(10 December 1885 – 30 July 1967) was a Greek composer
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of the Modern Era. He studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris
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and the Schola Cantorum with Leroux
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, Georges Caussade
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Vincent d'Indy was a French composer and teacher.-Life:Paul Marie Théodore Vincent d'Indy was born in Paris into an aristocratic family of royalist and Catholic persuasion. He had piano lessons from an early age from his paternal grandmother, who passed him on to Antoine François Marmontel and...
and others. He remained in Montparnasse
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until 1922 and he maintained close relations with artistic circles that included Casella
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, whose last painting was a portrait of Varvoglis. After 1920 he taught at the Athens Conservatory and he became active as a music critic and conductor. He was persecuted for his liberal political views and, after the war, he was imprisoned in a British concentration camp.
As a composer, he belonged to the Greek national school but the French influence in the style and structure of his works is obvious. Varvoglis's works include:
- St. Barbara (1912)
- The Afternoon of Love (1944)
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- Agamemnon (Aeschylus
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- The Persians
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- The Birds
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- The Oath of the Dead (Zacharias Papantoniou
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- The Feast (1906-9)
- Pastoral suite for strings (1912)
- Capriccio (1914)
- Canon, Chorale and Fugue on BACH
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- Prelude, Chorale and Fugue on BACH (1937)
- Meditation for strings (1938)
- Laurels and Cypresses (1950)
- Symphonic poem Behind the Barbed Wire Fence (1945)
- Doll's Serenade (1905)
- Pastoral Suite (1912)
- Hommage a César Franck
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(violin and piano; 1922)
- Trio for strings (1938)
- Piano Trio (1943)
- Prelude and Fugue on a Byzantine Theme (1953)
- Children's Hour, 14 pieces (1930)
- Greek Rhapsody (1922)
- Sonatina (1927)