2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Solōmos, Dionysios, 1798-1857.
Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933.
Berliner Rundfunk. Grosser Chor.
Komische Oper Berlin. Orchester.
The 1st work for soprano, choir and orchestra after a text by Dionysios, a Byzantine hymn and a stanza by Konstantinos Kavafis; the 2nd work a cycle for mixed a cappella chorus, based on texts by Tasos Livadhitis and Mikis Theodorakis rendered into German by Dirk Mandel.
Eds. recorded: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, Leipzig.
Durations: 70:36; 34:05.
Program notes by Albrecht Dümling in German with English and French translations, and texts in English, French, and German (27 p.) in container.
Els Bolkestein, soprano ; Rundfunkchor Berlin ; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin ; Heinz Rögner, conductor (1st work) ; Dresdner Kreuzchor ; Martin Flämig, conductor (2nd work).
Recorded April 29, 1982 at the Komische Oper, Berlin (1st work), and May & June 1983, Lukaskirche, Dresden (2nd work).
Sung in Greek (1st work), and German (2nd work).