21 February, 2013

Maria Farantouri - 17 Songs (1990)

Maria Farantouri - 17 Songs (1990)
world, traditional | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 390MB
Tropical 68950
Amazon customer:
I must say that this is the only Farantouri album ( and I have them all) that has been a big dissapointment. For some reason her glorious voice desterted her when she recorded 17 songs. There is no power here and she sounds breathless. And then there are the arrangements of the songs that are less then exceptional. There are so many other albums by this greatest of (greek) singers that you could buy. Everything she recorded with Theodorakis for example. Buy Mauthausen and hear these incredible songs with a 16 year old girl that has a voice that moves to tears time and again. Buy her interpretation of the Lorca songs with guitarist John Williams or Canto General by Pablo Neruda that show Farantouri in her prime. Buy the latest albums Poetica, Asmata or Serenades where Farantouri reemerges with old conviction and power and with new maturity. Or try to find I megali Agripnia, an album from the seventies by Eleni Karaïndrou, wonderful songs and exeptionally sung by Farantouri. In short; buy anything else before you buy 17 songs

-01. "Caruso" feat D. Savopoulos - (Lucio Dalla)
-02. "San Vicente" - (Milton Nascimento - Fernando Brant)
-03. "Adio Querida" - (Trad. Sefardi Span. / Hebräisch v. 1492)
-04. "Filho" - (Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant)
-05. "Once Upon A Summertime" - (Michel Legrand - J. Mercer)
-06. "Solo Le Pido A Dios" - (Leon Gieco)
-07. "Sol Negro" feat Mercedes Sosa - (Caetano Veloso)
-08. "Tora Xero" (Jetzt weiß ich) - (Vangelis Papathanassiou - Michails Bourboulis)
-09. "La Canzone Del Mal Di Luna -(Nicola Piovani)
-10. "Youkali" - (Kurt Weil - Roger Fernay)
-11. "I Kikni (Die Schwäne) - (Manos Katzidakis)
-12. "Wenn Ich Mir Was Wünschen Dürfte - (Fr. Holländer)
-13. "Nanourisma" Mercedes Sosa - (Manos Katzidakis - N. Gastos)
-14. "San Elektra" (Wie Elektra) - (Vangelis Papathanassiou - M.Bourboulis)
-15. "Sarracini" - (Trad. Lied aus Kampania / Napoli)
-16. "Esta Montana" - (Trad. Sefardi-Lied Span. / Hebräisch v. 1492)
-17. "Odi A (Ode A) - (Vangelis Papathanassiou - M.Bourboulis)
Total playing time: 65:18

In the 17 Songs arranged for her by the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer with guest appearance of Mercedes Sosa, she interpreted C.Veloso, M.Nascimento, M.Legrand, N.Piovani and Kurt Weill.


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