Aspasia Nasopoulou
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Cultureel Persbureau: Aspasia Nasopoulou schiet in de roos, 5 augustus 2015, door Thea Derks (in Dutch)

Last September the new CD of the Seldom Sene Quintet titled "Teracea" was released. It contains music by music by Josquin, de Victoria, Jacobus Gallus, Holborne, Boismortier, Bach, Reger, Frenzel, Nasopoulou and Geysen.

"The dramatic climax of the disc surely is Aspasia Nasopoulou’s Lelia Doura (2012)"
Tom Bickley, American Recorder (summer 2015)

Listen to a fragment of Lelia Doura now

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November 2014, in Greek

“The Amsterdam-based Aspasia Nasopoulou’s Olinda & Eudoxia bursts forth with moody, softly spun contemporary lyricism. Nasopoulou’s delicate writing gave Zeniodi an opportunity to display the more subtle, nuanced side of her pianistic persona.“

Lawrence Budmen
South Florida Classical Review, April 14th 2013

“Tijdens de druk bezochte Dag van de Klassieke Muziek in het Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ (...) De in Griekenland geboren Aspasia Nasopoulou kreeg een aanmoedigingsprijs voor haar blokfluitkwintet Lelia doura, waarin zij hedendaagse compositietechnieken en ongebruikelijke ritmes combineert met middeleeuwse teksten en gezangen. Zo maakt zij ‘een mooie verbinding met traditie en verleden’. Het juryrapport verwijst bovendien naar het grote aantal professionele en amateurblokfluitisten in ons land, die binnenkort een nieuw stuk aan hun repertoire kunnen toevoegen.”

Thea Derks
Cultuurpers, Amsterdam, 8 October 2012

Jan Goorissen, Blokfluitist,
jaargang 2, nr. 3, September 2010
(in Dutch)

Maria Christine Krithara, Polutono, (Greek Composer's Union magazine) November-December 2009 (in Greek)

Read an interview with Aspasia Nasopoulou for the Greek radio station Tar (in Greek).

“There is a rare lyricism in her writing, combined with a fine clarity of thought, which makes an immediate impression on the listener. Beautiful sound! She knows how to use the instruments for color and atmosphere. I am thinking of the atmosphere contrast between a work like Entropia, with its finesse of phrasing and transparency of texture, and then, on the other side, there is Merose, with an insinuating undertone of menace, like the darkness and power hidden in nature...”

Aleka Semeonidou
Musicologist, Music critic

From: Music & Show, mei 2007, by Cecile Rongen (in Dutch)

“A contemporary answer to the 15th century basse danses, the chansons and their intabulations was composed by the Greek composer Aspasia Nasopoulou….The archaic and tranquility immanent in the compositions by Aspasia Nasopoulou do not contrast vigorously to the early renaissance music. With her polyphonic meander, the Greek composer remained close to the early music. This is especially evident in the first Ballad in which she used several medieval modi. The second ballad presents a pleasing contras with its polyphonic character. In spite of this both Ballads sound contemporary: flowing rhythms and pungent tonal material breathing the half-spoken half sung chansons reminiscent of a dreamt past.”

Anthony Fiumara
From the Danse et Chanson Grand Desir booklet / cd

“with a total of 25 music compositions, Aspasia Nasopoulou is considered already from her colleagues and audience as the “golden hope” of contemporary music in Greece...
I'm concluding this article with the certainty that in the end of this decade the name of Aspasia Nasopoulou will be a point of reference for modern music”

Thomas Tamvakos
Jazz and Jazz magazine July/August 2004

From: Jazz and Jazz magazine July/August 2004
(in Greek)

Krantenknipsels-Pressclippings International Gaudeamus Music Week 2003 (in Dutch)