One God: Pslams and Hymns from Orient and Occident
Named after an area of Istanbul in which people of different origins, races, religions and cultures have rubbed shoulders since time immemorial, the Pera Ensemble was founded in 2005 by two Istanbul musicians, Mehmet Cemal Yesilcay und Ihsan Özer. Pera concerts combine the musical tradition of Ottoman music (with its vocal and instrumental virtuosity) with historical and contemporary European music; their performances are informed by musicological and historical research. The new CD One God presents Psalms and Hymns from Orient and Occident.
Ahmet Özan, singer Robert Crowe, male soprano
Works by: Ali Ufki, Neva Taksim, Neva Ilahiler, Nayi Ali Dede, Nicolas Vallet, Claude Gaudimel, Alessandro Grandi, Louis Bourgois & Salomone Rossi
Vocal Consort Berlin, Members of l’Arte del Mondo & Pera Ensemble Instanbul, Mehmet Cemal Yesilcay