Code SMH 20012
Label SIRIUS
Date 2000
Country Greece
Type CD
Status active
 
WORKS FOR PIANO WITH DORA BAKOPOULOU
Dora Bakopoulou plays the first four works for piano by Manos Hadjidakis, written between 1947 and 1958.
At this time, the composer was searching for his true descent through Greek tradition, demotic and folk (the rebetiko song), and so proposes a new, intrinsic and highly personal way of accomplishing this.
It was determinative for the subsequent development of Greek music.

Works included on the CD: "Six Folklore Paintings " (Op. 5, 1949-50), "Solitude" (Op. 10, 1957), "Ionian Suite " (Op. 7, 1952-53) & "For a Small White Seashell" (Op. 1, 1947-48).
The score of the IONIAN SUITE was discovered a little before the composer´s death. It is thought likely that it was written in honour of the great Ionian poets’ Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869) and Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857).
See Manos Hadjidakis: Discography.

Dora Bakopoulou, a gifted pianist of rare musical sensibility and adept technique, was a friend and collaborator of Manos Hadjidakis from her youth. The composer himself considered her as a unique interpreter of his works for piano. And in this instance, mature and imaginative as never before, she lends credit to this.

MANOS HADJIDAKIS: WORKS FOR PIANO WITH DORA BAKOPOULOU
1 SIX FOLKLORE PAINTINGS: CLOUDY SUNDAY
  composer: Vassilis TsitsanisLyrics: Vassilis Tsitsanis
2 NOBLEWOMAN
  composer: Vassilis TsitsanisLyrics: Vassilis Tsitsanis
3 FINE RAIN
  composer: Yorgos MitsakisLyrics: Yorgos Mitsakis
4 THE COACH IN THE RAIN
  composer: Apostolos HatzichristosLyrics: Haralambos Vassiliadis
5 BACHTSE TSIFLIKI
  composer: Vassilis TsitsanisLyrics: Vassilis Tsitsanis
6 MOONLESS NIGHT
  composer: Apostolos KaldarasLyrics: Apostolos Kaldaras
7 SOLITUDE: THE BOY AND HIS GIRL
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
8 DANCE OF THE DOVES
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
9 THE BOY AND HIS MOTHER
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
10 THE KITE’S DANCE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
11 IONIAN SUITE: OVERTURE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
12 SARABAND
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
13 SCHERZO
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
14 SONG
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
15 DANCE IN 5/8
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
16 FOR A SMALL WHITE SEASHELL: MARCH
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
17 SYRTOS (as danced in Hania, Crete)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
18 CONVERSATION WITH SERGEI PROKOFIEV
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
19 TSAMIKOS
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
20 MANTINADA
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
21 BALLOS (Cretan folk couplets)
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
22 NOCTURNE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
23 KALAMATIANOS
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
24 PASTORALE
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis
25 GRAND SOUSTA
  composer: Manos Hadjidakis