Friday, February 8, 2013

Michaelides, Solon

Solon Michaelides(1905-1979), Greek composer. He studied in London(1923-30) and in Paris with Boulanger(1930-1934), then taught in Limassol(1934-56) and Salonica(1957-70), taking a leading part in musical life. His works, in many genres, use folk and Byzantine elements. He founded the Thessalconiki State Orchestra in 1949, the orchestra became the state orchestra in 1969.

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