March 15, 1954

GIORGIOS SICILIANOS: (From a music review by Minos Dounias): «(…) A new group of artists, members of the newly founded and already reputable Greek Quartet (comprising the musicians Apostolidis, Kangellaris, Vatikiotis and Sassarolis) performed Giorgios Sicilianos’s Quartet (in B minor). This is a piece of music that resonates with creativity and authentic emotion. In contrast to the first Allegro, where thought makes use of bold expressive means, the Vivace is an iridescent perpetuo mobile influenced by the elegance of a Mendelssohn, perhaps without originality, but incomparably attractive. In the next Adagio, Sicilianos touches on deeply personal notes. (…) Sicilianos is nevertheless a serious composer who would not have suffered by attempting a fuller intensity. (…). TENEMENTS: A committee of technical and administrative employees of the Welfare Ministry and representatives of the Athens Municipality are studying the question of the demolition of tenements at Polygono, which are home to 800 refugee families who are most likely to be resettled in Nea Ionia.

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