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

Label: Naxos

Series: Greek Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572235

Barcode: 0747313223572

Release Date: 01/2009

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