Artist Biography For Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros

Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros Greek Νικόλαος Χαλικιόπουλος Μάντζαρος Or Italian Niccoló Calichiopoulo Manzaro 26 October 1795 – 12 April 1872 Was A Greek Composer Born In Corfu And The Major Representative Of The So-Called Ionian School Of Music Επτανησιακή Σχολή . He Was Of Mixed Greek And Italian Noble Descent Coming From One Of The Most Important And Wealthy Families Of The "Libro D'Oro" Di Corfu And Therefore He Never Considered Himself A "professional Composer". Recent Research And Performances Have Led To A Re-Evaluation Of Mantzaros As A Significant Composer And Music Theorist. He Was Taught Music In His Native City By The Brothers Stefano pianoforte And Gerolamo Pojago violin Stefano Moretti From Ancona music Theory And Cavalliere Barbati Possibly A Neapolitan music Theory And Composition . Mantzaros Presented His First Compositions three Concert Or Substitute Arias And The One-Act Azione Comica Don Crepuscolo In 1815 In The Theatre Of San Giacomo Of Corfu. His Relationship To Italy From 1819 Onwards He Was Regularly Visiting Italy Venice Bologna Milan Naples Where Among Others He Met The Veteran Neapolitan Composer Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli. His Compositions Include Incidental Music Vocal Works In Italian And Demotic Greek Sacred Music For The Catholic Rite three Masses 1819? 1825 1835? A Te Deum 1830 And The Orthodox Church notably A Complete Mass Based On The Septinsular Polyphonic Traditional Chanting 1834 Band Music Instrumental Music 24 Piano Sinfonie Some Of Them Also For Orchestra Etc. Mantzaros Also Composed The Music For The First Concert Aria In Greek In 1827 The Aria Greca. Mantzaros Was An Important Music Theorist Contrapuntist And Teacher. From 1841 And Until His Death He Was The Artistic Director Of The Philharmonic Society Of Corfu. The Initial Pages Of An 1820 Piano 'Sinfonia' By Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros composer's Autograph . It Is Exhibited In The Music Museum Of The Philharmonic Society Of Corfu. Greek National Anthem His Most Popular Composition Remains The Musical Setting For The Poem Of Dionysios Solomos' Ýmnos Eis Tīn Eleutherían Hymn To Liberty 1829–1830 The First And Second Stanzas Of Which Were Adopted Initially In 1864 As The Royal Anthem Of Greece And On 28 June 1865 As The Greek National Anthem. However Recent Research And Performances Have Proved That Mantzaros Had Broader Activities As A Significant Composer And Music Theorist Which Go Beyond The Established Perception Of Him As The Mere Composer Of The National Anthem. Read More On Last.Fm. User-Contributed Text Is Available Under The Creative Commons By-SA License Additional Terms May Apply.

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