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Musique De La Grèce Antique / Paniagua, Atrium Musicae


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1951015   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gregorio PaniaguaEuripidesAnonymousAristophanes,   ... 
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What a strange--and brave, and utterly intriguing--recording this is. It's just as weird and otherworldly-sounding as I remember from my first encounter with it about nine or 10 years ago. Gregorio Paniagua's interpretations hover at the edge of performance art, from the "sonorous explosion" of the Anakrousis that opens the album through the percussive slams of the Second Delphic Hymn to Apollo. As Paniagua writes in the introduction: "We do not claim, with this record, to be making a mere compilation of what has been preserved of Greek music...It is more in the nature of the personal expression of a profoundly sad feeling in the face of an irremediable loss." Paniagua's sense of loss renders these as much dramatic Read more theatrical statements as they are experiments in musicmaking. Utilizing a small chorus of six and a battery of instruments, he creates a fascinating landscape of sound, with thunderous breaks of fragmented melody and shards of recited and sung poetry breaking up periods of silence.

--Anastasia Tsioulcas, ClassicsToday.com

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A unique musical document! Whereas proofs of the greatness of Ancient Greek architecture and literature still exist in abundance, no more than a few scraps of their music have miraculously survived. They have been gathered together here for the first time in a partly 'archaeological', partly imaginary panorama of this music that was, after all, an integral part of daily life in Ancient Greece.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Anakrousis by Gregorio Paniagua
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Euripides "Orestes: Choral Ode." 
2.
Orestes: Choral Ode by Euripides
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 408 BC; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Language: Greek 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Paniagua's "Anakrousis."
Arranged: Gregorio Paniagua 
3.
First Delphic Hymn by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 138 BC; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
4.
Tecmessa's Lament by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
5.
Papyrus 29825, Vienna by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 3rd c. BC 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
6.
Hymn to the Sun by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
7.
Hymn to the Muse by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
8.
Hymn to Nemesis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Period: Medieval 
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
9.
Papyrus Michigan Inv. 2958 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
10.
Aenaoi Nefelai by Aristophanes
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
11.
As long as you live by Seikilos
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 1stth Century; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
12.
Papyrus Berlin 6870: Vocal fragments by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
13.
Bacchic Dance by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14.
Pythic Ode no 1 by Pindar
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
15.
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2436 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
16.
Hymn to the Holy Trinity by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
17.
Estro poetico-armonico: Homeric Hymn to Cerere by Benedetto Marcello
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
18.
Dramatic fragment by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 200 BC; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
19.
Hecyra by Terence
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 1st c. BC; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 
20.
Poem by Grigorios Nazianzenos
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
21.
Paean and Processional by Limenius
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 127 BC; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
22.
Tragic dialogue on Orestes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century; Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Paniagua's "Epilogue-Catastrophe." 
23.
Epilogue-Catastrophe by Gregorio Paniagua
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Anonymous "Tragic dialogue on Orestes." 
24.
Papyrus Berlin 6870: Instrumental fragments by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atrium Musicae
Written: Greece 
Date of Recording: 06/1978 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Arranged: Atrium Musicae 

Customer Reviews

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 absolutely completely different April 17, 2012 By Sujung P. (Seoul, Korea, Republic of) See All My Reviews "I had no idea what to expect, and this was wilder than I would've expected. I simply cannot describe it, except to say it is unlike almost anything I've ever heard. But not quite everything - there were moments where I could hear a relation to Byzantine and Arabic chant. Anyway, I simply cannot judge the authenticity of the music or anything at all. It just blew my mind. What I realized is that ancient Greece is a truly foreign culture, more exotic and strange than I'd realized by reading its literature or looking at its art." Report Abuse
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