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David Dalle

David Dalle
Thursday August 18th, 2011 with David Dalle
Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

For my annual tribute show for the great Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, I am looking at two main things: the role the build up and release of tension plays in Sufi music, particularly Morrocan sufi music and Nusrat's Qawwali; and, since I'm celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Franz Liszt this year, a piano recital of his mystical religious music.
Zikroulahi
Cheikh Lo - Hommage a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Network
Unknown
Said Berrada - Unknown - Fesmatic
Khawaja Tum Hi Ho
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party - Dust to Gold - Realworld
Mangte Hain Karam
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party - Greatest Hits - Shanachie
Liszt was named after St. Francis of Assisi and St. Francis of Paola, they both proved very influential in Liszt's life, not least the extreme financial and artistic generosity of Liszt. He wrote several wonderful piano pieces inspired mostly by St. Francis of Assisi. His Cantico del Sol was originally a choral piece with text from famous book of St. Francis of Assisi, he also composed a piano solo version. We also hear his two Legends, with some of his most beautiful impressionist piano writing. Interspersed between these three works is three versions of his Alleluia (the Magnificat is the earliest, unpublished version), a very short, yet incredibly powerful and ecstatic piano piece, it is based on themes found in the Cantico del Sol. Each subsequent version increases the buildup of emotional tension which is finally released in Philip Thomson's recording.
San Francesco - Preludio per il Cantico del Sol
Franz Liszt/Leslie Howard - The Complete Music for Piano Solo vol. 25 - Hyperion
Cantico del Sol di San Francesco d'Assisi
Franz Liszt/Leslie Howard - The Complete Music for Piano Solo vol. 25 - Hyperion
Magnificat
Franz Liszt/Leslie Howard - New Discoveries Vol. 3 - Hyperion New
Legend: St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds
Franz Liszt/Wilhelm Kempff - Great Pianists of the 20th Century vol. 56 - Philips
Alleluia
Franz Liszt/Leslie Howard - The Complete Music for Piano Solo vol. 7 - Hyperion
Legend: St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves
Franz Liszt/Wilhelm Kempff - Great Pianists of the 20th Century vol. 56 - Philips
Alleluia
Franz Liszt/Philip Thomson - Complete Piano Music vol. 4 - Naxos