and rearranges the compositions from this perspective. Eskenian draws attention to the roots of the pieces in Armenian, Greek, Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Persian and Caucasian folk and spiritual music. Enlisting the assistance of some of the leading players in Armenia, Eskenian founded the Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble in 2008, and with them he has now realized a remarkable album.-- booklet.
"The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded in 2008 by the Armenian musician Levon Eskenian with the aim of creating ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music"--Www.gurdjieffensemble.com.
Publisher: München : ECM Records GmbH, ℗©2011.
Branch Call Number: CD Q AAA GUR
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : CD audio, stereo. ; 12 cm.

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