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Concert In Athens / Eleni Karaindrou

Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001800002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eleni Karaindrou
Performer:  Jan GarbarekKim KashkashianVangelis Christopoulos
Conductor:  Alexandros Myrat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Friends Of Music Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An exceptional live recording, Concert In Athens, the tenth ECM release by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, incorporates moving performances by guests Kim Kashkashian and Jan Garbarek. The U.S. violist and the Norwegian saxophonist have each made important contributions to Karaindrou's music in the past, Garbarek with his playing in the score for The Beekeeper and Kim Kashkashian as the key musical protagonist of Ulysses Gaze. Themes of both those films are revisited here, amongst much that is new. A primary emphasis is music written for theatre: the wide-reaching emotional scope of pieces for plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee provides a wonderful context for bringing the guest musicians into contact with Eleni's Read more soloists, above all the brilliant oboist Vangelis Christopoulos. Recorded November 2010, with Manfred Eicher as producer, Concert in Athens gives us perhaps the fullest picture of Eleni Karaindrou's compositional creativity to date. Read less

Works on This Recording

Ulysses' Gaze: Dance by Eleni Karaindrou
Performer:  Jan Garbarek (Saxophone), Kim Kashkashian (Viola), Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe)
Conductor:  Alexandros Myrat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Friends Of Music Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1995; Greece 
The Beekeeper: Farewell Theme by Eleni Karaindrou
Period: 20th Century 

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