Kalomiris - Complete Works for Solo Piano | Grand Piano GP748

Kalomiris - Complete Works for Solo Piano


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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP748

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 13th October 2017



Recognised as the father of modern Greek music, Manolis Kalomiris (1883-1962) was also devoted to education, as can be heard in the superbly crafted volumes For Greek Children written throughout his life. Kalomiris’s early piano works build on the Romantic legacy of Chopin and Liszt, the Ballades filled with poetic references. The later Rhapsodies and Preludes demonstrate how far the composer, now free from the Romantic influence of his years in Vienna, had moved towards creating a Greek national school based both on authentic Greek folk songs and on the most advanced musical techniques.

Olivier Chauzu trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he studied under Gabriel Tacchino, Théodore Paraschivesko, Jean-Claude Pennetier and György Sebök. He was also a pupil of Leon Fleisher, Vitaly Margoulis and Dimitri Bashkirov. A prizewinner at the 1989 Barcelona Maria Canals International Competition, he went on to be awarded the Prix Claude Debussy in the Yvonne Lefébure competition in Saint-Germain-en-Laye the following year. His album of Samazeuilh’s complete piano works [Grand Piano GP669] was awarded a has toured the world, playing with orchestras including the Calgary Philharmonic, the Mexico Philharmonic, the Bratislava Symphony, the Ontario Philharmonic, and many French orchestras.

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