Hellenic Sound

Polis Ensemble
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Scholarly Greek composers from the 13th to 20th century

Polis Ensemble pay a modest tribute to the work of some of the most important scholarly composers of Greek origin, from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. The present work is not an anthology, in the sence of collecting the most representative compositions of modern Greek art music. Rather, the ensemble sees this as a deeply personal homage to some of the music that its members feel closest to and most influenced by. The sextet's members selected —only a few— indicative excerpts from a broad repertory, not hesitating to adapt it to the unique technical requirements of the musical instruments.


1) Kratima
composed by Ioannis Koukouzelis
2) The Fruit of thy Womb
composed by Petros Bereketis
3) Ney improvisations in makam Sabå
composed by Harris Lambrakis and Nikos Paraoulakis
4) Sabå Saz Semåi
composed by Zaharya Hanendé
5) Nihåvend Pesrev
composed by Petros Peloponnesios
6) Trenta Capilli da Castell' a Mare & Cosi Va Chi Ha Ventura
composed by Francisco Leontaritis
7) Sinfonia di Genere Orientale (excerpt)
composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros
8) Nocturne (excerpt)
composed by Vasily Kalafati
9) Four Cytherian Dances
composed by Dimitri Mitropoulos
10) Andante Sostenuto — Dodecanesian Suite No1 for orchestra
composed by Yannis Constantinidis
11) Cretikοs — Five Greek Dances for string orchestra
composed by Nikos Skalkottas
12) Chorοs — Erotοkritos
composed by Nikos Mamangakis
13) Girls of Smyrna
composed by Panagiotis Tountas
14) Longa Skarveli
composed by Kostas Skarvelis
15) Suite "Mikis Theodorakis"
composed by Mikis Theodorakis


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