ELEGEIA (for Anna)

by Anikó Tóth, Nikos Stavropoulos

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Inspired by and using elements of Greek Moiroloi (death lamentation) and folk traditions, Hungarian lamentation singing. Also features vocalisations that imitate/exaggerate the uncontainable utterances of intense grieving.

The lyrical element, sung in Hungarian but derived from both traditions, relates to the mourning of lovers or children.

This work is dedicated to Anna (Άννα), who left early on the 14th of June 2013.

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Miért repültél el tölem, kismadárkám?
Gyere haza, kismadárkám!

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released August 9, 2013
Co-Composed by Nikos Stavropoulos and Anikó Tóth
Vocals Anikó Tóth

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Anikó Tóth Manchester, UK

Trained in LA, in Hungary at the Franz Liszt Music Academy and in England, Anikó has performed with a variety of collaborators from Meredith Monk to Manchester’s Hallé Choir. She has been broadcast on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 & 4, PBS (USA), and Bartók Rádió (Hungary).

The genres she sings include: Hungarian folk, experimental/contemp classical, jazz, Classical, pop.
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