A to Z: X is for Spyridon Xyndas

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0 Today is day 24 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) throughout the month of April. For this challenge, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).Today’s composer is Spyridon Xyndas (1812-1896).

Spyridon Xyndas came from the island of Corfu and after completing his music studies there, he moved to Naples and then Milan where he continued. Returning to Corfu he was one of the founders of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu, where he taught for many years. He composed operas, but only one is extant, the rest of his work purportedly “destroyed during the 1943 Luftwaffe bombing of the Municipal Theatre of Corfu.”

DIMITRI PLATANIAS singing “The poor soul sat sighing” by Spyridon Xyndas

The composer’s Wikipedia entry: Spyridon Xyndas

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2 Responses to A to Z: X is for Spyridon Xyndas

  1. I loved this song, the voice is also amazing. Thank you for sharing this composer. I have never heard of him, which I know is the point! Which is why I love your theme! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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