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FOUR SONGS on poems by Themis Tassoulis
"Papagrigoriou - Nakas Editions"

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FOUR SONGS on poems by Themis Tassoulis Ορ. 10b For Soprano and Piano (2000) 

1. Further to the northwest of happiness 
2. Attempting to contact
3. A confession 
4. When the stone.

 

Themis Tasoulis was born in Athens (1936). He is considered to be one of the most prominent and prolific representatives of modem poetry in Greece. His large output (consisting of 9 collections) has been translated into various languages. These poems were first set to music as early as 1984, and are a direct response of the composer to Tasoulis' poetry. Fifteen years later, the songs were revised, appearing in two versions, one with the original Greek text, and one with its translation in English plus guitar accompaniment. Α piano version was also made the following year. 

In these songs, the composer - in his customary fashion - strives to make the music serve the requirements of the text, without, however, allowing it to lose its integrity and interest. These songs are permeated by a neo- romantic aura with impressionistic, various nationalistic and Rock elements. They received their first performance on December 8th, 2000 by D. Panourgia [soprano] and Ν. Karali [piano], at the French Institute in Athens

 

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