PETROS PETRIDIS (1892-1977): Requiem for the Emperor Constantine Palaiologos, Symphony N. 3 in D Minor “Parisian”, Concerto Grosso for Winds and Timpani.
Catalogue Number: 12X015
Description: Using a polyphonic musical language that draws on medieval Byzantine chant, Petridis can be considered one of the most important proponents of the Greek National School. The Requiem for the Emperor Constantine Palaiologos (1953-64) mourns the end of the Byzantine Empire with elegiac lyricism culminating in an ultimately uplifting finale. The Third Symphony (1941-43) is a musical tribute to France, Petridis’s adopted home, while the Concerto Grosso of 1929 enriches an older form with contemporary color. 2 CDs. Greek-English texts. Sophia Kyanidou (soprano), Theodora Baka (mezzo), Angelo Simos (tenor), Christoforos Stamboglis (bass), Golden Voices of Ruse, Sofia Metropolitan Golden Voices, Nikolaos Mantzaros Wind Ensemble, Sofia Amadeus Orchestra; Byron Fidetzis.