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David Dalle
Thursday July 19th, 2012 with David Dalle
Sibelius symphony no. 4, music from Syria

An intensely emotionally charged show today, with music of lost love, regret and sorrow from Syria, and the continuation of my Sibelius symphony cycle with his 4th symphony in a minor. This is Sibelius' darkest symphony, though there are brief moments of lightness, including a glockenspiel in the 4th movement which almost pathetically tries to assert A major, the work is mostly disturbed, and ultimately ends bleakly. Asked once about the symphony, he simply responded by quoting a Swedish playwright: "One feels pity for human beings".
Wasla in bayyati
Adib al-Dayikh & ensemble Al-Kindi - L'amour courtois - Institut du monde arabe
Abdullah Chhadeh & Nara - Seven Gates - ABYC
Bab - Al Faraj
Abdullah Chhadeh & Nara - Seven Gates - ABYC
Mahmoud Guenya - Musique de Gnawa
Werente Serigne
Orchestre Baobab - Pirates Choice - World Circuit/Nonesuch
Symphony No. 4 in a minor
Jean Sibelius/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel - Lorin Maazel conducts Sibelius - Sony
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band - Fire - Flying Bulgars Canadian