Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018
Panos Vlagopoulos studied Law at the Democritus University of Thrace, and Musicology in Basel and Corfu. He completed his PhD in the historiography of Ars nova under the supervision of Irmgard Lerch in 2004. He has worked as a Head of Acquisitions at the Music Library Lilian Voudouri in the Athens Megaron (1995-2003). He has published on Jani Christou, Wittgenstein and music, and on ideology in Modern Greek music. He teaches (since 2004) at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University in Greece.
In this interdisciplinary project I am trying to reach out from musicology to the field of Modern Greek studies. Alternative conceptions of Greece and its relationship to European culture are explored through the following series of five case studies on Greek musical men and women and the ideologies motivating them: the aryanism of Corfiote scholar Margherita Albana Mignaty (1821-1887), baritone Periklis Aravantinos (1854-1932), and composer Spiros Samaras (1861-1917); the cosmopolitan modernism of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960); the idiosyncratic nationalisms of Manos Hadzidakis (1925-1994) and Mikis Theodorakis (1925), ones based on the Generation of the 30s ‘hellenicity’ notion and an enriched version of the older ‘megalo-ideatic’ continuity principle.