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Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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  • NPR Music has published a list titled Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women, and among them are Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball, Laurie Anderson's Big Science, k.d. lang's Ingénue, and the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir's Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares. "This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation," says NPR.

  • Marcel Cellier, the Swiss music producer, radio broadcaster, ethnomusicologist, and musician, has died at the age of 88. Cellier, who recorded the famed series of albums of the Bulgarian State Television female vocal choir, Mystère des Voix Bulgares, first released in the US on Nonesuch Records in the late 1980s, died at a hospital in the Swiss Riviera on Friday, December 13, 2013. The album's release sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the choir and was followed by a second volume, which earned a Grammy Award and led to an extensive world tour, a third recording, and a box set.

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    This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. Recorded by Marcel Cellier in 1975, the record features modern vocal arrangements based on Bulgarian folk melodies and haunting, otherworldly performances. "Spine-tingling, otherworldly beauty," says NPR, "full of gorgeous dissonances and fierce, sung-out emotion ... [T]he music's emotive power and haunting beauty comes shining through."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir
    Under the direction of Philip Koutev and Krasimir Kyurkchiyski

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded in Bulgaria by Marcel Cellier
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover art by Melanie Marder Parks

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Artist Name: 
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
Release Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 1987 - 05:00
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This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. Recorded by Marcel Cellier in 1975, the record features modern vocal arrangements based on Bulgarian folk melodies and haunting, otherworldly performances. "Spine-tingling, otherworldly beauty," says NPR, "full of gorgeous dissonances and fierce, sung-out emotion ... [T]he music's emotive power and haunting beauty comes shining through."

Description: 

This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. Recorded by Marcel Cellier in 1975, the record features modern vocal arrangements based on Bulgarian folk melodies and haunting, otherworldly performances. "Spine-tingling, otherworldly beauty," says NPR, "full of gorgeous dissonances and fierce, sung-out emotion ... [T]he music's emotive power and haunting beauty comes shining through."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded in Bulgaria by Marcel Cellier
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover art by Melanie Marder Parks

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79165

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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71
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404
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Sunday, November 1, 1987 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597916522BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497187263
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir
Under the direction of Philip Koutev and Krasimir Kyurkchiyski

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