Despite his tragically short life, Nikos Skalkottas has now become recognised as one of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century. The modernist style of his earlier period is balanced by the four important mature neoclassical works presented here. Both the Sinfonietta and the Classical Symphony are expressions of the deep regard Skalkottas had for traditional forms blended with his unique musical language. Skalkottas was a violinist with the Athens State Orchestra, who are honouring his memory with this and future recordings of his works.
Skalkottas: Ancient Greek March, AK 11dSkalkottas: Classical Symphony in A, AK 9Skalkottas: Four ImagesSkalkottas: Sinfonietta in B flat major, AK 10
Ioannis Karampetsos (cornet)
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