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Spyros Samaras

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,

Samaras, Spyros. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from

"Samaras, Spyros." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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