Musique De La Grece Antique
Harmonia Mundi (Japan) 1982
VIC-28067 (LP) Promotional copy. White label. w/insert.
sleeve : EX(DJS, wear on corner, slightly color-faded on back.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly surface noises.)
This is an album by Atrium Musicae de Madrid, an ancient music ensemble led by Gregorio Paniagua, an ancient musician from Madrid, Spain, released in 1979. If this name sounds familiar, you're right. Luis Paniagua is the father of Luis Paniagua, one of the leading figures in the Spanish contemporary/new age scene, who incorporated classical Arabic and Mediterranean music into contemporary music, and is a great musician who has revived ancient Greek and other ancient music into the modern age. This album features Luis Paniagua, Eduardo, Carlos and other members of the Paniagua family who have also participated in Luis' solo works and Babia, as well as Pablo Cano and Christina Ubeda. It focuses on Greek classical music with influences from Arabic music, and presents exotic ethnic music. It's a great album that shows the roots of Luis Paniagua's works such as "De Magico Acuerdo", "Neptuno", "Planeo", and the "Alquibla" series of TV documentary soundtrack albums by Luis Delgado, one of Gregorio's students. The late audio critic Tetsuo Nagaoka, known for his home-made speakers, introduced it as an "excellent recording" and released it on high quality super vinyl from Victor in 1982 as a Japanese promo.
A3: Premier Hymne Delphique a Apollon
B11: Second Hymne Delphique s Apollon