Tsialis: The Neoclassical Skalkottas (24/48 FLAC)
Tsialis: The Neoclassical Skalkottas (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Nikos Skalkottas
Performer: Ioannis Karampetsos
Orchestra: Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Stefanos Tsialis
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 764 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Sinfonietta in B flat major, AK 10
01. Ι. Andante sostenuto – Allegro
02. ΙΙ. Andantino triste
03. ΙΙΙ. Scherzino. Molto vivace
04. ΙV. Finale. Vivacissimo

Classical Symphony in A, AK 9
05. Ι. Allegro antico
06. ΙΙ. Rondo. Andante molto espressivo
07. ΙΙΙ. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace
08. IV. Schnell und fröhlich

Four Images
09. No. 1. The Harvest
10. No. 2, The Sowing
11. No. 3, The Vintage
12. No. 4, The Grape Stomping

13. Ancient Greek March, AK 11d

Ioannis Karampetsos (cornet)
Athens State Orchestra
Stefanos Tsialis

Despite his tragically short life, Nikos Skalkottas has now become recognized as one of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century. The modernist style of his earlier period is balanced by the four important mature neoclassical works presented here. Both the Sinfonietta and the Classical Symphony are expressions of the deep regard Skalkottas had for traditional forms blended with his unique musical language. Skalkottas was a violinist with the Athens State Orchestra, who are honoring his memory with this and future recordings of his works.

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