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Nikos Skalkottas: The Sea - Four Images - Cretan Feast - Greek Dance

Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Byron Fidetzis

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The Sea, AK 14  
1
I. Prelude
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
4:56
2
II. The Child of the Sea
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
3:01
3
III. Dance of the Waves
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
3:00
4
IV. The Trawl
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
3:30
5
V. The Little Fish
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
2:15
6
VI. The Dolphins
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
5:04
7
VII. Nocturne
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
4:53
8
VIII. The Preparation of the Mermaid
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
2:36
9
IX. Dance of the Mermaid
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
2:31
10
X. The Tale of Alexander the Great
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
7:36
11
XI. Finale. "Hymn to the Sea"
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
4:42
4 Images, AK 13  
12
I. The Harvest
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
3:21
13
II. The Sowing
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
5:01
14
III. The Vintage
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
2:42
15
IV. The Grape Stomping
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
2:27
16
Cretan Feast (orch. by N. Skalkottas)
Dimitri Mitropoulos; Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
7:20
17
Greek Dance in C Minor, AK 11c
Nikos Skalkottas; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis
5:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:02
"All of the music here is extremely well played and conducted. It's obvious that Byron Fidetzis finds the idiom comfortable, and the Iceland Symphony sounds terrific thanks to typically resplendent BIS engineering."
- ClassicsToday.com

"The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, which by now has plenty if Skalkottas under its belt, plays with entirely idiomatic enthusiasm, in lively, colourful performances in top-notch sound."
- International Record Review

A favoured student of Schoenberg, after his return to his homeland Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas also returned to tonal composition, influenced by the landscape, folk music, and ways of life in that country. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conductor Byron Fidetzis perform Skalkottas's evocative ballet suite The Sea, as well as 4 Images and several shorter works on this release, bringing to life some overlooked compositions by this talented but neglected 20th-century composer.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

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