Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bärenreiter Musicaphon - Discography # 2

The German record company Bärenreiter started in the beginning of the sixties of the previous century the first series of what was later to become no less than six different series. The various series covered mostly Asia, but also Africa and Oceania. I have already posted the list of items published in their catalogue for the Premiere Anthologie de la Musique Malienne in this post here.

This post is the second, and that each will attempt to list all of the titles that I am aware of from each series. The Unesco Collection was the first, and started 1961 under the editorial direction of the french musicologist Alain Daniélou.

A Musical Anthology of the Orient - Unesco Collection

(click on the catalogue number to go to the specific post)

BM 30 L 2002 Cambodia: Ceremonial, Folk and Court Music
BM 30 L 2003 Afghanistan, 1960
BM 30 L 2004 Iran I: Classical Modal Music
BM 30 L 2005 Iran II: Classical Modal Music
BM 30 L 2006 India I: Vedic Recitation and Chant, 1949-52
BM 30 L 2007 India II: Music of the Dance and Theatre of South India
BM 30 L 2008 Tunisia: Traditional Classical and Folk Music, 1960
BM 30 L 2009 Tibet I: The Music of Tibetan Buddhism 1961
BM 30 L 2010 Tibet II: The Music of Tibetan Buddhism 1961
BM 30 L 2011 Tibet III: The Music of Tibetan Buddhism 1961
BM 30 L 2012 Japan I: Sokyoku 1962
BM 30 L 2013 Japan II: Gagaku 1962
BM 30 L 2014 Japan III: Music of the Edo Period (1603-1867) 1962
BM 30 L 2015 Japan IV: Buddhist Music 1953-57
BM 30 L 2016 Japan V: Shinto Music 1953-57
BM 30 L 2017 Japan VI: No-Play, Biwa and Chanting 1962
BM 30 L 2018 India III: Dhrupad
BM 30 L 2019 Turkey I: Music of the Mevlevi, 1960
BM 30 L 2020 Turkey II: Classical and Religious Music, 1960
BM 30 L 2021 India IV: Karnatic Music (South India)
BM 30 L 2022 Viet Nam I: The Tradition of Hue
BM 30 L 2023 Viet Nam II: Entertainment, Modern Theatrical, Ritual and Religious Music of South Viet Nam
BM 30 L 2024 Azerbaijan I
BM 30 L 2025 Georgia I: Songs of Oral Tradition from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
BM 30 L 2026 Malaysia: Traditional Music of West Malaysia, 1969-70
BM 30 SL 2027 Morocco I: The Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco
BM 30 SL 2028 Kurdish Music I
BM 30 SL 2029 Pakistan: The Sitar - Classical Indian Music from Mohammad Sharif Khan (Poonchwala)
BM 30 SL 2030 Lebanon I: Religious and Ceremonial Music
BM 30 SL 2031 Indonesia I: Java Court Music, 1972
BM 30 SL 2032 China

Here is some more reading with reference to reviews and reissue information of the records.


Love Letters Journal said...

Just wanted to say thank you once again for sharing this wonderful music, too much of which I've enjoyed without taking the time to comment. Blogs like these have expanded my understanding of humanity to an astounding degree.

Have you read the book "Sounding the Depths"? It was published as a another labour of love in blog form and is still out there for all to enjoy. It is one of the most interesting writing about traditional/folk/world music I have ever come across.

Right now I'm listening to the track from Kasebe Anatole from your Hugh Tracy guitar record. What stands out is the beautiful langorous feel which makes a lovely contrast in this slow-paced piece to the other more upbeat numbers.

Thanks and stay strong!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! :D