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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 [...]

Orchestra - Music

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Op. 95

The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. [...]

Orchestral Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Op.35

The Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1878, is one of the best known of all violin concertos. It is also considered to be among the most technically difficult works for violin. The concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in A and B-flat, two [...]

Cooking Recipe - Chocolate

Cooking Recipe: Loukoumades with Banana and Chocolate (Greek Cuisine)

Loukoumades (Greek), lokma tatlısı or simply lokma (Turkish) or lokmades (Cypriot) (Greek: λουκουμάδες, singular λουκουμάς loukoumas, luqmat al-qadi (Arabic:لقمة القاضي, Persian: بامیه bamieh, see etymology below) are a kind of fried-dough pastry made of deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon, and sometimes sprinkled with sesame. In ancient Greece, these deep [...]

Traditional Arabic Music

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Op.35

Sheherazade (Scheherazade; Russian: Шехерaзада, Shekherazada in transliteration), Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights, this orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, [...]

Iakovos Nafpliotis

Profile: Iakovos Nafpliotis

Iakovos Nafpliotis, (or Nafpliotes or Naupliotis or Naupliotes: Greek: Ἰάκωβος Ναυπλιώτης) (Naxos, 1864 – Athens, December 5, 1942) was the Archon Protopsaltis (First cantor) of the Holy and Great Church of Christ at Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). Iakovos Nafpliotis is one of the first cantor to have ever been recorded; many people also regard him being [...]

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 [...]

Iakovos Nafpliotis

Iakovos Nafpliotis: In the Red Sea

A Theotokion is a hymn to Mary, the Theotokos (Birthgiver of God), which is read or chanted (troparion or sticheron) during the Divine Services (Canonical hours and Divine Liturgy) of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches. The Theotokion that occurs at the end of “Lord, I Have Cried” at Vespers is called a Dogmaticon because [...]

Konstantinos Pringos

Profile: Konstantinos Pringos

Konstantinos Pringos (1892 in Constantinople – 1964 in Athens) was a protopsaltes (leading cantor) in the Great Church of Constantinople from 1939 until 1959. In this position he succeeded Iakovos Nafpliotis, while Pringos himself was in turn succeeded by Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas. Although the oldest existing recordings of the Patriarchal School of Byzantine chant are the [...]

Konstantinos Pringos

Konstantinos Pringos: Hymn of Kassia

The most famous of her compositions is the eponymous Hymn of Kassiani (also known as the Troparion of Kassiani), sung every Holy Wednesday (commonly chanted late in the evening of Holy Tuesday). Tradition says that in his later years the Emperor Theophilus, still in love with her, wished to see her one more time before [...]

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