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Pachtikos, Georgioslocked

(b Ortaköy [Ortakioi], Bithynia [now Geyve, Turkey], 1869; d Constantinople, July 23, 1915).
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Greek ethnomusicologist, musicologist, music teacher, and composer. He was taught Byzantine music as a child in Ortaköy, finished the Varvakeion school in Athens, and studied philology at the University of Athens, and music in the Odeion Athinon (‘Athens Conservatory’). In 1895 Pachtikos settled in Constantinople, and was involved in the leading cultural institutions of the Greek Orthodox community, such as the Ellinikos Filologikos Syllogos (‘Greek Literary Society’) and the Ekklisiastikos Mousikos Syllogos (‘Ecclesiastical Music Society’). He also composed music for and staged performances of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies, collected folk music, and, in ...

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