Category Archives: Mikis Theodorakis

Canto General: The Bible of Latin America

Canto General is Pablo Neruda‘s tenth book of poems. It was first published in Mexico in 1950, by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación. Neruda began to compose it in 1938. “Canto General” (“General Song”) consists of 15 sections, 231 poems, … 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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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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