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Haralambidis Kostas

  I was born in Rhodes (1920). I studied Chemistry at the University of Athens, and, Superior Theory of Music at the National Conservatory under Manoli Kalomiri. I have got two degrees (grade excellent). Also degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fuga.
  I went for postgraduate studies to Germany, as I had been given a scholarship from the German Government. Then later I went to Italy with another scholarship from the Italian Government.
  At Munich University I studied Musicology and history of Art. At the State Superior School of Music I studied orchestra conducting, composition, musical education and reviewing, also, History of Music.
  Originally I taught the young children' s chair of the Municipality of Athens, at the Dragatsio Educational Institution. Later, at the Superior School of Economics and Commerce (ASO and EE) and since I962 I have been a professor at the Superior School of Nurses -Evangelismos hospital for the “Acquaintance with Music”, for sixteen years.
  My basic presence in Music and Science starts with my election as the Director of the Musical Department at the University of Athens, a position which I held for thirty-three years.
  I have represented our country at the Balkan Festival at Ankara, also at Istanbul and in Wales.
  I have worked with about ninety institutions, organisations and societies on various matters.
  For thirty-five years I have written reviews on various musical events. The reviews and studies which have been edited in magazines and newspapers exceed 1500.
  I have repeatedly been a member in committees concerning legislation for the operation of state artistic events, musical education etc.
  President of the Union of Drama and Greek Music Critics.
  Regular member of the Greek Composers’ Unions.
  Regular member of the Greek Centre of the International Institute of the Theatre.
  Regular member of the International Union of Drama and Music Critics in Paris.
  Regular member of the "Filecpedeftiki" Company.
  Regular member of the National Greek Council of the European Movement for the Unity of Europe.
  Regular member of the "Friends of the People" company.
  Honorary Director of the Music Department of the University of Athens.
  Worked for 12 years for the newspaper "Ethnos", six years for "Niki", two years for "Anagnosti" and since 1995 for the newspaper "Adesmeftos Typos".
  Honoured with many awards for his whole musical and scientifical work as a critic, composer, professor and orchestra conductor.
WORKS:
Cantata No 1 (Seeking for Light)
Cantata No 2 (Night entreaty at the shadow of Van Gogh)
Six Songs for Voice and Piano
Adaptations of folk songs for choir, orchestra etc.
BOOKS:
Music and Theatre at the University of Athens.

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the Friends of Music Society "Lilian Voudouri" URL below.


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Andrew of Rhodes

  (Sometimes, of COLOSSUS) Theologian, d. 1440. He was Greek by birth, and born of schismatic parents. In early youth he had no opportunities for education, but afterwards devoted himself to Latin and Greek, and to theology, especially the questions in dispute between the Latin and Greek Churches.
  The study of the early Fathers, both Greek and Latin, convinced him that in the disputed points, truth was on the side of the Latin Church. He therefore solemnly abjured his error, made a profession of faith, and entered the Dominican Order about the time of the Western Schism. He led thenceforth an apostolic life. He was especially earnest in his efforts to induce his fellow-Greeks to follow in his footsteps and reunite with Rome. In 1413 he was made Archbishop of Rhodes.
  The Dominican biographer, Echard, credits him with having taken an active part in the twentieth session of the Council of Constance (1414-18). Others maintain that there is here a confusion with Andrew of Colaczy, in Hungary. At the Council of Basle, he delivered an oration in the name of the Pope. He took part in the Council of Ferrara-Florence, and was one of the six theologians appointed by the Papal Legate, Cardinal Julian, to reply to the objections of the Greeks. He proved that it was fully within the province of the Church to add the Filioque to the Creed, and that the Greek Fathers had been of the same opinion.
  After the close of the Council, trouble arose between the Latins and Greeks in Cyprus; the latter accused the former of refusing to hold communion with them. Andrew was sent thither by Eugene IV, and succeeded in establishing peace. He also succeeded in overcoming the local forms of the Nestorian, Eutychian, and Monothelite heresies. The heretical bishops abjured and made a profession of faith at a synod held at Nicosia; some of the prelates went afterwards to Rome to renew their profession before the Holy See.
  There are preserved in the Vatican manuscript copies of his treatise on the Divine essence and operation, compliled from the commentaries of St. Tomas Aquinas, and addressed to Cardinal Bessarion also a little work in the form of a dialogue in reply to a letter of Mark of Ephesus against the rites and ceremonies of the Roman Church.

J.L. Finnerty, ed.
Transcribed by: Dawn Felton Francis
This text is cited June 2003 from The Catholic Encyclopedia, New Advent online edition URL below.


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