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NIKOS SKALKOTTAS  

(1904 - 1949)

The Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas trained in Athens as a violinist, continuing his studies with Willy Hess in Berlin, where he also studied composition and met many of the leading young musicians of the time. He went on to study with Schoenberg before returning in 1933 to the musically conservative Athens, where he continued to earn a living as a rank-and-file orchestral violinist.

Orchestral and Chamber Music

Skalkottas was obliged to compose only after the end of his orchestral duties. In style he remained loyal to the principals he had acquired in Berlin, while also turning to Greek folk-music for material. His orchestral music includes Greek dances, symphonic and dance suites, and a number of concertos, including three for piano, others for violin and piano, cello, oboe, violin and viola, double bass, two violins, and a Concertino for trumpet. His chamber music involves a similarly wide range of instrumentation.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
IMPRESSIONS FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA - Virtuosic Works by 20th Century Greek Composers Naxos
8.557992
Concertos
MITROPOULOS, D.: Piano Works (Kara) Naxos
9.70193
Instrumental
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: American Games Altissimo
75442260842
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SKALKOTTAS, N.: Oboe Concertino, AK 28 / WOLPE, S.: Oboe Sonata / KRENEK, E.: 4 Pieces, Op. 193 (Glaetzner) Capriccio
C67163
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: 16 Melodies / 15 Little Variations / Piano Sonatina BIS
BIS-CD-1464
Vocal, Instrumental
SKALKOTTAS: 32 Piano Pieces / 4 Piano Studies / Suite No. 1 BIS
BIS-CD-1133-34
Instrumental
SKALKOTTAS: 36 Greek Dances / The Return of Ulysses BIS
BIS-CD-1333-34
Orchestral
SKALKOTTAS: Ballet Music for Piano BIS
BIS-CD-1564
Instrumental
SKALKOTTAS: Cello works and Piano Trios BIS
BIS-CD-1224
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Chamber Music BIS
BIS-CD-1124
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Concerto for Two Violins / Music for Wind Instruments and Piano BIS
BIS-CD-1244
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Duos with Violin BIS
BIS-CD-1204
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Maiden of Death (The) / Piano Concerto No. 1 / Ouverture Concertante BIS
BIS-CD-1014
Orchestral, Concertos
SKALKOTTAS: Music for Violin and Piano BIS
BIS-CD-1024
Instrumental, Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Orchestral Music BIS
BIS-CD-954
Orchestral, Concertos
SKALKOTTAS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tema Con Variazioni / Little Suite for Strings / 4 Images BIS
BIS-SACD-1484
Concertos, Orchestral
SKALKOTTAS: Piano Concerto No. 3 / The Gnomes BIS
BIS-CD-1364
Concertos, Ballet
SKALKOTTAS: Sea (The) / 4 Images / Cretan Feast BIS
BIS-CD-1384
Orchestral
SKALKOTTAS: String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 BIS
BIS-CD-1074
Chamber Music
SKALKOTTAS: Violin Concerto / Largo Sinfonico / Greek Dances BIS
BIS-CD-904
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
Trumpet Recital: Friedrich, Reinhold - STRAVINSKY, I. / HONEGGER, A. / HENZE, H.W. / HINDEMITH, P. / WOLPE, S. / SKALKOTTAS, N. Capriccio
C10439
Chamber Music
Role: Arranger 
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