> Folk Music > Records > Instrumental Folk Music from Greece

Instrumental Folk Music from Greece

Instrumental Folk Music from Greece (Topic TSCD915)

Instrumental Folk Music from Greece
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD915 (LP, UK, 1996)

Collected and edited by Wolf Dietrich;
Translations by Agni Rassidakis

The music of Greece varies considerably from region to region. Today, in continental Greece, the musical ensembles, under the guidance of the clarinet, dominate while the islands prefer softer tones as produced by the violin or the lyra. This CD presents different ensembles from different parts of Greece with its typical local forms of music. Many recordings were made live during weddings and other festivities in the villages, all of them “in the field”.

Tracks

Fiddle Music from Engarés / Náxos / Cyclades

Manoúsis Karpodínis, violin, and Stavros Goúfas, lute & voice;
Recorded 1993 in their home

  1. Pantinádha, bállos & tsiriotiko (7.30)
  2. Politikòs syrtós & ballós (6.00)
  3. Khasapikosérvikos (1.34)

Lyra Music from Khaniá / Crete

Manoúsis Hatzipanagiotidis, lyra, Miltiádis Iatrodákis and Hrístos Koutsoklákis, lutes;
Recorded 1983 in the kafeníon “Dhrakáki”, Khaniá

  1. Malevyziótikos (2.11)
  2. Soústa (dance tune) (2.41)
  3. Kolymvarianòs syrtós (3.00)

Smyrnaïc Music from the Island of Lésvos

Harílaos Ródhanos, violin, Panajótis Brátsos, sandoúri, and Stavros Ródhanos, guitar;
Recorded 1978 in the local public library, Ajássos

  1. Varys zeïbékikos (dance tune) (3.16)
  2. Pingi (Turkish Bengi-dance) (3.07)

Fiddle Music from Zákynthos / Ionian Islands

Anastásios Koukís, violin, and Diónysos Apostólis, guitar;
Recorded 1975 in the violonist's house, Kéri

  1. Khoriátikos syrtòs Zakynthou (1.41)
  2. Syrtòs apò Ajio Leónta (1.14)
  3. Sota Zakynthou (1.14)

Clarinet Music from Métsovon / Epirus

Avjerinós Báos, clarinet,
Members of hsi clan with violin, lote and drum;
Recorded 1977 and 1988 live during weddings in Métsovon

  1. Patináda from Métsovon (wedding tune) (3.11)
  2. Syrtós (dance song) (1.52)

Clarinet Music from Parakálamos / Northern Epirus

Mihaíl Halijánis, clarinet, Nikólaos Ikonómou, violin, and Halijánis' sons with lute and drum;
Recorded 1977 or 1988 in Halijánis' house

  1. Mirolój & Pogonísios (8.30)
  2. Koftòs Pogonísios (4.40)
  3. Delvinò kè tsamourjá (2.53)
  4. Three synkathistá (7.44)

Brass Band from Siátista / Macedonia

Jórgos Adámis, clarinet, Grigóris Tsiotíkas, trombóni, and other musicians;
Recorded 1988 during a wedding festivity in Siátista

  1. Vatírio (march) (3.03)
  2. Epitrapézio kè tsámiko (4.16)