This blog: “The Music of Mikis Theodorakis”, opened in 2010, with the name Theodorakisfriends. Because of several reasons the blog was deactivated between the middle of 2013 and the end of 2015. For the same reasons a hundred posts have been deleted or kept private.
This blog is now only representing the music of Mikis Theodorakis, his relationship with music, and the relationship of artists with Mikis Theodorakis without mentioning anymore any connection with his political views, his political friends, and/or political activities. The full intro with explanations can be read here.
It may seem impossible to talk only about the music, because Theodorakis’ music is intertwined with resistance and his resistance is intertwined with politics. It cost about two years to find a solution and after all it appeared to be very easy, without missing the essence. It was a matter of analysing, and making Theodorakis’ music an abstract gift to mankind, without blurring it with his personal and political life from the time he stopped composing: 2010.
His words, views or acts will never ever be able to explain horror, terror, or to unite people, to resist injustice, or to express feelings of love and tenderness, loneliness, in the absolutely fabulous, touching, masterly way as his music does. (Continue reading here.)
A “welcome!” to you who visits this blog, or who follows it, with the beautiful music of “Alexis Zorbas: Ballet Suite” (Arena di Verona 1989)