Megaron Athens Concert Hall > Events > Nikos Skalkottas and Interwar Jazz

Nikos Skalkottas and Interwar Jazz Piano recital

MMA exterior

Overview

A different Skalkottas

From New York to interwar Berlin and Athens, jazz has left its imprint on the piano works of classical composers, and especially Nikos Skalkottas. Dances like the foxtrot, the tango, and the charleston are traceable in the Greek composer’s music, who seemed to be interested in marrying heterogeneous elements and allusions in his ‘new piano style’, without excluding any of the prevalent genres of his time.

The programme of this recital begins and ends with two piano ‘disasters’, both of them hyperbolical and humorous: Suicide in an Airplane by Leo Ornstein (1918–First World War) and Catastrophe in the Jungle by Nikos Skalkottas (1940-Second World War).

Lorenda Ramou, a versatile musician with startling interpretations and unconventional expression, is among the younger generation’s leading virtuoso pianists specializing in contemporary music. Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Mozart to the 21 st century, with an emphasis on contemporary Greek works.

Credits

piano

Lorenda Ramou

Programme

Leo Ornstein

Suicide in an Airplane                                           

 

George Antheil

Jazz Sonata                                                               

Nikos Skalkottas     

Greek Suite                                             
Sonatina                                                                     
15 Little Variations                      
From 32 Piano Pieces: Nos. 3 and 14

Igor Stravinsky                  

Tango                     

 

 

Erwin Schulhoff

Blues (from 5 Études de jazz)                

Nikos Skalkottas     

From 32 Piano Pieces: Nos. 28, 18 and 4

See also

Αιθουσα Μητροπουλος

Music

The sea within us and our own sea

A route across the Mediterranean, from Cyprus to Spain, and from the Middle Ages...

Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Monday 28.11.2022, 20:30
20210318_Leonidas_Kavakos_Sony18639

Music

Yuja Wang
Leonidas Kavakos

In a letter to Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann had confessed that she would like...

Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Wednesday 30.11.2022, 20:30

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Be the first to know about our events, performances and our latest news.

By continuing to use our website, you agree with the use of cookies. More info.

Οι ρυθμίσεις των cookies σε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα έχουν οριστεί σε "αποδοχή cookies" για να σας δώσουμε την καλύτερη δυνατή εμπειρία περιήγησης. Εάν συνεχίσετε να χρησιμοποιείτε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα χωρίς να αλλάξετε τις ρυθμίσεις των cookies σας ή κάνετε κλικ στο κουμπί "Κλείσιμο" παρακάτω τότε συναινείτε σε αυτό.

Close