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Geske, June 22, 2003
Posted June 24, 2003
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Bravo Agni!! Tromeres fotografies!!!!
Μπράβο Αγνούλα !!!!
Καλά ούτε νερό δεν τον άφησες να πιει τον άνθρωπο !!! και εκεί τον τράβηξες?
Αγνή, καλά, τίποτα δε σου ξέφυγε; Γι'αυτό αστράφτανε συνέχώς τα φλας στα αριστερά μου; Και αναρωτιόμουν, ποιός είναι αυτός ο "ανυπάκουος", που συνεχίζει να βγάζει φωτογραφίες, ενώ απαγορεύεται;;;;
χαλάλι σου! Πολύ ωραίες!!!
Μπράβο Αγνούλα!Απ ότι φαίνεται δεν σε επηρέασαν πολύ οι παρατηρήσεις του τύπου δίπλα σου...
Δεν έχω ξαναζήσει κάτι παρόμοιο!Δεν έχω λόγια να περιγράψω αυτές τις στιγμές. Τελευταία στιγμή κανονίστηκε και ήρθε και η μητέρα μου η οποία είχε κατασυγκινηθεί. Με ευχαριστούσε συνέχεια που της έδωσα την ευκαιρία(Νίκη και Αποστόλη σας ευχαριστώ πολύ!!!!) να έρθει και να ζήσει αυτή τη μαγεία.Γιατί αναφερόμαστε σε μαγεία.Ο Νταλάρας ήταν φοβερός, ΑΝΕΠΑΝΑΛΗΠΤΟΣ!!!!!Δε λέω τίποτε άλλο γιατί ουσιαστικά θα επαναλάβω τα λόγια των προηγούμενων μελών. Ένα πράγμα μόνο: θεωρώ τον εαυτό μου ΤΥΧΕΡΟ που παρευρέθηκε σε κάτι τόσο συγκλονιστικό
I - AM BEGINNING - TO - BE - JEALOUS....
And, Guitarist, που χάθηκες, ρε, από το καιρό του Ζύγο, ε;
Was Anna from Leverkusen there, too? Anybody was talking to her, if yes?
And who has heard "Ferte mou nero" in any concert with introduction, to repeat my own question from the last selida here?
Posted June 25, 2003
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Αγνή, όντως οι φωτογραφίες είναι απίθανες! Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ!
Όπως γράψατε, η συναυλία ήταν καταπληκτική! Δεν έχω να προσθέσω κάτι άλλο, τα είπατε όλα! Εκπληκτικές ερμηνείες (κι εγώ λάτρεψα το Ιμιτλεριμ, η καλύτερη version που έχω ακούσει)και ενορχηστρώσεις και ακομα αυτό που μου άρεσε πάρα πολύ ήταν η χρονική συνοχή. Η αφήγηση μέσω των τραγουδιών ξεκινούσε από τα χρόνια στην Μικρα Ασία και κατέληγε στα χρόνια της προσφυγιάς στον Πειραιά, και όλα αυτα συνοδευόμενα με οπτικο υλικό.
Κάθε φορά που πήγαινουμε σε μία συναυλία του Γιώργου Νταλάρα, λέμε ότι ήταν η καλύτερη. Αλλά πραγματικά αυτή ήταν ξεχωριστή! Δυστυχώς δεν μπόρεσα να συναντήσω για άλλη μια φορά κανένα απο τα μέλη, αν και το ήθελα πάρα πολύ. Αυτές τις μέρες με την εξεταστική, δεν προλαβαίνω να μπαίνω συχνα στο site και να μαθαίνω νέα. Η Δέσποινα μου είχε πει οτι θα συναντιόσαστε νωρίτερα, γυρω στι 6, στην είσοδο του Ηρωδείου, αλλά δεν μπόρεσα να έρθω. Ελπίζω να καταφέρω να γνωρίσω κάποιους από σας σε κάποια άλλη ευκαιρία σύντομα.
[... ] και αυτός το βάζει στο τσεπάκι του σακακιού του, πάνω από το στήθος!
Actually, when he received the flower from Glykeria, he first put it to his mouth pretending to take a bite out of it......quickly changed his mind and, like a good boy, put the flower in his coat pocket as Eleni tells us
From the first announcement of this concert I knew I must do my utmost to be there : the setting, the style of songs - Mikra Asia, smirnaiika my favourites - the sound of the instruments that go with this type of music, the voice and the superb technique.......everything was combined to make it the perfect concert.
I knew all this.
What I didn't know is that there can be steps ahead of perfection. Emotions can be stretched and stretched endlessly as we discovered last Saturday.
TRIA KARAVIA PANE to start with.
A beautiful Thracian song I first heard about a month ago only, discovering at the same time that Dalaras has sung it with the famous Χ.Αηδονίδης..
(Sorry Agnie for grabbing your arm in such a way and spoiling your first photo....)
Later I was watching him throuth my magnifying glasses, at the end of a song. It was Glykeria turn to sing (if I remember correctly).
He went to the back edge of the stage. In between speaking some words to the musicians, taking a sip from a paper cup which was placed on the floor, he was also taking extremely deep and long breath, "flexing" his mouth, his neck....
My heart was beating even more erratically than it had been doing before , I thought "what next ? "
He walked suddenly and purposedly towards us, grabbed the microphone as if he would swallow it and .....yes, you've guessed .........amanes....imitlerim....
Never, ever did I think I could hear him sing that song in a concert and to sing the way he did
H prosfygia : starting directly with the refrain, throwing the harrowing words at the world as if he, himself, didn't know where to put his roots anymore...
....and much more...one beautiful song after the other !
Another perfect dimension was added to this more than perfect evening by the sharing of emotions with other forum members - before, during and after the concert.
Many thanks to all of you for welcoming us with so much simplicity and warmth, for being the wonderful young people you are
Maraki, you 'll have your chance to meet the members don't worry !
The sweet Aretoula performed very well and I very much appreciated Glykeria's singing too. She is perfect for that type of songs.
Merci Monsieur Dalaras
Posted June 26, 2003
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Due to family circumstances I missed the concert in Irodion.
Thanks for the impressions and Agnie very good pictures.
Olga, I think Anna was going.
I have now had time to gather my thoughts, so here goes.
I arrived in Athens very early that Saturday morning and, after breakfast at the airport and a long look around Metropolis, I arrived in the city at 7.30 am. I couldn't check into my hotel for a few hours, so I walked up to the Acropolis and was surprised to find a few tourists already there. I continued on and sat on a seat in front of the Irodeio to soak up the atmosphere. The sun was hot, even at that hour, and the birdsong was deafening! One or two people passed by, but other than that it felt like I had the place to myself. I read a little ("The Athenian Murders" - well, I was in Athens!) and eventually checked into the hotel with the intention of getting a couple of hours sleep, but of course it was impossible. I was in Athens, my favourite city, and for such a short period of time - how could I sleep?!
I too had set my heart on attending this concert as soon as I heard about it, mainly because it was the Irodeio and I had wanted to go there for many years. Following previous concerts, I took it for granted that Dalaras would be superb, so the experience of being in that ancient theatre was the draw for me - and it was a superb setting, everything I could have hoped for, and more.
But like Annette, I had no idea that Dalaras was going to take his performance to a level I could never have imagined! The usual adjectives don't seem worthy - this performance was on another scale. It was not merely entertainment, it was history coming alive before our eyes. The backdrop of images complemented the beautiful songs and made it even more poignant and emotional. I remember in particular the old cine film of a city destroyed by fire, smoke rising - and then rising out of the image itself behind the walls of the Irodeio and into the night sky. Please, can someone remind me which song Dalaras was singing at the time? All of these songs and images have become confused in my mind since, and I can't quite remember!
I loved Glykeria, and considering that the songs on the two CD's are so associated with Alexiou, I think she sang them beautifully. And Aretoula - such a talent for someone so young! The musicians were also excellent, particularly Andreas Katsyiannis who played the santouri like a dream, and with such flair. What a wonderful instrument it is!
There are so many things I remember from this concert, some of which have already been mentioned by other members, but above all the biggest impact was the voice of Dalaras, as I have never heard it before. Regretfully these recollections will fade with time, so a plea to the Greek members - if this concert is ever shown on television, can I beg a video copy please???
To the Forum members who were there that night - so many! - it was good to meet you all at last, albeit briefly for some. Irina - thank you for sharing your binoculars with me during the performance! Rena - I have played the tapes constantly since I returned! Lynne - your organisational skills are second to none! Julie - many thanks for attempting to take a photograph of my first encounter with Dalaras when I had run out of film in my camera! Eleni - thank you for your kind words! Agnie - your photos are great!!
And to those who wanted to go, but were unable to - you were missed!!!!
Posted June 27, 2003
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I have no voice to express what I saw and heard at Hrodio last Saturday. You all did it so marvellously. Thank you so much for all the photos and reports. My only regret is that I had no opportunity to get in touch with members of the community. Next time... but this time I could only get connected once and not for much time. Thank you Niki for your PM, but it was already too late . I'll have to buy a mobile telephone! ...When I have enough money, 'cause I spent a lot in Athens...
More from me about that prodigious concert when I have recovered from my trip.
Posted June 28, 2003
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Posted June 29, 2003
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σαν να ημουν παλι εκει .....εδειξε σημερα το πρωι
το καναλι "polis" καποια αποσπασματα απο το τη
συναυλια στο Ηρωδειο....ευχομαι να δουμε αυτη
τη συναυλια ολοκληρη σε καποιο καναλι και να
ξαναζησουμε εκεινη τη βραδια.....
A report about the concert from today's VHMA, Ntalaras & Glykeria in front of the children choir and the traditional orchestra in the first photo, and Marinella in the second one - among the audience.
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