The seven colours of the Mugam

The phrases and pauses of a Mugam melody reproduce the unpredictable rhythm of living human speech. This melody would resemble a Gregorian chant if it did not differ from it in its emotional warmth and ornamentation.

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There are seven main mugams of Azerbaijani music, which differ from each other in their originality and musical character. And each of these mugams has its own spectrum of colours. Like an oriental carpet...
The programme features music of the Spanish Renaissance and the seven Azerbaijani mugams.