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  • Traditional:
  • 1El rey de Francia05:36
  • Dimitrie Cantemir (1673 - 1723):
  • 2Nisabur pesrev05:03
  • Ali Ufki (1610 - 1675):
  • 3Murabba06:01
  • Dimitrie Cantemir:
  • 4Bestenigar pesrev07:00
  • Nikolaki Kemençeci:
  • 5Mahur semai06:53
  • Raimbaut de Vaqueiras:
  • 6No m'agrad09:12
  • Dimitris Kountouras:
  • 7Planh01:36
  • Anonymous:
  • 8Se brief retour05:07
  • 9Quant me souvient03:20
  • 10Douce biaute03:48
  • 11J'ai mon cuer mis06:04
  • Total Runtime59:40

Info for Lethe

The Greek Medieval music ensemble Ex silentio’s new album reflects the musical life of the oriental courts of Thessaloniki (Greece), Nikosia (Zyprus) and Istanbul (Turkey), from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. After the album "Mneme" from 2015 on Carpe Diem Records, “Lethe” (“Oblivion” in Greek) presents music by forgotten composers and from forgotten places from the Mediterranean countries that are close to the middle east and exchanged music and culture between east and west throughout the ages. Ex Silentio was founded in Greece in 2001 and is one of the few Early Music ensembles in Greece focusing on historical performance. Directed by the recorder and transverse flute player Dimitris Kountouras, the ensemble performed in international festivals such as Styriarte in Graz, Banchetto musicale in Vilnius, the Swedish Early Music festival in Trollhättan, the Via Medieval in Mainz, Alte Musik in St Ruprecht in Vienna, Marco Fodella in Milano, Mousike’ in Bari, the Festival of Athens, the Athens Megaron, the Early Music Festival in Nicosia in Cyprus, the Mozaik Project in Albania etc.

Ex Silentio:
Fanie Antonelou, voice
Theodora Baka, voice
Dimitris Kountouras, recorder & direction
Thimios Atzakas, oud
Andreas Linos, fiddle & viola da gamba
Elektra Miliadou, fiddle & viola da gamba
Nikos Varelas, percussion
Sokratis Sinopoulos, lyra

Ex Silentio
was founded in 2001 by Dimitris Kountouras and Markellos Chryssikopoulos. Varying from two up to seven musicians, the ensemble is equally at home with late medieval, renaissance as well as with baroque repertoire while is providing contemporary music projects as well, often connected with early music. Being one of the few greek ensembles specializing on early music and historical performance practice, Ex Silentio has given numerous concerts in several European countries like in Greece, Germany, Italy, Holland, Austria etc. The ensemble collaborates regularly with the mezzo soprano Theodora Baka and the counter tenor Nikos Spanos.

Booklet for Lethe

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