Kostas Giannidis

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Kostas Giannidis

Yannis Costantinidis (Γιάννης Κωνσταντινίδης), also known by the pen name Kostas Giannidis (Greek: Κώστας Γιαννίδης) (21 August 1903 – 17 January 1984) was a Greek composer, pianist and conductor.[1]

Giannidis was born in Smyrna in 1903. He came to Greece after the destruction of Smyrna and continued his studies in Berlin (1923–1931). He returned to Athens and worked as a conductor and composer at the musical theatre composing many operettas, musical comedies and revues.

He died in Athens.

Works[edit]

He wrote symphonic, chamber music, compositions for piano and many popular songs.

Film music[edit]

He composed music for seven Greek movies, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nina-Maria Jaklitsch Manolis Kalomiris (1883–1962), Nikos Skalkottas (1904–1949): Griechische Kunstmusik zwischen Nationalschule und Moderne, 2003, page 304: "...bildete Giannis Konstantinidis (Γιάννης Κωνσταντινίδης, 1903-1984), der mit Skalkottas schon seit dessen Berliner Jahren bekannt war, und der unter dem Pseudonym Kostas Giannidis in Athen Operetten, Revuen, Film- und Unterhaltung..."