Trojan Women (after the play of Euripides) Import
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the Byzantian tunes will sound unfamiliar. Gradually you will recognise her moving notes in those very tunes.
I strongly recomend this album to everyone who enjoys Karaindrou's music. It is quite different than her past work yet very much like her.
But if it's so perfect, why a low rating? From a purely musical view, the cd lacks in variety, the same few melodies and rhythms echoing through the sparse choral pieces. Even when the simply breathtaking female chorus breaks in, it can get monotonous. The cuts are very short, but even then they can seem long to the ear. One has to pay close attention to the music in order to appreciate it, which is not a bad thing at all.
all in all, historical context helps the listener appreciate the music immensely. even with the lyrics printed in the booklet, one wouldn't know who the characters referred to are, or what their part in the epic was. It's worth a full listen or two before you decide to invest in it, but keep an open mind and you'll find a treasure contained. Just don't be afraid to cry.
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Haunting, beautiful ... appropriate for the play as is her music for Euripides' Medea.Published 2 months ago by Rick D
Marvelous introduction to the work of a unique interpreter to the "Greek" experience brought into the modern world of music.Published 19 months ago by katalaveno33
This wonderful example of true greek tragedy sung in Greek, carries with it all the mysticism of that ancient time with the voices of these gifted women.Published on March 9, 2013 by S. Manzanilla