Historical recordings

Pianistic discographical repertoire is detected with certainty in the following countries: Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Iran. It is relatively safe to assume that their neighbours have at their disposal similar material. A common characteristic of this geographical area, despite the large diaspora, is the major role played by musical modeness, which emerges as a link for the aforementioned traditions. When the piano infiltrates these traditions, either participating in an orchestra or solo, not only does it oblige us to re-evaluate the boundaries between ‘western’ and ‘eastern’ music, but also their supposed opposition within an especially charged polarizability. It also allows us to deconstruct all kinds of exoticisms (orientalism – occidentalism), revealing evidence of a creative coexistence, which transcends conventional borders and cultural stereotypes. By clicking on the name of the country, you can listen to a sample of the historical recording by pianists of each region. Here, distinction by nation-state is often imprecise and is purely for practical reasons. Many protagonists were active during periods when borders and political powers were undergoing change.

Azerbaijan
Friday 5 April 2019

Armenia
Tuesday 1 May 2018

Slovakia
Wednesday 4 October 2017

Lebanon
Thursday 17 August 2017

Algeria
Thursday 17 August 2017

Le Piano Dans La Musique Arabe

Tunisia
Monday 14 August 2017

Istikhbar Ochak Taksim Rasd Samaâi Ched Âarabane

Klezmer
Saturday 12 August 2017

Turkey
Saturday 12 August 2017

Iran
Friday 11 August 2017

Romania
Friday 11 August 2017

Israel
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Egypt
Saturday 5 August 2017

Le Piano Dans La Musique Arabe

Greece
Wednesday 2 August 2017

Russia
Wednesday 14 June 2017

Serbia_Croatia_Bosnia
Wednesday 10 May 2017