Greek Folk Song Suite No. 2, Op. 58bBack to all Works
|Original Concert Work
|YEAR OF RELEASE
|Edition Franco Cesarini
After the big success of the Greek Folk Song Suite which has lasted for over twenty years, Franco Cesarini once again ventures into the long and rich tradition of Greek folk music. His Greek Folk Song Suite No. 2 elaborates three dances that the three movements that make up this piece are named after.
The first movement, Samiotissa is a kalamatianos, whose most distinctive feature is the irregular 7/8-time signature. It is a festive dance, today considered the Greek national dance, which has roots dating back to antiquity.
The second movement, Kato sto jalo is a zeibekiko, a slow-paced dance performed by only one man at a time which was apparently originated among the warriors of Ancient Anatolia.
The third and last movement, Chasaposerviko, is the fast part of the hasapiko dance and is characterized by its more extensive form.
A new journey into the Greek folk tradition that will delight both performers and audience.
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