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Szymanowski: Métopes, Op. 29

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Polish composer Karol Szymanowski composed Métopes in 1915. It is a cycle of three miniature tone poems drawing on Greek mythology and resembles the impressionism and bitonal works by Ravel and Debussy. Each of the three movements features a female character encountered by Odysseus on his homeward voyage. The work may have been inspired by the metopes of the temple at Selinunte.

L'île des Sirènes (The Island of Sirens) Calypso Nausicaa