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Nikos Skalkotas - A Greek Composer of the World

Hosted by the Consul of the Athens Art for All Group
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Took place 3 weeks 6 days ago
Sun 21 Mar 19:30 - 21:00

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On the 21st March Protected content Skalkotas was born. He was a Greek composer of 20th century classical music.
In his short life ( Protected content ), he was constantly creative, inventive and unique in the ways he assimilated in his music the concerns and sounds of all aspects of the contemporary to him, musical modernism, while at the same time he did not stop experimenting with traditional Greek and Western musical elements.
Unfortunately, during his life he heard only very few performances of his works. His work started becoming known to the public after his death, when in Protected content , the famous music critic Hans Keller in a historical article, in the BBC magazine " The Listener" introduced Skalkotas to an international audience, as an original, neglected, musical genious.
We are going first to watch a short movie (duration 20 minutes) about his life after we will listen to the concert that the Thessaloniki City State Orchestra performed on the 14th February Protected content , as a tribute to him. (duration 50 minutes)

Conductor: Vladimiros Symeonidis
Research, text, narration: Kostas Chardas

Works:Nikos Skalkottas Protected content
· Greek Dances for string orchestra
Epirotikos, Tsamikos, Kleftikos

· Sonatina for violin and piano No.1
Andantino
Violin: Antonis Sousamoglou
Piano: Marilena Liakopoulou

· 5 from the Ten Sketches for strings
i. Sinfonia ii. Passacaglia vii. Ragtime viii. Notturno x. Rondo

· Tender Melody for cello and piano
Cello: Apostolos Chandrakis
Piano: Kostas Chardas