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Nausicaa (an operatic scene)/Ναυσικάα (μία οπερατική σκηνή)

nikos ioakeim on June 14, 2013 21:42

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    Written in 2010-11.

    A poetic and somewhat symbolist reading of the Homeric episode about Odysseus' encounter with Nausicaa.
    Odyssey this time; but Book VI again; mere coincidence?

    I had envisaged it as an operatic scene where the two characters would remain silent onstage until just before the end.
    Another piece about a notorious woman; another piece stealthily paying tribute to a composer (this time the monstrous N. Skalkottas).

    Accordeonduo TOEAC;
    The NJO Kamerorkest under Clark Rundell.
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    Lux Nijmegen, August 14th 2011.

    Despite the willingness of the young musicians, this was not the optimum performance due to the plain apathy of the conductor...

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