Mon., November 2
Soviet National Minority Music Playlist
1. “Dance of the Kurds and Sabre Dance” from the ballet Gayane by Aram Khachaturian (Armenia)
2. A traditional song played on the qobyz (Kazakhstan)
3. “Spanish Fantasia” for kobyz and piano by Igor Frolov (Kazakhstan)
4. A traditional mugam performed on folk instruments with singer (Azerbaijan)
5. Sur (Symphonic Mugam by Fikret Amirov (Azerbaijan)
Consider, in particular, the comparison between tracks 2 and 3, and tracks 4 and 5. How do these groupings demonstrate the “development” of the musics of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan?