Customer Review

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Sexy Greek Music", 9 Sept. 2002
This review is from: Eleni Karaindrou: Trojan Women (Audio CD)
Eleni Karaindrou’s Trojan Women is an excellent achievement for this Greek-born classical composer. Modeled after Euripides’ timeless anti-war play, Trojan Women is anything but a light-hearted record. Throughout this dramatic disc, Karaindrou uses a variety of Mediterranean instruments to portray the tale of suffering brought on by war. The lyre (which sounds like a violin) is often used to convey the tearful main theme, while the lauto (lute) and ney (flute) provide the other melodies and complement the vocal chorus.
The slow and sorrowful “Lament I” represents the darkness of Euripides’ tragedy very vividly, and the ghostly choir in “First Stasimon - An Ode Of Tears” is entrancing. On “Andromache's Theme” the sound is expansive yet eerie, as if you are standing alone in a mist shrouded field, while “Hecuba's Theme II” is a dramatic yet subtle choir piece. The closing track, “Astyanax' Memory” ends the album by returning to the main sorrowful theme heard throughout the record. Overall, Eleni Karaindrou’s Trojan Women is a striking statement that sounds every bit as timeless as the play it is meant to accompany.
Summary: A sparse and sorrowful musical companion to the play by Euripides....SO GOOD!!!!!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: LONDON, KENSINGTON United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,536,864