About Theodorakis’s Requiem

Today I found another full version of Mikis Theodorakis’s Requiem. He has dedicated the requiem to the dead of the Massacre of Kalavryta.

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About the Requiem

The Requiem has been composed in 1984, after “Kassiani, a Liturgical Hymn in 1942, and the “Holy Mass” in 1982.

The text belongs to John of Damascus (Ἰωάννης ὁ Δαμασκηνός). It is one of the most important intellectual, philosophical and poetic achievements and helps us to find the real dimensions in the world order of the things.

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It invites us to delve into the self in order to find the inner Light and the real and deep meaning of the human being.

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Requiem-concert in Athens, Megaron: 30 April, 2013                                          

Mikis Theodorakis’symphonic work

Co-Production:
The Athens Concert Hall Organization
The Athens State Orchestra

Program: Requiem, for soloists, mixed choir, children’s choir and orchestra

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  • Marina Vouloyianni: soprano
    Vangelis Hatzisimos: tenor
    Alexandra Papatziakou: mezzo-soprano
    Christoforos Staboglis: bass
  • ERT Chorus (Chorus master: Nektaria Paletsou)
    “Rosarte” Children’s Choir (Chorus master: Rozi Mastrosava)
  • Athens State Orchestra
    Conductor: Myron Michailidis

 

At 7:45 p.m. there will be a free introductory talk for ticket-holders

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Sources and additional information   

 

Updated: 19 November 2015

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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