Compositions

 

Symphonic works

  • 1952: Piano Concerto “Helikon”
  • 1953: First Symphony (“Proti Simfonia”)
  • 1954–1959: 3 Orchestral Suites
  • 1958: Piano Concerto
  • 1981: Symphony No 2 (“The Song of the Earth”; text: Mikis Theodorakis) for children’s choir, piano, and orchestra
  • 1981: Symphony No 3 (texts: Dionysios Solomos; Constantine P. Cavafy; Byzantine hymns) for soprano, choir, and orchestra
  • 1983: Symphony No 7 (“Spring-Symphony”; texts: Yannis Ritsos; Yorgos Kulukis) for four soloists, choir, and orchestra
  • 1986–1987: Symphony No 4 (“Of Choirs”) for soprano, mezzo, narrator, choir, and symphonic orchestra without strings
  • 1995: Rhapsody for Guitar and Orchestra
  • 1996: Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
  • 2008: Rhapsody for Trumpet and Orchestra (orchestrated by Robert Gulya)
  • 2010: “Andalusia” for Mezzo and Orchestra

 

 

Chamber music

  • 1942: Sonatina for piano
  • 1945: Elegy No 1, for cello and piano
  • 1945: Elegy No 2, for violin and piano
  • 1946: To Kimitirio (The Cemetery), for string quartet
  • 1946: String Quartet No 1
  • 1946: Duetto, for two violins
  • 1947: Trio, for violin, cello and piano
  • 1947: 11 Preludes, for piano
  • 1947: Sexteto, for piano, flute and string quartet
  • 1949: Study for two violins and cello
  • 1952: Syrtos Chaniotikos, for piano and percussion
  • 1952: Sonatina No 1, for violin and piano
  • 1955: Little Suite, for piano
  • 1955: Passacaglia, for two pianos
  • 1959: Sonatina No 2, for violin and piano
  • 1989: Choros Assikikos, for violoncello solo
  • 1996: Melos, for piano
  • 2007: East of the Aegean, for cello and piano

 

 

Cantatas and oratorios

  • 1960: Axion Esti (text: Odysseas Elytis)
  • 1969: The March of the Spirit (text: Angelos Sikelianos)
  • 1971–82: Canto General (text: Pablo Neruda)
  • 1981–82: Kata Saddukaion Pathi (Sadducean-Passion; text: Michalis Katsaros) for tenor, baritone, bass, choir and orchestra
  • 1982: Liturgy No 2 (“To children, killed in War”); texts: Tassos Livaditis, Mikis Theodorakis) for choir
  • 1982–83: Lorca, for voice, solo guitar, choir, and orchestra (based on Romancero Gitano, text: Federico García Lorca, translated by Odysseas Elytis)
  • 1992: Canto Olympico, for voice, solo piano, choir, and orchestra (texts: Dimitra Manda, Mikis Theodorakis)

 

 

Hymns

  • 1970: Hymn for Nasser
  • 1973: Hymn for the Socialist Movement in Venezuela
  • 1973: Hymn for the Students. dedicated to the victims of Polytechnical School in Athens (18.11.)
  • 1977: Hymn of the French Socialist Party
  • 1978: Hymn for Malta
  • 1982: Hymn of P.L.O.
  • 1991: Hymn of the Mediterranean Games
  • 1992: “Hellenism” (Greek Hymn for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games of Barcelona)

 

 

Ballets

  • 1953: Greek Carnival (choreography: Rallou Manou)
  • 1958: Le Feu aux Poudres (choreography: Paul Goubé)
  • 1958: Les Amants de Teruel (choreography: Milko Šparemblek)
  • 1959: Antigone (choreography: John Cranko)
  • 1972: Antigone in Jail (choreography: Micha van Hoecke)
  • 1979: Elektra (choreography: Serge Kenten)
  • 1983: Sept Danses Grecques (choreography: Maurice Béjart)
  • 1987–88: Zorba il Greco (choreography: Lorca Massine)

 

 

Operas

  • 1984–85: Kostas Karyotakis (The Metamorphosis of Dionysos)
  • 1988–90: Medea
  • 1992–93: Elektra
  • 1995–96: Antigone
  • 1999–01: Lysistrata

 

 

Music for the stage

  • Classical tragedies
  • 1959–60: Phoenician Women (Euripides)
  • 1960–61: Ajax (Sophocles)
  • 1965: Trojan Women (Euripides)
  • 1966–67: Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
  • 1977: The Suppliants (Aeschylus)
  • 1979: The Knights (Aristophanes)
  • 1986–88: Oresteia: Agamemnon, Choephorae, Eumenides (Aeschylus)
  • 1987: Hecuba (Euripides)
  • 1990: Antigone (Sophocles)
  • 1992: Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus)
  • 1996: Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
  • 2001: Medea (Euripides)

 

 

