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Mahagitá: Harp and Vocal Music of Burma

Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant
Mahagitá: Harp and Vocal Music of Burma

Burma's preeminent player of the arched harp and one of Burma's most respected singers provide a beguiling sampling of the Burmese thachìn gyì (classical song) repertoire in these stunningly beautiful recordings made in Rangoon in 2000. The Burmese arched harp, a little known treasure among Asian musical instruments, figures prominently in Burma's classical music tradition. That tradition, developed over several centuries in Burma's royal courts, exhibits the restraint, subtlety, and elegance of many aristocratic traditions—but in an idiom uniquely Burmese. Extensive notes, photos. 76 minutes.

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In praise of the Burmese harp Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 12:01
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The glory of the king Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 6:20
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Rain and a princess Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 11:13
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Lonely in the forest Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 8:58
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A hunstman enchanted Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 9:10
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Longing in a forest glade Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 5:48
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The twelve royal gates Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 6:50
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The king's potency Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 7:54
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Waiting Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant 8:09
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