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Daniel of Tyrnavos

Profile: Daniel of Tyrnavos

Daniel was from Tyrnavos in Thessaly. His birth must have occurred in the first decade of the 18th century. It remains, for the time being, unclear how he moved from Tyrnavos to Constantinople. In Constantinople, Daniel studied with cantor Panagiotes Haladzoglou († 1748). Daniel served the Great Church of Christ as a Domestikos (the older [...]

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Profile: Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος) (Athens 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – Milan 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century. Also known as Dimitris Mitropoulos. Mitropoulos was noted as a champion of modern music, such as that by [...]

Classical Music - Wind Orchestra

Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto

Joseph Haydn‘s Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (Concerto per il Clarino, Hob.: VII e, 1) was written in 1796, when he was 64 years old, for his long-time friend Anton Weidinger. Anton Weidinger developed a keyed trumpet which could play chromatically throughout its entire range… The valved trumpets used today started to appear in [...]

Nileas Kamarados

Profile: Nileas Kamarados

Nileas Kamarados was born in Bosporus in 1847. He died in Istanbul in 1922. His Father Antonis and his grandfather Constantinos escaped the massacre of Chios and set up a trading empire in Russia. They later returned to Asia Minor. He was an influential cantor in byzantine music and invented his own notational system based [...]

Johannes Brahms

Profile: Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms’s popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the [...]

Gustav Mahler

Profile: Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště in the Czech Republic. His family later moved to nearby Iglau (now Jihlava), where [...]

Constantine Psachos

Profile: Constantine Psachos

Constantine Psachos (c. 1866 – 1949) was a Greek musician and musicologist. Born in the Grand Stream (Arnaouti-kioi) of Constantinople (Istanbul), between years 1866 – 1874. He served as a teacher of Greeks at a Constantinople girls’ school. He studied Byzantine and ancient Greek music and excelled in his works. Also, invented a keyboard musical [...]

Gregory Levite

Profile: Gregory Levite

Gregory Levite (1777 – 1822) was a musician of Byzantine church music and one of the three founders of new music writing. Born in 1777. Was cantor of the Great Church, sweet-voiced chanter, distinguished music-teacher and excellent composer. He was primarily a student of George Cretan, from whom he learned the analytical and explanatory way [...]

Steve Politsakis

Profile: Stefanos Politsakis

Stefanos Politsakis born in Komotini, Rodopi Prefecture, Thrace, Greece on 27th January 1989. He started piano lessons at an early age and received a Master Diploma in Piano Performance at the Contemporary School of Music “Eleni Xygala” in Komotini in 2007 with piano professor Eleni Xygala. At the same time he took music theory courses [...]

Franz Schubert

Profile: Franz Peter Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. In a short lifespan of less than 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical music, operas, some incidental music and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation [...]

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