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Nikolaos Mantzaros | Greek Music Composer

Updated: Apr 10

Nikolaos Mantzaros [1795 – 1872] was a famous Greek-Italian composer and the major representative of the Ionian School of Music (Eptanisiaki Scholi).

Photo title: Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros

Photo by: Othon I, Mantzaros, CC BY-SA 4.0

Mantzaros’ most popular composition is the musical setting for the poem of Dionysios Solomos called Hymn to Liberty. The two first stanzas of this poem were used for the Greek Royal Anthem in 1864 and, later, for the Greek National Anthem in 1865.

Some of the famous students of Mantzaros are Spyridon Xyndas and Antonios Liveralis.

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