MANOLIS KALOMIRIS (1883-1962): Rhapsody No. 1 (orch. Gabriel Pierné [1863-1937]), Rhapsody No. 2 "Song to the Night" (orch. Byron Fidetzis), Lyrics for Soprano and Orchestra (Julia Souglakou [soprano], Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis), In St. Luke's Monastery for Narrator and Orchestra (Eva Kotamanidou [narrator]), Minas the Rebel Corsair of the Aegean, The Death of the Valiant Woman.

Catalogue Number: 12M005

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.572451

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: This well-packed reissue from an obscure Greek label contains music of Hollywood film-score richness and color, whether orchestrated by Kalomiris himself (Minas the Rebel of 1940 and Valiant Woman of 1943, both strongly descriptive of their literary sources), Pierné (who orchestrated the first piano Rhapsody in 1925) or conductor Fidetzis whose 1987-88 orchestration of the second piano Rhapsody employs Pierné's Impressionistic-cum-Late Romantic palette to dazzling effect. Russian State Symphonic Capella; Byron Fidetzis. Original 2000 Phormigx release.

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