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      Lisa Flynn's New Releases

      July 13, 2014

      Glinka, arr Balakirev: The Lark (5:09)
      Aminollah Hossein: Prelude No 1, Homage to Omar Khayyam (6:11)

      Tara Kamangar, piano

      Russia’s centuries-old geographic proximity to Muslim regions – historically regarded as part of the “Orient” – has resulted in considerable cultural and artistic cross-fertilization, particularly in the realm of music. Most Russian composers during (and since) the Romantic era have incorporated elements of what one could call “oriental exoticism” into their compositions. Pianist Tara Kamangar – an American of Iranian descent – has made it her musical mission to explore such musical connections, specifically as they apply to the traditions of Iran and Russia.

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      • Frances Vandervoort

        I love this music but can’t find it on Arkive classic CDs or Amazon.com. Where can I buy it?

        Fran Vandervoort
        Hyde Park

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