Modern plays

  • 1960–61: To Tragoudi tou Nekrou Adelfou (Ballad of the Dead Brother), Musical Tragedy (text: Mikis Theodorakis)
  • 1961–62: Omorphi Poli (Beautiful City), revue (Bost, Dimitris Christodoulou, Christofelis, et al.)
  • 1963: I Gitonia ton Angelon (The Quarter of Angels), Music-drama (Iakovos Kambanelis)
  • 1963: Magiki Poli (Enchanted City), revue (Mikis Theodorakis, Notis Pergialis, Michalis Katsaros)
  • 1971: Antigoni stin Filaki (Antigone in Jail), drama
  • 1974: Prodomenos Laos (Betrayed People), music for the theatre (Vangelis Goufas)
  • 1975: Echtros Laos (Enemy People), drama (Iakovos Kambanelis)
  • 1975: Christophorus Kolumbus, drama (Nikos Kazantzakis)
  • 1976: Kapodistrias, drama (Nikos Kazantzakis)
  • 1977: O Allos Alexandros (“The Other Alexander”), drama (Margarita Limberaki)
  • 1979: Papflessas, play (Spiros Melas)

 

 

International theatre

  • 1961: Enas Omiros (The Hostage), drama (Brendan Behan)
  • 1963: The Chinese Wall, drama (Max Frisch)
  • 1975: Das Sauspiel, tragicomedy (Martin Walser)
  • 1979: Caligula, drama (Albert Camus)
  • 1978: Polites B’ Katigorias (Second-Class Citizens), drama (Brian Friel)
  • 1980: Perikles, tragedy, (William Shakespeare)
  • 1994: Macbeth, tragedy (William Shakespeare)

 

 

Principal film scores

  • 1960: Ill Met by Moonlight (Director: Michael Powell)
  • 1960: Honeymoon (Luna de miel) (Director: Michael Powell, Choreography: Léonide Massine)
  • 1960: Faces in the Dark (Director: David Eady)
  • 1961: Shadow of the Cat (Director: John Gilling)
  • 1961: Phaedra (Director: Jules Dassin)
  • 1961–62: The Lovers of Teruel (Director: Raymond Rouleau)
  • 1961–62: Five Miles to Midnight (Director: Anatole Litvak)
  • 1961–62: Electra (Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis)
  • 1964: Zorba the Greek (Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis)
  • 1967: The Day the Fish Came Out (Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis)
  • 1969: Z (Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras)
  • 1971: Biribi (Director: Daniel Moosman)
  • 1972: State of Siege (Director: Constantin Costa-Gavras)
  • 1973: Serpico (Director: Sidney Lumet)
  • 1974: The Rehearsal (Director: Jules Dassin)
  • 1976: Actas de Marousia (Director: Miguel Littín)
  • 1977–78 Iphigenia (Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis)
  • 1980: The Man with the Carnation (Director: Nikos Tzimas)

 

 

Scores

  • Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
  • March of the spirit (Oratorio, Full Score)
  • Axion esti (Oratorio Full Score)
  • Zorbas Ballet (Suite – Ballet, Full Score)
  • Carnaval (Suite – Ballet Full, Score)
  • Adagio (Full Score) & Sinfonietta (Full Score)
  • Epiphania Averof (Cantata)
  • Canto Olympico (Oratorio)
  • Les Eluard
  • Ο κύκλος
  • 20 τραγούδια για πιάνο και αρμόνιο
  • Η Βεατρίκη στην οδό Μηδέν
  • Μια θάλασσα γεμάτη μουσική
  • Τα λυρικώτερα
  • Τα λυρικώτατα
  • Τα πρόσωπα του Ήλιου
  • Φαίδρα
  • Λιποτάκτες
  • Θαλασσινά φεγγάρια
  • Ασίκικο πουλάκη
  • Romancero Gitano (για πιάνο – φωνή)
  • Τα Λυρικά
  • Ταξίδι μέσα στη νύχτα
  • Μικρές Κυκλάδες
  • Διόνυσος
  • Επιφάνια
  • Επιτάφιος
  • Μπαλάντες. Κύκλος τραγουδιών για πιάνο και φωνή
  • Χαιρετισμοί. Κύκλος τραγουδιών για πιάνο και φωνή
  • Ένα όμηρος

 

 

Internationally-available CD releases

  • Mikis Theodorakis & Zülfü Livaneli — Together (Tropical)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — First Symphony & Adagio (Wergo/Schott)
  • Maria Farantouri — Poetica (Songs by Theodorakis) (Peregrina)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Mikis (Peregrina)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Symphony No. 4 (Wergo/Schott)
  • Maria Farantouri — Asmata (Songs by Theodorakis) (Peregrina)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Symphony No. 7 (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Requiem: For soloists, choir and symphonic orchestra (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Symphonietta & Etat de Siege (Wergo/Schott)
  • Maria Farantouri & Rainer Kirchmann — Sun & Time: Songs by Theodorakis (Lyra)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Mauthausen Trilogy: In Greek, Hebrew and English (Plaene)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Carnaval — Raven (for mezzo and symphonic orchestra) (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Resistance (historic recordings) (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — First Songs (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Antigone/Medea/Electra (3-Opera Box) (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — The Metamorphosis of Dionysus (Opera) (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — Rhapsodies for Cello and Guitar (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis — East of the Aegean (for cello and piano) (Wergo/Schott)
  • Mikis Theodorakis & Francesco Diaz — Timeless (Wormland White)

 

 

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