The Life and Twelve-note Music of Nikos Skalkottas
Nikos Skalkottas is perhaps the last great 'undiscovered' composer of the twentieth century. In the 1920s he was a promising young violinist and composer in Berlin, and a student of Schoenberg, who included him among his most gifted pupils. This book provides a comprehensive study of this fascinating composer.
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A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY
The Berlin Period
The Greek Period
The Sets and Setgroups
TWELVENOTE COMPOSITIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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accomp accompanied Allegro giusto Allegro moderato Andante Athens Conservatory bass Benakis Berlin cadence cadential cello cello and piano chordal chords Coda composer Concertino contrapuntal deﬁned Development developmental dodecaphonic dyads Exposition ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst movement ﬁrst theme ﬁrst violin Formal structure Greece Greek Dances harmonic structure hexachord interpolation large orchestra large-scale Largo Sinfonico LetAsk Matla melodic Mitropoulos motivic Musiki Nelly Nikos Skalkottas Octet opening gesture bars orch palindromic Papaioannou phrase structure piano A/K Piano Suite piece pitch-class pitch-class material pitch-class order played presentation Presto Recapitulation reordering rhythmic Rondo Schoenberg Second String Trio second subject group Second Symphonic Suite segments set structure set-class set-group sets S1 shown in Example Skalkottas’s sonata form Sonatina for violin String Quartet structure and set ternary form tetrachord texture thematic idea Third Sonatina Third String Quartet Thornley tonal transposed transposition trichords twelve-note sets twelve-note technique unordered variation varied repetition violin and piano