Various Artists

Sung Poetry

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In most cultures the distinction between recitation and song, poem and lyric, is not nearly as distinct as in the West. Many great poems of the Middle East are still sung, and cantatas or song-cycles with particular structures are the backbone of the Andalus classical tradition, whether in Syria or the Maghreb. The examples here are in Turkish, Farsi, and Arabic.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
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4:41
2
8:55
3
11:32
4
23:21
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