Category Archives: Classical Music

Maria Farantouri sings Mikis Theodorakis

Translation of the article ~Η Μαρία Φαραντούρη ερμηνεύει Μίκη Θεοδωράκη στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής!~ in Musicity on February 23, 2018 Reason for me to translate this article is the first performance in public, ever, of Andalusia, also written as Andalucia, an arrangement/transcription … Continue reading

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Theodorakis ~ Symphony 3

1. An intro Symphony 3 is a classical music work for orchestra, choir and soprano. When searching for the texts for the choir and the soprano I could not find anything, not more than an utterly short, kind of sms-style … 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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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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Theodorakis the Symphonist

The recently published video:  “Tatiana Papageorgiou plays Mikis Theodorakis’ Piano Concerto 2 ‘Helikon’ (I)” offers all listeners a “new” Theodorakis composition. The video information is surprising: Tatiana Papageorgiou in the world premier performance of the completed Second Piano Concerto (‘Helikon’) of … Continue reading

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