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Hadjidakis: For A Little White Seashell / Danae Kara


Release Date: 12/16/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570957   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Manos Hadjidakis
Performer:  Danae Kara
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



HADJIDAKIS For a Little White Seashell. 6 Popular Pictures. Suite for Piano, “Ionian.” Rhythmology Danae Kara (pn) NAXOS 8.570957 (73:01)


Manos Hadjidakis was born in northern Greece in 1925. He was a constant and authoritative presence in the chaotic Greek scene of the latter half of the 20th century, but was also active in the movie business. His song Never on Sunday won an Academy Award in Read more 1960 for the film of the same name. He died in 1994. This CD presents a collection of his solo piano music, spanning a period from 1947 to 1971. Although he took some classes at the Athens Conservatory, he was largely self-taught. Nevertheless, his music is well constructed and compelling. His language is mainly derived from folk sources, primarily dance, with vibrant rhythms and interesting harmonic flashes elevating the material from banality. Juilliard-trained Greek pianist Kara presents the music with delightful energy and color.


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Works on This Recording

1.
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1 by Manos Hadjidakis
Performer:  Danae Kara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Greece 
2.
Popular Pictures (6) for Piano, Op. 5 by Manos Hadjidakis
Performer:  Danae Kara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Greece 
Notes: Composition written: Greece (1949 - 1950). 
3.
Suite for Piano, Op. 7 "Ionian" by Manos Hadjidakis
Performer:  Danae Kara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Greece 
Notes: Composition written: Greece (1952 - 1953). 
4.
Rhythmology, Op. 30 by Manos Hadjidakis
Performer:  Danae Kara (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969-1971; Greece 

Sound Samples

For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: I. March
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: II. Syrtos
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: III. Conversation with Prokofiev
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: IV. Tsamikos
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: V. Mantinada
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: VI. Ballos
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: VII. Nocturne
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: VIII. Kalamatianos
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: IX. Pastorale
For a Little White Seashell, Op. 1: X. Grand Sousta
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: I. Cloudy Sunday
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: II. Lady
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: III. Drizzle followed the clouds
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: IV. The Coachman
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: V. Going for a stroll
6 Popular Pictures, Op. 5: VI. Moonless Night
Ionian Suite, Op. 7: I. -
Ionian Suite, Op. 7: II. Andantino
Ionian Suite, Op. 7: III. -
Ionian Suite, Op. 7: IV. -
Ionian Suite, Op. 7: V. Scherzo
Rhythmology, Op. 26: I. In 5/8
Rhythmology, Op. 26: II. Hasapiko to Aries
Rhythmology, Op. 26: III. In 7/8
Rhythmology, Op. 26: IV. Hasapiko to Taurus
Rhythmology, Op. 26: V. In 9/8 (in the style of Eric Satie)
Rhythmology, Op. 26: VI. Hasapiko to Gemini
Rhythmology, Op. 26: VII. In 11/8
Rhythmology, Op. 26: VIII. Hasapiko to Aquarius
Rhythmology, Op. 26: IX. In 13/8
Rhythmology, Op. 26: X. Hasapiko to the Moon
Rhythmology, Op. 26: XI. In 15/8
Rhythmology, Op. 26: XII. Hasapiko to Virgo

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