Gourzi, Konstantia

Anaménontas for flute solo op. 4 (first print)


Gourzi, Konstantia

Anaménontas for flute solo op. 4 (first print)

born in Athens/Greece, 31 March 1962)

Konstantia Gourzi’s name often appears as composer as well as conductor in the announcements of her concerts. Her portfolio of compositions includes not only operas, film music and works for music theatre and orchestra, but also numerous solo pieces and chamber music. Konstantia Gourzi’s musical work is documented in detail through radio recordings, television broadcasts and live streams. Recordings of her extensive discography were released at ECM, NEOS, NAXOS and SONY Classical.

Composer’s notes

In Greek language, Anaménontas means “awaiting” or “in anticipation of”. The main idea for this piece was to create a certain atmosphere between calm and turbulent musical actions, between vibrato and non vibrato, between few and many notes. All the actions should be dramaturgically portrayed as questions and answers, so that big phrases are created again and again. In this way, a sense of breathless anticipation is built up, from beginning to end.

The composition is built on a principal note of F sharp. To me, F sharp sounds like the colour red, like the colour of fire. It is warming, and can be dangerous at the same time. This is what Anaménontas is about: playing with fire, in anticipation.

Konstantia Gourzi


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Score No.


Special Edition

Gourzi Edition


Solo Instrument


225 x 320 mm


First print




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