World Music CDs: November 2012

By Ian Dando In Music

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24th November, 2012
ARMENIAN SPIRIT, Hespérion XXI et al, Jordi Savall (director) (Alia Vox). The duduk is “the only instrument that makes me weep”, said Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. Existent since 99BC, the duduk is a double-reed woodwind with a range of a minor tenth from F sharp above middle C to ledger line A. They are mostly played in pairs, one on the bourbon drone and the other on the melody. Landlocked Eurasian Armenia came late to harmony. Not that they need it, as the sparse beauty of only two duduks is self-sufficient. Their tone approximates a poignantly warm saxophone. ...

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