Theodore Vavayannis Papers

Αρχείο Θεόδωρου Βαβαγιάννη


Collection Number: GR ASCSA GL TV 055
Name(s) of Creator(s): Theodore Vavayannis (1905-1989)
Title: Theodore Vavayannis Papers
Date [bulk]: 1925-1988
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The papers include photographs from his professional life from 1925 to 1988, documents from his concert performances in Greece and abroad, contracts, concert programs, newspaper clippings, critics, honorary awards, and correspondence. There are also musical scores, books and magazines with references to Vavayannis and Mitropoulos.
Quantity: 1.20 linear meters 

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Hypatia Vavayanni, 2000
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research

Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Theodore Vavayannis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Τμήμα Αρχείων, Αρχείο Θεόδωρου Βαβαγιάννη)
Notes: The collection was processed by Constance Zavos, 2002

For more information, please contact the Archives:
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54 Souidias Street, Athens 106 76, Greece
phone: 213 000 2400 (ext. 425)
Contact via E-mail


‘Once upon a time there was a lonely man, named Theodore…until he found his companion: music’.

Theodore Vavayannis was born in the town of Philiatra, in Messinia. At the age of 6 he was brought to Athens where he began singing ecclesiastic music with the children’s choir in the church of Ζωοδόχου Πηγής. His musical talent developed quickly and at the age of 12 he was able to direct the choir himself.

At the age of 14 he enrolled in the school of Higher Theory at the Conservatory of Athens, with Filoktiti Ekonomidis his teacher in harmony and theory. Ekonomidis later became Leading Director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Athens Conservatory and at his death was followed by Vavayannis.

By 1932 Vavayannis had finished his studies in all of which he had achieved a “Unanimous Excellent”(Άριστα Παμψιφή). At the same time he was given the position of teacher of theory and harmony. In 1939 he was offered a private scholarship to complete his musical studies in Berlin, at the Hochschule für Musik. This gave him the great opportunity to attend all the rehearsals and concerts of the Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Furtvangler and other leading conductors. At the same time he followed suit with the Berlin Opera. He returned to Greece in 1940 having completed his musical education.

During the period 1929-1939 Dimitris Mitropoulos was Leading Director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Conservatory of Athens. While only19 years old, Vavayannis was chosen by Mitropoulos to become both his assistant and student. Vavayannis was one of the few students that studied conducting from the beginning rather than choosing it later as a career. His education under Mitropoulos was very thorough and included having to attend all rehearsals and concerts, where he was fortunate to hear some of the great musicians that passed through Greece at that time. He learned to memorize music by ear, and later in his professional life conducted without a score, and also without a baton, to the amazement of his colleagues.

Vavayannis made his first official appearance under the auspices of the Greek Traveler’s Club, in 1937, conducting the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of Athens, at the archaeological site of Amphiaraion, Marathon and later at the ancient theaters of Sikinos, Corinth and Delphi. He continued all his life to be a member of the Club and an active participant in its activities, for which he was later awarded a medal of honor.

In 1938 the Greek National Radio Station was established and an Orchestra created. Vavayannis directed the orchestra frequently, and when later he became Leading Director of the Athens State Orchestra he worked hard to maintain as good a standard of music as possible.

When Mitropoulos left Greece in 1939 to continue his career abroad, Vavayannis, on his return from his studies in Germany, in 1940, was commissioned to conduct the Symphonic Orchestra of the Athens Conservatory, this his first appearance. He was one of many young musicians of his time who had great ambitions to rise to the position of Leading Director. His talent and excellent musical education, with the help of his mentor, Mitropoulos, put him first in line for that role. He was eventually recognized for his abilities and in 1942, when the orchestra was renamed The Athens State Orchestra, he became Second Director and, finally, Leading Director. In later years he was awarded the position of General Director of the Orchestra, which included Archives.

