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Eleni Karaindrou
Elegy of the Uprooting - Concert DVD

Maria Farantouri voice
Vangelis Christopoulos oboe
Socratis Sinopoulos Constantinople lyra, laouto
Maria Bildea harp
Konstantinos Raptis accordion, bayan
Sergiu Nastasa violin
Renato Ripo violoncello
Stella Gadedi flute
Nikos Guinos clarinet
Sopcratis Anthis trumpet
Spyros Kazianis bassoon
Vangelis Skouras French horn
Aris Dimitriadis mandolin
Christos Tsiamoulis ney
Panos Dimitrakopoulos kanonaki
Andreas Katsiyiannis santouri
Andreas Papas bendir, daouli
Eleni Karaindrou piano
Hellenic Radio and Television Choir
Antonis Kontogeorgiou choirmaster
Camerata Orchestra
Alexandros Myrat conductor
Refugee’s Theme
The Weeping Meadow
An ode of tears
For the Phrygian land vast mourning
By the Sea
Depart and Eternity Theme
Rosa’s Aria
Hecuba’s Lament / Hecuba’s Theme II
Telamon, you came to conquer our town
The city that gave birth to you
was consumed by fire
An ode of tears
Theme of the Uprooting I
The Weeping Meadow II
Voyage to Cythera
On the Road
Andromache’s Theme
The land I call home
Home of my forefathers
I wish I’m given There
Refugee’s Theme
The Seagull
Song of the Lake
Adagio – Father’s Theme
In vain the sacrifices
My beloved, your soul is wandering
Farewell Theme
Theme of the Lake
Hecuba’s Theme II
Lament for Astyanax
Hecuba’s Theme II
The Weeping Meadow
Song of the Lake

Recorded March 2005
ECM New Series 5506


In March 2005 Eleni Karaindrou presented what she called “a scenic cantata” at the Megaron in Athens, a tour through her music for film and theatre, with musical themes newly combined and contrasted. A live audio recording, “Elegy of the Uprooting”, was issued in 2006: “The two-CD set interweaves excerpts of her music from 13 different scores spanning more than two decades, although the irresistible congruence of the music is such that newcomers to Karaindrou’s oeuvre would be forgiven for thinking this is newly composed. [The music] seduces by its profound beauty, tenderness and candour.”. – International Record Review. Here is the video document of the event.

Also available as CD