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Spyridon Xyndas | Greek Music Composer

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

Spyridon Xyndas [1812 – 1896] was a famous Greek composer and guitarist, one of the students of Nikolaos Mantzaros in music theory.

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In 1840, Xyndas and Antonios Liveralis (also student of N. Mantzaros) were the only professional musicians participating in the Philharmonic Society of Corfu, where Xyndas also taught. Around 1840, Xyndas began composing concert arias and songs in demotic Greek. He also composed other works, the most notable of which was Anna Winter, the earliest use of a Dumas work in the modern Greek theatre.


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