Karyotakis, Theodore [Theodoros]
- George Leotsakos
(b Argos, July 21, 1903; d Athens, June 14, 1978). Greek composer. He went to Athens Conservatory and then was a pupil of Mitropoulos for composition (c. 1925–32) and Varvoglis for counterpoint and orchestration (c. 1933–6). In 1957 he was appointed general secretary of the Union of Greek Composers. Setting out from a nationalist style, often drawing on folksong modes and rhythms, in the 1960s he explored atonality and 12-note writing in search of a more austere expression. His Ballade, Rhapsody, ...