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FIVE SONGS FROM THE FOURTH BOOK OF THE CITY AND THE SOLITUDE
Poems by Kostis Palamas
1944

1. Three Sisters (1944)
2. The Temple (1944)
3. The Fay (1912 or 1913/1943 or 1944)
4. Enchanted by the Fairies She Was (1944)
5. Evening Fires (1943/1944)

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

Duration: 24΄

First performance: 27 February 1944, Pallas Theatre, Athens, Athens State Orchestra, conducted by Manolis Kalomiris, Popi Efstratiadou, soloist.

Publication:
Full score: Unpublished.
Voice and piano: Gaetanos, Athens 1947.
Mystakidis, Efstathiadis and Makris, Athens n.d. (only the third song, under the title Three Lithe Girls).
Universal Edition, Vienna 1960 (only the song The Temple).

* For the voice & piano version look under the corresponding category of works.


5.Kalomiris-City&Solitude-manuscript title page

Five songs from the fourth book of “The city and the solitude” (Pente tragoudia apo to tetarto vivlio “tis politeias kai tis monaxias”), 1944 autograph manuscript, title page [© MKS]


The first setting of “The Fay” was titled “Three Lithe Girls” and was an autonomous song before included in the song cycle. [F. Anoyanakis]

Palamas, Kostis [link] (1859-1943), great lyric poet of historical importance in Greek literature. He was during his lifetime the admired leader of the Demotic Movement. He wrote in a grandiloquent flamboyant style, in which lyric expression was interwoven with elements of historical and traditional character. Palamas’ poetry became an important inspiration for Kalomiris’ vocal work. The two men had a lifelong friendship and admiration for each other. Kalomiris set to music numerous poems of Palamas and, finally, dedicated to him the Symphony No. 3, Palamiki.


[Notes by Maria Voelker-Kamarinea]

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

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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

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Στέλλα Βιολλάντη – Μουσική και Μελόδραμα

SABBATH OF SOULS
Ψυχοσάββατο

PARGA
Η Πάργα

MACBETH
Μάκβεθ

THE SHEPHERDESS’ LOVER
Ο αγαπητικός της βοσκοπούλας

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Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

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