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.

Electra, the film

A critical view on the film Electra as a creation based on the Greek mythology, and the effects of the role of mythology in the fatalistic Greek belief system. This belief system is comparable with a prison that keeps Greece away … Continue reading

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Film: Honeymoon (1959)

Being a fanatic collector of youtube videos with Theodorakis’ music I found today an upload of a film, presented in the category “Mikis Theodorakis” among the newest uploads on YouTube , but I did not recognize the title: “La miel … Continue reading

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Emiliano Zapata

    1. Canto General “Emiliano Zapata” is one of Pablo Neruda’s “Canto General” poems. In this blog the Canto General poems used for the oratorio Canto General, composed by Mikis Theodorakis, are available in Spanish, Greek, German, French, English … Continue reading

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Sandino

1. Canto General “Sandino” is one of the Canto General poems. In this blog the Canto General poems used for the oratorio Canto General, composed by Mikis Theodorakis, are available in Spanish, Greek, German, French, English and Dutch. You can … Continue reading

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Lautaro

  1. Canto General “Lautaro” is one of the Canto General poems. In this blog the Canto General poems that have been used for the oratorio Canto General, composed by Mikis Theodorakis are available in Spanish, Greek, German, French, English … Continue reading

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