Abstracts of issue 18 (2003)

Olympia Psychopedis-Frangou

Nikos Skalkottas and the Tradition of Modern Music

This article is based on a lecture that was given during the symposium Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949): The Significance of His Work for the Greek and European Music, organised by the Music Department of the Athens University on November 12, 1999, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Nikos Skalkottas, an important Greek composer and a student of Schönberg, Jarnach, and Kurt Weill. The article deals with the character of the research on the composer, as well as subjects regarding the comparative musicological research on his work, on the aesthetics of the Greek National School, on the international styles of atonality, neoclassicism, and impressionism (of which he was a contemporary), on the statutory music policy in Greece and abroad, as well as on the problem of receiving his music, due mainly to the peculiar historical context of his time.

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