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Song and dance are at the heart of this suitefor organ, which reflects the overlapping influences of jazz and Mediterranean folk music. The six movements—Prélude, Pastorale, Libanaise, Arabesque, Litanie, Rondeau—are characterized by ornamental melodies, modal harmonies, irregular meter and an expressive quality inspired by joy. Commissioned by the ARD International Music Competition. Premiered on 4 September 2011 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Grosser Konzertsaal, Munich, by the semifinalists of the ARD International Music Competition—Johannes Lang, Dominik Bernhard, Anna-Victoria Baltrusch, Angela Metzger, Lukas Stollhof, Michael Schöch, Anna Pikulska and Georg Oberauer.

from notes by Naji Hakim © 2013


Hakim: Hakim plays Hakim
Studio Master: SIGCD389Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


No 1: Prélude
Track 25 on SIGCD389 [0'46] Download only
No 2: Pastorale
Track 26 on SIGCD389 [1'12] Download only
No 3: Libanaise
Track 27 on SIGCD389 [1'08] Download only
No 4: Arabesque
Track 28 on SIGCD389 [0'58] Download only
No 5: Litanie
Track 29 on SIGCD389 [0'42] Download only
No 6: Rondeau
Track 30 on SIGCD389 [4'29] Download only

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