Naxos Launches Greek Classics Series
On 31 October, Naxos will release the first CD in its Greek Classics series dedicated to presenting the best of contemporary and established Greek music, and introducing neglected areas of Greek repertoire. Prominent Greek artists and ensembles such as Athens State Orchestra and Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra appear in the series.
The first CD, Impressions for Saxophone and Orchestra (8.557992), features saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos performing works of various Greek composers with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Myron Michailidis.
The next major release will be Kalomiris’ Symphony No. 3 with Athens State Orchestra and Artistic Director Byron Fidetzis (8.557970), scheduled for release in March 2007.
IMPRESSIONS FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA - Virtuosic Works by 20th Century Greek Composers
Composers: Minas Alexiadis · Theodore Antoniou · Manos Hadjidakis · Nikos Skalkottas· Vasilis Tenidis · Mikis Theodorakis
Artists: Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra / Myron Michailidis · Theodore Kerkezos