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Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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  • 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.

  • The Guardian and Observer have published their list of the 50 key events in the history of world and folk music, which includes four events that also have a direct link to the history of Nonesuch Records, events involving Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Youssou N'Dour, and Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, and one that would later impact Kronos Quartet.

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    This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State 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.

    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
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State 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.

Description: 

This album’s release in 1987 sparked a global interest in the captivating voices of the Bulgarian State 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.

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
ns_album_releasedate: 
Sunday, November 1, 1987 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597916522BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497187263
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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