BIS's Skalkottas cycle gets better with every release and it started very well' was the Gramophone opinion of one of our previous discs and this new installment will surely confirm them in this view. Two years ago Nikos Samaltanos put everybody in his debt with a double album of the piano music of Skalkattos - 'A timely release, urgently recommended' in the opinion of the Gramophone. Samaltanos returns here with a fascinating disc of concertos for various instruments - a previously unrecorded concerto for two violins as well as concertos for trumpet, oboe and bassoon or combinations of these - and piano. This music gives full reign to the adventurous and individual sonorities that we have learned to associate with Skalkottas. AnotherRead more BIS/Skalkottas landmark! Read less
Concerto for 2 Violins, A/K 24by Nikos Skalkottas Performer:
Nina Zymbalist (Violin),
Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1945; Greece Notes: This concerto survives only in the piano accompaniment version.
Concerto for 2 Violins, AK 24: I. Allegro giocoso
Concerto for 2 Violins, AK 24: II. Variations sur un theme grec Rembetiko. Andante
Concerto for 2 Violins, AK 24: III. Finale and Rondo. Allegro molto vivace
Quartet for Oboe, Trumpet, Bassoon and Piano: I. Moderato assai
Quartet for Oboe, Trumpet, Bassoon and Piano: II. Rondo. Vivace
Concertino, AK 28: I. Allegro giocoso
Concertino, AK 28: II. Pastorale. Andante tranquillo
Concertino, AK 28: III. Rondo. Allegro vivo
Trumpet Concertino, AK 68: Concertino for Trumpet and Piano
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