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Kontogiorgos: Dancing with Centaurs - Stories for Saxophone / Mavrommatis


Release Date: 08/09/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579047  
Composer:  George KontogiogosGeorge Kontogiorgos
Performer:  Stathis MavrommatisChristina Panteli
Conductor:  Miltos Logiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of Colors Strings
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of George Kontogiorgos generates a mystical soundworld inspired largely by the stories and creatures of Greek mythology. Although primarily tonal, his compositions encompass a broad spectrum of music from minimalism to atonality. Dancing with Centaurs contains melodic elements found in fragments of ancient Hellenic music and traditional songs from Asia Minor, interwoven with the pentatonic scale. Night Walk is redolent of the Hellenic mainland in its structure and freely expressive performance, while the Concertino ‘Testosterone’ features novel sound effects including saxophone multiphonics. The music of George Kontogiorgos generates a mystical soundworld inspired largely by the stories and creatures of Greek mythology. Although primarily tonal, his compositions encompass a broad spectrum of music from minimalism to atonality. Dancing with Centaurs contains melodic elements found in fragments of ancient Hellenic music and traditional songs from Asia Minor, interwoven with the pentatonic scale. Night Walk is redolent of the Hellenic mainland in its structure and freely expressive performance, while the Concertino ‘Testosterone’ features novel sound effects including saxophone multiphonics. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dancing with Centaurs by George Kontogiogos
Performer:  Stathis Mavrommatis (Saxophone), Christina Panteli (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Greece 
2.
Concertino for Piano and Alto Saxophone "Testosterone" by George Kontogiorgos
Performer:  Stathis Mavrommatis (Saxophone), Christina Panteli (Piano)
Conductor:  Miltos Logiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of Colors Strings
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Greece 
3.
Ringtone by George Kontogiorgos
Performer:  Stathis Mavrommatis (Saxophone), Christina Panteli (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; Greece 
4.
Night Walk by George Kontogiogos
Performer:  Stathis Mavrommatis (Saxophone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; Greece 

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