Konstantinos Nikolopoulos (composer)

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Konstantinos Agathophron Nikolopoulos (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Αγαθόφρων Νικολόπουλος; 1786 – 12 June 1841) was a Greek composer, archeologist, and philologist.[1]

Biography[edit]

Konstantinos Nikolopoulos was born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire and grew up in Paris. Being somewhat of a "Renaissance Man" (that is, an individual with many varied skills and talents), he was employed as librarian in the French Institute, where he worked for much of his life. Konstantinos was a member of the Philiki Etaireia, which was an underground revolutionary Greek organization working for the liberation of the Greeks from the Ottoman Turks. He died in Paris, at the age of 55.[2]

Compositions[edit]

Josef Fink helped bring some fame to Konstantinos' by referring to his compositions in "Die Arkadische Sendung Des Konstantinos Nikolopoulos" in 1980. Some of his works were based on Ancient Greek texts. Some of his compositions include the following:

  • Three Romances
  • Ezekiel's Dream
  • A Cantata for Palaeon Patron Germanos
  • The Song of the Greek
  • The Cry of the Greeks
  • Prooemion to the Iliad

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikopoulos Donation. Accessed 6 March 2013
  2. ^ Abstracts

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