Orient Occident II

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Orient-Occident II: Hommage a la Syrie (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9900}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Orient-Occident II: Hommage a la Syrie (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9900}
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Classical / World Music / Medieval

The first volume of Orient Occident - released in 2006 - turned out to be a landmark in Jordi Savall's discography. For the first time, the maestro explored an extra-European repertoire, demonstrating the same musicological expertise he had shown with composers like Marin Marais. The album soon became a best seller. The second volume in this exploration focuses on Syria, alternating instrumental and vocal pieces. Musicians from Syria, Lebanon and Israel play alongside Hesperion XXI and illustrate the artistic and humanist process we have come to expect from Jordi Savall.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Orient-Occident 1200-1700 (2006) {Alia Vox}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Orient-Occident 1200-1700 (2006) {Alia Vox}
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Classical / World Music / Medieval

This remarkable recording, which juxtaposes 13th- and 14th-century Spanish and Italian monodic instrumental pieces with similar ones from various living Eastern traditions, reveals the extraordinary extent to which they share a common musical language. Indeed, as a Persian or Moroccan dance is followed by an Italian istampitta or Spanish saltarello, an innocent ear would often struggle to decide which piece originated where - proof that to travel in space is to travel in time.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) [2CD] {Alia Vox}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Mare Nostrum - Orient - Occident: Dialogues (2011) [2CD] {Alia Vox}
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Classical / Choral

Mare Nostrum (Latin for Our Sea ) was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most important focal points of cultural, political and intellectual growth and exchange and dialogue in the history of humankind. In this lavishly illustrated CD-book, Jordi Savall and the musicians of Hespèrion XXI invite us to explore the facts, myths and legends of the Mediterranean and the sway it has had over many peoples and cultures from Morocco to Israel, from Spain to Lebanon. Also featured on the recording are soprano Montserrat Figueras and Israeli singer Lior Elmaleh, one of the leading representatives of the new generation of performers of Andalusian music.

Orient-Occident (1200-1700)  

Posted by Bibixy at Feb. 25, 2013
Orient-Occident (1200-1700)

Orient-Occident (1200-1700)
Alia Vox | 1 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | RAR 118 Mb
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | 2006

This program features alternating sequences of Eastern and Western compositions, illuminating the differences and similarities between the musical styles of such cultures. Some of the Western pieces are taken from the "Cantigas de Santa Maria" cycle or have their origins in the Istampittas of Medieval Italy. Some of the Eastern compositions were taken from a manuscript entitled "The Book of the Science of Music through Letters" written by the Ottoman musicologist Dimitrie Cantemir, while others were probably carried forward from a strong oral tradition.

Makam - Orient-Occident (2007)  Music

Posted by intothe at Sept. 4, 2009
Makam - Orient-Occident (2007)

Makam - Orient-Occident (2007)
Ethno Jazz, Fusion | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 335 MB | full scans
Z Paravan | 57:13 | RAR with 5% recovery
Compilation, Year: 1982-1997

Arvo Pärt: Orient Occident (2002)  

Posted by hopscotch at July 3, 2009
Arvo Pärt: Orient Occident (2002)

Arvo Pärt - Orient Occident (2002)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 179 MB

Nominated for a Grammy (2002) for best Classical Album, Orient Occident represents the newest and, more importantly, epic portrayal of historical music to date. Regardless of any award, this album will continue its reputation as the most important record of new music in 2002, for the very fact that in the world of new music, Arvo Pärt is a puritan's feast. On the threshold of being a globally resonating composer, Pärt remains full of powerful ideas in film, stage, oratorio and orchestral music. Pärt's talent surmises the infinite variety of spiritual symbolism. He is a composer deeply rooted in the ancestrally religious past of his native Estonia. Further removed from Roman Catholic preaching, the Eastern European Orthodox church took to a more enlightening approach―renunciation. Pärt has, indeed, spent much of his time clarifying his search for richness in life's meaning. His work is as timeless as the art of work is meaningless. This meaningless struggle has dispirited Pärt's yearning soul, and with his newest music we are drawn to his misty, remote retreat. In Orient Occident, not only does Pärt recreate a shameless force of magnitude as a great work (three great works to be exact: "Wallfahrtslied", "Orient & Occident", and "Como Cierva Sedienta"), he has reorganized his approach making this change a revelatory turn from past familiar traits. Having rediscovered himself half dozen times before this year, Pärt introduces a lustrous version of his suffering, and a handsomely classical departure than previously heard. Pärt's climactic reinvention of his artistic path makes this album a sumptuous account of a composer charged with a silent worship.
Kila Packett

