“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.
FAZIL SAY: Istanbul Symphony; Hezarfen Concerto for Ney and Orch. – Burcu Karadag, ney/ Hakan Gungor, Kanun/ Aykut Koselerli, Turkish percussion/ Borusan Istanbul Orch./ Gurer Aykal, cond./ Orch. of National Theater Mannheim/ Dan Ettinger – Naïve (CD + DVD)
Exotic and in some cases very beautiful music, though the overall impression is not one of great depth.