Peregrina Music

Maria Farantouri - the voice of Greece - on Tour 2011

27.10.Palais des Beaux-Arts Brüssel
28.10. Savoy Theater Düsseldorf
30.10. Volkshaus Zürich
03.11. Hugenottenhalle Neu-Isenburg
04.11. Liederhalle- Mozartsaal Stuttgart

further informations: www.farantouri.eu

 

Maria Farantouri

For decades now, Maria Farantouri has been known as the voice of Greece both at home and abroad. Le Monde called her the “Mediterranean Joan Baez” and The Guardian said: “Her voice is a present from the gods of Olympus.” Her great admirer François Mitterrand went into raptures whenever he spoke of her: “For me, Maria is Greece. She is exactly as I imagine the goddess Hera to be. I cannot remember any other artist conveying the feeling of the divine to such an extent.”

Maria Farantouri became known worldwide thanks to her cooperation with Mikis Theodorakis and her impressive interpretation of his works. The two CDs Poetica (PM 50061) and Asmata (PM 50131), which appeared under the Peregrina Music label, also feature the songs of this great Greek composer.

2007 Maria Farantouri is presenting one of her most personal CDs: Way Home is a collection of 18 songs with which the singer interprets both traditional songs as well as works by various Greek composers in her own way. But what is so characteristic, so special about Maria’s artistic interpretation? In the booklet text, Ina Koutoulas describes the typical Farantouri: “Maria is often looking for cheerful songs. When she is thinking about which songs to put into a programme for her next concert, you will often hear her say: “We really need another two or three cheerful songs.” But the strange thing is that cheerfulness also has a dark side to it. And that when you start to sing sad songs cheerfully, they lead you to the bounds of a pain which will touch you and change you.”

 

Audio

Peace

Peace

Beatiful City

Beatiful City

April

April