YANNIS MARKOPOULOS (b.1939): Shapes in Motion for Piano and Orchestra (Dimitri Papatheodorou [piano]), Concerto-Rhapsody for Cretan Lyre and Orchestra (Zacharias Spyridakis [lyre], Flanders Opera Symphony Orchestra; Edwig Abrath), Triptych for Flute, Strings and Harp, Classical Sketch No. 2 "Lamento" for Harp and Orchestra (Brussels Virtuosi; Iannis Leonidakis), Pyrrichios Dance No. 13 "Nemesis" for Flute and Orchestra (Brussels Philharmonic; Michel Tilkin), Little Fantasy for Flute and Piano (Dalia Outzel), Sunlit Landscapes for Flute.
Catalogue Number: 09L012
Description: All of these pieces are readily accessible, lushly tonal, often in a populist idiom with elements of Greek folk music throughout, melodic, with the exotic touch of local color provided not only by instrumental combinations evoking folk styles but, in the Concerto-Rhapsody, the ancient three-stringed Cretan lyre. Marc Grauwels (flute), Sophie Hallynck (harp).