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Papadimitriou-Mainas Op. 9-5T

Model: BE P12-004

Availability: In Stock

$22.00

"Mainas" is a synonym for Bacchante, priestess of God Dionysus, referring to the more enraptured priestesses. Their name comes from the verb "mainimai" (to rage). This piece has an intense and clearly Dionysian character, and should be per...
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"Mainas" is a synonym for Bacchante, priestess of God Dionysus, referring to the more enraptured priestesses. Their name comes from the verb "mainimai" (to rage). This piece has an intense and clearly Dionysian character, and should be performed extremely rhythmically with 4 very hard mallet. The four-bar and eight-bar phrases, along with the repetitions and the solo tempo, are characteristics of Greek urban music.

Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 4+
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Solo Timpani



  • Dimitris Papadimitriou was born in Athens in 1952.  He began playing rock music as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1960s and has been a professional musician since 1968.  He studied music theory with Alexander Aenian.  Papadimitriou received his Diploma degree from the Athens Conservatory, graduating with excellence and distinction.  In 1978, while still a student at the conservatory, he became a permanent member of the Athens State Symphony, and later the Orchestra of the National Greek Opera House, where he has been the principal timpanist since 1986.  Also in 1986, Papadimitriou became a professor of the municipal conservatory of Lamia.

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