Greek popular musical instruments by Foivos Anogeianakis
This book represents the first integrated attempt at a comprehensive study
of the entire range of Greek popular musical instruments, from the simplest
sound-producing devices to the most complex technical achievements of art and
musical sensibility. The study of musical instruments sheds light not only on
music history, but also on many other problems related to acoustics, technology,
and decoration, not to mention sociology, religion, economics and the broader
aspects of history and civilisation.
Fivos Anoyanakis has dedicated his life to the study and collection of Greek
popular musical instruments. He studied violin and advanced musical theory and
has been involved with musicological research in two areas: Greek popular music,
with particular emphasis on traditional instruments, and modern Greek composition.
Thanks to his inspiration and contribution, the "Museum of Greek Popular
Musical Instruments - Center for Ethnomusicology" was founded in Athens.
Editions Melissa, Athens, 1992, 30 x 25, 404 pages, 169 colour and 58 b/w photographs,
178 drawings, hardback with cardboard coverbox.