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This collection includes works by George Kontogiorgos for piano trios and duets, composed mostly during the last decade. de Chirico, the collection title, comes from the eponymous composition inspired by the symbolic-metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico, who was born in Volos, Greece, and lived there during his youth. The Mount Pelion "little train" with steam rising from the locomotive, running on a railway built by his father Evaristo, used to make a stop at Agria, the place where the composer lives. This little steam train is a repeated motif in the background of many de Chirico paintings. The piano trio Flowing Memories combines melodic sequences alternating with contrapuntal and atonal passages, unfolding as a series of memories which fade away as time goes by. The ultimate destination of a human mind is solitude! Dominance and An Unwithering Kiss, both single movement works, represent instrumental arrangements by composer Christos Hatzis, based on Kontogiorgos songs, which were popular hits in the 1970s, a time of exuberance and innocence in Greece exemplified by the New Wave song movement. Particularly, the extensive elaboration of the music score of Dominance tends to represent an original composition of Hatzis rather than a straightforward arrangement. Another interesting work is the duet Before the Rain Starts. This composition, commissioned by Hilary Hahn as part of In 27 Pieces in the Hilary Hahn Encores Contest, was awarded with Honorable Mention. The duet Chasing Lost Time recalls a composer's experience travelling from the snowbound Toronto, Canada to the burning desert of Tucson-Arizona, USA. Lastly, the duet Shifting Balances depicts an ambivalent conversation between violin and cello.
This collection includes works by George Kontogiorgos for piano trios and duets, composed mostly during the last decade. de Chirico, the collection title, comes from the eponymous composition inspired by the symbolic-metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico, who was born in Volos, Greece, and lived there during his youth. The Mount Pelion "little train" with steam rising from the locomotive, running on a railway built by his father Evaristo, used to make a stop at Agria, the place where the composer lives. This little steam train is a repeated motif in the background of many de Chirico paintings. The piano trio Flowing Memories combines melodic sequences alternating with contrapuntal and atonal passages, unfolding as a series of memories which fade away as time goes by. The ultimate destination of a human mind is solitude! Dominance and An Unwithering Kiss, both single movement works, represent instrumental arrangements by composer Christos Hatzis, based on Kontogiorgos songs, which were popular hits in the 1970s, a time of exuberance and innocence in Greece exemplified by the New Wave song movement. Particularly, the extensive elaboration of the music score of Dominance tends to represent an original composition of Hatzis rather than a straightforward arrangement. Another interesting work is the duet Before the Rain Starts. This composition, commissioned by Hilary Hahn as part of In 27 Pieces in the Hilary Hahn Encores Contest, was awarded with Honorable Mention. The duet Chasing Lost Time recalls a composer's experience travelling from the snowbound Toronto, Canada to the burning desert of Tucson-Arizona, USA. Lastly, the duet Shifting Balances depicts an ambivalent conversation between violin and cello.
731093480447
Kontogiorgos / Galan Trio - De Chirico - Piano Trios & Duets

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Format: CD
Label: PHASMA MUSIC
Rel. Date: 08/02/2024
UPC: 731093480447

De Chirico - Piano Trios & Duets
Artist: Kontogiorgos / Galan Trio
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This collection includes works by George Kontogiorgos for piano trios and duets, composed mostly during the last decade. de Chirico, the collection title, comes from the eponymous composition inspired by the symbolic-metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico, who was born in Volos, Greece, and lived there during his youth. The Mount Pelion "little train" with steam rising from the locomotive, running on a railway built by his father Evaristo, used to make a stop at Agria, the place where the composer lives. This little steam train is a repeated motif in the background of many de Chirico paintings. The piano trio Flowing Memories combines melodic sequences alternating with contrapuntal and atonal passages, unfolding as a series of memories which fade away as time goes by. The ultimate destination of a human mind is solitude! Dominance and An Unwithering Kiss, both single movement works, represent instrumental arrangements by composer Christos Hatzis, based on Kontogiorgos songs, which were popular hits in the 1970s, a time of exuberance and innocence in Greece exemplified by the New Wave song movement. Particularly, the extensive elaboration of the music score of Dominance tends to represent an original composition of Hatzis rather than a straightforward arrangement. Another interesting work is the duet Before the Rain Starts. This composition, commissioned by Hilary Hahn as part of In 27 Pieces in the Hilary Hahn Encores Contest, was awarded with Honorable Mention. The duet Chasing Lost Time recalls a composer's experience travelling from the snowbound Toronto, Canada to the burning desert of Tucson-Arizona, USA. Lastly, the duet Shifting Balances depicts an ambivalent conversation between violin and cello.
        
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