Musique De La Grèce Antique / Paniagua, Atrium Musicae

Release Date: 10/10/2000
Catalog Number: HMA1951015
Composer: Limenius, Terence, Seikilos...
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Number of Discs: 1

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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 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.
Works on This Recording
1. Anakrousis by Gregorio Paniagua
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ;
2. Orestes: Choral Ode by Euripides
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 408 BC ; Greece
3. Papyrus Berlin 6870: Instrumental fragments by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
4. First Delphic Hymn by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 138 BC ; Greece
5. Tecmessa's Lament by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century ;
6. Papyrus 29825, Vienna by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 3rd c. BC ;
7. Hymn to the Sun by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
8. Hymn to the Muse by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
9. Hymn to Nemesis by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Period: Medieval
10. Papyrus Michigan Inv. 2958 by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
11. Aenaoi Nefelai by Aristophanes
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
12. As long as you live by Seikilos
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 1stth Century ; Greece
13. Papyrus Berlin 6870: Vocal fragments by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century ; Greece
14. Bacchic Dance by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
15. Pythic Ode no 1 by Pindar
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
16. Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2436 by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century ;
17. Hymn to the Holy Trinity by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
18. Estro poetico-armonico: Homeric Hymn to Cerere by Benedetto Marcello
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Italy
19. Dramatic fragment by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 200 BC ; Greece
20. Hecyra by Terence
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 1st c. BC ; Rome, Italy
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
22. Paean and Processional by Limenius
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 127 BC ; Greece
23. Tragic dialogue on Orestes by Anonymous
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Written: 2ndth Century ; Greece
24. Epilogue-Catastrophe by Gregorio Paniagua
Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
Orchestra/Ensemble: Atrium Musicae
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ;
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