Vavayannis’ relationship with Mitropoulos was first that of student and later that of colleague. It was a relationship that lasted until the death and final burial of Mitropoulos in Athens. This relationship is documented in part in the letters they exchanged between 1940 and 1959.

In addition to conducting concerts in Greece with guest artists from many parts of Europe, Vavayannis also conducted over 50 concerts abroad. He considered those performances to be a sacred duty to his country and would make a great effort to include the music of Greek composers in his program, wherever possible.

During all of his professional life he continued to teach generations of students and was proud to have helped many of the talented ones reach great heights in their profession. His forced, early retirement from the Athens State Orchestra and the post of General Director, in 1969 at the age of 64, the period of the Hounda, did not prevent him from continuing conducting abroad nor did it affect his close relationship with his colleagues, the musicians he had directed for so many years, composers and critics. He died in 1988 at the age of 83.


The collection has been organized into eight series. Series I (Boxes 1-3) includes photographic material of Vavayannis’ professional career covering the years 1925-1988. Series II (Boxes 4-8) contains brief biographical information about Vavayannis, his symphonic repertory, including first performances of both Greek and foreign composers; typewritten copies of concert programs in translation and the originals, arranged chronologically; newspaper clippings of the critics in several languages, with some translated into Greek; engagement contracts. Series III (Boxes 9-11) contains three dossiers containing brief biographical information about Vavayannis; his performances prior to conducting the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of Athens; conducting the Greek Radio Orchestra; his symphonic repertory as Orchestra Leader of the Athens State Orchestra; first performances in Greece of the modern works of foreign and Greek composers; concert programs, and typewritten programs where the originals are missing, arranged chronologically; newspaper clippings of concerts. Series IV (Box 12) includes his honorary awards, 2 batons and two diplomas dated 1929 and 1932 (2 copies each), which he received upon finishing his studies at the Conservatory. Series V (Boxes 13-15) includes musical scores, books and magazine articles with references to Vavayannis and Mitropoulos. Series VI (Boxes 16-17) contains material related to Mitropoulos (letters, photographic material and clippings). Series VII  (Box 18) includes postersand programs from concerts abroad and finally Series VIII (BOx 19) contains secondary material.


SERIES I: Photographs

BOX 1: PERIOD 1925 - 1966

•his early years with friends and relatives, his grandmother in Philiatra
•singing with the Athens Chorus, 1925
•“The Young Friends Bond”, rehearsing on the island Evia, 1934
•visits to Salzburg, Budapest and Berlin, 1936
•The Traveler’s Club musical sessions at the archeological sites of Amphiaraion, Marathon, Herodes Atticus Theater, Vavayannis conducting, 1937-1938
•travels abroad, 1936 and 1939
•a student in Berlin, 1939
•rehearsals during the German occupation, 1943,1944
•conducting at the Herodes Atticus Theater, 1944
•first of many travels abroad after the war with his wife Paty, 1956; Nice-France, conducting the Monte Carlo Orchestra
•a dinner with all the Athens Conservatory teachers and their wives celebrating the end of the long career of a colleague, George Sclavos, with M. Pallandios Director of the Conservatory at that time
•a concert at the ancient theater of Patras followed by a reception, 1966
•as General Director and Archivist of the Athens State Orchestra, in his office

BOX 2: PERIOD 1950 - 1962

•an invitation in 1950 from the Department of State to visit America on a 3month tour for the purpose of “observing modern trends of music and methods of teaching”, which included visits from coast to coast; schools visited: Julliard, Peabody, the Eastman School, Curtis School, and Tanglewood; concerts attended under the direction of: Toscannini, Kussevitsky, Ormandy, Mitropoulos and others; Vavayannis’ report about his American experience; newspaper clippings of the trip including visits with friends and relatives
•Jehudi Menuhin with the Athens State Orchestra
•Mitropoulos’ first visit to Greece after the war, 1955
•celebrating Mitropoulos’60 sixtieth birthday, in his absence, at the home of Vavayannis
•many distinguished guest musicians in Greece: Gina Bachauer 1960, Lili Kraus 1962,1977, Wilhelm Kempff 1965, Paul Badura-Skoda 1969 and others
•collaborating with the Pratsika School of Dance (white envelope)

