Calliope Tsoupaki

Solo works

BASSOON
FOR BASSOON (2015) 0.30′
for solo bassoon
commissioned: Holland Festival 2015
for the Redt de Fagot Initiative, bringing attention to instruments under threat
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ & Concertgebouw – Amsterdam
Here is a link to the VPRO broadcast featuring bassoonist Georgie Powell

CLARINET
CALLING (2015) 6′ (long version)
for bass clarinet
commissioned: by Fie Schouten and artist Fiona Tan
premiere: by Fie Schouten, 9 July 2015, at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
The live performance accompanied the projection of the video work Leviathan by artist and filmaker Fiona Tan.
A recording of the composition remains as part of the exposition.

CALLING (2015) 4’15
from the Miniatures for bass clarinet (edited by Fie Schouten)

FLUTE
SONG OF LIFE AND DEATH (2018) 5’30
for pan flute

CALLIOPE (1998) 9′
for flute solo
premiere: Eleonore Pameijer, January 13, 1999 – Lantaren Venter – Rotterdam

REVEALING MOONLIGHT (1987) 17′
for alto flute
premiere: Jos Zwaanenburg,1988

TRUMPET
MUSIC FOR EVER (2018) 3′
for trumpet in B flat
Music for Ever is speciaal geschreven voor Eric Vloeimans. Première tijdens de televisie-uitzending Podium Witteman op 25 november 2018, vanwege de officiële benoeming van Calliope Tsoupaki als Componist des Vaderlands. Music for Ever is especially composed for Eric Vloeimans. Premiere: Podium Witteman broadcast on the 25th of November 2018, for the occasion of the official announcement of Calliope Tsoupaki as Composer Laureate.

GUITAR & ELECTRIC GUITAR
GOTHIC (2005) 20′
for electric guitar solo
composed for: Wiek Hijmans
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst en the University of Leiden.
premiere: June 3 during the festivities of the 85th lustrum of the Leiden University.
“Gothic” is part of a manifestation about the painter and art
philosopher Humbert de Superville (1770-1849).
The manifestation was directed by Paul Koek and the Veen Fabriek,
and included other compositions as well as video, theater performances,
and lectures about the work of Superville.

COMPULSIVE CARESS (1993) 9′
for guitar
premiere: Antigoni Goni, 1994 – Carnegie Hall – NYC

THEORBO
STIL LEVEN (2018) 2′
for theorbo
Stil Leven is especially composed for Mike Fentross and for the Rembrandt Year 2019,
Premiere on 3 March 2019 during the Podium Witteman television broadcast.

HARP
FOS ANESPERON (2019) 5′
for harp; Fragment from Liknon

PIROUETTE (1997) 7′
for harp solo
commissioned by: 2e Nationale Harp Concours 1997
premiere: candidates of the Harp Concours 1997

PAS DE DEUX (1995) 7′
for harp
commissioned by: Rotterdamse Kunststichting
premiere: Manja Smits,1995, de Unie – Rotterdam

HER VOICE (1994) 9′
for harp
premiere: Ernestine Stoop, 1995 – Hilversum

HARPSICHORD
COMMON PASSION (1994) 9′
for harpsichord
commissioned by: Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: Annelie de Man, 1994 the Ysbreker – Amsterdam

OBOE
TUNE-IN (2020) 25”-1′
for oboe
Commissioned by Radio 4. Especially composed for Dorine Schoon.

BLUE (1995) 6′
for oboe solo

MUSICBOX
SAY LÀ-VIEW (1994) 1′
for music-box

PERCUSSION
DITHYRAMBOS (2005) 20′ (long version), 6′ (short version)
for solo percussion
in memoriam of Iannis Xenakis
composed for: Tatiana Koleva
commissioned by: Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

PIANO
THIN AIR (2020) 6’30
Version for piano (or harp, guitar, cymbalom etc)
Componist des Vaderlands: Composition No 10.
Commissioned by and specially composed for Festivals for Compassion, an initiative by Wonderfeel in collaboration with the Flag of Compassion (Unda Foundation).

MEETING POINT (2020) 3′
Version for piano
“Componist des Vaderlands” / Composition Nr 9.

INNER LIFE (2020) 2’30
A piano piece for courage and hope (Short version)
Especially composed for Saskia Lankhoorn.

INNER LIFE (2020) 4′
A piano piece for courage and hope
Especially composed for Saskia Lankhoorn.

