“The Ground Beneath Our Feet” = Works of REICH, BACH, STRAVINSKY, JACOBSEN/AGHAEI, THE KNIGHTS – The Knights – Warner Classics
One of the most eclectic and entertaining collections I have heard.
Jon Stewart’s moving film on journalist Maziar Bahari’s imprisonment in Iran.
A beautiful but sad documentary on a conductor’s unsuccessful return to Iran to lead the Tehran Symphony.
“REZA VALI: Toward the Endless Plain” = VALI: Folk Songs, Set No. 8; Folk Songs, Set No. 14; Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Persian Ney and Orch. – Janna Baty, mezzo-sop./ Khosrow Soltani, Persian ney / Boston Modern Orch. Project / Gil Rose – BMOP/sound
Works that successfully and very memorably merge Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions.
A very funny comedy special that deals with some international subjects not usually discussed by comics.
Iranian drama shows its Oscar merits.