A conversation with Sébastien van Kuijk

                                                                                                                                                    Sébastien van Kuijk
                                                                                           A Conversation with David Yang,Artistic Director NCMF
                                                                                                                                  (July 2020)

                                                                                                                                               NICOLAS BACRI (b.1961)
                                                                                                                              Folia for cello and chamber orchestra

                                                                                                                                        THOMAS VALVERDE & SEB KUIJK
                                                                                                                                                               Ambassade

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

The following pieces were referred to in this interview:

                                                                                                                                  OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908 – 1992)
                                                                                                    Quatuor pour Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

                                                                                          V. "Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus" for cello and piano

                                                                                                                                   OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908 – 1992)
                                                                                                        Quatuor pour Fin du Temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

                                                                                      VIII. "Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus" for violin and piano

                                                                                                                                         IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
                                                                                                                                                          The Rite of Spring

                                                                                                                                        ADRIANO CELENTANO (b. 1938)
                                                                                                                                              Prisencolinensinainciusol

                                                                                                            (sounds like it is in English but it is not)

                                                                                                                                          ELLA FITZGERALD (1917 – 1996)
                                                                                                                                                          Air Mail Special
                                                                                                  (virtuoso American scat singing – precursor of rap)

                                                                                                                                        NUSRAT FATEH ALI KAHN (1948 – 1997)
                                                                                                                                                           Allah Hoo Allah Hoo

                                                                                                         (Qawwali: Sufi mystical Islamic devotional singing,
                                                                                                                         starts to move around 7:20)

Khan al-Shounah market, in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria

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