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« on: May 05, 2014, 12:37:55 pm »

Greek composer (1912-95)

Symphony n.1 'Resistance' (1942)



In the same channel the symphonic poems 'Spartakus' and 'The Dead of Dighenis'
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 03:42:16 pm »

Nice discovery - thank you so much !
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 02:16:04 pm »

I've seen mention that this appears to have been released on CD in Greece.  Any idea where one might go about purchasing a copy online?  I'd try searching in Greek, but it's...well, you know what it is to me.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 09:26:57 pm »

You can try here, using google translate, for instance:
http://www.politeianet.gr/books/9789604761401-sullogiko-mouseio-mpenaki-i-autobiografia-kai-to-archeio-tou-alekou-xenou-cd-231991

It seems they sell a book and the CD for only 10.8 euros. If you know the same Greek than myself (zero) the book will not be of any help...
I have absolutely no idea about this site. Searching the web about this composer I have seen information about this CD in another website but I am unable to find it again, sorry.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 09:56:18 pm »

Spartacus and Digenis is not dead are on YouTube also, the entries are in Greek

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCncZaP2nnirDZpZHIHN789g

and Google Translate does an ok job.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 12:36:23 pm »

The cd goes with the biography of the composer, it' s not sold separately. The site you found is a big bookstore in Athens and though i visit it quite regularly, i've  never noticed this book. The symphony of Alekos Xenos is called "Resistance Symphony", it's about the Greek Resistance during the nazi occupation of the country (1941-44). If you need more translations let me know.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 08:54:07 pm »

The cd goes with the biography of the composer, it' s not sold separately. The site you found is a big bookstore in Athens and though i visit it quite regularly, i've  never noticed this book. The symphony of Alekos Xenos is called "Resistance Symphony", it's about the Greek Resistance during the nazi occupation of the country (1941-44). If you need more translations let me know.

Great, thanks.

What about Lyra Records?  I saw mentioned somewhere that they'd recorded a piece of his as well.  But they appear to be out of business now?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 05:36:26 pm »

Lyra records are out of business and it's really difficult to get some old recordings (e.g Kalomiris' second symphony), though the later ones can easily be found in 2nd hand stores. I don't know if there's a piece of Alekos Xenos recorded by Lyra records, and though i have a very detailed book of greek classical music discography, it only covers the vinyl era until 1991-2.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 08:36:00 pm »

Yes, there is a symphony recorded by Lyra, I don't known if it is the same than in YT

http://www.studio52.gr/info_en.asp?infoID=00000so8
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 06:35:03 am »

Yes, there is a symphony recorded by Lyra, I don't known if it is the same than in YT

http://www.studio52.gr/info_en.asp?infoID=00000so8

That's the one I was thinking about, thanks.  Found it listed here:

http://www.musicweb-international.com/Ntl_discogs/Balkan_discography/ECE-Balkan_Symphonies2.htm#XENOS

Hrmm...should I or shouldn't I?  Maybe in a few weeks...I have rather a small pile of CDs to plow through, as yet...
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 12:16:06 am »

I've seen mention that this appears to have been released on CD in Greece.  Any idea where one might go about purchasing a copy online?  I'd try searching in Greek, but it's...well, you know what it is to me.  Grin

You may buy here:
http://www.papasotiriou.gr/product/aftoviografia--arxio-tou-alekou-ksenou
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 09:36:05 pm »

On Lyra cd Nš 5202483104120 You find:

Alekos' Symfonis Nš 1
Antoniou, Thodoros (b 1935): Proti Symfonia
Petridis, Petros: Symfonia Nš 1  'Elliniki'('Hellenic')

The cd is still available (look on the site SBookman shows in an earler post)

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