BOX 3: PERIOD 1955 - 1988

•the Royal Family of Greece attending concerts conducted by Vavayannis, 1965
•Gina Bachauer also as piano teacher of Princess Irene
•photographs of honorary awards: the Prix Thorlet (Paris), 1969, the Association of the Teachers of the Recognized Conservatories, 1978, and the Award from the Academy of Athens, 1986
•a second invitation to America to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C, followed by a gala benefit to raise money for the Greek orphanage that was under the auspices of Queen Frederica, 1955
•Braunshweig, 1960, a drawing of Vavayannis’ hands while rehearsing
•at Ostrava with cellist Sadlo, 1961
•Vavayannis celebrating his 60th birthday
•retired, studying scores, enjoying home and the countryside he loved so much
•travels to Salzburg, Munich, Geneva, with Paty and friends, 1982
•a youthful von Karajan conducting at the Herodes Atticus Theater

SERIES II: Concert Performances Abroad

BOX 4: PERIOD 1952 – 1965

4.1. Period 1952 - 1956
•Orchestre Philharmonique de Beograd: 12.11.1952
•Orchestre Philharmonique de Ckopje: 19.11.1952
•National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C.: 30.4.1955
•Orchestre Radio, Symphonique de Paris: 9.11.1955
•Das Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Stuttgart: 12.11.1955
•Orchestre de Radio Genève: 23.11.1955
•Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester, Berlin: 13.6.1956

4.2. Period 1964 - 1965
•Orchester des Linzer Landestheater, Linz: 14/15.5.1964
•Orchestre Radio-Symphonique de Strasbourg: 21.5.1964
•Orchestre Philharmonique de la R.T.F., Paris: 29.5.1964
•Orchestra RAI, Radiotelevisione Italiana, Torino: 17/19.9.1964
•Tonkűnstlerorchester, Krems, St. Pőlten, Wien: 19/20/22.3.1965
•Symphoniekonzerte der Stadt Hagen: 29.3.1965

BOX 5: PERIOD 1956 - 1959

•Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Genève: 19.9.1956
•Orchestre Symphonique de Monte Carlo: 16.12.1956
•Orchestre Philharmonique Slovène, Ljubljana: 17.1.1958
•Orchestre Symphonique de Radio Sarajevo: 23.1.1958
•Orchestre Philharmonique de Zagreb: 29.1.1958
•“Pfalzorchester” in Kaiserslautern: 19.2.1959
•Orchestre Philharmonique Slovene, Ljubljana: 30.3.1959
•Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio, Beograd: 7.5.1959
•Orchester der Provinzialhauptstadt, Műnster (Westf): 13/14.5.1959
•Städtisches Orchester Heidelberg, Heidelberger Musiktage: 5.7.1959
•Filarmonica de Stat “George Enescu”, Bucarest: 19/20.12.1959
•Filarmonica de Stat Cluz: 26/27.12.1959

BOX 6:  PERIOD 1960 - 1961

•Orquesta National, Madrid: 26/28.2.1960
•Sinfoniekonzerte-Staatskapelle, Braunschweig: 6/7.3.1960
•Städtisches Orchester, Gelsenkirchen: 10.3.1960
•Hessischer Rundfunks-Sinfonieorchester, Frankfurt/Main: 14/16.3.1960
•Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester, Berlin: 31.3.1960
•Orchestre Philharmonique de l’État, Budapest: 26.1.1961
•Orchestre Philharmonique (MAV), Debrecen-Solnok: 30.1.1961
•Orchester der Stadt, Bochum: 9/10.2.1961
•Limburgs Symphonie Orkest, Maastricht: 22.2.1961
•Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague: 28.9.1961
•Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrava: 2.10.1961
•Städtisches Symphonieorchester, Duisburg: 18/19.12.1961

