WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

TRIPTYCH FOR ORCHESTRA
1936/1940

I. Prelude: Moderato appassionato
II. Interlude: In tempo di una marcia funebre
III. Postlude: Finale

Orchestra: 3 3 3 2 – 6 4 3 1 – Timpani, Percussion, Celesta, 2 Harps, Strings

Duration: 25’

First Performance: 28 February 1943
Olympia Theatre, Athens
Athens State Orchestra
Conducted by Manolis Kalomiris

Publication: Unpublished.
The second movement of the Triptych (Interlude: In tempo di una marcia funebre) also exists in an unpublished arrangement by the composer for piano solo, written in 1937. [Note by Fivos Anoyanakis]

Note: In both Catalogues the year of composition is wrongly written 1937. The correct date of the first version in the two autograph manuscripts is 1936.
 [Myrto Economides]

Discography:
Manolis Kalomiris:
Tryptich / Symphony No. 3 “Palamiki” / Three Greek Dances / The destruction of Psara. [link]
Athens State Orchestra
Byron Fidetzis, conductor
Nikitas Tsakiroglou, narrator
2007, Naxos 8.557970

About the work
In the evening of 18 March 1936, Kalomiris's wife, Charikleia, found her husband writing music at the piano, his eyes streaming with tears. She asked him what the matter was, and he answered, completely shattered: " Venizelos has just died and I have been trying to compose a funeral march to mourn the Master Builder of Great Greece." The score Kalomiris had in front of him was the second movement of the Triptych.


The work was initially to be entitled Symphonic Triptych: Crete, "in memory of a hero", and was conceived with a chorus, To the Liberation of Crete, as its final movement. (Eleftherios Venizelos originated from Crete.) The chorus ended up as an independent piece [To the Freedom of Crete], and it is only in recent years that its relationship with what became the Triptych has been acknowledged. The reasons that incited Kalomiris to compose a Postlude without choral accompaniment remain unknown up to this day.


[Excerpt from note by Philippos Tsalahouris, English translation Evangelos Christopher Tyroglou; Naxos Music Label online booklet, in “About this Recording”. link]


Bibliography / Articles / Writings
Ioannis Fulias, Manolis Kalomiris (1883-1962): Triptych for Orchestra [Μανώλης Καλομοίρης (1883-1962): Τρίπτυχο για ορχήστρα] [In Greek]
[link]


Audio
Manolis Kalomiris: Triptych for orchestra (1937/1940).
[link]
I. Prelude: Moderato appassionato
II. Interlude: In tempo di una marcia funebre
III. Postlude: Finale
Athens State Orchestra
Byron Fidetzis, Conductor

ΟΡERΑS

THE MASTER BUILDER
Ο Πρωτομάστορας

THE MOTHER'S RING
Το δαχτυλίδι της Μάνας

SUNRISE
Ανατολή

THE SHADOWY WATERS
Ξωτικά νερά

KONSTANDINOS PALEOLOGOS
(The Fall of Constantinople)

Κωνσταντίνος ο Παλαιολόγος (Πήραν την Πόλη)

WORKS FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA

MAGIC HERBS
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART II
Μαγιοβότανα

THE PEDDLER
Ο Πραματευτής

I LOVE YOU
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART I
Σ’ αγαπώ

SONGS OF SIKELIANOS
Τραγούδια του Σικελιανού

FIVE SONGS FROM
THE FOURTH BOOK OF

THE CITY AND THE SOLITUDE
Πέντε τραγούδια από το τέταρτο βιβλίο Της πολιτείας και της μοναξιάς

THE TWO TOWNCRIERS
Οι δυο διαλαλητάδες

THE CURSE
Η κατάρα

“HAIDE HOURDE”
Χάιντε Χούρδε

WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO

ORIENTAL PAINTING
Ανατολική ζωγραφιά

THREE BALLADS
Τρεις μπαλάντες

NOCTURNE
Νυχτιάτικο

PATINADA
Πατινάδα

TWO RHAPSODIES
Δύο ραψωδίες

PRELUDES FOR PIANO
Πρελούδια για πιάνο

THE DEATH OF THE VALIANT WOMAN
Ο θάνατος της Αντρειωμένης

ΙΝΤΕΡΜΕΖΖΟ (from the opera SUNRISE)
Ιντερμέδιο (από την όπερα Ανατολή)

PRELUDE (from the MAGIC HERBS)
Πρελούδιο (από τα Μαγιοβότανα)

WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS

PRELUDE AND FUGUE
Πρελούδιο και φούγκα

ROMEIKI SUITE
Ρωμέικη σουίτα

SYMPHONY No. 3, “PALAMIKI” – Third part
Συμφωνία αρ.3 «Παλαμική» – Τρίτο μέρος

MINAS THE REBEL - CORSAIR OF THE AEGEAN
Μηνάς ο Ρέμπελος – Κουρσάρος στο Αιγαίο

PEDAGOGICAL WORKS FOR PIANO

FOR THE GREEK CHILDREN
Για τα ελληνόπουλα

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

MUSIC AND MELODRAMA FOR “STELLA VIOLANTI”
Στέλλα Βιολλάντη – Μουσική και Μελόδραμα

SABBATH OF SOULS
Ψυχοσάββατο

PARGA
Η Πάργα

MACBETH
Μάκβεθ

THE SHEPHERDESS’ LOVER
Ο αγαπητικός της βοσκοπούλας

MUSICO-PEDAGOGICAL WORKS

ELEMENTARY THEORY
Στοιχειώδης θεωρία

VOCALISE – ÉTUDE

HARMONY
Αρμονία

MUSICAL FORMS
Μουσική μορφολογία

INSTRUMENTATION
Οργανογνωσία

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

LESSONS IN MUSIC
Μαθήματα μουσικής

MELODIC EXERCISES
Μελωδικαί ασκήσεις

RHYTHMIC EXERCISES
Ρυθμικαί ασκήσεις

HARMONY EXERCISES
Θέματα αρμονίας

WORKS NOT LISTED IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE CATALOGUE
Έργα που δεν αναφέρονται στο κυρίως σώμα του Καταλόγου