Friday 14 July

Trio Legato (voice, piano and guitar)

The first half of today’s concert will be Greek songs from the 20th Century by composers such as Hadzidakis and Theodorakis. The second half will be of French cabaret, drawn entirely from Edith Piaf's repertoire.

The repertoire of the first half of today's concert were written by Greek composers with a thorough knowledge of both ancient indigenous and Byzantium music and twentieth century Western compositional practices; a synthesis of Eastern and European influences. There are also many references to folk traditions as Greece is a nation where the line between 'folk' music and 'classical' music has always been significantly blurred. Some composers rep-resented achieved some form of international fame, like Thodorakis and Hadzidakis, while others, due to the vagaries of canon formations, are mostly known only within the borders of their homeland.

Little introduction is needed to the second half of today's concert. Edith Piaf is probably the best known cabaret singer of the 20th century and these songs are taken directly from her songbook. In the case of Les Amants de Teruel, it was written specifically for Piaf by Theodo-rakis.

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All concerts start at 7.30pm unless otherwise advertised

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