ANAIRESIS – chamber works by Cetiz and Demopoulos
$9.00 – $13.00
Originally made in 2003 for Dunelm Records in limited edition, this album features rare cooperation between Turkey and Greece in the form of composer/pianists Panayiotis Demopoulos and Mahir Cetiz. Chamber and instrumental works with gently exotic sounds – indeed works which should be much more widely known, these were all first recordings. The composers perform together with the Anairesis Ensemble, which included several members who have gone on to very successful careers.
Of the composers, Cetiz now works at Columbia University, USA while Demopoulos has held a number of prestigious positions in the UK and now back in Greece.
A fine album of approachable yet unusually sonorous pieces.
Mahir Cetiz (b. 1977):
- Mist Bells, for small ensemble
- Triptych for solo piano
- Polarisation, for solo bassoon
- i. theme and ritornello
- Song 1 – Eu canto
- Song 2 – There was a pool so dark
- Song 3 – kai men ergho kouketi mythoochthon
- Of Seventh Doors – Suite for Cello and Piano
Panayiotis Demopoulos (b.1977):
Theme and Variations on a villota by Filippo Azzaiolo
Three Songs for bass and Piano
Metier’s work to search out interesting, vibrant new music continues with this coupling of music by two composers. There are two individual voices here. Hearing them together enables us to appreciate the strengths of each of them. Fascinating and stimulating.” —Colin Clarke
As a lover of classical and symphonic music, it was a great pleasure to hear this disc for the first time. The two composers … have already found distinct voices, writing music that is both steeped in tradition and yet vibrant and alive. “a wonderful blending of the romantic, the modern and the post-modern. This album is a joy. It shows the future of symphonic music, and makes a strong case that its future is strong and healthy.” —Patrick Gary
Cetiz’s works are severe, sparse, rigorous compositions, perfect vehicles for Anairesis, featuring the excellent Anairesis Ensemble. Well-written program notes accompany this nicely packaged and carefully engineered CD” —Rafael de Acha