Skalkottas sketches

July 2 2015

Nikos Skalkottas, Ten sketches for stringsc 1940, New Hellenic Quartet

2 Responses to “Skalkottas sketches”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    He was prolific and doesn’t always sound Schoenbergian. There are 36 Greek Dances, in three series of 12, composed for orchestra between 1931 and 1936, arranged for various different ensembles in the ensuing years and in part radically reorchestrated in 1948-49. About two-thirds of them are based on folk themes from different parts of the mainland and from the islands. The title of each dance refers to a region, a type of dance or a folk song.

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