Eleni Lambiri

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Eleni Lambiri
Eleni Lambiri Greece February 1925
Greece February 1925

Eleni Lambiri (9 February 1889 – 30 March 1960) was a Greek conductor and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Eleni Lambiri was born in Athens, daughter of the composer Georgios Lambiris and granddaudhter of the poet Andreas Laskaratos. She studied composition with Edoardo Sacredote at the Athens Conservatory (from 1907 to 1908). In fact she was the first woman who studied composition at the Athens Conservatory, for this reason she gained the title of the first Greek woman composer. Subsequently, she studied composition with Max Reger and conducting with Hans Scheidt in the Royal Conservatory of Leipzig (from 1 October 1908 to 27 July 1911). She graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Leipzig in 1911. In 1913 the operetta «To apokriatiko oneiro» (A dream in carnival), with text of Gregorios Xenopoulos and composition of Eleni Lambiri, was performed at the Panellinion Τheatre.[1]

After completing her studies, she worked in Milan as a conductor. On 15 January 1915 she registered the author's rights of the opereta «Isolma»,[2] at the Milan regional registry (number of registry 64794). «Isolma» was an operetta in three acts fully composed and written by Eleni Lambiri. This opereta has been recorded in 1958, by Totis Karalivanos as conductor and Spiros Kapsaskis as choir director.[3] In about 1925 she returned to Patras, Greece, where she worked as director of the Patras Conservatory until 1953. At the same time she wrote the music criticism for the local newspaper of Patras «Neologos Patron». She died at the Municipal Hospital of Athens.[4]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • To apokriatiko oneiro (A Dream in Carnival) 1913, opereta[5]
  • Isolma 1915, opereta[6]
  • Ballad for soprano and piano, 1933, (now lost)
  • String quartet in A major[7]
  • Serenata for flute violin and viola[8]
  • Symphony for large orchestra in B minor[9]
  • ``Iratzi N,`` opera, in libretto L.Orsini[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ta Nea Kefallinias kai Ithakis; 3/9/1960; issue number 172
  2. ^ Gazzetta Ufficiale del Regno d`Italia; issue number 198 of 10/08/1915, page 4765
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjmRXOWDjy0
  4. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  5. ^ Nea Estia vol. 697 pages 1018-1019 http://www.ekebi.gr/magazines/ShowImage.asp?file=87897&code=6734
  6. ^ Nea Estia vol. 697 pages 1018-1019 http://www.ekebi.gr/magazines/ShowImage.asp?file=87897&code=6734
  7. ^ Ta Nea Kefallinias kai Ithakis 3/9/1960 issue number 172
  8. ^ Ta Nea Kefallinias kai Ithakis 3/9/1960 issue number 172
  9. ^ Ta Nea Kefallinias kai Ithakis 3/9/1960 issue number 172
  10. ^ Ta Nea Kefallinias kai Ithakis 3/9/1960 issue number 172