List of compositions by Nikos Skalkottas

Nikos Skalkottas. Sketch by Véronique Fournier-Pouyet

This is a list of compositions by Nikos Skalkottas.

The listEdit

Orchestral worksEdit

  • Symphonic Suite No. 1 (1929)
  • 36 Greek Dances (1931–36; new orchestrations of many dances made 1949, and individual numbers arranged for other ensembles – see e.g. String Orchestra)
  • Overture (often called Symphony) The Return of Ulysses (c. 1942)
  • Symphonic Suite No. 2 (1944–46; 1949; orchestration unfinished; the movements listed have been performed as separate works)
    • 1. Overtüre Concertante
    • 4. Largo Sinfonico
    • 5. Tema con variazioni (orchestration unfinished)
  • Classical Symphony for wind orchestra (1947)
  • Ancient Greek March (1947; in two versions by the composer: small symphony orchestra and wind orchestra)
  • Four Images (1948; orchestrated from movements of ballet The Land and sea of Greece)
  • Sinfonietta in B-flat minor (1948–9)
  • Greek Dance in C minor (1949? – unrelated to the 36 Greek Dances)

ConcertosEdit

  • Concerto Grosso for wind orchestra (1928–31; lost)
  • Concerto for violin, piano and chamber orchestra (1930)
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 (1931)
  • Concertino for 2 pianos and orchestra (1935)
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 (1937)
  • Violin Concerto (1938)
  • Cello Concerto (1938; lost)
  • Concertino for Oboe and Piano (1939; later adapted for solo oboe and chamber orchestra by Gunther Schuller)
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 (1939; for piano and 10 wind instruments)
  • Concerto for violin, viola and large wind orchestra (1940–42)
  • Double Bass Concerto (1942)
  • Concerto for 2 violins (1944–45; not orchestrated)
  • Piano Concertino (1948–49)
  • Nocturne-Divertimento for xylophone and orchestra (1949)

BalletsEdit

  • The Maiden and Death (1938, revised 1946)
  • The Gnomes (1939; partly based on piano pieces by Bartók and Stravinsky)
  • Island Images, ballet suite (1943; not orchestrated)
  • The Beauty with the Rose (1946)
  • The Land and the Sea of Greece (1947–48; not orchestrated except first four movements as Four Images)
  • The Sea (1948–49)

Works for string orchestraEdit

  • 3 Greek Dances (1936)
  • 7 Greek Dances (1936)
  • 10 Sketches (c. 1940)
  • Little Suite for strings (1942)

Incidental musicEdit

  • Mayday Spell, a Fairy Drama for soprano, speakers and orchestra (1944; 1949)
  • Henry V, incidental music for Athens Radio (1947–48)

Chamber musicEdit

  • Sonata for solo violin (1925)
  • String Quartet (1926; lost)
  • String Trio (1926; lost)
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1928)
  • Sonatina No. 1 for violin and piano (1929; partly lost)
  • Sonatina No. 2 for violin and piano (1929)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1929–30; lost)
  • Easy Music for string quartet (c. 1930; lost)
  • Octet (1931)
  • String Trio No. 2 (1935)
  • Sonatina No. 3 for violin and piano (1935)
  • Sonatina No. 4 for violin and piano (1935)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1935)
  • Piano Trio (1936)
  • Little Chorale and Fugue for violin and piano (c. 1936)
  • March of the Little Soldiers for violin and piano (c. 1936)
  • Nocturne for violin and piano (c. 1937)
  • Rondo for violin and piano (c. 1937)
  • 8 Variations on a Greek Folk Tune for piano trio (1938)
  • Gavotte for violin and piano (1939)
  • Concertino for Oboe and Piano (1939)
  • Scherzo for violin, viola, cello and piano (1936–40)
  • Scherzo for violin and piano (c. 1940)
  • Largo for cello and piano (c. 1940)
  • Menuetto Cantato for violin and piano (c. 1940)
  • 10 Sketches for string quartet (or string orchestra) (c. 1940)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1940)
  • Duo for violin and viola (1939–42)
  • Quartet for oboe, trumpet, bassoon and piano (1940–43)
  • Concertino for trumpet and piano (1940–43)
  • Tango and Foxtrot, for oboe, trumpet, bassoon and piano (1940–43)
  • Sonata for violin and piano (1940–43)
  • Sonata Concertante for bassoon and piano (1943)
  • Petite Suite No. 1 for violin and piano (1946)
  • Petite Suite No. 2 for violin and piano (1946)
  • Duo for violin and cello (1947)
  • 3 Greek Folksong arrangements for cello and piano (c. 1942–48)
  • Bolero for cello and piano (1948–9)
  • Tender Melody for cello and piano (1948–9)
  • Serenata for cello and piano (1948–9)
  • Sonatina for cello and piano (1949)
  • Gero Dimos for string quartet (1949)

Vocal musicEdit

  • Choral work (R. Stein) on the Unknown Soldier (1930; lost)
  • Doe for voice and piano (1931)
  • 16 Melodies for mezzo-soprano and piano (1941; texts by Hrissos Esperas)

Piano musicEdit

  • Greek Suite (1924–25)
  • 15 Little Variations (1927)
  • Sonatina (1927)
  • Suite No. 1 (1936)
  • 32 Piano Pieces (1940)
  • 4 Etudes (1941)
  • Suite No. 2 (1941)
  • Suite No. 3 (1941)
  • Suite No. 4 (1941)
  • Berceuse (1941)
  • Echo (1946)
  • Procession to Acheron (c. 1948)

ReferencesEdit