Paxos Festival

The Return… of Trio Papadopoulos

Presenting a French – Greek Music program inspired by love of Mediterranean lyricism and popular traditions

August 25th Old Loggos School House 20:00

Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos, violon

Alexandre Vay, violoncelle

Dimitri Papadopoulos, piano

Trio Papadopoulos return to Paxos with a French-Greek program inspired mainly by folk music traditions. In the first part Y. Constantinidis and N. Skalkotas face C.Debussy and D. Mihaud. The two Greek composers although living abroad for many years, have always been greatly influenced by traditional music of their homeland. Debussy on the other hand in the work performed here mixes melancholic poetry with sarcasm; however during the second and third movements the Iberian influences become evident and the cello sounds like a truly traditional instrument. First part ends with a “surrealistic farce” originally written to be a film score, very appropriately guiding us to the second part where we will hear a rarely presented transcription part of “L’Orpheus” de Saint –Saens. Evening will end with a work by M. Theodorakis written in 1947, while the composer was hiding or in exile. His classical studies are evident in this work but also his audacity as very genuine composer. You will be surprised by the innovative dialogue between the three music instruments.


– Y. Constantinidis : « Petite suite sur des airs populaires grecs @du Dodécanèse » (violon/piano) (10′)

– C. Debussy : Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (10′)

– N. Skalkottas : « Tender Melody » pour violoncelle et piano (5′) –

D. Milhaud : Cinéma-Fantaisie « Le boeuf sur le toit » (violon/piano) (14’)

———— PAUSE ————

– C. Saint-Saëns: « Orpheus » pour trio avec piano (10′)

– M. Theodorakis: Trio (25’)