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The music of Eleni Karaindrou - Concert in Athens / Kashkashian, Garbarek, Christopoulos, Karaindrou, Nastasa, Ripo, Gadedi et al.

Album Summary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Death of a Salesman
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Eternity and a Day
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Closed Roads, for viola & orchestra
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Number Ten
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Voyage to Cythera
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Glass Menangerie
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Landscape in the Mist
>Karaindrou, Eleni : After Memory, for viola, tenor saxophone & oboe
>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Dust of Time
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Adagio for Saxophone, for tenor saxophone & orchestra
>Karaindrou, Eleni : Ulysses' Gaze
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & 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 US 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 Beekeper and 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 theater: the wide-reaching emotional scope of pieces for play by Arthur Miller, Tennesee Williams and Edward Albee provides a wonderful context for bringing the guest musicians into contact with Eleni's 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.

The Times, 16th February 2013
Greece's finest film and theatre composer also has some useful friends. Fabulous solos from saxophonist Jan Garbarek, viola player Kim Kashkashian and oboist Vangelis Christopoulos grace this concert of Eleni Karaindrou's beguilingly atmospheric music. I like it best when it is mistily melancholic.

The Arts Desk, 9th March 2013
There are marvellous things here. Karaindrou's style is generally understated and subtle. Colours are muted, tempi tend to be restrained. Yet this music always moves, seems to be going somewhere and has something definite to say - there's a welcome lack of ambient, moody blandness.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Eleni Karaindrou is best known for her moving picture and theater scores. The playing is all expressive and beautiful. This 2010 Athens concert gives an attractive picture of an expressive and sensitive composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Megaron, Athens (11/19/2010).



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Works Details

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Death of a Salesman :: Requiem for Willy Loman
  • Performers: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Eleni Karaindrou (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Ensemble: Camerata Friends of Music Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Eternity and a Day :: Eternity Theme
  • Performer: Eleni Karaindrou (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Closed Roads, for viola & orchestra
  • Performer: Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Number Ten :: Waiting
  • Performers: Eleni Karaindrou (Piano); Maria Bildea (Harp); Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Voyage to Cythera :: Voyage
  • Performer: Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf :: Invocation
  • Performer: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Number Ten :: Tango of Love
  • Performers: Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion); Sergiu Nastasa (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Glass Menangerie :: Tom's Theme
  • Performer: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Glass Menangerie :: Laura's Waltz
  • Performers: Aris Dimitriadis (Mandolin); Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Kim Kashkashian (Viola); Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Landscape in the Mist :: Adagio
  • Performers: Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe); Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Karaindrou, Eleni : After Memory, for viola, tenor saxophone & oboe
  • Performers: Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe); Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Karaindrou, Eleni : The Beekeeper :: Farewell Theme
  • Performers: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone); Eleni Karaindrou (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1986

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Dust of Time :: Seeking Theme
  • Performers: Socratis Anthis (Trumpet); Vangelis Skouras (French Horn); Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe); Sonia Pisk (Bassoon); Marie-Cecile Boulard (Clarinet); Stella Gadedi (Flute)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Number Ten :: Nostalgia Song
  • Performers: Stella Gadedi (Flute); Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion); Maria Bildea (Harp); Aris Dimitriadis (Mandolin); Eleni Karaindrou (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Number Ten :: Waltz of the Rain
  • Performers: Stella Gadedi (Flute); Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion); Maria Bildea (Harp); Aris Dimitriadis (Mandolin); Sergiu Nastasa (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Adagio for Saxophone, for tenor saxophone & orchestra
  • Performer: Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Ulysses' Gaze :: Dance
  • Performers: Dinos Hadjiiordanou (Accordion); Vangelis Christopoulos (Oboe); Kim Kashkashian (Viola)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Karaindrou, Eleni : Death of a Salesman :: Requiem for Willy Loman, variation
  • Performers: Eleni Karaindrou (Piano); Jan Garbarek (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Myrat
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary