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MARKOPOULOS, Y.: Liturgy of Orpheus (The)


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MARKOPOULOS, Y.: Liturgy of Orpheus (The)

In his lavishly scored oratorio The Liturgy of Orpheus Yannis Markopoulos combines fragments of Orphic poems with a narrative text by Panos Theodoridis to create a work brimming with melodies, rhythms and instrumental tone colours, including those of guitar, lute, kanonaki, lyre, harp and piano, beside full symphony orchestra, chorus, soloists and narrator. Inspired by “the eloquent silence of ancient texts”, The Liturgy of Orpheus is a remarkable song of the earth that revitalises the myth of the prophet-musician for those who seek the restoration of the natural environment.

Markopoulos, Yannis
Theodoridis, Panos / Markopoulos, Yannis, lyricist(s)

  The Liturgy of Orpheus
1.   I. Orpheus on Olympus 00:01:55
2.   II. Paean - Ode to Apollo 00:03:53
3.   III. The Lyre in the Hands of Orpheus 00:01:10
4.   IV. Gaia, Mother Earth 00:05:23
5.   V. Hymn to the Sky 00:05:10
6.   VI. Hymn to the Sea 00:03:48
7.   VII. Hyperion 00:04:06
8.   VIII. Orpheus in Hades 00:02:16
9.   IX. Eurydice Awaits 00:04:40
10.   X. Love Has Come 00:05:12
11.   XI. Curetes - Corybants 00:02:37
12.   XII. Bacchic Dance 00:03:20
13.   XIII. Orpheus and the Furies 00:01:09
14.   XIV. The Muses of Pieria 00:03:29
15.   XV. In the Manner of Love 00:02:45
16.   XVI. Oh Physis - Hymn to Nature 00:04:40
17.   XVII. The Fates 00:03:39
18.   XVIII. The Temple of Orpheus 00:01:48
19.   XIX. Paean - Epilogue 00:03:16

Total Playing Time: 01:04:16

Markopoulos, Yannis

Markopoulos, Yannis; Theodoridis, Panos

Abrath, Edwig

Flanders Opera Symphony Orchestra

Flanders Opera Chorus

Grauwels, Marc; Kelessidi, Elena; Sheffield, Philip; Valibouse, Arielle; Van Dam, Jose

Label: Naxos

Series: Greek Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572235

Barcode: 0747313223572

Physical Release: 01/2009

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