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Iakobos Peloponnesios

IAKOBOS Peloponnesios (Protopsaltes). b. ca. 1740; d. 23 April 1800. A pupil of Ioannes Trapezuntios*, Iakobos Peloponnesios sang as domestikos at the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople from 1764 until 1776, when he was appointed teacher at the patriarchal school of music together with Daniel Protopsaltes* and Petros Peloponnesios*. Around 1784 he returned to the Great Church as lampadarios, succeeding Petros Peloponnesios. After the death of Daniel Protopsaltes in December 1789 he was promoted to protopsaltes in 1790, an office which he held until his death. In 1799, Iakobos was also appointed exarch of Zerbitsa monastery in Lakonia. A conservative musician, Iakobos opposed the...

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