Cage, Otte – Orient, Occident  

Posted by p.cedric at Oct. 17, 2008
Cage, Otte – Orient, Occident

Cage, Otte – Orient, Occident
Classical | 2008 | 76'13 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 195 MB

Arvo Pärt - Orient Occident (2002)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Sept. 3, 2007
Arvo Pärt - Orient Occident (2002)

Arvo Pärt: Orient Occident (2002)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 179 MB
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Nominated for a Grammy (2002) for best Classical Album, Orient Occident represents the newest and, more importantly, epic portrayal of historical music to date. Regardless of any award, this album will continue its reputation as the most important record of new music in 2002, for the very fact that in the world of new music, Arvo Pärt is a puritan's feast. On the threshold of being a globally resonating composer, Pärt remains full of powerful ideas in film, stage, oratorio and orchestral music. Pärt's talent surmises the infinite variety of spiritual symbolism. He is a composer deeply rooted in the ancestrally religious past of his native Estonia. Further removed from Roman Catholic preaching, the Eastern European Orthodox church took to a more enlightening approach―renunciation. Pärt has, indeed, spent much of his time clarifying his search for richness in life's meaning. His work is as timeless as the art of work is meaningless. This meaningless struggle has dispirited Pärt's yearning soul, and with his newest music we are drawn to his misty, remote retreat. In Orient Occident, not only does Pärt recreate a shameless force of magnitude as a great work (three great works to be exact: "Wallfahrtslied", "Orient & Occident", and "Como Cierva Sedienta"), he has reorganized his approach making this change a revelatory turn from past familiar traits. Having rediscovered himself half dozen times before this year, Pärt introduces a lustrous version of his suffering, and a handsomely classical departure than previously heard. Pärt's climactic reinvention of his artistic path makes this album a sumptuous account of a composer charged with a silent worship.
Kila Packett

Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient and Occident (2016)

Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient and Occident (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:17:58 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence

Described as "outstanding violinist," "fiery temperament" Virgil Boutellis-Taft regularly gives solo and chamber concerts in Europe and the United States. Next season he will perform including Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the Champs Elysées Theatre, Wigmore Hall in London … Guillaume Vincent was born in 1991 in Annecy. He gave his first recital and concerto with orchestra at the age of 10 years. At 13 he entered the National Conservatory of Paris, at 18 he obtained a Master of piano and at 19 graduated from the 3rd cycle of Performing Artist. Third grand prize Marguerite Long-Thibaut and price of the Orchestre National de France in 2009, then classic Revelation of the ADAMI and is named Revelation Classical Instrumental Soloist the Victoires de la Musique in 2014.
Edward W. Said, "L'orientalisme : L'Orient créé par l'Occident" (repost)

Edward W. Said, "L'orientalisme : L'Orient créé par l'Occident"
Publisher: Seuil | 2005 | ISBN: 0141187425/2020792931 | French | PDF | 422 pages | 22.14 Mb

D'Eschyle à Kissinger, de Marx à Barrès, l'Occident a tenu un discours sur l'Orient. Mais, puisque "l'Orient " n'existe pas, d'où vient ce discours et comment expliquer son étonnante stabilité à travers les âges et les idéologies ? …