Category Archives: Books

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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Grigoris Lambrakis, symbol of democracy

* Grigoris Lambrakis (April 3, 1912 – May 27, 1963) was a Greek politician, physician, track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens.  Today, May 22, 2013 it has … Continue reading

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Mikis Theodorakis: Finding Greece in His Music

* This book (2007) interrogates the construction of modern Greek identity in Theodorakis’ music. After examining the composer’s musical and political life in connection with Greece’s modern history and culture, the author focuses on characteristic works of varying genres − … Continue reading

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Documentary: A Song for Argyris

Director and writer: Stefan Haupt. He was born in 1961 in Zurich and is a Swiss filmmaker, director, and film producer. * * Cast:                                     … Continue reading

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Theodorakis’ and Kazantzakis’ “Zorbas” was born in Kolindros, Greece

* Updated: October 15 / 20:55 The life of Zorba the Greek is so much related to the book with the same title, and the film as well, that everybody will associate him with the imaginary figure from the book, … Continue reading

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