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Episode #3017

Rumi Songs

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Experience musical settings of texts by the great Persian poet and mystic Jalalladin Rumi on this, his death date. From the order of dervishes he founded – the Mevlevi Dervishes – to a modern setting by Philip Glass and a Rumi-inspired song by Rickie Lee Jones, we’ll hear a broad range of responses to Rumi’s poetry.

Listen to music from trumpeter Jon Hassell’s Rumi-inspired "Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street," along with something from Iranian-born singer Sussan Deyhim. Plus, there’s music from the Prana Trio, composer Douglas Cuomo, and the choir Chanticleer.

PROGRAM # 3017 Rumi Songs (First aired on Thurs. 12/17/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Parinaz

Songs of the Enchanted

Zar Baram, excerpt [2:00]

X Dot 25 Productions PM2003-2
xdot25.com

Jon Hassell

Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street

Last night the moon came [11:15]

ECM 2077
www.ecmrecords.com

Sussan Deyhim

Madman of God

The Candle And The Moth [5:09]

Crammed craw 22
www.crammed.be

Prana Trio

The Singing Image of Fire

Out Beyond Ideas [2:09]

Circavision Productions
www.pranatrio.com

Rickie Lee Jones

Balm in Gilead

His Jeweled Floor [6:32]

Fantasy FAN-31760
www.rickieleejones.com
OR www.concordmusicgroup.com

Chanticleer

And on Earth, Peace

Kamran Ince: (Gloria) Everywhere [12:45]

Warner Classics**
Available in stores and online. Info at www.chanticleer.org

Philip Glass

Symphony No.5 'Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya’

Symphony No. 5: V. Love and Joy [8:23]

Nonesuch 79618
www.nonesuch.com

Christopher Theofanidis

Music Of Del Tredici, Theofanidis, And Bernstein

The Here and Now, excerpt (Rumi) [4:21]

Telarc 80638
www.concordmusicgroup.com

Comments [1]

Nima from Montreal

Hi John,

Interesting like always. Note that what Sussan sings in Persian is a poem by Saadi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saadi_%28poet%29 not Rumi.

Nima

Dec. 21 2011 02:20 AM

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