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The maiden and death: A comparative reading of the homonymous compositions of Nikos Skalkottas and Antiochos Evangelatos as narrations of Greek tradition

Author(s): Siopsi Anastasia

Journal: Muzikologija
ISSN 1450-9814

Volume: 2004;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Nikos Skalkottas | Antiochos Evangelatos | Greek music | ballet

Nikos Skalkottas’s (1904-1949) first ballet score, The Maiden and Death, was written in 1938. It is one of his most important tonal works, its plot being derived from a well-known folk-poem with the same title. Antiochos Evangelatos’s (1903-1981) homonymous symphonic ballad, written three years later, uses verses from the same folk-poem. The present comparative study attempts to analyze aesthetic aspects of these two works which are viewed moreover, as aesthetic entities in music history of a wider cultural background.

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