Abstracts of issue 2/1985 (2)

Markos Dragoumis

Information About Greek Music

Two interesting letters from Constantinople, concerning the status of church and secular music in Greece during the first decades of the nineteenth century, were published in the English periodical The Harmonicon (appeared from 1823 to 1833). Their prime interest lies on the fact that they reflect the contemporary West Europeans picturesque ignorance and lack of understanding for Eastern and specifically Modern Greek civilization.