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Ballet Music by Nikos Skalkottas: The Land and the Sea of Greece

Lorenda Ramou

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The Land and the Sea of Greece  
1.1
I. The Harvest
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:39
1.2
II. The Sowing
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:58
1.3
III. The Vintage
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:10
1.4
IV. The Grape Stomping
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:19
1.5
V. The Trawler
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:34
1.6
VI. Dance of the Waves
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
4:23
Dance Suite, AK 15, "Island Images"  
1.7
I. The Trawler
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:12
1.8
II. Building of Fishing Boat
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
1:58
1.9
III. Sea Waves
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:46
1.10
IV. Launching the Fishing Boat
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:38
1.11
V. Greek Dance
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
1:01
1.12
VI. Sunday in Church - Feast
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:09
The Maiden and Death, AK 12 (arr. for Piano)  
1.13
I. Moderato maestoso -
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
1:33
1.14
II. Allegro -
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:22
1.15
III. Andantino - Tempo di Valse (Lento) - Allegro moderato - Lento
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
5:01
1.16
IV. Vivo
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
2:05
1.17
V. Allegro
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
1:14
1.18
VI. Lentement -
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:35
1.19
VII. Moderato assai - Lento - Allegro moderato - Lento
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:24
1.20
Procession to Acheron, AK 79c
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
4:09
1.21
Echo, AK 77
Nikos Skalkottas; Lorenda Ramou
3:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:54
“Movements such as ‘The Vintage’ and ‘The Grape Stomping’ are terrifically effective, as are the six vignettes making up Island Images (1943)... Lorenda Ramou, the fifth pianist to grace the series, is fluent and well versed in contemporary styles. Her playing is full of verve and alive to the delicacy of Skalkottas's writing.” - Guy Rickards, Gramophone Greek pianist Lorenda Ramou performs piano arrangements of ballet works by Nikos Skalkottas on this release for BIS. All written in the last ten years of the Greek composer's life, and therefore during his tonal period, these theatrical works were the result of collaborations with choreographers in Athens in the 1940s, and often produced folksong influenced pieces like the title work and Island Images, a characteristic which Ramou brings out with gusto.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

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