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.

Ill met by moonlight

‘Ill met’ is the opposite of ‘well met’, an archaic greeting meaning ‘It is fortunate that we meet’, or simply ‘nice to see you’. This means that “Ill met by moonlight” could mean:  ‘It’s bad luck that we have met … Continue reading

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Canto General in 2017

  Song (Canto) for the world, for humanity When finally understanding the Spanish words (English translation) of the poem Canto General, I am surprised how futuristic this collection of poems was when it was written. Pablo Neruda started with it … Continue reading

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Canto General ~ Spanish ~ English

This post offers the Spanish lyrics, and their English translation, of the poems used in the Canto General Oratorio. For the Greek translation click here. . Canto General is Pablo Neruda’s tenth book of poems. It was first published in … Continue reading

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Sonatina for Piano, “Vivo”

In the list with compositions I found this title. It was composed in 1942. There is no earlier year mentioned. It is categorised as “Chamber Music”.  So, this must be the first official composition. In 2011 a CD-3-serial has been released with … Continue reading

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Kazantzakis

Kazantzakis is the title of a new film, that will be released in November 2017. Kazantzakis is the well known name of a world famous Greek author and philosopher. Nikos Kazantzakis, born 18 February 1883, died  26 October 1957. This year, … Continue reading

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