Album: Eleni Karaindrou, Concert in Athens (ECM)

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Film/theatre composer Karaindrou is celebrated in a grand hometown concert, with Jan Garbarek on sax and Kim Kashkashian on viola guesting with the Camerata Orchestra.

Themes from the films of Theo Angelopoulos are interleaved with music for Greek productions of plays by Williams, Miller and Albee, but while the orchestrations big-up the original scores, lushness is not what the spare, tense themes of Karaindrou are most treasured for.