MANOLIS KALOMIRIS (1883-1962): Complete Works for Solo Piano - Ballades No. 1 in E Minor, No. 2 in A Flat* and No. 3 in E Flat Minor, Rhapsodies No. 1 and No. 2 “Chant à la Nuit”, 5 Preludes, Nocturne, Serenade*, For Greek Children Vols. 1-3, Oriental Picture*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 11T040
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Kalomiris’ studies in Vienna and first job teaching in Kharkov are reflected in the three Ballades of 1905-06 which dark, passionate utterances with a decidedly Russian flavor. Greek folk music and Impressionism color the two Rhapsodies (1921) before he turned to creating a Greek national school based on authentic Greek folk songs as in the three sets of 11 pieces that make up For Greek Children. Olivier Chauzu (piano).