HEAR ME (2018) 4′
for piano

Music Dreams (2017) 4′
for solo piano
commissioned for: Lorenda Ramou and the festive concert she organised in Athens
honoring my Greek composition teacher Yannis Ioannidis.
premiere: 13 May 2018 at Trianon Cinema Hall, Athens

Work titel : KLEI (2015) 3′
Composition for piano solo inspired by the poem collection”Vlinderslag” by Piet Gerbrandy.
commissioned: by Writers Unlimited for the Price Nomination of the Jan Campert Prijs 2014 to Dotch poet Piet Gerbrandy, for the collection “Vlinderslag”.
Premiere: by the composer herself at Theater aan Het Spui in the Hague during the Writers Unlimited Festival 2014, specially for the nomination of Jan Campert Price to Piet Gerbrandy.

PIANO-FORTE (2006) 16′
for solo piano
composed for and dedicated to Tomoko Mukaiyama
commissioned by the “Fonds voor Scheppende Toonkunst”

TOGETHER (1999) 9′
for piano four-hands

ANANDA (1991) 5′
for solo piano
premiere: Ananda Sukarlan, 1991, Bethanienklooster – Amsterdam

GREEK DANCE (1990) 9′
for solo piano
premiere: Calliope Tsoupaki, 1990, Royal Conservatory – The Hague

MOMENTS I AND II (1988) 10′
2 pieces for solo piano
premiere: Calliope Tsoupaki, 1988-89, Royal Conservatory – The Hague

ECHOES OF A DEEP SEA (1988) 4′
children’s piece for solo piano
commissioned by the Greek Music Circle
premiere: Aris Garoufalis, Athens

LASTING SOUNDS FROM A DEEP SEA (1988) 4′
for piano

ORGAN
POUR NOTRE-DAME (2019) 6′-7′
for organ (Version in Klavarskribo)
Composed for Jan Hage. Dedicated to all organists and cathedrals expressing compassion for the immense disaster that the fire caused in Notre-Dame of Paris on the 15th of April 2019. Premiere: Saturday 20 April at the Dom Cathedral Church in Utrecht by Jan Hage.

POUR NOTRE-DAM (2019) 6′-7′
for organ: For the church and for the music that bring us all together
Composed for Jan Hage. Dedicated to all organists and cathedrals expressing compassion for the immense disaster that the fire caused in Notre-Dame of Paris on the 15th of April 2019. Premiere: Saturday 20 April at the Dom Cathedral Church in Utrecht by Jan Hage.

RECORDER
THE THREE LAMENTS OF EKAVI (2009 /rev. 2020) 18′
for recorder
Originally composed for ney. Especially rearranged for recorder and dedicated to Erik Bosgraaf.

SKIA (2019) 7′-8′
for alto recorder (“Ganassi”)
6th piece of Calliope Tsoupaki as Composer Laureate.
Composed for the occasion of her featuring as Composer in Focus of the 2019 edition of November Music Festival.
Especially composed for and dedicated to Erik Bosgraaf.

CHARAVGI (1994) 8′
for recorder solo

RINGTONE
ELENI (2006)
Commissioned by:The Ringtone Society
Link

TUBA
PHANTOM (1994) 7′
for tuba solo
premiere: Tjeerd Oostendorp, 1994 – Ysbreker – Amsterdam

VIOLA
THIN AIR (2020) 6’30
Version for viola
Componist des Vaderlands: Composition No 10.
Commissioned by and specially composed for Festivals for Compassion, an initiative by Wonderfeel in collaboration with the Flag of Compassion (Unda Foundation).

ENIGMA (1999) 11′
for viola solo
commissioned by:Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst as one of the
obligatory compositions for the Gaudeamus Interpretors Competition
premiere: during the Gaudeamus Interpretors Competition in October 1999

VIOLIN
THIN AIR (2020) 6’30
Version for violin
Componist des Vaderlands: Composition No 10.
Commissioned by and specially composed for Festivals for Compassion, an initiative by Wonderfeel in collaboration with the Flag of Compassion (Unda Foundation).

RONDO (2001) 8′
for baroque violin solo
composed for and dedicated to Lucy van Dael
premiere: August 22, 2001, at the XIX Festival of Radovljica 2001 – Slovenia

MANIA (1988) 8′
for violin
premiere: Mifune Tsuji, 1990 – Festival Nieuwe Muziek – Middelburg

VIOLONCELLO
THIN AIR (2020) 6’30
Version for violoncello
Componist des Vaderlands: Composition No 10.
Commissioned by and specially composed for Festivals for Compassion, an initiative by Wonderfeel in collaboration with the Flag of Compassion (Unda Foundation).

ME TO FEGGÁRRI (2014, arr. 2017) 13′
Version for four violoncellos