Category Archives: Greece

Epitaphios – Ritsos – Theodorakis

  It was May 1936, a time when widespread industrial action and protests rocked Greece. One, a rally by striking tobacco workers in Thessaloniki, ended in bloodshed, with 12 dead, among them 25-year-old Tasos Tousis. On May 10, the day … Continue reading

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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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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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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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