SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Below is a list of scholarly publications pertaining to Dimitris Dragatakis.

DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS (1914-2001): ADVANCING HIS LEGACY AND CONCERTO FOR VIOLA USING TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY DIGITAL TOOLS

Elyse Dalabakis, PhD
PhD dissertation: Victoria University of Wellington, 2020

Elyse Dalabakis’s research focuses on digital humanities and how to advance the legacy and works of lesser-known composers using 21st-century digital tools, focusing specifically on Greek composer Dimitris Dragatakis and his Concerto for Viola. Her research uses Concerto for Viola as a digital case study to demonstrate how 21st-century performers, scholars, and archivists might approach advancing the works of lesser-known composers through digital mediums. Her study ensures Dragatakis’s legacy and musical works remain accessible in a predominantly ‘contactless’ and ‘socially-distanced’ world to future performers and scholars.

DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS: SYSTEMATIC AND BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL WORKS CATALOGUE [SYSTĒMATIKOS KAI BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHIKOS KATALOGOS ERGŌN]

Dr Magdalini Kalopana
Philippos Nakas Music House, 2019

A newly published book detailing Dimitris Dragatakis's life and his catalogue of works.

THE EVOLUTION OF THE TUBA CONCERTO: SIGNIFICANCE AND MUSICAL GROWTH BEYOND "TUBBY"

Mackenzie Kay Edgley
DMA Dissertation: Florida State University, 2016

This DMA dissertation discusses the evolution of the Tuba and mentions Dimitris Dragatakis' Concerto for Tuba.

DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS

Dr Magdalini Kalopana
Music Grove Online, 2014

This article contains biographic material pertaining to Dimitris Dragatakis as well as a full catalogue of works with years and instrumentation. (Updated and revised, 3 September 2014)

ASPECTS OF NEOCLASSICISM WITHIN POST-WAR GREEK MUSICAL AVANT-GARDE: THE VIOLIN CONCERTOS BY DIMITRI DRAGATAKIS (1969), YANNIS A. PAPAIOANNOU (1971) AND YORGOS SICILIANOS (1987)

Giorgos Sakallieros
International Conference in Thessaloniki, 2010

This article discusses Greek musical avant-garde by discuss the Violin Concertos of Dimitri Dragatakis (1969), Yannis A. Papaioannou (1971)and Yorgos Sicilianos (1987). 


Proceedings of the International Conference Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant-Gardes Since 1950 (Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-3 July 2010): http://btc.web.auth.gr/

CRITICAL EDITION: DRAGATAKIS DIMITRIS - COMPLETE SOLO PIANO WORKS

Dr Lorenda Ramou
Philippos Nakas Music House, 2009

The present edition of the piano pieces by Dimitris Dragatakis intends to present the musical text as a whole, in a way that can be considered the closest possible to the composer' s wishes. The freedom of his writing, in conjunction with an often suggestive notation and the gradual transition of his musical thinking towards abstraction, leaves the interpreter with many questions concerning the aesthetic image to be recreated: how to handle the length of resonances and the use of pedal, changes in articulation, rhythmical precision and tempi, voice leading in polyphonic passages and desirable timbre.

DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS: KATALOGOS ERGON [DIMITRIS DRAGATAKIS: CATALOGUE OF WORKS]

Dr Magdalini Kalopana
Dissertation: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2009

A catalogue of works by Dimitris Dragatakis in fulfilment of the requirements for Dr Magdalini Kalopana's PhD degree.

BALLADES FOR SAXOPHONE & ORCHESTRA

Steven Ritter
CD Review - Record Guide Publications, 2005

This article reviews the Naxos CD Ballades for Saxophone & Orchestra and offers a favourable review of Dimitris Dragatakis' work Ballade for Saxophone and Strings. (Last updated 2017-11-09)