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Tim Hugh, Mirjam Tschopp, Bilkent SO, Howard Griffiths - Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)
Tim Hugh, cello; Mirjam Tschopp, viola; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Howard Griffiths, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 777 290-2 | Time: 00:55:27

This disc strikes me as an ideal introduction to the music of Turkey’s greatest composer. Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s style might be described as “Szymanowski with a primal rhythmic feel.” If you love the composer’s First Violin Concerto then you will find here a very similar exoticism, nocturnal atmosphere, and love of voluptuous textures. The harmonic style is intensely chromatic, but also highly melodic. Like Bartók in his last period, Saygun’s handling of tonality mellowed toward the end of his life, which makes the Cello Concerto more consonant than the Viola Concerto, but both works are absolutely gorgeous and masterpieces of their kind. It’s positively criminal that no one plays these pieces regularly in concert. The performances here are excellent. Tim Hugh is a well-known cellist, and he pours on the tone with all of the rhapsodic abandon that Saygun requires. Mirjam Tschopp also is a superb violist, with a big, beefy tone that never gets swamped by the intricate orchestration. It’s also very rewarding to hear a Turkish orchestra in this music–and to find that it plays beautifully under Howard Griffiths.

Ahmed Fakroun - Ahmed Fakroun (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at Nov. 25, 2016
Ahmed Fakroun - Ahmed Fakroun (2016)

Ahmed Fakroun - Ahmed Fakroun (2016)
Funk, Soul, Disco, Synth Pop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:52 | 126 MB
Label: Presch Media / PMG031LP | Rel: 2016

Austrian reissue merchants PMG come through with their second archival gem of the week, honing in on the mid to late '70s work of Libyan musician Ahmed Fakroun. This self-titled album is a must for vinyl-fancying Fakroun completists as it features all the tracks from his 1974 debut, Awedny, which has never before featured in this format. Complementing those ten tracks, PMG have also licensed two gems from the era - the 7" single "Auidny" he released in 1974 and "Nisyan" which came out some three years later. Fakroun's clear mastery of applying the flourishes of Western disco and pop to the traditional rai folk music of the Arabic region is apparent here on some of his earliest recordings. Delightful stuff.

Ahmed Malek - Musique Originale De Films (2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 15, 2016
Ahmed Malek - Musique Originale De Films (2016)

Ahmed Malek - Musique Originale De Films
Soundtrack, Jazz, Funk, World | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 43:32 min | 1.21 GB | Front Cover
Label: Habibi Funk | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a music recoding session which ended up being released by Jakarta Records as the “Sawtuha” release. I knew I would have some time off during my stay and I was certain that I would dedicate some of this time to diggin. I asked some people whether they knew of any titles that I should look for. Roskow, who also ended up re-mastering this release, told me about an Algerian composer called Ahmed Malek whose music was also released in Tunisia.

Ahmed Abdullah - Life's Force (1979)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at May 17, 2016
Ahmed Abdullah - Life's Force (1979)

Ahmed Abdullah - Life's Force (1979)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45 min | 105 MB
Label: About Time Records | Rel: 1979

The short-lived About Time label started off with this stimulating release from trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah. Abdullah, who has an appealing tone and an adventurous style, heads a sextet also including the french horn of Vincent Chancey, vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, cellist Muneer Abdul Fatah, bassist Jerome Hunter and drummer Rashied Sinan for explorations of five of his compositions plus Cal Massey's "Assunata." The unusual blend of colorful instruments is the prime reason to pick up this obscure Lp.

Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at May 12, 2016
Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films (2016)

Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films (2016)
World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:32 | 101 MB
Label: Habibi Funk

I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a music recoding session which ended up being released by Jakarta Records as the “Sawtuha” release. I knew I would have some time off during my stay and I was certain that I would dedicate some of this time to diggin. I asked some people whether they knew of any titles that I should look for. Roskow, who also ended up re-mastering this release, told me about an Algerian composer called Ahmed Malek whose music was also released in Tunisia.

Art - Ahmed Aldoori  Graphics

Posted by ringman at April 26, 2016
Art - Ahmed Aldoori

Art - Ahmed Aldoori
62 JPG | ~800x1200 | 29.6 Mb
Pernilla Fransander & Amira Ahmed by Nico Iliev for Flatt Spring/Summer 2013

Pernilla Fransander & Amira Ahmed - Flatt Spring/Summer 2013
6 jpg | up to 1600*1156 | 6.37 Mb
Various models
Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan And Neela Bhagwat - "North Indian Vocal Music"

Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan And Neela Bhagwat - "North Indian Vocal Music" (1994)
World, Indian | FLAC (Tracks) - No CUE - No LOG | Encoded with Sound Juicer | 306Mb | RS.com
Label: Saydisc | Catalog Number: CD-SDL404

Ahmed Adnan Saygun - Piano Concertos 1 & 2  

Posted by wursthans at June 15, 2009
Ahmed Adnan Saygun - Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Ahmed Adnan Saygun - Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Genre: Late-Romantic Piano Concertos | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 233 MB
2006 recording, 2008 release | Publisher: cpo 777 289-2
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Illustrations by Ahmed Alrefaie  

Posted by Jeterro at April 24, 2009
Illustrations by Ahmed Alrefaie

Illustrations by Ahmed Alrefaie
58 jpg | 1200x800 | 25 Mb