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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2434
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: luty 2020
EAN: 7318599924342
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): grecki
Instrumenty: skrzypce, fortepian
Rodzaj: koncert, suita

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Skalkottas: Sinfonietta, Concerto and Suite

Bis - BISSACD 2434
Wykonawcy
Georgios Demertzis, violin
Vassilis Varvaresos, piano
Eleftherios Venizelos, voice
Athens Philharmonia Orchestra / Byron Fidetzis
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Utwory na płycie:
Sinfonietta in B flat major
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra
Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Digenés in his Last Agony
Two Marches and Nine Greek Dances
This programme of previously unrecorded works illustrates a highly distinctive aspect of Nikos Skalkottas as a composer: The ‘neoclassical’ Skalkottas goes hand in hand with the ‘national’ and the ‘modernist’ composer, the common denominators being perfect architecture of form, harmonic refinement and skilful orchestration. The opening Sinfonietta in B flat major is a typical example of the composer’s ‘neoclassical’ side. In four movements and with a duration of 25 minutes, it was written in 1948, during Skalkottas’s final years. It is followed by the Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra and the Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra, examples of the composer’s atonal idiom. Both works were among the many that disappeared after the composer left Berlin in 1933.

The remaining pieces demonstrate Skalkottas’s involvement with the project of exploring the traditional music of Greece. The Cretan folk song Digenés in his Last Agony was transcribed and harmonized by Skalkottas – for this release a recording from 1930 of the voice of Eleftherios Venizelos, the Greek Prime Minister at the time, has been superimposed over the newly recorded orchestral accompaniment. The two Marchesare original compositions, but follow Greek models, while the Nine Dancesare Skalkottas’s orchestrations of published folk songs. Simple and functional, they are in no way reminiscent of his great work, the 36 Greek Dances for large orchestra, but still reveal the composer’s refined aesthetic approach. In a labour of love, the music is performed by conductor Byron Fidetzis and violinist Georgios Demertzis, who have both made important contributions to the Skalkottas discography, as well as pianist Vassilis Varvaresos and the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra, making their first appearance on BIS.

Recording: September 2017 (Sinfonietta) and February 2018 (other works)

at Artemis Maliaras Hall, Athens, Greece. Instrumentarium: Violin: Georgios Stamatiakis, Chania 2003. Bow: Bernandel. Piano: Steinway B.

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  • CDA 68258
  • SIGCD 629
  • NIFCCD 080-081
  • EPRC 033
  • SIGCD 596