I Christina

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This is the song "Ferte mou na pio" from the operetta "Christina" by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, which premiered in 1928 and was performed by the Papaioannou troupe. The central figure of the operetta is the brunette dancer Plou Plou, one of the most famous heroines of Theofrastos Sakellaridis. A heroine named Plou Plou, Countess Plou Plou, also appeared in the operetta of the same composer titled "Kori tis kataigidos", which premiered five years before "Christina", on July 5, 1923 at the Panellinion theater, performed by the Ν. Miliadis troupe.

Ten years after "Kori tis kataigidos" and five years after "Christina", another important composer of musical theater, Nikos Chatziapostolou, wrote an operetta starring the dancer Blou Blou; her name was also the title of the operetta (see 
here) which was first presented by the Patrikios – Zaza Brillanti – Filippidis troupe in 1933.

The oldest recording we have found was made by Victor, in New York, on August 16, 1928 (CVE 46909 – V 59070). On the label of the record one can read the names of Anna Kriona and Tetos Dimitriadis. Another recording of the song was made by Homocord, probably in Athens, on October 2, 1928 (G 837 – G 4-32060). On the label of the record one can read "Athinaiki Estudiantina" (Athenian Estudiantina) but also "Homocord Orchestra".

A musical score of the song is available electronically on the website of the Lilian Voudouri Music Library of Greece
. On the first page, the song seems to have been dedicated "To Ms Nitsa Filosofou". The name of Theofrastos Sakellaridis as that of the composer and lyricist is also written.

A tune used in the song is found in the song "O loustros", which was recorded in January 24, 1929. However, its origins are much older and distant (Russia, Ukraine, Chechnya, Armenia – see the description of "O loustros").

Research and text: Leonardos Kounadis and Nikos Ordoulidis

Author (Composer):
Lyrics by:
Sakellaridis Theofrastos
Singer(s):
Athinaiki Estudiantina (Athenian Estudiantina)
Orchestra-Performers:
Homocord Orchestra
Recording date:
2/10/1928
Recording location:
Athens (?)
Language(s):
Greek
Publisher:
Homocord
Catalogue number:
G. 4-32060
Matrix number:
G 837
Duration:
2:30
Item location:
Kounadis Archive Record Library
Physical description:
10 in. (25 cm)
Source:
Kounadis Archive
ID:
Homo_G4_32060_IChristina
Licensing:
cc
Reference link:
Kounadis Archive, "I Christina", 2019, https://vmrebetiko.gr/en/item-en?id=4466

This is the song "Ferte mou na pio" from the operetta "Christina" by Theofrastos Sakellaridis, which premiered in 1928 and was performed by the Papaioannou troupe. The central figure of the operetta is the brunette dancer Plou Plou, one of the most famous heroines of Theofrastos Sakellaridis. A heroine named Plou Plou, Countess Plou Plou, also appeared in the operetta of the same composer titled "Kori tis kataigidos", which premiered five years before "Christina", on July 5, 1923 at the Panellinion theater, performed by the Ν. Miliadis troupe.

Ten years after "Kori tis kataigidos" and five years after "Christina", another important composer of musical theater, Nikos Chatziapostolou, wrote an operetta starring the dancer Blou Blou; her name was also the title of the operetta (see 
here) which was first presented by the Patrikios – Zaza Brillanti – Filippidis troupe in 1933.

The oldest recording we have found was made by Victor, in New York, on August 16, 1928 (CVE 46909 – V 59070). On the label of the record one can read the names of Anna Kriona and Tetos Dimitriadis. Another recording of the song was made by Homocord, probably in Athens, on October 2, 1928 (G 837 – G 4-32060). On the label of the record one can read "Athinaiki Estudiantina" (Athenian Estudiantina) but also "Homocord Orchestra".

A musical score of the song is available electronically on the website of the Lilian Voudouri Music Library of Greece
. On the first page, the song seems to have been dedicated "To Ms Nitsa Filosofou". The name of Theofrastos Sakellaridis as that of the composer and lyricist is also written.

A tune used in the song is found in the song "O loustros", which was recorded in January 24, 1929. However, its origins are much older and distant (Russia, Ukraine, Chechnya, Armenia – see the description of "O loustros").

Research and text: Leonardos Kounadis and Nikos Ordoulidis

Author (Composer):
Lyrics by:
Sakellaridis Theofrastos
Singer(s):
Athinaiki Estudiantina (Athenian Estudiantina)
Orchestra-Performers:
Homocord Orchestra
Recording date:
2/10/1928
Recording location:
Athens (?)
Language(s):
Greek
Publisher:
Homocord
Catalogue number:
G. 4-32060
Matrix number:
G 837
Duration:
2:30
Item location:
Kounadis Archive Record Library
Physical description:
10 in. (25 cm)
Source:
Kounadis Archive
ID:
Homo_G4_32060_IChristina
Licensing:
cc
Reference link:
Kounadis Archive, "I Christina", 2019, https://vmrebetiko.gr/en/item-en?id=4466

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