Modality as a Creative Source in the Second Movement of Nikos Skalkottas's Concerto for Two Violins (Variations on the Rebetiko Song \"Tha pao ekei stin Arapia\")

Penelope Papagiannopoulou & Costas Tsougras
Nikos Skalkottas's oeuvre includes tonal, atonal, twelve-tone and serial compositions. Also, his musical language frequently includes Greek folk elements, such as folk or folk-like tunes, traditional rhythms and modes. In his Concerto for two violins and orchestra, composed in Athens in 1944-45 and never performed during his lifetime, he chose the rebetiko song by Vassilis Tsitsanis "Tha pao ekei stin Arapia «as a theme for the Variations form of the second movement. The theme is...
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