BOX 7: PERIOD 1961 - 1964

•Städtisches Orchester Műlheim, Essen: 14/15.12.1961
•Städtisches Orchester Bielefeld: 9.3.1962
•Städtisches Orchester Nurnberg: 11.5.1962
•Symphonieorchester der Hauptstadt Prag FOK, Prager Frűhling: 14.5.1963
•Bayerisches Staätsorchester, Műnchen: 13.1.1964
•Niedersächsisches Symphonie Orchester, Hannover: 7.5.1964

BOX 8: PERIOD 1965 - 1971

•Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt, Freiburg : 10/11.5.1965
•Städtisches Orchester Marienbad, Tchécoslovaquie: 28.1.1966
•Rundfunksymphonieorchester, Bratislava, Tchécoslovaquie: 6.2.1966
•Filarmonica de Stat “George Enescu”, Bucarest: 25/26.6.1966
•Filharmonia NARODOW, Varsovie : 9/10.6.1967
•Symphonikonzerte der Stadt Hagen: 20.5.1968
•Symphonisches Orchester, Berlin: 21/22-12-1968
•Sädtische Symphoniekonzerte, Saarbrucken: 13/14.1.1969
•Konzerte der Stadt Bonn, Beethovenhalle, Bonn: 4.5.1969
•Filarmonica de Stat “George Enescu”, Bucarest: 13/14.6.1969
•N.O.Tonkűnstlerorchester, Wien, St Pőlten: 22/23.2.1970
•Städtisches Orchester, Bremerhaven: 25.5.1970
•Concert-Sérénade, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Genève: 18.8.1970
•Filarmonica de Stat “George Enescu”, Bucarest: 18/9.6.1971

SERIES III: Concert Performances in Greece

BOX 9: PERIOD 11.1.1933 – 21.3.1954 (digitized)

Note: The critics’ reports of the concerts of this period are to be found in the Archives of the Athens State Orchestra.

•an 8 page radio interview with Vavayannis, including a prologue and discussion of his musical career
•his first appearance as conductor with the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Athens, at the archeological site of Amphiaraion, 1937
•a typed page with comments from various music critics praising the talent of Vavayannis in his beginning stage as conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra, and the difficulties he had to face regarding his work with the Radio Orchestra
•April 6, 1941, the German attack on Greece, where Vavayannis gives his most memorable performance, raising the spirits of the audience and musicians
•photograph of a concert at the Cultural Center Parnassos, 1978, and also an honorary, distinguished award offered by the Academy of Athens, 1986 (manila envelope)

BOX 10: PERIOD 2.5.1954 – 2.8.1956 (digitized)

Note: In this series not all of the critics’ reports have been entered

•a list of names of the musicians that performed with the Greek Symphonic Radio Orchestra under the direction of Vavayannis, 1954
•a successful first performance of the Schostakovitsch’ 5th Symphony
•the inauguration of the first Athens Festival at the Odeon Herodes Atticus Theater, Vavayannis conducting the Athens State Orchestra and with the Greek soloist, Elena Nikolaidi, August 24, 1955
•excellent critics of Vavayannis conducting the Nüremberg Orchestra in Germany, 1962
•entered separately at the end of this dossier: a critic’s applaud for Vavayannis’ brilliant performance of Straus’s Till Eülenspiegel, 1957; ERT radio programs; an article in the newspaper NIKI, evaluating Vavayannis’ musical career; a musical souvenir for Vavayannis from the musician, Michel Scwalbe, in memory of their collaboration in Geneva and Berlin; newspaper clippings following Vavayannis’ death praising him for his contribution to the progress of music in Greece, remembering him also for raising people’s morale through music during the war; articles and newspaper clippings announcing the death of Vavayannis on Thursday, November 24, 1988, at the age of 83

BOX 11: PERIOD 3.8.1956 - 11.8.1969 (digitized)

Note: The critics’ comments on the concerts of this period are to be found in the Archives of the Athens State Orchestra.

