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Konstantinos Faltaits (1891-1944)

Κωνσταντίνος Φαλτάϊτς (1891-1944)

Konstantinos Faltaits, the father of the founder of Faltaits museum, was a prominent journalist, writer and pioneer researcher of the mid-war period (1913 - 1944). He was one of the first members of Journalist's Union of Athens Daily Newspapers and a war correspondent during the Balkan wars and the Asia Minor Campaign and Catastrophe. He is considered a pioneer researcher of Rebetiko and of Roma. He has also contributed for the salvation of Papadiamantis' work - some of whose manuscripts are exhibited in the museum.

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List of Works

Kostas Faltaits has written a large number of works on a variety of subjects. He has written a number of proses, poetic, historical and theatrical works and many essays, while a large number of his work remains unpublished.

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Konstantinos Faltaits’ Musical Works

Konstantinos Faltaits especially interested in the Rebetiko music and he is considered a pioneer researcher on this genre. In the beginning of the 1930s he started composing his own songs - mostly Rebetika but also fox and tango music - signing them as Kostas Faltaits or K. Roumeliotis. He was self-taught. He was also a member of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI).

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