Terzakis, Dimitri - Panta Rei

Terzakis, Dimitri - Panta Rei (1987)

The enigmatic flow of this relatively unknown work by the Greek born Dimitri Terzakis conjures in the mind various exotic impressions. Residing on somewhere between the cerebral and visceral, Panta Rei features mysteriously interwoven sections of polyphony, connected by extended solo passages for all four instruments in turn. The developments are gradual, yet enticing and emotive, particularly in the melodic material, which often implies lament. Several changes in tempi raise the pulse as the music progresses inexorably onwards. The piece was premiered in 1988 by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet.