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Everything Is a Big Disappointment

Donald Macleod focuses on Skalkottas's reluctant return to Greece from Berlin after Hitler's rise to power.

Skalkottas managed to burn his bridges both with his patron and with potential employers in Greece in the early 1930s, and after Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the composer, now deeply in debt, was put on a train back to Athens and his passport impounded. On his return, he had a complete nervous breakdown. The only thing he lived for was composition, and for the next ten years he would write music at a prolific rate. With Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Nίκος Σκαλκώτας

    36 Greek dances A/K.11 - Critikos – 'I enjoy no other dance'

    Conductor: Nikos CHRISTODOULOU Performer: BBC S O.

    • BIS.
    • CD-1333.
  • Nίκος Σκαλκώτας

    Quartet no. 3 A/K.34 for strings

    Performer: New Hellenic Quartet

    • BIS.
    • CD-1074.
    • 1.
  • Nίκος Σκαλκώτας

    36 Greek dances A/K.11 - First 3 Greek Dances

    Conductor: Clark Rundell Performer: RNCM Wind Orchestra

    • CHAN.
    • 10284.
  • Nίκος Σκαλκώτας

    The Maiden and Death - ballet A/K.12

    Performer: LORENDA RAMOU - Piano

    • BIS.
    • CD-1564.
  • Nίκος Σκαλκώτας

    36 Greek dances A/K.11 - Selection from Series 3

    Conductor: Nikos CHRISTODOULOU Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra

    • BIS.
    • cd-1333/1334.

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