Author Archives: "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis"

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.

Poios ti Zoí mou …

“Mikis Theodorakis – Poios ti Zoí mou …” is a theatrical musical performance about the life and work of Mikis Theodorakis. One of the performances took place on the island Makronissos on September 14, 2013. . Makronissos “When the Greek Civil … Continue reading

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Christina Cünne

. Christina Cünne was born on November 18, 1932 in Houtigehage, Friesland, Netherlands as Trijntje Kunje De Vries. She is an actress, known for Dutch productions as “De Anna” (1983), “Rooie Sien” (1975) and “Frank en Eva” (1973). She is … Continue reading

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Teresa Rebull ~ Les Campanes De La Resurrecció

Teresa Soler i Pi, better known by her stage name Teresa Rebull (Sabadell, Barcelona, September 21, 1919 – Banyuls-sur-Mer, (Pyrénées-Orientales), France, April 15, 2015), was a Catalan Spanish national activist, feminist and singer in Catalan exile in France after the Spanish … Continue reading

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Letters from Marusia

Mikis Theodorakis wrote the soundtracks for a lot of films, mostly very well known, often used in concerts, but the film-music of “Actas de Marusia” is hardly used. Maybe  therefore the title sounds rather strange, in my ears. Marusia, not Ma … Continue reading

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Symphony No. 2: “The Earth’s Song”

The music of a symphony is not for all ears. It depends a little bit on the composer. Beethoven’s symphonies are much more easy listening than Mahler’s symphonies. Symphonies are comparable with books, with more or less heavy literature. This Second … Continue reading

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