Marios Varvoglis (Greek: Μάριος Βάρβογλης) (1885 - 1967) was a Greek composer of the Modern Era. He studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Schola Cantorum with Leroux, Caussade, d'Indy and others. He remained in Paris until 1920 and he maintained close relations with artistic circles that included Casella, Ravel, Varèse and Modigliani who painted Varvoglis portrait (Le beau Marius) in 1919-1920. After 1920 he taught at the Athens conservatory and he became active as a music critic and conductor. He was persecuted for his liberal political views and, after the war, he was imprisoned in a British concentration camp.
As a composer, he belonged to the Greek national school but the French influence in the style and structure of his works is obvious. Varvoglis's works include: Orchestral works (The feast (1906-9), Capriccio (1914), Canon, Chorale and Fugue on BACH (1930), Laurels and Cypresses (1950)), Chamber (Doll's Serenade (1905), Pastoral Suite (1912) Hommage a Cesar Franck (1922), Prelude and Fugue on a Byzantine Theme (1953)), Piano (14 children's pieces, Greek Rhapsody (1922), Sonatina (1927)), Stage (St Barbara (1912), The Afternoon of Love (1944)).
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
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