The Passions of the Moon

LEGEND 2201 150642 (2002)

Live recording of a concert given at the Athens Concert Hall in 1996 as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Federico Garcia Lorca. A trilogy dedicated to the work of the Spanish poet and intellectual, whom the Greeks loved and sang as their own.

The album includes the songs from the theatrical play Bloody Wedding, adapted in Greek by Nikos Gatsos and set to music by Manos Hadjidakis, the Canciones Populares -Spanish traditional songs, which Lorca had harmonised for voice and piano adding his own poetry- and the Romancero Gitano adapted in Greek by Odysseas Elytis and set to music by Mikis Theodorakis.

Voice: Maria Farantouri
Classical guitar: Kostas Kotsiolis
Orquesta de Córdoba directed by Leo Brouwer
Fons Musicalis Chorus directed by Kostis Kostandaras

Bloody Wedding
Music: Manos Hadjidakis, Poetry: F.G. Lorca / Nikos Gatsos
Musical elaboration – instrumentation: Leo Brouwer

01. Come, lovely bride
02. Lullaby
03. Run on, fly-wheel of the mill
04. Spool, tiny spool
05. He was the pride of dawn

Canciones Populares
Harmonisation & Poetry: Federico García Lorca
Musical elaboration – instrumentation: Pericles Koukos

06. Romance Pascual de los Peregrinitos
07. Los cuatros muleros
08. Nana de Sevilla
09. Anda Jaleo / La Tarara
10. Las Morillas de Jaén
11. En el café de Chinitas
12. Sevillanas del siglo XVIII

Romancero Gitano
Music: Mikis Theodorakis, Poetry: F.G. Lorca / Odysseas Elytis
Music supervisor: Savvas Zannas

13. The bitter one
14. Antonio Torres Heredia I
15. Death of love
16. Soledad
17. Preciosa and the Wind
18. Antonio Torres Heredia IΙ