•typewritten programs of concerts in Greece where the originals are missing, arranged chronologically
•concert programs which include guest musicians
•programs from the period Vavayannis was permanent conductor of the Athens State Orchestra and a program from a performance 7 years after his retirement (manila envelope)

SERIES IV: Honorary Awards 1950-1989


•An honorary grant-in-aid award from the U.S. Department of State for a 3month visit to America to observe modern trends in music and methods of teaching, 1950
•in recognition of his contribution to music in Greece the “Σταυρό των Ταχιαρχών του Τάγματος του Φοίνικος”, bestowed by King Paul the Second of Greece, 1961
•From Italy, “Cavaliere Ufficiale dell’Ordine Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”, 1962
•The “Prix Thorlet”, the silver medal of the city of Paris, 1969
•An Honorary Diploma from the Association of Officially Recognized Conservatories in Greece, 1978
•The Greek Traveler’s Club 60year Medal of Honor, 1982
•The Award of the Academy of Athens, 1986
•An Honorary Medal from the Association of Professors and Teachers of the Athens Conservatory given in recognition of his contribution to musical education in Greece, 1989 (posthumously)

Framed award by the musicians and employees of the Greek State Orchestra [kept separately]

SERIES V: Musical scores, books and magazines with references to Vavayannis and Mitropoulos


•Joseph Hayden, Die Schopfung, a vocal score of an Oratorio from the archives of Vavayannis, 1925
•Franz Lehar, Das Land des Lachelns, a romantic operetta in three acts, piano with text, a gift from Mitropoulos to Vavayannis
•S Prokofiev’s Symphony No 7, a gift toVavayannis from the violinist, Bezrodny, 1960
•Oskar Morawet, Passacaglia on a Bach Chorale, a full score, dedicated to JF Kennedy; a gift to Vavayannis, 1965
•Ιω. Σακελλαρίδη, Χερουβικός Ύμνος,  του πλαγίου Α! ήχου, harmony by Vavayannis, 1932, 1983
•B Martinu, Memorial to Lidice, full score, a gift to Vavayannis from B Martinu’s widow


•85 letters, cards and telegrams congratulating Vavayannis upon becoming the official General Director and Archivist of the Athens State Orchestra, July 1962, after years of serving in that position
•several magazines referring to the work of Vavayannis following his death, including Φιλιατρά, the magazine from his home town, 1989; Περιηγητική (The Traveler’s Club), with an evening of lectures dedicated to the man; The One Hundred Years of the Athens Conservatory (in Greek)
•a book of songs for children that were taught by Vavayannis in his early teaching years at the Makri School
•The Prague Spring music series from 1946-1960


•Mitropoulos, age 37, honored as the first musician in Greece to become a member of the Academy of Athens, and further honored by the Academy through yearly awards given to talented musicians, 1933
•a program dedicated to Mitropoulos at the Athens Festival, 1990
•‘The Complete Discography of Mitropoulos’, by Stathis Arphanis
•Dimitris Mitropoulos, 25 years after his death; a history of the man including his own articles, memoirs, lectures and letters, etc., published in Greek by the Ministry of Culture (text by Apostolos Kostiou)
•a small volume published in Greek by the Athens State Orchestra honoring the 30 years from the death of Mitropoulos, covering among other things his life as a conductor and composer, and including his last hours rehearsing with the Skala Orchestra of Milan,1960
•‘Technique de l’Orchestre Moderne’ par Ch M Widor, a gift to Vavayannis from Mitropoulos following Mitropoulos’ first concert performance in Paris, 1932
•a piano rendition of Die Meisterzinger von Nűrnberg, a gift from Mitropoulos to Vavayannis
•the score of Serge Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, a gift from the composer to Mitropoulos in preparation for his first appearance with the Moscow Philharmonic, 1936
Ο Ορειβáτης Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος, written by Thanos Konstantinidi, a gift from the author to the wife of Vavayannis expressing his great respect for both Mitropoulos and Vavayannis

