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Skalkottas: Chamber Concertos / Chijiiwa, Zymbalist, Et Al


Release Date: 07/29/2003 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1244   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Alexei OgrintchoukNikolaos SamaltanosEric AubierChristophe Sirodeau,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. Another Read more BIS/Skalkottas landmark! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concertino for Oboe and Piano, A/K 28 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe), Nikolaos Samaltanos (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Greece 
2. Concertino for Trumpet and Piano, A/K 68 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Eric Aubier (Trumpet), Christophe Sirodeau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1942; Greece 
3. Sonata Concertante for Bassoon and Piano, A/K 67 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Marc Trenel (Bassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Greece 
4. Quartet for Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet and Piano no 1, A/K 40 by Nikos Skalkottas
Performer:  Marc Trenel (Bassoon), Eric Aubier (Trumpet), Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1942; Greece 
5. Concerto for 2 Violins, A/K 24 by 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. 

Sound Samples

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
Tango and Fox-trot: Tango. Tempo di Tango
Tango and Fox-trot: Fox-trot. Allegro ritmato
Sonata Concertante, AK 67: I Allegro molto vivace
Sonata Concertante, AK 67: II. Andantino
Sonata Concertante, AK 67: III. Presto

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