The poetry in Greek song

LEGEND 2201 152642 / 2201 152652 (2003)

A double collectible album, which brings together some of the masterpieces of poetry in Greek language: ancient, scholar and traditional. The Epitaph of Seikilos is one of the few samples of ancient poetry, saved with musical notation, and dates back between the 2nd century BC to 2nd AD. Lyrics from the famous poem City of Constantine Cavafy, which Mikis Theodorakis had included in his 3rd Symphony, here function as an autonomous song. The Ode of Andreas Kalvos To Samos – set to music by Theodorakis, the poetry of Sappho set to music by Hadjidakis, Vosporides of Vizyinos set to music by George Papadakis – all magnificently interpreted by Maria Farantouri.

Voice: Maria Farantouri, Zacharias Karounis, Myrsine Katsinavaki, Helene & Suzana Vouyoukli
Arrangements: Yorgos Despotidis, Lefteris Kalkanis, Thomas Kontoyeorgis, Yorgos Papadakis, Yannis
ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra
Orchestra direction: Andreas Pylarinos

Musical Ensemble Avaton:
Vassilis Divolis – drums
Anastasios Gouliaris – percussion
Panayotis Ksydias – voice, flutes
Alpha P. – keyboards
Antonis Papadakis – bass
Yannis Papadakis – guitars, strings

Popular Musical Ensemble:
Kyriakos Gouvendas – violin
Manolis Karandinis – bouzouki, bağlama, guitar
Dimitris Livanos – bouzouki
Stavros Papadopoulos – guitar
Andreas Pappas – percussion
Yannis Papayannopoulos – bass

CD 1

01. Epitaph – M.Farantouri
(Music & poetry by Seikilos)
02. The City – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Constantine Cavafy)
03. To Samos – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Andreas Kalvos)
04. I beg you Goggyla – M.Farantouri
(Manos Hadjidakis’s music to Sappho’s poetry)
05. With Greece as captain – M.Farantouri
(Manos Hadjidakis – Nikos Gatsos)
06. Θεσσαλονίκη – M.Farantouri
(Thanos Mikroutsikos – Nikos Kavvathias)
07. Kemal – M.Farantouri
(Manos Hadjidakis – Nikos Gatsos)
08. Vosporides – M.Farantouri
(Yorgos Papadakis – Yeorgios Vizyinos)
09. Now late at night / Alexandris – H. & S.Vouyoukli
10. Kosmon – Avaton
(Music by I.Papadakis & P.Ksydias to Heraclitus poetry)
11. I start with aethereal words – Avaton
(Music by Papadakis / P.Ksydias / N.Grapsas / N.Karvouni to Sappho’s poetry)


01. Sleep has embraced you – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Yorgos Seferis)
02. Of the little North Wind – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Odysseas Elytis)
03. Where has my boy flown – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Yannis Ritsos)
04. Chatting with a flower – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Yannis Ritsos)
05. Three monks from Creta – M.Farantouri / Ζ.Karounis
(Lament for the Fall of Constantinople)
06. Konstandis – Ζ. Karounis
07. Gaea – Avaton
(Aristomenis Tsolakis’s music to Epicure’s poetry)
08. Hymenaon – Avaton
(Music by Papadakis / P.Ksydias / N.Grapsas / N.Karvouni to Sappho’s poetry)
09. Polaris – M.Katsinavaki
(Manos Hadjidakis – Nikos Gatsos)
10. A little further – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Yorgos Seferis)
11. A solitary swallow – M.Farantouri
(Mikis Theodorakis – Odysseas Elytis)