Spyridon-Filiskos Samaras (also Spyros, Spiro Samara; Greek: Σπυρίδων Σαμάρας) (29 November [O.S. 17 November] 1861 – 7 April [O.S. 25 March] 1917) was a Greek composer particularly admired for his operas who was part of the generation of composers that heralded the works of Giacomo Puccini. His compositions were praised worldwide during his lifetime and he is arguably the most internationally appreciated Greek composer before Dimitri Mitropoulos. He is best known for composing the Olympic hymn.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1861 (Corfu), Died Athens
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1919
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-23024||10-in.||6/23/1919||Spring song||Gregorios Gergiou||Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38481||10-in.||12/5/1912||S'agapo||Signor Marius||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||10650b||10-in.||approximately Jun. 1907||Si, io t'amo||Antonio Paoli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Samaras, Spyros," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107651.
Samaras, Spyros. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107651.
"Samaras, Spyros." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.
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