1 800 222 6872

Greek Classics - Kalomiris: Triptych, Symphony no 3, etc

Album Summary

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Tryptich for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Symphony no 3 in D minor, for orchestra & narrator ("Palamian")
>Kalomiris, Manolis : Greek Dances (3), suite for orchestra
>Kalomiris, Manolis : The Destruction of Psará, for orchestra
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Manolis Kalomiris is today considered the father of modern Greek composition. His output includes 3 symphonies, 5 operas and hundreds of songs. His brilliantly orchestrated Triptych was written following the death of one of his heroes, the great statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, and is an elegy to the ex-prime minister and a celebration of the liberation of Crete, the island of his birth. By coincidence, the work was premièred in Athens on the very day in 1943 that Kalomiris's other ideological mentor, the poet Costis Palamas, was buried. Symphony No. 3 sets excerpts of Palamas's poems to music, and is one of the great landmarks of modern Greek music. The composer wrote, "I set the Palamian Symphony as an altar, a monument of my faith to the ever-lasting Greek Art and the Poet who symbolizes it".



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Tryptich for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Ensemble: Athens State Orchestra
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall Recording Centre (06/29/2005-07/02/2005)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937-1940

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Symphony no 3 in D minor, for orchestra & narrator ("Palamian")
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Ensemble: Athens State Orchestra
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall Recording Centre (06/29/2005-07/02/2005)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Kalomiris, Manolis : Greek Dances (3), suite for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Ensemble: Athens State Orchestra
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall Recording Centre (06/29/2005-07/02/2005)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Kalomiris, Manolis : The Destruction of Psará, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Byron Fidetzis
  • Ensemble: Athens State Orchestra
  • Notes: Athens Concert Hall Recording Centre (06/29/2005-07/02/2005)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern