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On demand: Samuelsson - Aphrodite

GSOplayRecorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora Salen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Online until Wednesday 15 August 2018
Samuelsson, Marie (b. 1956)Aphrodite- Fragments by Sappho
Gothenburg Symphony
Mei-Ann ChenConductor
Katija DragojevicMezzo-soprano

Aphrodite – fragments by Sappho, is the first part of Marie Samuelsson’s Love Trilogy, devoted to erotic love. The piece is written for mezzo-soprano and orchestra to texts by the Greek archaic poet Sappho, who lived on Lesbos in 630-570 BC. In Aphrodite, Marie Samuelsson paints a world where echoes from antiquity show how timeless and universal love is.

Recorded for GSOplay 4 May 2018

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