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Various Stages Festival 2020: Rumi Passion 

Inspired by the sound world of Rumi Passion we asked composer Rolf Hind to compile a list of essential lockdown listening...

A Far Cry Performs Claude Vivier's - Zipangu
Amazing performance of this fiercely imagined other world.Karol Szymanowski - Krol Roger 
Sexy, bizarre, intoxicating - the lure of "the East." Szymanowski's wonderful opera. Check out the 3rd Symphony for a wonderful setting of Rumi's poetry. Frank Martin - Petite symphonie concertante
Wonderful sonorities, and notes. Jonathan Harvey - Body Mandala 
the late, much-lamented Jonathan Harvey drawing on the chaos and rapture of Tibetan sounds.Béla Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
probably the piece I've listened to most in my life. 9' 40'' onwards still makes me shiver with awe. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (Live at WOMAD Yokohama 1992)
here's some qawwali, with the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Taraf De Haidouks - Turceasca
and here's some more utter joy, expressed with such lightness. What a band.  Per Nørgård - Voyage into the Golden Screen: 2nd movement
this has always blown my mind, and I revere him as one of the true living greats. The world in a grain of sand. Tibetan Buddhist Rites From The Monasteries Of Bhutan
I have been lucky enough to sit in Bhutanese temples, and listen to these sounds. An electrifying wake-up call. Ram Narayan - Raga Darbar
I love the cello, and have written a lot for it. I plan to have a choir of six in the Rumi opera. But I love this instrument just as much, and this man is the god.


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