SERIES VI: Dimitri Mitropoulos

BOX 16:  PERIOD 1937 - 1961

16.1. Period 1937 - 1955
•with friends and colleagues in his early years in Greece up to 1939
•conducting Romeo and Juliet at the Herodes Atticus Theater, 1937-1939
•his return visit to Greece after the war, in 1955, where he was warmly received by his colleagues at the Athens Conservatory
•at his best on the podium
•an invitation from Queen Frederica to visit the Palace

16.2. Period 1955 - 1961
•photographs of Mitropoulos (without dates)
•‘I climb the mountains because I like to conquer…’, a quote from Mitropolos from an exhibit in the Gennadeius Library honoring the 30 years following his death, 1990
•‘Confessions of a Great Teacher’, a newspaper clipping of Mitropoulos’ thoughts on life, taken from 3 books, two written by the Greek authors, Apostolos Kostiou, Minos Dounias and one by the Ministry of Civilization
•a newspaper clipping announcing the opening of the ‘Dimitri Mitropoulos’ concert hall in the Megaron of music, 1991
•a clipping from a German newspaper dated February 1961, with a picture of Vavayannis carrying the remains of Mitropoulos in his hands, while following a military procession towards the airplane that would lead him to his final burial in Greece
•in a newspaper article Mitropoulos answering an attack from Greek composers regarding his supposed lack of interest in their works
•an architectural plan of the Megaron of Music with a hand written dedication from Mitropoulos (separate)


17.1. Memorials to Mitropoulos
•excerpts from the book ‘The Priest of Music’, by William R Troter, Part I and II     (20 pages)
•a Unesco announcement ‘The Year of Dimitri Mitropoulos’, celebrating the 100 years from his birth, 1996
•memories of Mitropoulos by Otto Strassen, director of the Vienna Orchestra, a newspaper clipping, 1998
•a yearly musical competition announced in the name of Mitropoulos, under the auspices of the Ministry of Civilization, and organized by the Megaron of Music and the Orchestra of Colors
•a newspaper clipping recalling the first performance of Mitropoulos’ opera Soeur Beatrice in 1920, where present was the composer Saint-Saens who helped him win a scholarship award to study abroad, age 24
•a lecture in Greek given by Mitropoulos at the Athens Conservatory analyzing Mahler’s first symphony, and handwritten by Vavayanni, 1930
•two special concerts with the Athens State Orchestra directed by Vavayanni in memory of Mitropoulos at the Rex Theater, 1961-1962
•a newspaper clipping of the bust of Mitropoulos erected outside the Athens Conservatory at Rigilis Street

17.2. Period 1936 - 1959
36 letters exchanged between Mitropoulos, Vavayannis and his wife Paty, covering among other things the careers of both men in Europe and America, exchanging personal feelings of gratitude and affection, and the final burial of Mitropoulos in Greece.
•opening inside cover with a photograph of Mitropoulos and a list of deceased cousins
•Mitropoulos certifying the ability of Vavayannis to take the position of Director of the Athens State Orchestra, 1948
•Monte Carlo, 1936, a letter from Mitropoulos to Vavayannis with recommendations for a concert the latter was preparing
•Mitropoulos asking Vavayannis’ help in sending milk through the Greek War Relief, for the children of the Athens Orchestra musicians, 1946
•a letter from Mitropoulos to Vavayanni describing a 20 day vigorous mountain climbing trip in Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1946
•a letter to Vavayannis and his wife written in 1952, telling them of his inability at that time to make the programmed trip to Greece, and of the difficulties this delay was creating for him on an emotional level
•letters written back and forth throughout the year of 1955 in anticipation of Mitropoulos’ arrival in Greece which ended by Vavayannis accepting an invitation to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. at the same time
•a letter to Vavayannis’ wife expressing his concern about “the deplorable situation” that existed in the musical environment of Athens, following his brief visit to Greece in 1958
•a request that Vavayannis help James Dixon, “not only my pupil, but my own son”, be allowed to conduct the Greek Radio Orchestra
•letters to Mitropoulos during his recuperation in a New York hospital, 1959, a year before his death
•the Athens State Orchestra under the direction of Vavayannis performing the Bach Fantasie and Fugue following the death of Mitropoulos, 1960
•‘The Passionate Calm of Mr. Mitropoulos’, a newspaper clipping of an analysis by the famed Music Editor of the New York Times, Howard Taubman, praising the talents of Mitropoulos and including a description of the scandalous decision Mitropoulos made to conduct his orchestra at the Roxy Theater, for the purpose of offering summer work to his musicians
•a newspaper clipping of the final burial of the cremated remains of Mitropoulos, held in the hands of Vavayannis, following an eight month battle with the Iera Synedos over their final deposition in the 1st cemetery, 1961

