Kalimat: Music for Harp & Cello | Etcetera KTC1775

Kalimat: Music for Harp & Cello

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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1775

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 20th January 2023

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About

This new CD from Duo Aznem reflects the duo and its evolution, from making music together as beginners to creating programmes and projects together after completing their training. Here they have recorded some of the pieces they love most for the first time.

"We started making music as young and enthusiastic children, which meant we soon began to make music together. We were teenagers when we met the sisters Marie and Sophie Hallynck, cellist, and harpist respectively, with whom we later studied; their duo was a special source of inspiration and motivation for us to play and perform more as a duo. Given that there are hardly any original works written for cello and harp, necessity obliges us not only to make transcriptions but also allows us to rewrite anything we like for our own combination of instruments.

"It's not only the harp that takes on different forms in our repertoire  you can also hear guitar, bells, piano, orchestra... The cello is sometimes said to be the instrument closest to the human voice, as can be heard in the cantabile lines of
Song of the Birds, Kalimat, and the Vocalise. Our need to transcribe has prompted us to expand our musical world: Kalimat is a popular Arabic song made famous by Majida El Roumi, one of the great singers of the Arab world. Our version for harp and cello is based on her sung version with orchestra. We transcribed Moto trankil, composed by Karim Baggili, a Belgian with Jordanian-Yugoslavian roots, from a guitar version. How wonderful to be able to extend the boundaries of our musical possibilities like this!"

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