The music chosen by pianist Erato Alakiozidou for her new album, In Blue and White, represents a spiritual journey of self-discovery.
Alakiozidou has arranged these works by Greek composers to create a musical and emotional journey for the listener. The works range from the abstract, such as the Piano Pieces by Anastassis Philippakopoulos, to the metaphysical, in the dream-pieces of Stathis Gyftakis and the evocative, with Mediterranean flora and fauna conjured up in Mediterranean Desert by Giorgos Koumendakis.
Erato Alakiozidou was born in Greece and, from her home in Thessaloniki, has been active in commissioning, promoting and performing Greek contemporary music for 20 years. She believes passionately in the capacity for Greek music in all its quality and variety to find a wider international audience.
Nasopoulou: Hidden City: Olinda
Excerpt, Antoniou: Seven Rhythmic Dances
Koumendakis: Three Mediterranean Herbs - Mediterranean Desert: Thyme
George Couroupos: Three Times the Love, Op. 43: 1 / 8 with Passion
Koumendakis: Three Mediterranean Herbs - Mediterranean Desert: Mint
Kostas Siempis: Chorales in Memory
Costas Tsougras: Three Stylistic Studies: To Endeka (Eleven) - Study on Yannis Constantinidis
Koumendakis: Three Mediterranean Herbs - Mediterranean Desert: Sage
Stathis Gyftakis: First Dream
George Couroupos: Three Times the Love: Countless Eighths – Always with Love
Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Piece (2015)
Stathis Gyftakis: Deep Blue... Almost Black
Joseph Papadatos: Rising from the Sea, Op. 108: Anadyomene
Koumendakis: Mediterranean Desert: Grouper
Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Piece (2014)
Dimitrios Skyllas: Nine Miniatures for the Universe / Mirroring Earth: Miniatures II and VI
Stathis Gyftakis: Nightmares
Koumendakis: Mediterranean Desert: Praying Mantis
George Couroupos: Three Times the Love, Op. 43: 13 / 8 with Love
Giorgos Kyriakakis: Alfred auf Yaros
Leontios Hadjileontiadis: Sequences, Op. 84: In a Yannis Constantinidis Style
Tsoupaki: Lasting Sounds of a Deep Sea
Koumendakis: Mediterranean Desert: The Caterpillar and the Treble-Bar of L. van B.
Vassilis Kitsos: Of Every Breath
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