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Affinities - Greek and German Art Songs


The Greek soprano Fanie Antonelou and German pianist Kerstin Mörk here join forces in an exciting project, entitled ‘Affinities’. In a carefully constructed sequence of 23 songs, they explore the kinship between Greek and German art songs – a varied one, filtered through friendships, family connections and teacher-pupil relationships.

All the composers represented on the disc studied and/or worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the three great German-speaking musical centres – Vienna, Munich and Berlin – and include figures both well known (Schoenberg, Weill, Skalkottas and Mitropoulos) and less familiar (Emilios Riadis, Dimitrios Lialios, Ludwig Thuille). With twelve composers and even more poets involved, the subject matter of the individual songs is diverse indeed – from a café scene in Berlin (Der Abschiedsbrief by Kurt Weill in cabaret mode) to a hymn to Aphrodite, set by Dimitri Mitropoulos in a highly expressionistic free atonal idiom inspired by Schoenberg.
 
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  Composer: Constantinidis, Giannis
  from 20 Songs of the Greek People 08:24
01 No. 2. To Erináki (Young Irene) 01:37 $ 0.24 USD
02 No. 19. Méra mérosse (The Break of Day) 02:48 $ 0.42 USD
03 No. 10. To mávro yemení (The Black Headscarf) 01:32 $ 0.23 USD
04 No. 16. Apópse ta messánichta (Tonight at Midnight) 02:27 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Zemlinsky, Alexander von
05 Des Mädchens Klage 03:02 $ 0.46 USD
 
06 Mädel, kommst du mit zum Tanz? 01:44 $ 0.26 USD
 
07 Nun schwillt der See so bang 01:41 $ 0.25 USD
 
 
  Composer: Kalomiris, Manolis
  from Book IV of ‘The State and Solitude’ by Kostis Palamas 08:04
08 I neraidoparméni (Enchanted by the Fairies) 06:19 $ 0.95 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
09 Erwartung, Op. 2 No. 1 04:04 $ 0.61 USD
 
10 Mädchenlied, Op. 48 No. 3 02:31 $ 0.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
11 O thánatos tou náfti (The Death of the Sailor) 02:48 $ 0.42 USD
 
12 Afrodíti Uranía (To Celestial Aphrodite) 03:45 $ 0.56 USD
 
 
  Composer: Weill, Kurt
13 Der Abschiedsbrief 03:44 $ 0.56 USD
 
14 Klops Lied 00:59 $ 0.15 USD
 
 
  Composer: Jarnach, Philipp
  from 5 Lieder, Op. 15
15 Aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn 02:31 $ 0.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Skalkottas, Nikos
16 I lafína (The Doe) 03:47 $ 0.57 USD
 
 
  Composer: Beer-Walbrunn, Anton
17 Mariæ Sehnsucht, Op. 59 No. 5 03:48 $ 0.57 USD
 
 
  Composer: Riadis, Emilios
  from Nine Short Greek Songs 03:49
18 Mágissa (Witch) 01:58 $ 0.30 USD
19 Missiriótissa (Girl from Missiri) 01:51 $ 0.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Kalomiris, Manolis
  from Book IV of ‘The State and Solitude’ by Kostis Palamas 08:04
20 I neráida (The Fairy) 01:45 $ 0.26 USD
 
  From ‘The Lute and Stick’, Poems by Alexandros Pallis, Οp. 7
21 Rumeliótissa (Girl from Roumeli) 03:52 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Thuille, Ludwig
  from Drei Frauenlieder, Op. 5)
22 Klage (No. 1 from Drei Frauenlieder, Op. 5) 03:04 $ 0.46 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lialios, Dimitrios
  from 4 Lieder, Op. 7
23 Es erklingt wie Liebestöne 01:56 $ 0.29 USD
 
  Album total 63:41
ComposerBeer-Walbrunn, Anton
Constantinidis, Giannis
Jarnach, Philipp
Kalomiris, Manolis
Lialios, Dimitrios
Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Riadis, Emilios
Schoenberg, Arnold
Skalkottas, Nikos
Thuille, Ludwig
Weill, Kurt
Zemlinsky, Alexander von
PerformerAntonelou, Fanie
LyricistDehmel, Richard
Wertheimer, Paul
Zusner, Vincenz

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