Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from Classical Antiquity | Delphian DCD34188

Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from Classical Antiquity

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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34188

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 21st September 2018

Contents

Artists

Rupert Till
Stef Conner
Barnaby Brown
Callum Armstrong
Olga Sutkowska
Justus Willberg
John Kenny

Artists

Rupert Till
Stef Conner
Barnaby Brown
Callum Armstrong
Olga Sutkowska
Justus Willberg
John Kenny

About

The Greek and Roman cultures of classical antiquity have left an indelible mark on European society. The Greek 'muse' is the origin of our concept of 'music', and ancient Greek culture included concert performances with a listening audience, hundreds of years before the rest of the continent.

This fifth and final volume in Delphian's landmark collaboration with the European Music Archaeology Project includes pieces based on fragments of musical notation, found by archaeologists carved into stone or written on papyrus and dated to between 300 BC and 300 AD, as well as new music created to give a contemporary voice to the instruments of the period. Reconstructed by experts drawing on the latest archaeological research, these include the aulos a double-reed instrument played in pairs and often depicted as belonging to the retinue of the god Dionysus and the hydraulis, or Roman water organ.

Tracklisting:
1. Invocation of the Muse [Mesomedes]
2. From Berlin manuscript 6870 (2022)
3. Plagiaulos variations 1
4. Low and Sweet
5. 12th Pythian Ode [Pindar]
6. From Bellermann 98
7. Tiaso: introduction
8. Study on Bellermann 100
9. Study on Bellermann 101
10. Gallops and Fanfares
11. Delphic Paean [Athenaios]
12. Study on Bellermann 99
13. Plagiaulos variations 2
14. Study on Bellermann 98 Phrygian
15. Study on Bellermann 98 Lydian
16. Tiaso: first episode
17. From Bellermann 104
18. Quodlibet on Bellermann 100 & 80
19. From Michigan manuscript inv. 1250
20. Tiaso: second episode
21. aulo_dia
22. Aulos variations (after Bellermann 98)
23. From Berlin manuscript 6870 (1315)
24. On an Armenian folk tune
25. Aulos variations 2
26. On an Armenian folk tune (2)

Reviews

Lovingly couched and variegated, this is bound to inform, illuminate and even prompt discussion.
MusicWeb International November 2018

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