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Sufi Soul

by Tanya Anisimova

Mystical, melodious and virtuosic array of original works and improvisations in a Middle-Eastern style for cello with voice, piano, string quartet, and string orchestra
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Sufi Suite For Cello Solo, After Rumi
Tanya Anisimova, cello
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2. Sufi Suite, Dervishes Dance - Om
Tanya Anisimova, cello, vocal
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6:52 $0.99
3. Mexico - Moscow For Cello and Piano
Tanya Anisimova, cello, Vitaly Yunitsky, piano
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5:17 $0.99
4. Improvisation
Tanya Anisimova, cello, vocal
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3:39 $0.99
5. Quintet - Concerto, Sufi Scherzo
Tanya Anisimova, cello, the Prokofiev Quartet
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6. Quintet - Concerto, Adagio Misterioso
Tanya Anisimova, cello, the Prokofiev Quartet
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7. Quintet - Concerto, Finale
Tanya Anisimova, cello, the Prokofiev Quartet
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8. Improvisation
Tanya Anisimova, cello, the Prokofiev Quartet
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9. Adonai For Cello and String Orchestra
Tanya Anisimova, cello, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, Igor Lerm
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10. Improvisation
Tanya Anisimova, cello, vocal
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Album Notes
"I am incredibly enthusiastic about your latest venture -"Sufi Soul" - deep, exploratory and richly rewarding.
I will get it played on Radio 4 (Dutch National Classical Radio) this month. Many congratulations."
Heather Kurzbauer, Strad Magazine

“Most of the program was devoted to Anisimova’s melodious, mystical and deeply emotional compositions.”
The Washington Post

"Listening to Anisimova's music has become one of the most remarkable musical moments I have ever experienced."
Macias Sanchez, Cultura Michoacan

Through her original compositions, her numerous transcriptions and improvisations with her own vocal accompaniment cellist and composer Tanya Anisimova is reaching a growing audience. In 2005, she premiered her own Quintet-Concerto for violoncello and string quartet with the St. Petersburg Quartet in Washington, D.C.
In June, 2006 she performed seven concerts in Moscow, including the Russian premiere of the Quintet-Concerto with the Prokofiev Quartet and the world premiere of her concert piece “ADONAI” for cello and string orchestra with the Russian Chamber Orchestra.

In May, 2007, Tanya will return to Moscow at the invitation of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society to perform her new cello concerto with the Moscow Conservatory Orchestra.

Tanya Anisimova gained international recognition in 2001 when she released a CD with her own transcriptions of J.S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. After listening to her recording cellist Janos Starker called her “an Everest climber…a high class cellist with a strong and inventive musical mind.”
Ms. Anisimova graduated cum laude from the Moscow Conservatory and received her Artist Diploma from Boston University and her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Yale University.
In 2007, Tanya will tour France, Russia, Iceland and Germany performing her new compositions.
In March, 2007, a new CD with Ms. Anisimova’s cello and vocal improvisations will be released under the Synchronicity Foundation's label “Collaborations.”

To learn more about the artist please visit her web-site at: www.tanyaanisimova.com


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Cheryl Litster

Sufi Soul takes me on a journey....
Sufi Soul is a special gift from Tanya's creative heart and genius. I love Tanya's exotic, beautiful picture on the cover as well as the musical treasures within......
Listening to Sufi Soul takes me on a journey to realms of memory, longing, imaginary wanderings, possibilities, dreams, and peaceful balance. I feel transported and want to dance and fly. I feel brave and want to explore. Such exultation, drama, stimulation, poignant sweetness, and soulful depth come in welcome waves. Tanya's music
probes and frees multitudinous emotions as it builds and carries, rises and descends. I feel fortunate and blessed to be in its thrall.......

Idel Burry

In 2006 I had the pleasure to once again hear Tanya Anisimova perform on cello and playing one of her new Sufi compositions. Her "Sufi Soul" which arrived at my house in time for the past holidays was all and more than I had anticipated.
Listening to Tanya's compositions I felt transported back to a magical night in 1997 when good fortune found me in a tent in the dunes of the Sahara desert, below an indigo velvet sky,ablaze with brilliance of the Milky Way.
Reclined on Berber rugs, my friends and I were entertained by Tuareg,Berber members of Muslim nomads, rhytmically beating drums, hauntingly playing flutes, and dancing to and singing Sufi songs. Sufi,an ascetic and mystical Muslim sect teaches its followers to worship and adore the ultimate Divine by singing and chanting and whirling in dance of total ecstasy.
The Persian poet and mystic Ja-lai un-din Rumi had best expressed the meaning of Sufi in his poetry, and Tanya Anisimova sensitively interprets his words,setting them into meaningful sound, a gift for all who listen to the intimate blending of her voice and cello.
Sufi Soul is nourishmenmt for the soul.

Diego Gonzalez Simon

Sufi Suite connects me with the Past and the Future.
To be or live in the Present is not always easy, my little “past” and my little “future” are constantly distracting me. The Sufi Suite has the power to connect me with the Past and the Future and, consequently with the present. It seems has been written thousands of years ago and expanding thousands years ahead. --

All in this piece sounds new and antique; it is a summary of the music history. Sounds modal, tonal, atonal... Singing while playing has been natural from the beginning of the music till nowadays, however, listening this in Cello Solo music is a true innovation. The use of “scordatura” (a different tuning than the established) was usual in the first works for the instrument. This practice was almost forgotten about two centuries and now is again increasing the instrument possibilities. --

Also, the instrumental language is intemporal, the vast palette goes from the purity of the open strings to a complex thumb technique, double stops, chords, arpegiatos; from peaceful mood to a spinning and rapture meditation. --

Now, only its author, Tanya Anisimova, can play it. Nevertheless, the Sufi Suite shall be played for the cellists of the future, when technique and understanding have reached the proper level. --

While listening the Sufi Suite I can feel the compression of the time and the expansion of the Present, to be “here and now” plus “everywhere and every time”.

Dixon Withers-Julian

The cello playing is exceptionally fine. The sound quality is excellent.
The cello playing is exceptionally fine. The sound quality is excellent. This is especially noteworthy since these are all live recordings at different venues. The other musicians who perform on this album are also excellent. My personal favorites are the improvisations and the Sufi Suite. The improvisations feature combinations of bowed notes and pizzicati. When the free vocal line is added to these the effect is magical. The Sufi Suite has echoes of the cello suites of J. S. Bach, and in the second movement there is the use of the voice. It is amazing to have an artist who is such a wonderful cellist, and also, composes at such a high level.