Greek Guitar Music

Greek Guitar Music

by Eva FampasEva Fampas

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Overview

Eva Fampas is a representative of the modern Greek classical guitar tradition, both as a virtuoso performer and as the daughter of guitarist and composer, Dimitris Fampas. Through him, she can trace a strong connection back to the artistry of Andrés Segovia, who was her father's teacher and an inspiration to many guitarists and composers of guitar music who flourished in Greece in the 1950s. This Naxos album is a survey of the music written or transcribed by such important figures as the elder Fampas, Mikis Theodorakis, George Mavroedes, Nikos Athanassakis, Kyriakos Tzortzinakis, Kostas Hadjopoulos, Nickos Harizanos, and Minas Bogris, most of whom are represented by short pieces of a few minutes' duration. Fampas pays tribute to her father by playing substantial works of his, such as the "Greek Suite," and a pair of miniatures, "Vals" and the Sousta from "Three Greek Dances." Because these are examples, rather than in-depth explorations of the composers' particular styles, one can only get a general taste of the music. But it is quite inviting and enjoyable, with a kind of Mediterranean flair, and Fampas shows great affection for this school, which should appeal strongly to fans of Segovia and classical guitar in general.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0747313332274
catalogNumber: 573322
Rank: 73409

Tracks

  1. Mother and Virgin, for voice & piano (from "Politeia")
  2. Taygetus Mountain, for guitar
  3. Greek Suite, for guitar
  4. Waltz for guitar
  5. Two Ballads and Dance, for guitar, Op. 112
  6. Polychordon, for guitar, Op. 86
  7. Seascape No. 2: Wreck in the living-room, for guitar
  8. The Journey, for guitar
  9. Greek Sketches (3), for guitar
  10. Vals, for guitar

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eva Fampas   Primary Artist

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