Petros Byzantios

PETROS Byzantios. b. Constantinople, mid-18th century; d. Iaşi, 1808. According to Chrysanthos of Madyta* Petros Byzantios came from Constantinople and studied music with Petros Lakedaimonos. The first reference to Petros Byzantios dates from 1771, when he was appointed second domestikos at the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. He was promoted to first domestikos (1778-89), then lampadarios (1789-1800) and finally protopsaltes (1800-05), from which post he was dismissed by patriarch Kallinikos IV after his second marriage. He then left Constantinople and went to the Crimea and to Iaşi in Moldavia, where he died in 1808. Iakobos also worked as a teacher at the patriarchal school...

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