Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Ion Zottos (1944-2010)

He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1944, and studied English, Music and Musicology in Greece, Great Britain and the U.S.A. – M.A. and Ph.D. (1977) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He dealt with music composition and music critique, he worked for several years as a radio producer for the Third Programme of E.R.T., he was a founding member of the journal Musicologia (since 1985) and also a member of the Greek Composers’ Union and of the International Siegfried Wagner Society. Since 1991, as a Professor at the Music Department of the University of Athens, he promoted especially the research fields of history of music (from Renaissance to 19th century), theory of several music genres and forms (foremost of opera and chamber music), as well as comparative theory of literature and music. His publications include the books Church Music of the Baroque Era. Claudio Monteverdi: The Mass and Vespers of 1610 (Athens 1996), The Early String Quartet, ca. 1760-1790 (Athens 1996), and Humanism and the Birth of Opera (Athens 2003) – all of them in Greek.