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Spyros Samaras

Spyridon-Filiskos Samaras (also Spyros, Spiro Samára; 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 important composer of the Ionian School. He composed also the Olympic Hymn on lyrics of Kostis Palamas. Among his works are the operas Flora mirabilis (1886) and Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (1905).

Birth and Death Data: Born November 29, 1861 (Corfu), Died April 7, 1917 (Athens)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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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 Marius O. Lyberopoulos 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 June 17, 2024,

Samaras, Spyros. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from

"Samaras, Spyros." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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