Smaro Gregoriadou: Balkan Dances (EDN80015)
This is a sheet music edition of Balkan Dances by Smaro Gregoriadou
for solo guitar
Published by Divine Art Edition
“Balkan Dances for solo guitar” (2007) consist of two fantasia-form compositions, based on themes, rhythms and melodies originated from the rich musical heritage of Balkan countries, “re-baptized” though in modern guitar’s unique sound spectrum. Dance Nr 1 is based on a Bulgarian folk wedding song of unfortunately unknown origins, at least to me. Dance Nr 2 is based on an epic song from Karpathos, Dodecanese, south-eastern Greece (“A brave young soldier...”).
“Balkan Dances for solo guitar” was recorded by the composer on the CD “Smaro Gregoriadou: reinventing guitar!” issued in 2009 by DELOS (DE 3398)