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DRAGATAKIS: Piano Works (Complete)

Composer(s):Dragatakis, Dimitris
Artist(s) Ramou, Lorenda, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570789
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Dimitris Dragatakis’s compositions combine elements of the musical traditions of Epirus in the north-west of Greece with the contemporary music of his age. This first recording of Dragatakis’s complete solo piano music eloquently reveals the varied stages of the composer’s career, from the first undated works to his final compositions, presenting us with a satisfyingly complete image of this most distinguished Greek composer.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,March 2008

This is the first time I have come across the name of Dimitris Dragatakis, a Greek musician who was well into his forties before embarking on a composing career. To that point he had played viola in the Greek National Opera Orchestra and taught violin at the National Conservatory. Born in 1914, his career was interrupted by the Second World War and the ensuing national conflict in his homeland. Though he had composed only 130 works on his death, he was highly regarded in Greece, eventually becoming President of the Greek Composers’ Union. Stylistically his early piano music - here represented by three works, Nostlgia, Butterfly and Little Ballad - is rooted in traditional tonality, just occasionally straying into a more ambivalent key structure. By the time we



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