Ladies & gentlemen, we hope you enjoyed our stay in New Zealand. This week, we're starting a little tour of South East Asian music. We'll mostly focus on traditionnal and classical music from various places this time but we'll have longer and more specific visits later this year with some popular music...
Today, to celebrate the Sonkran festivities (Thai lunar new year) we'll enjoy some classical music with THAILANDE, MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE DU NORD (Playa Sound PS 33522, recorded in 1973, published in 1982). This great LP is the 17th record of a collection focussing on traditional Asian music, "Musique de l'Asie traditionnelle".
The recording we have today had been done by Hubert de Fraysseix, though I could not find much informations on his works I noticed he also did some recordings In Portugal and India. This time he was in Northern Thailand to record classical music and he knew what he was doing! We got some different wind and percussion instruments, bold and deep classical buddhist music orchestrations from the north: PI CHANAI, PHI PHAT and PHI NAI... It's trully gorgeous!
01 PI CHANAI
02 PHI PHAT & PHI NAI SOLO
03 PHI PHAT & PHI NAI SOLO
04 POPULAR ORCHESTRA
Happy Sonkran celebrations to the Thai people!
Thanks for flying with KTK