Anajikon / Konstantia Gourzi

Album cover art for upc 028948558407
Label: ECM
Catalog: B003377002
Format: CD

01 Gourzi: Hommage a Mozart: I. Con eleganza, intense, tanzend 02 Gourzi: Hommage a Mozart: II. Singing, sostenuto, dreamish 03 Gourzi: Hommage a Mozart: Ill. Scherzoso, ma calmo 04 Gourzi: Ny‐el /Two Angels in the White Garden, for Orchestra, Op. 65: I. Eviction 05 Gourzi: Ny‐el/ Two Angels in the White Garden, for Orchestra, Op. 65: 11. Exodus 06 Gourzi: Ny‐el/ Two Angels in the White Garden, for Orchestra, Op. 65: Ill. Longing 07 Gourzi: Ny‐el/ Two Angels in the White Garden, for Orchestra, Op. 65: IV. The White Garden 08 Gourzi: Anajikon / The Angel in the Blue Garden, String Quartet No. 3, Op.61: I. The Blue Rose 09 Gourzi: Anajikon /The Angel in the Blue Garden, String Quartet No. 3, Op.61: II. The Blue Bird 10 Gourzi: Anajikon /The Angel in the Blue Garden, String Quartet No. 3, Op.61: Illa. The Blue Moon‐The Bright Side 11 Gourzi: Anajikon /The Angel in the Blue Garden, String Quartet No. 3, Op.61: lllb. The Blue Moon‐Turning 12 Gourzi: Anajikon / The Angel in the Blue Garden, String Quartet No. 3, Op.61: Ille. The Blue Moon ‐The Dark Side

Anájikon, the second ECM album after Music for piano and string quartet (ECM New Series 2309) by Athens‐born and Munich‐based Konstantia Gourzi, incorporates her chamber and orchestral music of the past decade. The composer also conducts the Lucerne Academy Orchestra here: "I see composing and conducting as a whole, as an inseparable relationship," she says. Gourzi is particularly concerned with making connections between the arts, which also relates to the question of her own artistic identity and the influence of her origins. In Gourzi's sound language, elements of different musical traditions repeatedly merge, and East and West enter into a dialogue. This album presents three of her compositions: her Third String Quartet Anájikon, her orchestral piece Ny‐él (commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, in August 2016 with the orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy) as well as Hommage à Mozart, three Dialogues.

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