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THREE BALLADS

No. 1, in E minor (1905/1933)
Based on the verse "En Mer, les hardis écumeurs", from the poem "Chanson de pirates"; collection of poems Les Orientales, by Victor Hugo.
 
Duration: 5'30''
 
 
No. 2, in A–flat major (1905)
Based on the poem "And from the Sea of Passions", from Life Immovable, by Kostis Palamas.
 
Duration: 5'
 
 
No. 3, in E-flat minor (1906/1958)
Based on the folk song Death, riding on horseback, has arrived.
 
Duration: 5'25''
 
 
Publication:
First edition (No.1-No.3): N. Marechek, Kharkov 1907
No. 1: Gaetanos, Athens 1933.
No. 3: Gaetanos, Athens 1959.
 
Discography
Manolis Kalomiris, Piano Works and "Oblivion"
For the Greek Children I-III/Ballads No.1&No.3/Nocturne/Second Rhapsody, "Song to the Night" [here titled as "Night song"]/Preludes for Piano/"Oblivion" [Andante from the Quintet with Song].
Aris Garoufalis, piano
Tatsis Apostolides, Ersi Kaguelari, violin
Yannis Vatikiotis, viola
Telis Katsikakis, cello
Markela Hatziano, mezzo-soprano
Concert Athens, LP 02/82 [without "Oblivion"], CD 02/89
 
 
The first two Ballads were composed in Vienna the third being finished in Kharkov. The first and third were revised in Greece in 1933.
[Note by Fivos 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.

[Note by Maria Voelker-Kamarinea]
 
 
Here you can read Victor Hugo's poem "Chanson de pirates"
 
And here, in English, titled as "Pirates' song".
 

Audio
Manolis Kalomiris, Ballade No. 1, for piano. [link]
Aris Garoufalis, piano
 
Manolis Kalomiris, Ballade No. 3, "Death, riding on horseback, has arrived", for piano. [link]
Aris Garoufalis, piano
 
 
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