The ensemble MILLENARIUM has recorded several discs for RICERCAR devoted to the secular monodic repertoire of the Middle Ages. These are brought together here to give a very complete view of the secular part of mediaeval music, at a time when the only religious music was Gregorian chant. Here are to be found the principal sources of this repertoire: songs of the troubadours and trouvères, tender or bawdy pieces from the famous Carmina Burana manuscript, and from the same anthology, the reconstruction of the Messe des joueurs. It was in that monodic tradition that the famous Llibre Vermell of the Abbey of Montserrat was also composed, bringing together the songs of the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela.
It's natural to suspect that In Concert is simply the hastily constructed live album cash-in that comes after the long-awaited reunion (2012's Anastasis was the group's first studio album in 16 years), but it's actually a sweet souvenir of the world fusion duo's return to the stage, tastefully presented and impeccably recorded. Rarely do live albums sound so luxurious and warm, but besides being a fine demo disc for high-end speakers, this chamber concert on wax offers some more comfortable, more alive versions of Anastasis' studio material, along with a quick stroll through the group's early work.
Béla Bartók composed the Dance Suite in 1923 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the cities Buda and Pest, to form the Hungarian capital Budapest. This work consists of five dances with Arabic, Wallachian and Hungarian melodies, and a finale that brings together all the previous thematic sketches.
A collection of traditional Egyptian belly dance music. This album is good for any beginner or advanced belly dancers. It is also suitable for parties, DJ's, and clubs. It was nominated for the best Belly Dancing Music in 2000 by The International Academy of the Middle East Dance. Music by Dr. Samy Farag
Magic Dances is a collection dedicated to Oriental Dance , in which we endeavour to produce music that meets the needs of the most creative dancers. All Pieces are original and recorded in Egypt by the finest Arabic musicans.
The work pursues two main aims , to offer the most inspirational pieces to dance either without sword , and to create mysterious ambient music with an Egyptian flair to enjoy at a party or just relaxing.
Music by Ahmed Abdel Fattah
Essam Rashad, one of Egypt’s most renowned 20th century composers and Hossam Ramzy, Egyptian percussionist of world renown present classical Egyptian music in contemporary arrangements. In the CD booklet Hossam Ramzy gives a special introduction into Egyptian dance