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21st Century Chamber Music

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Even though many modern-day composers have remained faithful to the traditional terminology, continuing to publish "symphonies" and "concertos", only few can claim to have had their music performed in combination with the old masters. And if it has happened, most of their compositions seemed disturbingly out of place. One of the few exceptions to this rule is Athanisia Tzanou, hailing from Athens, Greece, who has reinvigorated the art of Chamber Music. Born in 1971, Athanaisa is clearly a child of the digital age, while fostering a love for the music of her ancestors and the very first electronic and experimental pioneers (she attended masterclasses by Stockhausen and Toshio Hosokawa among others). The result has been astounding and we don't even want to start summing up all the awards she has collected since she made her first public steps in 1997. Instead, we recommend you listen to her pieces yourselves. A good opportunity would be tomorrow, August 11th in Dublin. The National Chamber Choir of Ireland will be performing works by Monteverdi, Debussy and Ravel as well as Pizzetti, Valery and Tzanou - her "Three Greek Poems" receiving a World Premiere. If you can't make it, you'll get another chance on November 3rd, when "Epigrama 1", a 10-minute composition for violin and electronics is part of the program at the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in New York. With artists like Tzanou around, Chamber music is ready for another few centuries of glory.

Homepage: Athanasia Tzanou at composers21

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