NIKOS SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949): Concertino, MIKIS THEODORAKIS (b.1925): Cretan Concertino, Adagio, THEODORE ANTONIOU (b.1935): Concerto Piccolo, MINAS ALEXIADIS (b.1960): Phrygian Litany, VASSILIS TENIDIS (b.1936): Rhapsody of Pontos, MANOS HADJIDAKIS (1925-1994): Mr. Knoll.
Catalogue Number: 12I014
Description: What promises to be an exciting new Naxos series begins with Greek works for saxophone and orchestra, all claimed as world premiere recordings. All are resolutely tonal although folk music is more or less evident; Tenidis' is probably the most folk-inspired, Skalkottas' rhythmically dynamic yet lyrical work maybe the least so. Theodore Kerkezos (saxophones), Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra; Myron Michailidis.