Manolis Kalomiris: Rhapsodies & Symphonic Poems

Audio Samples

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 2 "Song to the Night", for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Lyrics, for voice & orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : In St. Luke's Monastery, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Minas the Rebel, Corsair of the Aegean, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : The Death of the Valiant Woman, for orchestra

Album Summary

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 2 "Song to the Night", for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Lyrics, for voice & orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : In St. Luke's Monastery, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Minas the Rebel, Corsair of the Aegean, for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : The Death of the Valiant Woman, for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Manolis Kalomiris is honoured as the father of Greek national music. The inspired orchestration of Kalomiris's Piano Rhapsody No. 1 by Gabriel Pierné moved Byron Fidetzis to orchestrate the second of these, sub-titled Song of the Night. The versatile soprano Julia Souglakou, whose wide-ranging repertoire includes operas by Greek composers, interprets Lyrics, a setting of poems by Angelos Sikelianos, and the renowned Greek actress Eva Kotamanidou recounts a small miracle In St Luke's Monastery. The symphonic poems Minas the Rebel and Death of the Valiant Woman present in purely orchestral garb contrasting tales of vengeance, valour and visionary transformation.

Fanfare
These performances by the Russian State Symphonic Capella and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra are technically faultless by current world standards. Their ability to project the essences of this music can be laid at the feet of their Greek-born conductor, Byron Fidetzis, who turns in a truly masterly job and delivers performances that are equally full of expertise, verve, and passion. The sound, like the performances, is well up to current standards.



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Works Details

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Rhapsody no 2 "Song to the Night", for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Lyrics, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Julia Souglakou
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Notes: State Opera Theatre Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (04/19/1995-04/20/1995)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalomiris, Manolis : In St. Luke's Monastery, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Minas the Rebel, Corsair of the Aegean, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Running Time: 17 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kalomiris, Manolis : The Death of the Valiant Woman, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern