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Petridis, Petroslocked

(b Nigde, Kappadocia, Turkey, ?1892; d Athens, Aug 1977).
  • Nikos Maliaras

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Greek composer. He attended school in Istanbul (Zografeion High-school, Robert College), and took lessons in the piano and harmony. In 1911 he went to Paris to study law and politics but interrupted his studies and volunteered for Greece during the Balkan Wars (1912–13). Upon returning to Paris he dedicated himself to music. He was a person of great education and spoke many languages. He worked as a music columnist and reviewer for several British journals (...

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S. Sadie and J. Tyrell, eds.: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2/London, 2001)