Concerts

 

Mozaïka

Presentation

Bound for the Orient repertoire

The musicians

 

Les artistes de Terra Nova

 

Bound for the Orient

Mozaïka brings together the musical traditions from the East and West through the ages.

Dipping sometimes into traditional repertoire and at other times into the works of Western composers inspired by the East or Middle East, this recording presents a program of both previously unpublished arrangements and original compositions. Two short “musical frescoes” of a historical nature complete the picture: La porte de glace (Ice Gateway), a liberal conjuring up of the movement of the nomadic people from Asia into North America at least 12,000 to 15,000 years ago, and  Caravanes (Caravans) which brings Marco Polo’s travels in the Orient back to life.

The rich blend of tones from the plucked stringed instruments—pipa (Chinese lute), lutes, guitars, bouzouki and oud—together with a musical approach distinguished by its energy and sensitivity lends Mozaïka its totally unique character.

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Mozaïka/Vers l'Orient

Repertoire

ANDALUSIA
Fandango Dance of the Miller’s Wife
(from the ballet The Three-Cornered Hat)
Ritual Fire Dance (from the ballet Love, the Magician)        


Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

ARMENIA ET RUSSIA
Dance of the Girls
Dance for Seniors
Lezghinka


Aram Khatchaturian (1903-1978)

HUNGARY-ROMANIA
Two Hungarian Peasant Songs
Allegro barbaro


Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

HISTORICAL EVOCATION
The Ice Gateway

Composition based on an Aboriginal pentatonic melody illustrating the resemblance between Aboriginal music and music from Asia. Asians made their way through the Bering Strait to America at least 12 000 and 15 000 years ago, if not more.


François Leclerc (Mozaïka)

HISTORICAL EVOCATION
Caravans: Marco Polo's Odyssey

Halfway between composition and arrangement, this work is a medley of melodies from medieval Italy and ancient airs from Persia and China, retracing Marco Polo’s travels.


François Leclerc (Mozaïka)

MAGHREBIAN EVOCATION
Kamendja
- La rencontre
- La séduction
- La célébration


Claude Gagnon  

CHINA
Île verdoyante*
Traditional Chinese Piece
Nuages*

*Pieces based on popular Chinese melodies.


Yadong Guan (Mozaïka)

Yadong Guan (Mozaïka)

Ping-pong
Doubles match on pentatonic Irish melodies

François Leclerc (Mozaïka)

 

 

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The musicians

François LECLERC, lute and guitar
Yadong GUAN, pipa
Andrew WELLS-OBEREGGER, oud, bouzouki, percussion
David JACQUES, lute and  guitar

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