Middle Eastern Chamber Music

For this New Sounds, listen to some small ensemble works revolving around the sounds of Persian and Arabic instruments and melodies.

 We'll hear "Silent City" from Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, along with some music from Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Plus, listen to the latest from Kronos Quartet, called Floodplain, and more.

PROGRAM # 2969, Middle Eastern chamber music (First aired on Tuesday 8/18/09)





Kronos Quartet


Nihavent Sirto [4:00]

Nonesuch Records** www.nonesuch.com

Kayhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider

Silent City

Silent City, excerpt [16:00]

World Village #468078** www.worldvillagemusic.com*

Ghazal (Kayhan Kalhor & Shujaat Khan)

Lost Songs of the Silk Road

Safar/Journey [15:00]

Shanachie #64096** www.shanachie.com

Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

New Impossibilities

Arabian Waltz [7:00]

Sony Classical #10319** www.sonyclassical.com

Rabih Abou Khalil


Lost Centuries [5:00]

Enja #7083 www.enjarecords.com *