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date: 22 August 2019

Dounias, Minos E.locked

  • Dimitri Conomos

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(b Cetate, Romania, Sept 26, 1900; d Athens, Oct 20, 1962). Greek musicologist and violinist. His family moved soon after his birth to Constantinople, where he attended Robert College (1914–21), learning the violin and playing in a string quartet and orchestra. Subsequently he studied the violin at the Berlin Conservatory with Moser and Kulenkampff (1921–6) and musicology with Schering and Abert at Berlin University (1926–32), taking the doctorate under Schering in 1932 with a dissertation on Tartini's violin concertos (Die Violinkonzerte Giuseppe Tartinis, Wolfenbüttel, 1935, 2/1966). Concurrently he played the violin in various string quartets, orchestras and early music groups. While working as professor of music at Pierce College, Athens (from 1934), he organized various vocal ensembles and instrumental groups which were the first in Greece to perform music of the late medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods: the New Hellenic Choral Society (...

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