MELEK KHANOM EYUBOVA
> Anthology of the Mugham, vol. 9
Mugam of Azerbaijan - Masterpiece of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Unesco)
1 CD W 260088 SC848
RECORDINGS, PIERRE SIMONIN - EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION AND LINER NOTES, PIERRE BOIS.
© MCM 1999
Melek Khanom Eyubova, singer & drum daf
Mohled Muslimov, lute târ
Fakhreddin Dadachev, viola kemânche.
The mugham, the classical music of Azerbaijan, holds pride of place among the oriental music for its beauty, its power of expression and its extraordinary vitality. Although this music is monodic and modal, each musician, whether singer, lute (târ) or bowed lute (kemânche) player, enjoys a great freedom of interpretation which provides its special depth. The mugham offers, at one and the same time, outstanding diversity and unity: the alternance of compositions and semi-improvisations, of free and regular rhythms, of joyful and sombre moods, is balanced by the smoothness with which all these elements are linked together without interruption.
Melek Khanom Eyubova sings with great sensitivity, showing equal talent in the sombre, plaintive passages as in brilliant, extroverted pieces requiring dazzling vocal technique.
- Mugham Mirza Husayn Segâh
- Mugham Qatâr
- Zarbi Mugham Heyrâti
- Zarbi Mugham Semâi Shams