17 Jan 2014

Biographies of Greek Composers: Paolo Carrer

The Fagottobooks Editions, the Greek Composers Union and the Bachelor of Music [BM] of the Hellenic American College (HAEC) in cooperation with the Hellenic American University invite you to attend the presentation of Volume 1 in the series “Biographies of Greek Composers” entitled “Paolo Carrer” by Aura Ksepapadakou‎. The event will be held on January 17th 2014, at 18:00, in the Auditorium of the Hellenic American Union, at 22 Massalias Street, Athens.


Anna Tabaki, Theatrologist - Professor on Theatre Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Theodoros Antoniou, Composer - President of the Greek Composers Union, Professor Emeritus of Boston University, Professor of Music at Hellenic American University
Georgios Leotsakos, musicologist - music critic
Alexandros Charkiolakis, musicologist – Manager of the series “Biographies of Greek Composers”, Fagottobooks Editions
Aura Ksepapadakou, author, theatrologist – Lecturer at the University of Crete School of Philosophy

A few words about the book:

This book has a two-fold nature: it traces the social history of the Greek art music but is also a fictional biography. The artistic works of Paolo Carrer -the first Greek opera-composer- are an excellent opportunity to shed some light on unknown aspects of the historical and cultural realities of the 19th century and help reveal a fascinating mosaic of relations, mediations and interactions (between West and East, past and present, modern and traditional) that that have culturally shaped Modern Greece.

A few words about the author:

Aura Ksepapadakou is a Lecturer in Theatrical Studies at the University of Crete School of Philosophy. Her research interests lie in the History of Theatre and Opera.