Elena Papandreou plays Nikita Koshkin


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Elena Papandreou plays Nikita Koshkin



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3rd Sept 2012




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Elena Papandreou plays Nikita Koshkin


Megaron Concerto for guitar and string orchestra

Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui

Guitar Quintet

New Hellenic Quartet

L’istesso tempo for cello and guitar

with Angelos Liakakis (cello)

Polka Papandreou

Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui


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BIS present a disc of music from two long-standing collaborators: the Russian composer Nikita Koshkin and the Greek guitarist Elena Papandreou.

On the present disc, all four works are world première recordings, and three of them were written with Elena Papandreou in mind. The Megaron Concerto was the result of a commission from the Athens concert hall which has given its name to the concerto.

The composer’s Russian roots are also discernible in the large-scale Quintet.

The most recent composition in the programme is the duo L’istesso tempo from 2010, commissioned to supplement the limited repertoire for cello and guitar.

The disc closes with Polka Papandreou, a brief and light-hearted piece performed here in a version for guitar and string orchestra.

Nikita Koshkin: Megaron Concerto

I. Allegro sostenuto - Allegretto marziale

II. Allegro assai

III. Adagio

IV. Vivo - Andante

Nikita Koshkin: Guitar Quintet

I. Allegro moderato

II. Romance: Adagio

III. Scherzo: Vivo energico

IV. Passacaglia: Adagio

Nikita Koshkin: L'istesso tempo

L'istesso tempo

Nikita Koshkin: Polka Papandreou (version for guitar and string orchestra)

Polka Papandreou (version for guitar and string orchestra)

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