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Elegy of the Uprooting

By Published: December 28, 2008
Regardless of the grandeur of 110 musicians in the background The Elegy of the Uprooting is an assured and subtle work. This DVD melts away any sense of time as there is a timeless quality, a patience and an ineffable beauty to this music.


Tracks: Prayer; Refugee's Theme; The Weeping Meadow; Dance; An Ode of Tears; For the Phrygian Land Vast Mourning; By the Sea; Depart and Eternity Theme; Rosa's Aria; Memories; Hecuba's Lament/Hecuba's Theme II; Telamon, You Came to Conquer Our Town; The City That Gave Birth to You was Consumed by Fire; An Ode of Tears; Theme of the Uprooting I; The Weeping Meadow II; Voyage; Voyage to Cythera; On the Road; Parade; Return; Andromache's Theme; The Land I Call Home; Home of My Forefathers; I Wish I'm Given There; Refugee's Theme; The Seagull; Song of the Lake; Adagio—Father's Theme; In Vain the Sacrifices; My Beloved, Your Soul is Wandering; Decision; Farewell Theme; Theme of the Lake; Hecuba's Theme II; Lament for Astynax; Exodus; The Weeping Meadow.

Personnel: Maria Farantouri: voice; Vangelis Christopoulos: oboe; Socratis Sinopoulos: Constantinople lyra; Maria Bildea: harp; Kostantinos Raptis: accordion, bayan; Sergiu Nastasa: violin; Renato Ripop: cello; Stella Gadedi: flute; Nikos Guinos: clarinet; Socratis Anthis: trumpet; Spyros Kazianis: bassoon; Vangelis Skouras: French horn; Aristotelis Dimitriadis: mandolin; Eleni Karaindrou: piano; traditional instruments ensemble: Maria Bildea: harp; Socratis Sinopoulos: Constantinople lyra, laouto; Christos Tsimoulis: ney; Panos Dimitrakopoulos: kanonaki; Andreas Katsiyiannis: santouri; Andreas Papas: bendir, daouli; Camerata Orchestra, Alexandros Myrat, conductor; Hellenic Radio/Television Choir, Antonis Kontogeorgiou, choiri

Production Notes: 105 minutes. Recorded March 27, 2005 at Megaron, Athens (Greece)



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