NIKOS SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949): Suite No. 1 for Large Orchestra, AK 3a, The Sea - Folk Ballet (3 excerpts from AK 14 (both World Premiere Recordings), 36 Greek Dances - Series I), AK 11.
Catalogue Number: 05W004
Description: Skalkottas’ Greek Dances (1931-35) are undoubtedly the most popular work of Greek art music today and a monument to the nation’s rich cultural heritage. The Sea (1949) describes the experiences of a trawler on waters both calm and stormy, while the Suite No. 1 (1929/1935) is a cornerstone of Skalkottas’ symphonic output that balances the worlds of atonality and neoclassicism. The piece was amongst manuscripts Skalkottas left behind in Berlin in1933, and he later reconstructed it from memory. Athens State Orchestra; Stefanos Tsialis.