Elegy of the Uprooting

24 October, 2013 at 18:32 | Posted in Varia | 4 Comments


Karaindrou is a giant. In her quiet way she towers over more popular figures, simply by digging through the historical, cultural, and musical past, through the images brought forth by them, and by the poetics of the human heart. There is no hollow sentimentality in this work. In fact, it is stripped of that artifice to reach the purity of emotion, presented by a composer and musicians who understand restraint, allowing the story presented here to reveal itself, not by narrative so much as by context and the honesty of the music itself. Without doubt, this … will go down as a classic in the field.

Thom Jurek



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  1. Excellent stuff. Thanks for all the great music.

    • Recommendations for an album/collection?

      • Elegy of the Uprooting (double CD, live, 2005) is probably the best to start with. And — of course — watch Theo Angelopoulos’s films where Karaindrou’s music is set in the right frame.

    • Thanx 🙂 You’re welcome!

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