Unesco Collection: A Musical Anthology of the Orient

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Unesco Collection: A Musical Anthology of the Orient is a series of recordings of traditional music that was made for the International Music Council by the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation (Berlin/Venice) and released on the Musicaphon label by Bärenreiter (Kassel/Basel/London). The series was directed by Alain Daniélou.

It was part of the larger and longer enduring UNESCO Collection series.

Recordings[edit]

  • Laos — BM 30 L 2001[1]
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of world music: The music of Laos, CD 5119.[2][3] Review by Terry E. Miller and Jarernchai Chonpairot: Asian Music 11, #1 (1979), pp. 124-139, JSTOR 833976. Review by Eugene Chadbourne on Allmusic, [1].
  • Cambodia — BM 30 L 2002[1]
Reviewed, along with Laos, by George P. Springer in Ethnomusicology 9, #3 (September 1965), pp. 337-340, JSTOR 850254.
  • Afghanistan — BM 30 L 2003[1]
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of world music: The music of Afghanistan, CD 5121.[4][5] Review by John Baily in Yearbook for Traditional Music 35 (2003), pp. 229-230, JSTOR 4149357. Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [2].
  • Iran I, II — BM 30 L 2004, BM 30 L 2005[1]
These two albums reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: Iran, CD 5122/5123.[6] Review by Hormoz Farhat: Ethnomusicology 6, #3 (Sep. 1962), pp. 239-241, JSTOR 924471; review by Richie Unterberger on Allmusic, [3]. Also, the first five albums in the series (Laos through Iran II) are reviewed by L. E. R. P. in Journal of the International Folk Music Council 14 (1962), pp. 140-142, JSTOR 835655.
  • India I, II, III, IV — BM 30 L 2006, BM 30 L 2007, BM 30 L 2018, BM 30 L 2021[1]
  • Tunisia — BM 30 L 2008[1]
  • Tibet I, II, III — BM 30 L 2009, BM 30 L 2010, BM 30 L 2011[1]
These three albums reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: Music of Tibetan Buddhism, CD 5129/5130/5131.[7] Review by Wei Li in Yearbook for Traditional Music 32 (2000), pp. 239-241, JSTOR 3185295; review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [4].
  • Japan I, II, III, IV, V, VI — BM 30 L 2012, BM 30 L 2013, BM 30 L 2014, BM 30 L 2015, BM 30 L 2016, BM 30 L 2017[1]
These six albums reviewed by W. Adriaansz in Ethnomusicology 12, #3 (September 1968), pp. 463-468, JSTOR 850046.
  • Turkey I, II — BM 30 L 2019, BM 30 L 2020[1]
  • Vietnam I: The Tradition of Hue — BM 30 L 2022[1]
  • Vietnam II: The Music of South Viet-Nam —BM 30 L 2023[1]
This album was reissued as Auvidis D 8070 (1996).[8] Also, the two albums above were reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: The music of Vietnam, CD 5140.[9][10] Review of Vietnam I/II by W. Adriaansz: Ethnomusicology 16, #2 (May 1972), pp. 308-310, JSTOR 849733. Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [5].
  • Azerbaijan I — BM 30 L 2024[1]
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: The music of Azerbaijan, CD 5142.[11][12] Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [6].
  • Georgia I — BM 30 L 2025[1]
  • Malaysia — BM 30 L 2026[1]
  • Morocco — BM 30 L 2027
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco, CD 5145.[13][14] Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [7].
  • Kurdish music — BM 30 SL 2028
  • Pakistan — BM 30 SL 2029
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: The Music of Pakistan, CD 5147.[15][16] Review by Peter Row in Ethnomusicology 25, #3 (September 1981), pp. 559-561, JSTOR 851578. Review by David Henderson in Yearbook for Traditional Music 36 (2004), pp. 193-194, JSTOR 20058813. Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [8].
  • Lebanon I — BM 30 SL 2030
Reissued by Rounder as Anthology of world music: Lebanon, CD 5148.[17][18] Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [9].
  • Indonesia I — BM 30 L 2031
  • China — BM 30 SL 2032
Reissued as Auvidis D 8071 (1996).[19] Also reissued by Rounder as Anthology of World Music: China, CD 5150.[20] Review by Han Kuo-Huang in Ethnomusicology 33, #3 (Autumn 1989), pp. 567-569, JSTOR 851791. Review by Adam Greenberg on Allmusic, [10].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n p. 36, The UNESCO Courier, June 1973
  2. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 48609287, Daniélou, Alain. The Music of Laos. Anthology of world music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder Select, 1999. Sound recording.
  3. ^ Anthology of World Music: The Music of Laos, overview, Allmusic.
  4. ^ Collection: LA MUSIQUE DE L'AFGHANISTAN, Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie.
  5. ^ Anthology of World Music: Afghanistan, overview, Allmusic.
  6. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 63613334, Daniélou, Alain. Iran. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder, 1998. Sound recording.
  7. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 44907080, Daniélou, Alain, and Peter Crossley-Holland. The Music of Tibetan Buddhism. Anthology of world music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder Records, 1999. Sound recording.
  8. ^ Worldcat record, Daniélou, Alain. Viet Nam: Traditions of the South = Traditions Du Sud. Unesco collection. Gentilly [France: Auvidis/Unesco, 1996. Sound recording, OCLC 421844734 and Worldcat record Viet Nam: Traditions of the South = Traditions Du Sud. Unesco collection. Gentilly [France: Auvidis/Unesco, 1996. Sound recording, OCLC 36570043.
  9. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 43227741, Trần, Văn K, and Alain Daniélou. The Music of Vietnam. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder, 1999. Sound recording.
  10. ^ Anthology of World Music: The Music of Vietnam, overview, Allmusic.
  11. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 52281278, The Music of Azerbaijan. Anthology of world music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder Select, 2003. Sound recording.
  12. ^ Anthology of World Music: Azerbaijan, overview, Allmusic.
  13. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 41357415, Schuyler, Philip D. Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder Select, 1999. Sound recording.
  14. ^ Anthology of World Music: The Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco, overview, Allmusic.
  15. ^ Worldcat record, Khan, Mohammad S. The Music of Pakistan. Anthology of world music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder, 2003. Sound recording, OCLC 52280706.
  16. ^ Anthology of World Music: Pakistan I, overview, Allmusic. Accessed on line November 24, 2010.
  17. ^ Worldcat record, OCLC 52496825, Daniélou, Alain. Anthology of World Music: Lebanon. Anthology of world music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Rounder Records, 2003. Sound recording.
  18. ^ Anthology of World Music: Lebanon, overview, Allmusic.
  19. ^ Worldcat record, Vandor, Ivan, and Wang Qun. China: Chine. Unesco collection. France: Auvidis, 1996. Sound recording, OCLC 421844745, and Worldcat record, China: Chine. Gentilly, France: Auvidis, 1996. Sound recording, OCLC 37732522.
  20. ^ Anthology of World Music: China, overview, Allmusic.

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