#3588: Women of Classic Greek Drama in Music

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Fiona Shaw in <em>Medea</em>
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Listen to Greek composer and vocalist Eleni Karaindrou's musical score for a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy of Medea on this New Sounds. Hear this musical portrait, and two other tragic female portraits of both Eurydice - in music by Toby Twining, and of Electra - in music from the ensemble Relache. Plus, more Medea music from Gavin Bryars and others.   

PROGRAM #3588 Female Characters of Classical Myth (First aired on 4/11/2014)  

ARTIST: Pierre Favre Ensemble
WORK: Mort d'Eurydice (The Death of Eurydice), excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Fleuve
SOURCE: ECM #1977
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Eleni Karaindrou
WORK: Argo's Voyage [1:38], Ceremonial Procession [3:48]
RECORDING: Medea
SOURCE: ECM 2376
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Eleni Karaindrou
WORK: Medea's Lament I [1:46], On The Way To Exile [4:51]
RECORDING: Medea
SOURCE: ECM 2376
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Eleni Karaindrou
WORK: All Hope Is Lost (Chorus IV) [3:24], The Night Of Killing [2:49], Silence (Chorus V) [2:09]
RECORDING: Medea
SOURCE: ECM 2376
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Relache
WORK: Sophia Serghi: Pleiades – Electra [1:45]
RECORDING: 8 Point Turn
SOURCE: Meyer Media #8010
INFO: meyer-media.com OR relache.org

ARTIST: Pierre Favre Ensemble
WORK: Mort d'Eurydice (The Death of Eurydice) [5:29]
RECORDING: Fleuve
SOURCE: ECM #1977
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Relache
WORK: Sophia Serghi: Pleiades  - Electra Reprise [2:01]
RECORDING: 8 Point Turn
SOURCE: Meyer Media #8010
INFO: meyer-media.com OR relache.org

ARTIST: Toby Twining & vocal ensemble
WORK: Yes! Yes! Yes! [4:00], Underworld Motif, Strange High Pitched Noises [:51]
RECORDING: Eurydice
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music CA 21068 
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Toby Twining & vocal ensemble
WORK: The String Room [5:37], E-U-R-Y-D-I-C-E [2:27]
RECORDING: Eurydice
SOURCE: Cantaloupe Music CA 21068 
INFO: cantaloupemusic.com

ARTIST: Gavin Bryars
WORK: Medea Act 3, excerpt [3:20
RECORDING: Private tape
SOURCE: Not commercially available
INFO: gavinbryars.com