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Yannis Markopoulos

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Year of Birth:1939

Biography

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Yannis Markopoulos (; born 18 March 1939) is a Greek composer.
Yannis Markopoulos was born in 1939 in Heraklion, Crete. From one of the old families of the island—his father was an attorney and later the Prefect—he spent his childhood in the seaside town of Ierapetra. The Byzantine liturgy heard regularly from the church opposite his family home, Cretan traditional music, with its rapid dances of repeated small motifs, played by local instruments at the town’s weekly festivities, but at... more

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