Karaindrou: Tous Des Oiseaux

Album cover art for upc 028948177417
Label: ECM
Catalog: B002958902
Format: CD

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1. The Wind of War 2. The Dark Secret 3. Encounter 4. Between Two Worlds 5. David's Dream 6. Towards the Unknown 7. Lament 8. The Confession 9. Separation 10. Why? 11. The Impossible Journey 12. Je ne me consolerai jamais 13. A New Beginning 14. Love Theme 15. The Waltz of Hope 16. Mitra's Theme - Walking in Tehran 17. Lonely Lives 18. Reconciliation Theme - var. 19. Mitra's Theme - var. 20. Captured Heart 21. Reconciliation Theme 22. Love's First Call

Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou s new album draws upon music created for two special projects: Tous des oiseaux, a play by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad, and Bomb, A Love Story, a film by Iranian actor-director Payman Maadi. Tous des oiseaux, has won great acclaim for its bold exploration of the complex web of cultural identity; Karaindrou says of the play that it opened new horizons and broadened her perceptions. Meanwhile, Bomb, Eleni's first new cinematic collaboration since the death of Theo Angelopoulos, has just been nominated for an APSA award for Best Original Score. Both works feature compositions for string orchestra and Karaindrou's cast of gifted soloists. In what is now a thirty-year tradition, extending back to the Music for Films recording of 1990, Karaindrou's luminous themes and arrangements acquire new contours and continuity through the mixing and editing of producer Manfred Eicher.

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