Tuesday 23 October 2012

Πετράκης Petrakis (Tiryaki) (1543? - 1600)

Greek composers of Ottoman era
Πετράκης (Tiryaki) (1543; - 1600)

Important Rum composer and musician in the Ottoman empire  of the 16th century. He lived in the Istanbul and participated in a dervish order, having the nickname, Tiryaki (theriaklis).
Lived probably between 1543 and 1600, and attributed approximately 10 compositions. In some sources mention the Great Petrakis (Petraki I Kebir), but is more likely to relate to Peter the Peloponnesian later.

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