View Full Version : Rumi Symphony: Andrew Harvey and Hans Christian

Ed Jewett
02-12-2012, 04:29 AM

Came by this the other day.. a two-CD set ... and began to listen. It reminded me of a recording by Richard Harris of Khalil Gibran's Prophet, at whose feet I once had an out-of-body experience (send PM for details), but it's probably even better on at least two counts. And it's tough to top Rumi. But thankfully it's the short of thing that won't go away even if bombed into dust.

"The second you stepped into this existence, a ladder was placed to help you escape it."

"Go beyond even that...."

Magda Hassan
02-12-2012, 04:44 AM

Ed Jewett
02-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Don't know, young lady. It might be, but Rumi no longer has many copyright restraints and symphony is pretty generic. Perhaps it is a later release, or a distant cousin, or a predecessor.

This is where I first heard of it: http://carolynbaker.net/2012/01/11/treat-yourself-to-a-rumi-symphony-by-carolyn-baker/

My experience is not so much about the music, though it's an interesting parallel with the Silk Road Ensemble of Yo-Yo-Ma, which is more authentic instrumentally, and with no narration, but in the words and the cosmic wisdom found in the poetry.