La Sublime Porte - Savall

La Sublime Porte - Savall

Alia Vox  AVSA9887

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid


"La Sublime Porte, Voix d'Istanbul"

Gürsoy Dinçer, Montserrat Figueras, Lior Elmaleh (vocals)
Hesperion XXI
Jordi Savall (direction)

The Sublime Porte (Sublime Gate) was the name of the open court of the sultan, led by the Grand Vizier. It got its name from the gate to the headquarters of the Grand Vizier in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, where the sultan held the greeting ceremony for foreign ambassadors. It was an ancient Ottoman practice to make the gates of cities and kings palaces places of assembly. Later the name came to refer to the Empire s position as gateway between Europe and Asia. Following the success of the album Istanbul, Jordi Savall crosses new boundaries between Orient and Occident. This time, the vocal traditions of the Ottoman Empire, Armenia and the Jewish Diaspora are brilliantly resuscitated. Instrumental interludes enable us to enjoy this journey through time and space. In addition to Hespèrion XXI, this album features the elite of Turkish traditional musicians under the inspired direction of Maestro Savall.

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1. Taksim & Makam « Uzzäl usules Darb-i feth »
Dervis Mehmed (Mss. D. Cantemir n.209)
2. Segâh Kâr « Kâr-i Ses-âvâz » (Gürsoy Dinçer)
Hace Abdülkadir Meragi (1350 ?-1435)
3. Chanson et Danse « Siretsi yares taran-Noubar noubar »
Traditionnel d’Arménie
4. Por alli pasó un cavallero (M. Figueras, L. Elmaleh)
Romance Sépharade (Smyrne, XVIe s.)
5. Taksim & Makam « Bûselik usules» (Mss. Dimitrie Cantemir 335)
Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723)
6. Hisar Agir Semai (Gürsoy Dinçer)
Buhuri Zade Mustafa Efendi (Itri) (?-1712)
7. Taksim & Danse (kemençe & percussion)
Traditionnel d’Arménie
8. Prière (Lior Elmaleh, kemençe & oud)
Traditionnel Hébraïque
9. Taksim & Makam Rehavi Çember
Tanburi Angeli ( ? -1690) [Mss. Cantemir n. 297]
10. Gazel (Gürsoy Dinçer)
Improv. (trad. Ottomane) Poème de Fuzuli
11. Taksim & Makam « Hicâz usules Devr-i Kebir »
Anonyme (Mss. D. Cantemir n. 220)
12. Punxa, punxa * (Montserrat Figueras)
Romance Séfarade Istanbul
13. El Rey que tanto madruga (instrumental)
Anonyme Sépharade (Smyrne, XVIe s.)
14. Hisar Buselik Sarki (Gürsoy Dinçer)
Tanburi Mustafa Çavus (1700 ?-1770)
15. Plainte « En Sarer II » (duo Duduk)
Goussan Ashot (Arménie)
16. Rast nakis beste « Amed nesim-i » (Gürsoy Dinçer)
Hace Abdülkadir Meragi (1350 ?-1435)

Raices & Memoria, Vol XII