Concert in Sauda, Norway (1997)

Concert in Sauda, in the Smelteverkstet, a kind of a blast furnace plant, time: March 25 and 27, 1997.

  • Choir: Sosialistisk Kor
  • Singers: Petros Pandis, Arja Saijonmaa, Maria Farantouri  and Mikis Theodorakis
  • Bouzouki: Lakis Karnezis
  • Conductor: Mikis Theodorakis


The video has been created out of a DVD, made by Knut Jorfald (born 22 May 1948). He is a Norwegian (TV) film director who has directed and produced a number of short, short features and documentaries as well as feature films. He has received several awards for his work.

From the website “OsloArt”:

Music, ore and magic
In this  documantary film you will meet one of the greatest characters in  European cultural life: The composer, conductor and singer Mikis  Theodorakis. The meeting takes place in Sauda, at the west coast of  Norway where the choir Sosialistisk Kor performs “Canto General” with  the poems of Pablo Neruda and music composed by Mikis Theodorakis. The  concert takes place in the huge and mighty factory (smelting plant) In  the middle of Sauda. The film is a visual and mucical homage to the  workers of the smelting plant and to the great Chilean poet Pablo  Neruda.





This post has been updated on January 21, 2016

About "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis"

The blog "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis" started in 2010. The not-for-profit activities of the initiator were and are to collect, create and publish information about the MUSIC of the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis via YouTube, Google+, Twitter, and this blog. Sources for this information are utterly strictly related with Mikis Theodorakis' Music only. The icon is a bouzouki. It is Greece's national symbol for freedom. During the Regime of the Colonels (Military Junta, 1967-1974) the bouzouki was forbidden. Mikis Theodorakis used this authentic Greek instrument in almost all his compositions, and Greeks were listening to Theodorakis's music in the underground scene, during the Military Junta time.
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