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Skalkottas: Chamber Works


Release Date: 03/03/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67252   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis VatikiotisPantelis DespotidisDimitris VraskosFita Valenti,   ... 
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String OrchestraGreek String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length:  2 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...I have known [the Third String Quartet] for many years through a treasured EMI-Greece box of LPs, which has a good range of Skalkottas' chamber music, and enough of the piano music to arouse the keenest interest... It is worth looking out for, though long unavailable... Some of the playing is a bit rough & ready, but not sufficiently so to dampen enthusiasm..." -- Peter Grahame Woolf, MusicWeb International [referring to the original LP release of this set] "...I have known [the Third String Quartet] for many years through a treasured EMI-Greece box of LPs, which has a good range of Skalkottas' chamber music, and enough of the piano music to arouse the keenest interest... It is worth looking out for, though long unavailable... Some of the playing is a bit rough & ready, but not sufficiently so to dampen enthusiasm..." -- Peter Grahame Woolf, MusicWeb International [referring to the original LP release of this set] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Musical Sketches (10) for Strings, A/K 8 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Pantelis Despotidis (Violin), Dimitris Vraskos (Violin),
Fita Valenti (Cello)
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Greece 
2.
Greek Dances (36), A/K 11: Epirot Dance I by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Fita Valenti (Cello), Dimitris Vraskos (Violin), Pantelis Despotidis (Violin),
Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Anastasios Soutis (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1949; Greece 
3.
Greek Dances (36), A/K 11: Cretan Dance I by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Fita Valenti (Cello), Dimitris Vraskos (Violin), Pantelis Despotidis (Violin),
Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Anastasios Soutis (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1949; Greece 
4.
Greek Dances (36), A/K 11: Tsamikos Dance "An eagle" by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola)
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1949; Greece 
5.
Greek Dances (36), A/K 11: Arcadian Dance by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola)
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1949; Greece 
6.
Greek Dances (36), A/K 11: Klephtic Dance I by Nikos Skalkottas
Conductor:  Tatsis Apostolidis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Little String Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936/1949; Greece 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 3, A/K 34 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Tatsis Apostolidis (Violin), Ersi Kagelari (Violin),
Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Greek String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Greece 
8.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano no 4, A/K 49 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Nina Patrikidou (Violin), Diana Vranoussi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Athens, Greece 
9.
Pieces (32) for Piano: no 20, Berceuse by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Diana Vranoussi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Greece 
10.
Variations (8) for Piano and Strings on a Greek Folk Tune, A/K 43 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Nelly Semitekolo (Piano), Dimitris Vraskos (Cello), Christos Sfetsas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Athens, Greece 
11.
Suite for Piano no 3: no 2, Theme with Variations by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Pantelis Despotidis (Violin), Dimitris Vraskos (Violin),
Fita Valenti (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Greece 
12.
Suite for Piano no 3, A/K 73: no 3, Marcia funebra by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Pantelis Despotidis (Violin), Dimitris Vraskos (Violin),
Fita Valenti (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Greece 
13.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano no 3, A/K 48 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Nina Patrikidou (Violin), Diana Vranoussi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Athens, Greece 
14.
Duo for Violin and Viola, A/K 44 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Yannis Vatikiotis (Viola), Tatsis Apostolidis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1947; Greece 
15.
Sonatina for Cello and Piano, A/K 62 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello), John G. Papaioannou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Greece 
16.
Zarte Melody, A/K 65 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello), John G. Papaioannou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Greece 
17.
Largo for Cello and Piano, A/K 66 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello), John G. Papaioannou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1942; Greece 
18.
Bolero for Cello and Piano, A/K 63 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello), John G. Papaioannou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Greece 
19.
Little Serenade for Cello and Piano, A/K 64 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Sotiris Tachiatis (Cello), John G. Papaioannou (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Greece 
20.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano no 3, A/K 48 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Nina Patrikidou (Piano), Diana Vranoussi (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Athens, Greece 
Date of Recording: 1979 

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