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Elegy of the Uprooting

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Elegy of the Uprooting
Elegy of the Uprooting


An extraordinary DVD concert recording of the music of Eleni Karaindrou - her first live set for ECM - filmed in her hometown of Athens in 2005. Elegy of the Uprooting is effectively an anthology of her greatest music for stage and screen, performed by 130 musicians. It's an epic journey in colours, sounds and rhythms, shedding light on the themes of uprooting, exodus, exile and homecoming - themes that recur in Karaindrou's haunting work.

Personnel: Camerata Orchestra, Alexandros Myrat (conductor), Hellenic Radio Television Choir, Maria Farantouri (voice), Vangelis Christopoulos (oboe), Eleni Karaindrou (piano) & 16 other named soloists


  1. Name
  2. Prayer
  3. Refugee's Theme
  4. The Weeping Meadow
  5. Dance
  6. An ode of tears
  7. For the Phrygian land vast mourning
  8. By the Sea
  9. Depart and Eternity Theme
  10. Rosa's Aria
  11. Memories
  12. Hecuba's Lament / Hecuba's Theme II
  13. Telamon, you came to conquer our town
  14. The city that gave birth to you was consumed by fire
  15. An ode of tears
  16. Theme of the Uprooting I
  17. The Weeping Meadow II
  18. Voyage
  19. Voyage to Cythera
  20. On the Road
  21. Parade
  22. Return
  23. Andromache's Theme
  24. The land I call home
  25. Home of my forefathers
  26. I wish I'm given there
  27. Refugee's Theme
  28. The Seagull
  29. Song of the Lake
  30. Adagio - Father's Theme
  31. In vain the sacrifices
  32. My beloved, your soul is wandering
  33. Decision
  34. Farewell Theme
  35. Theme of the Lake
  36. Hecuba's Theme II
  37. Lament for Astyanax
  38. Exodos
  39. The Weeping Meadow
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