Xepapadakou & Charkiolakis: “Interspersed with Musical Entertainment”. Music in Greek Salons of the 19th Century

ISBN 978-618-80006-4-3

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Xepapadakou, Avra & Charkiolakis, Alexandros 
“Interspersed with Musical Entertainment”. 
Music in Greek Salons of the 19th Century

ISBN: 978-618-80006-4-3
Pages: 248 

Foreword: Jim Samson
Text editing and proofreading: Helena Grigorea
Musical examples editing: Yannis Samprovalakis and Yannis Tselikas
Musical examples design: Evelina Charkoftaki
English translation of poetic texts: Helena Grigorea
Research and selection of illustrations: Avra Xepapadakou
Graphic design: Antonis Kapiris

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   The subject matter of the present book is the music of the salon, a frequently misunderstood institution that came into its own in the early nineteenth century as a key component of formalized sociability. The salon embraced a diversity of activities [...] and a diversity of social groups, from bourgeois soirées to dazzling aristocratic gatherings where the most famous personalities of the day would assemble. But common to most was music […].
   This book illuminates one corner of a larger story of musical patronage that extends from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, a story in which women really do occupy centre stage.
   [...] The anthology provided here helps to restore something of the immediacy of musical practices that are ‘of their time’ and ‘of their place’. It constitutes an act of recovery, and it makes concrete the ‘little stories’ of multiple Hellenic cultures relayed by our authors. […] The great virtue of this volume by Avra Xepapadakou and Alexandros Charkiolakis is that it allows us to see around the edges of familiar, canonised portraits of music, musicians, and music-making. It takes us backstage.

 

Jim Samson



CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD BY JIM SAMSON

PART I
AVRA XEPAPADAKOU
Music in Greek Salons of the 19th Century

Introduction
The Greek 19th Century
The Phanariot Environment and Eastern Europeanization
The Ionian Islands Before and After the National Independence
The Independent Greek State
Nafplion
Athens
Hermoupolis and Patras
Salon Music Through the Greek Prism
Causes and Constituents: Some Considerations
Locations and Occasions of Events
Performers and Participants
The Repertoire
The Role of Periodicals
Salon Musical Instruments
Recapitulation

PART II
ALEXANDROS CHARKIOLAKIS
A Selection of Salon Music Pieces

Introduction
Selection of Pieces
About the Sources

1. Alexander Katakuzenos (1824-1892) Ἐνθυμοῦ [Remember]
2. Napoleon Lambelet (1864-1932) Ἄνοιξις [Spring]
3. Gerasimos D. Vothrondos (1863-1898) Μέμνησο [Remember]
4. Pavlos (Paolo) Carrer (1829-1896) Δυῳδία ἀπὸ τὸν “Κόντε Σπουργίτη” [Duet from “Count Sparrow”]
5. Timotheos Xanthopoulos (1864?-1942) Εἰς λεύκωμα Σμυρναίας [For a Smyrnean Lady’s Album]
6. Christos Gerakis (1863-1890) Sur la plage [On the Beach]
7. Napoleon Lambelet (1864-1932) Μενουέτο “Τὸ Ἄστυ” [“The City” Minuet]
8. Spyridon Xyndas (1817-1896) Νάνι νάνι [Lullaby]
9. Adamantios Remantas Mazurka
10. Dionysios Lavrangas (1860-1941) Ἡ λύρα μου [My Lyre]
11. Raffaele Parisini (1820-1875) Polka-mazurka “Γαλαξείδιον” [Polka-mazurka “Galaxeidion”]
12. Pavlos (Paolo) Carrer (1829-1896) Κωνσταντῖνος-Σοφία [Konstantinos and Sophia]
13. Kimon Bellas Ἑλληνικὸς τετράχορος [Greek Quadrilles]
14. P. G. Phaedros Στὴ ματιά της [Her Eyes]
15. Spyridon Samaras (1861-1917) Two excerpts from Medgè

BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX Ι - Transliteration Key
APPENDIX II - Original Scores
INDEX

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