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Strings Attached: The Voice of Kannel

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Rel. Date: 08/20/2021
UPC: 3149020940785

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DISC: 1

1. Byrd: Rowland (Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home) (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
2. Improvised Prelude
3. Dowland: Lachrimae (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
4. Improvised Postlude No.1
5. Couperin: [Unmeasured] Prelude in D minor (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
6. Machaut: Dame, Vostre Doulz Viaire (Arr. for Psaltery)
7. Rameau: Premier Livre de Pièces Pour Clavecin:
8. Prélude (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
9. Rameau: Premier Livre de Pièces Pour Clavecin:
10. Allemande (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
11. Weiss: Tombeau Sur la Mort de Mr. Comte de Logy (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
12. Tulve: Silmaja (Beholder)
13. Improvised Interlude
14. Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali: Toccata Per Le Levatione, F 1
15. (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)
16. Improvised Postlude No.2
17. Rameau: Suite in D Major:
18. L'entretien Des Muses (Arr. for Chromatic Kannel)

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Related to the harp but positioned horizontally by the player, the kannel possesses an uncommon timbre, at times reminiscent of the harpsichord. Anna-Liisa Eller offers us a chance to discover this treasured symbol of Estonia's musical heritage courtesy of her own transcriptions of well-loved pieces by Couperin, Byrd, Dowland, and Rameau. This magical journey across centuries and musical styles, is rounded off by original improvisations and a contemporary work by the young Estonian composer Helena Tulve, in which the instrumen's myriad colors can shine through in all their rare variety.