Antonios Katinaris (Greek: Αντώνιος Κατινάρης) (1931 – 1999) was born in Chania, Crete, the first son of a refugee family from Asia Minor. Since his earliest years, he demonstrated his interest and his talent in music. He was already a music professional at the age of 16. His virtuoso bouzouki-playing made him famous on the popular music stages of Chania.
He went to Athens in the 1960s, where he made his big break into the Greek popular musical scene as a composer. The song What can you do, with only one heart (Greek: Τί να σου Κάνει μια Καρδιά), with lyrics by Eftihia Papagiannopoulou, signaled the start of his national career.
Katinaris was married to Maria Rippi, herself a singer and member of a famous musicians family. He has three daughters, from which one, Maria Katinari, is continuing his music work as a singer and songwriter.
Discography (not yet complete)
12 Fylla tis Kardias, (Greek: 12 Φύλλα της Καρδιάς), Columbia, 1971
Palia Merakia, (Παλιά Μεράκια), Columbia, 1973
Baglamades, (Μπαγλαμάδες), Columbia, 1973
Asta na pane, (Αστα να Πάνε), Columbia, 1974
Neotera ki Anotera, (Νεώτερα κι Ανώτερα), Columbia, 1974
Synanastrofes, (Συναναστροφές), Columbia, 1974
Aftapates, (Αυταπάτες), Columbia, 1975
Bouzoukokelaidismata, (Μπουζουκοκελαϊδίσματα ), Polyphone 1978
Akou ti tha po, (Άκου Τι Θα Πω), Relans, 1982
12 Epityxies (12 Επιτυχίες), Relans, 1982
Laiko Palko (Λαϊκό Πάλκο), Polyphone, 1987
Gia sas ta Dialeksa, (Για σας τα Διάλεξα) WEA, 1994
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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