SERIES VII: Posters and programs from concerts abroad


7 numbered programs
National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.1955, Monte-Carlo Concert Symphonique 1956-57, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande 1956, Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester 1956, Orkestra Slovenske Filarmonije 1958, Kamernog Orkestra Radio Sarajeva 1958, Zagrebacka Filharmonija 1958, Städt Kaiserslautern-Pfalz Orchestre 1959, Filarmonica de Stät “George Enescu”1959, Filarmőnica de Stät Cluj 1959, Orchester der Provinzialhauptstädt 1959, Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester 1960, Konzerte der Städt Duisburg 1961, Das Orchester der Städt Bochum 1961, Limburgs Symphonie Orkest 1961, Städtischen Orchesters Essen 1961, Städtischen Orchesters Bielefeld 1962, Philharmonisches Nürnberg 1962, Symphonie-Orchester Hannover 1964, Orchester des Linzer Landestheaters 1964, Das N.O.Tonkünstler Orchester 1965, Philharmonische Orchester der Städt Freiburg 1965, Städtishches Symphonie Orchester Marienbad 1966, Městskŷ Symponickŷ Orchestr 1966, Orchester der Städt Hagen 1968, Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn 1969, Das N.O.Tonkünstlerorchester 1970, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande 1970

a violin piece written by Michel Schwalbe and dedicated to Vavayannis, honoring their mutual collaboration in Berlin.

32 posters
Belgrade 1952, Skopia 1952, Monte Carlo 1956, Ljubljana 1958, Zagreb 1958, Sarajevo 1958, Ljubljana 1959, Beograd 1959, Heidelberg 28.6-5.7.1959, Romania- Cluz 1959, Budapest 26/30.1.1961, Maastreicht 1961, Bochum 1961, Prague 1961, Bielefeld 1962, Nürnberg 1962, München 1964, Linz 1964, Strasbourg 1964, Hagen 1965 and 1968, Freiburg 10/11 1965, Marienbad 1966, Bratislava 1966, Stät “George Enescu” 25/26.6.1966 (2), 13/14.6.1969, Warsaw 1967, Hagen 1968, Bonn 1969, Geneva 1970, Stät “George Enescu” 18/19-6-1971.

SERIES VIII: Secondary Material


Kolovos, C.H. 2015. "Θεόδωρος Βαβαγιάννης (1905-1988): 'Πρωθιερέας ορχηστρικής τέχνης,' πρώτη απόπειρα βιογράφησής του," Μουσικός Ελληνομνήμων 21-22, pp. 48-57. (By permission of the author.)

BOX 20

Two framed photos of Dimitri Mitropoulos [Accession #2022-002]

BOX 21

Album with clippings with references to Vavayannis [Accession #2022-02]

Three framed photos of Theodore Vavayannis [Accession #2022-02]

Letter of Vavayannis to Petros Linardos, 24 Sept. 1986 [Accession # 2023-10]