Code SMH 96 002
Label SIRIUS
Date 1996
Country Greece
Type CD
Status active
 
SONGS OF SIN
Op. 50 (1992, unfinished).
A cycle of songs for a young popular voice, menís chorus and military band based on the poetry of Dinos Christianopoulos and one poem by Yorgos Chronas. The work was recorded for piano and voice. It is sung by Andreas Karakotas with Dora Bakopoulou at the piano.

The SONGS OF SIN occupied Manos Hadjidakis during the last three years of his life. With the indicative subtitle Sin is of Byzantine Origin and Love is Ancient, the record contains fifteen hitherto songs by the composer, of which, some he recorded with the collaboration of Andreas Karakotas at home, and others remained in written notation. His death prevented him from orchestrating the work, and so it was released in its original form for piano and voice.
The song Remorse, sung by Hadjidakis, was privately recorded. The order of songs is as per the composerís stipulations, save for Like the Leftists, which had originally been omitted. It involves fifteen poems set to music, sung with folk distinctness by Andreas Karakotas.
Hadjidakis dedicated the work to those on whom music and songs can still have an errosive influence.

See Manos Hadjidakis: Discography.

MANOS HADJIDAKIS - DINOS CHRISTIANOPOULOS: SONGS OF SIN
Sin Originates from Byzantium and Love from Antiquity
1 INTRODUCTION
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
Piano solo.
2 REMORSE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
3 GUILTY FEELING (Without Being Overwhelmed)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
4 LOVE (Sonnet)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
5 SENSUAL
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
Piano solo.
6 EXCHANGE (Devoutly)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
7 LIGHT AND DARKNESS (Turn Off the Light)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
8 SUPPLICATION (To a Rustic Friend)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
9 UNCANNY
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
From SHORT POEMS.
10 DISTANCE (Saturday Night)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
11 EXPECTATION (When I Wait for You)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
12 THE LITTLE DONKEY
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
13 LIKE THE LEFTISTS (The Persecuted)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
14 NOCTURNAL I (The Woods)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
15 NOCTURNAL III (In Memoriam)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
16 YOUNG GROCERíS SON (Ode)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Yorgos Chronas, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
17 A MINUTEíS SILENCE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Andreas Karakotas
18 REMORSE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakispoetry: Dinos Christianopoulos, Vocals: Manos Hadjidakis





Where it applies, the poemsí original titles are in brackets.