Petros Peloponnesios

PETROS Peloponnesios. b. ca. 1730; d. Constantinople, 1778. Petros Peloponnesios received his first instruction in music from monks in Smyrna. He went to Constantinople in 1764, where he became a pupil of Ioannes Trapezuntios*, then protopsaltes at the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia. After singing as a domestikos, Petros was promoted to lampadarios between 1769 and 1773. Petros Peloponnesios also taught at the patriarchal school of music alongside Daniel Protopsaltes* and Iakobos Peloponnesios*, which established his high reputation as a teacher and composer. Petros is often described as a very talented musician, whose music was widely disseminated in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He...

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