GREEK SONGS BY BY NON-GREEK COMPOSERS

Composer(s): Lennox Berkeley, Dimitri Shostakovich, Antonin Dvorak, Maurice Ravel, Hermann Reutter

Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki
Reference: KTC1812
Barcode: 8711801018126
Format: 1 CD
Release date: 2024-01-01
SKU: KTC1812 Categories: , , , , , , ,

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In the beginning of 2022, on the aftermath of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution (1821-2021) and the independence of the new Greek state, after a great deal of music of Greek and philhellene composers had been performed and rediscovered, I became acquainted with A. Dvorak’s work “Three modern Greek Poems”. Fascinated as to how the Czech poet Vaclav Bolemir Nebesky became interested in translating Greek folk songs into Czech, and consequently, how the composer set them to music, I started thinking of other composers that had a collateral look upon Greece. It was a different approach in comparison to what we Greeks were used to when considering the romantic era of the Greek Revolution. There was an alternative perception of non – Greek composers on Greece and Greek culture.

Thus, the idea for the programme of this CD was born. It comprises of complete song cycles entitled by the composers “Greek Songs” which are set on ancient, folk or 20th century Greek poetry, translated into the mother tongue of each composer.

The content of the songs relates to three different periods of Greek history. Although the common thread is always Greece, the different circumstances and political scenery of each era influence quite differently how poetry and music are expressed.

ELENA MARANGOU
Greek mezzo soprano Elena Marangou has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Philharmonie and Altstadt Herbstorchester Düsseldorf, Cognimus Kollektiv, Armonia Athenea, Athens State Orchestra, Greek Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of Colours, Municipal Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki. Her repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. She has collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall, the Greek National Opera, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival as well as with baroque and chamber music ensembles. Conductors she has worked with include Christopher Warren-Green, Helmut Rilling, Philippe Auguin, Thorsten Göbel, George Petrou, Zoi Tsokanou, Miltos Logiadis, Loukas Karytinos, Nikolas Vassiliou, Yorgos Ziavras.

1. Epitaph of Timas
Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

2. Spring Song
Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

3. To Aster
Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

4. Vperëd
Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

5. Pentozalis
Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

6. Zolongo
Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

7. Hymn of E.L.A.S.
Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

8. Koljas
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

9. Nereidy
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

10. Zalozpèv Pargy
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

11. Le Reveil de la Mariée
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

12. Là – bas, vers l’ Église
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

13. Quel Galant m est Comparable
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

14. Chanson des Cueilleuses de Lentisques
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

15. Tout Gai!
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras

16. Wie hernieder vom Berge Sturmwind stürzt
Composer: Hermann Reutter
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki

17. Hinunter ist schon der Mond
Composer: Hermann Reutter
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki

18. Singet ihr Mädchen, das Lied
Composer: Hermann Reutter
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki

19. Seelenlos liegt der einst da
Composer: Hermann Reutter
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki

20. Aphrodite!
Composer: Hermann Reutter
Artist(s): Elena Marangou, Yorgos Ziavras, Angela Giannaki

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 21,50

In the beginning of 2022, on the aftermath of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution (1821-2021) and the independence of the new Greek state, after a great deal of music of Greek and philhellene composers had been performed and rediscovered, I became acquainted with A. Dvorak’s work “Three modern Greek Poems”. Fascinated as to how the Czech poet Vaclav Bolemir Nebesky became interested in translating Greek folk songs into Czech, and consequently, how the composer set them to music, I started thinking of other composers that had a collateral look upon Greece. It was a different approach in comparison to what we Greeks were used to when considering the romantic era of the Greek Revolution. There was an alternative perception of non – Greek composers on Greece and Greek culture.

Thus, the idea for the programme of this CD was born. It comprises of complete song cycles entitled by the composers “Greek Songs” which are set on ancient, folk or 20th century Greek poetry, translated into the mother tongue of each composer.

The content of the songs relates to three different periods of Greek history. Although the common thread is always Greece, the different circumstances and political scenery of each era influence quite differently how poetry and music are expressed.

ELENA MARANGOU
Greek mezzo soprano Elena Marangou has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Philharmonie and Altstadt Herbstorchester Düsseldorf, Cognimus Kollektiv, Armonia Athenea, Athens State Orchestra, Greek Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of Colours, Municipal Orchestras of Athens and Thessaloniki. Her repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. She has collaborated with the Athens Concert Hall, the Greek National Opera, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival as well as with baroque and chamber music ensembles. Conductors she has worked with include Christopher Warren-Green, Helmut Rilling, Philippe Auguin, Thorsten Göbel, George Petrou, Zoi Tsokanou, Miltos Logiadis, Loukas Karytinos, Nikolas Vassiliou, Yorgos Ziavras.