Sacred World Of Azerbaijani Mugham

Gochag Askarov

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Format: CD

Cat No: FY8210

Release Date:  31 March 2014

Label:  Felmay

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0885016821029

Genres:  World Music  Middle East  

  • Description

    Mugham singer Gochag Askarov, a rising star of Azerbaijani traditional music, is captured in a recording of a concert held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2012 accompanied by a large ensemble.

    The repertoire includes classical Mughams, but also Tesnifs (classical songs) and folksongs. The result is a very passionate and intense recording that fully shows the power and the subtleties of Azerbaijani classical music.

    Gochag Askarov is at the forefront of toda's generation of Azerbaijani mugham singers, a position that can only be achieved through immense dedication to the art. Still in his early 30s, the expressive and brilliant virtuosity of his voice betray a maturity way beyond his years. With a range of nearly three octaves, his voice has a special quality of subtle intensity, moving the listener with its deep melancholy. His voice is often compared to that of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the late Pakistani qawwali singer.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mugham Improvisation In The Mode Shushter
      • 2. Tesnif & Mugham Deshti & Tesnif
      • 3. Tesnif & Mugham Kharij Segah &Tesnif
      • 4. Folk Song & Mugham Bayati Shiraz & Tesnif
      • 5. Tesnif In The Mode Shur & Mugham Dilkesh & Song Tez Gelsin