THE HOME OF SPECIALIST MUSICLtd Editions | Signed CD's | Special Offers | Vinyl | BoxSets

David

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
18-11-2016
Genres:
Barcode:
028948144990
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
4814499
David
David

Description

The stage cantata David features Eleni Karaindrou's 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 Kashkashian's evocative viola against strings may trigger associations with Karaindrou's acclaimed writing for 'Ulysses' Gaze'. The music also draws inspiration from the world of baroque opera as singers Irini Karagianni and Tassis Christoyannopoulos are brought to the foreground. Karaindrou's 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. Personnel: Kim Kashkashian (viola), Irini Karagianni (mezzo-soprano), Tassis Christoyannopoulos (baritone), Vangelis Christopoulos (oboe), Stella Gadedi (flute), Marie-Cécile Boulard (clarinet), Sonia Pisk (bassoon), Vangelis Skouras (French horn), Sokratis Anthis (trumpet), Maria Bildea (harp), Katerina Ktona (harpsichord), ERT choir, Antonis Kontogeorgiou (choirmaster), Camerata Orchestra, Alexandros Myrat (conductor)

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Overture
  3. Repentance
  4. Compassion
  5. Devils
  6. David's Entrance
  7. The Good Things In Life
  8. When I See
  9. Davids Lament
  10. Repentance (var.)
  11. Psaltes
  12. Procession
  13. Angel
  14. Finale
£12.99
In stock

Fast delivery & returns worldwide

In stock