Category Archives: Concerts

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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Arja Saijonmaa’s influencer: Mikis Theodorakis

Arja Saijonmaa (born 1 December 1944) is a Finnish singer, political activist and occasional actress. A lot about her career has been written in several Wikipedia languages, but hardly anywhere one can find information about herself: is she married? Does … Continue reading

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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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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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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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