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Elegy of the Uprooting

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Released  2006
Length  93:06
Release date  15 September 2006
Label  ECM Records
Recorded  March 27, 2005
Elegy of the Uprooting (2005)  Dust of Time (2009)
Producer  Manfred Eicher
Genre  Film score
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Artists  Eleni Karaindrou, Maria Farantouri, Alexandros Myrat, Camerata Orchestra, ERT Choir
Similar  Concert in Athens, Dust of Time, Eternity and a Day, Ulysses' Gaze, Athens Concert

Elegy of the Uprooting is a double CD live album by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou featuring music recorded in 2005 and released on the ECM New Series label.

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 5 stars stating "Karaindrou is a giant. In her quiet way she towers over more popular figures, simply by digging through the historical, cultural, and musical past, through the images brought forth by them, and by the poetics of the human heart. There is no hollow sentimentality in this work. In fact, it is stripped of that artifice to reach the purity of emotion, presented by a composer and musicians who understand restraint, allowing the story presented here to reveal itself, not by narrative so much as by context and the honesty of the music itself. Without doubt, this is the modern classical recording of 2006 and will go down as a classic in the field".

Track listing

All compositions by Eleni Karaindrou

Disc One:

  1. "Prayer" - 3:59
  2. "Refugee's Theme" - 1:42
  3. "The Weeping Meadow" - 3:28
  4. "Dance" - 3:30
  5. "An Ode of Tears" - 4:07
  6. "For the Phrygian Land a Vast Mourning" - 2:08
  7. "By the Sea" - 1:25
  8. "Depart and Eternity Theme" - 6:21
  9. "Rosa's Aria" - 3:52
  10. "Memories" - 2:43
  11. "Hecuba's Lament / Hecuba's Theme II" - 1:39
  12. "Telamon, You Came to Conquerour Town" - 1:41
  13. "The City That Gave Birth to You Was Consumed by Fire" - 2:02
  14. "An Ode of Tears" - 0:36
  15. "Theme of the Uprooting I" - 0:42
  16. "The Weeping Meadow II" - 2:08
  17. "Voyage" - 1:57
  18. "Voyage to Cythera" - 2:17
  19. "On the Road" - 3:10

Disc Two:

  1. "Parade" - 2:56
  2. "Return" - 2:25
  3. "Andromache's Theme" - 0:53
  4. "The Land I Call Home" - 1:46
  5. "Home of My Forefathers" - 1:46
  6. "I Wish I'm Given There" - 1:21
  7. "Refugee's Theme" - 2:01
  8. "The Seagull" - 1:26
  9. "The Song of the Lake" - 2:26
  10. "Adagio - Father's Theme" - 2:56
  11. "In Vain the Sacrifices" - 2:13
  12. "My Beloved, Your Soul is Wandering" - 2:58
  13. "The Decision" - 2:40
  14. "The Farewell Theme" - 4:25
  15. "Theme of the Lake" - 2:32
  16. "Hecuba's Theme II" - 1:03
  17. "Lament for Astyanax" - 2:11
  18. "Exodos" - 2:48
  19. "The Weeping Meadow" - 2:53
  • Recorded at Megaron in Athens, Grece on March 27, 2005
  • Personnel

  • Eleni Karaindrou - piano
  • Maria Farantouri - voice
  • Vangelis Christopoulos - oboe
  • Socratis Sinopoulos Constantinople - lyra, laouto
  • Maria Bildea - harp
  • Konstantinos Raptis - accordion, bayan
  • Sergiu Nastasa - violin
  • Renato Ripo - cello
  • Stella Gadedi - flute
  • Nikos Guinos - clarinet
  • Sopcratis Anthis - trumpet
  • Spyros Kazianis - bassoon
  • Vangelis Skouras - French horn
  • Aris Dimitriadis - mandolin
  • Christos Tsiamoulis - ney
  • Panos Dimitrakopoulos - kanonaki
  • Andreas Katsiyiannis - santouri
  • Andreas Papas - bendir, daouli
  • Hellenic Radio and Television Choir - Antonis Kontogeorgiou, choirmaster
  • Camerata Orchestra conducted by Alexandros Myrat
  • Songs

    Prayer3:59
    Refugee's Theme1:42
    The Weeping Meadow3:28

    References

    Elegy of the Uprooting Wikipedia


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