Featured Audio

  • Periklis Koukos - Dancing Piece III

    Dimitris Dragatakis 01 Sonata no.1 for violin and piano - I. Allegro Moderato

    Elena Papandreou - Lydia Awakens

    George Zervos - Five Variations, for flute and piano

    Picetic-Sakellaridis Piano Duo - Suite for 2 pianos - I - Tango (N. Skalkottas)

    Alkis Papadopoulos - Noessis

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The current recording release is comprised of chamber music compositions by Dimitris Dragatakis which, apart from Sonata no.1 for violin and piano, were until now absent from Hellenic discography. The chosen works show Dragatakis' compositional development from his youthful years up to his mature period.

 

Starting with Sonata no.1 for violin and piano (1958) and ending with Quartet no. 6 for violin, oboe, viola and violoncello (1999), it is possible to trace the evolutionary stages of the composer's music and the crystallization of the elements that characterize his mature compositions: free atonality, modal elements, simple structures, plainness in thematic ideas and short repeated rhythmical patterns.