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date: 19 September 2019

Mitropoulos, Dimitrilocked

  • Ioannis Fulias

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(b Athens, 18 Feb/March 1, 1896; d Milan, Nov 2, 1960). Greek composer, conductor, and pianist. After having some private lessons in piano, he entered the Athens Conservatory in 1910, where he studied piano with Georgios Agapitos, Theseus Pindios, and mainly Ludwig Wassenhoven, as well as music theory (and possibly composition) with Armand Marsick. In June 1919 he received the piano diploma with the highest honour (a gold medal), but he continued his studies in counterpoint until 1920. His first compositions date from 1911 and 1912; during the next few years, several of his works were publicly performed in Athens (such as his symphonic poem Burial on 29 April/12 May 1915 and six of his piano, chamber, and vocal works that were performed in a special concert given on 18 February/3 March 1917), before the reputation of the young composer reached its culmination with the first complete performances of his opera ...

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