Rhapsody: 20th Century Violin Masterpieces

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Explore the debut album from Lisa Archontidi-Tsaldaraki and Panayotis Archonbtides, bringing together well- and lesser-known repertoire for violin and piano from the first half of the 20th Century.

About this release

Alongside established repertoire for violin and piano by Britten, Szymanowski and Ravel, violinist Lisa Archontidi-Tsaldaraki pays homage to her birth country with rare recordings of works by Greek composers Manolis Kalomiris and Yannis Constandtinidis. She performs throughout with her father, Panayotis Archonbtides, one half of the Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble.

  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): i. Air de Karpathos - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): ii. Chant Pastoral de Kalymnos - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): iii. Chant et Danse de Rhodes - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): iv. Danse de Leros - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): v. Air d' Archangelos (Rhodes) - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Petite Suite sur des Airs Populaires Grecques du Dodécanèse (1947): vi. Chant Nuptial et Danse (Sousta) de Rhodes - Yannis Constantinidis
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano: i. Agitato - Manolis Kalomiris
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano: ii. Andantino Piacevole - Manolis Kalomiris
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano: iii. Vivo - Manolis Kalomiris
  • Suite op.6 for Violin and Piano: i. Introduction - Benjamin Britten
  • Suite op.6 for Violin and Piano: ii. March - Benjamin Britten
  • Suite op.6 for Violin and Piano: iii. Moto Perpetuo - Benjamin Britten
  • Suite op.6 for Violin and Piano: iv. Lullaby - Benjamin Britten
  • Suite op.6 for Violin and Piano: v. Waltz - Benjamin Britten
  • Tzigane: Rapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano - Maurice Ravel
  • Nocturne and Tarantella, op.26: Nocturne - Karol Szymanowski
  • Nocturne and Tarantella, op.26: Tarantella - Karol Szymanowski
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An alumna of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Benslow ILS, Greek-Australian violinist Lisa Archontidi-Tsaldarakihas has performed in masterclasses with artists such as Ning Feng, Joel Smirnoff, Cihat Askin, Dong-Suk Kang, Yuzuko Horigome and So-Ock Kim. She is currently a pupil of Rodney Friend MBE at the Royal Academy of Music, London, UK, and performs on a French violin by George Counault (1898).

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Engineer Adaq Khan
Producer James Unwin
Creative Director
Mike Cooter
Artist Photography Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recording Dates 19 August, 20 August & 21 August 2022
Recording Location City, University of London, UK
Catalogue number CR080