Eleni Karaindrou - David | ECM New Series 4814499

Eleni Karaindrou - David

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Label: ECM New Series

Cat No: 4814499

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 18th November 2016

Contents

Artists

Kim Kashkashian (viola)
Irini Karagianni (mezzo-soprano)
Tassis Christoyannopoulos (baritone)
Vangelis Christopoulos (oboe)
Stella Gadedi (flute)
Marie-Cecile Boulard (clarinet)
Sonia Pisk (bassoon)
Vangelis Skouras (horn)
Sokratis Anthis (trumpet)
Maria Bildea (harp)
Katerina Ktona (harpsichord)
ERT Choir
Camerata Orchestra

Conductor

Alexandros Myrat

Works

Karaindrou, Eleni

David (stage cantata)

Artists

Kim Kashkashian (viola)
Irini Karagianni (mezzo-soprano)
Tassis Christoyannopoulos (baritone)
Vangelis Christopoulos (oboe)
Stella Gadedi (flute)
Marie-Cecile Boulard (clarinet)
Sonia Pisk (bassoon)
Vangelis Skouras (horn)
Sokratis Anthis (trumpet)
Maria Bildea (harp)
Katerina Ktona (harpsichord)
ERT Choir
Camerata Orchestra

Conductor

Alexandros Myrat

About

The stage cantata David features Eleni Karaindrouís music for a unique piece of Aegean drama, a verse play with words by an unknown 18th-century poet from the island of Chios. Its text (first published only in 1979), invites a musical response and Greek composer Karaindrou rises splendidly to the challenge, imaginatively moving between past and present in her settings for mezzo-soprano and baritone singers, instrumental soloists, choir and orchestra. Kim Kashkashianís evocative viola against strings may trigger associations with Karaindrouís acclaimed writing for Ulyssesí Gaze. The music also draws inspiration from the world of baroque opera as singers Irini Karagianni and Tassis Christoyannopoulos are brought to the foreground. Karaindrouís David is a work of changing music colours. Recorded live at the Athens Megaron, it was edited and mixed by Manfred Eicher and Nikos Espialdis for CD release. 

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