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MIKIS THEODORAKIS  

(b 1925 )

Mikis Theodorakis is among the most popular and prolific composers of Greece. Without question, he is the best-known Greek composer internationally. He was born on the island of Chios, Greece, on 29 July 1925. He studied at the Athens Conservatory, and, subsequently, at the Paris Conservatoire (music analysis with Olivier Messiaen and conducting with Eugène Bigot). From 1954 to 1960 he worked in Paris and London, composing symphonic music, ballet and film music, Zorba the Greek being his most famous score. In 1960 he placed himself as a leader of the regenerative cultural-political movement in Greece centered on the union of poetry and music, composing dozens of song-cycles, oratorios, revues and music for Greek drama among other things. This movement was connected with the progressive political forces of that period, which aimed, beyond the establishment of democratic life in Greece, at a much deeper and broader rebirth of the Greek people. This was to bring him often at the centre of political life, reaching a climax with his active participation in the resistance movement against the military dictatorship (1967–74).

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Choral Concert: St. Jacobs Mottetkor - THEODORAKIS, M. / SEFERIS, G. / RHEDIN, I. / PSALTIS, Z. Proprius
PROP7879
Vocal
Choral Settings of Kassiani - HATZIS, C. / THEODORAKIS, M. / MOODY, I. / MANTZAROS, N. (English Chamber Choir, Cappella Romana, Protheroe) Naxos
9.70039
Choral - Sacred
GREECE Athenians (The) ARC
EUCD2734
World
GREECE Athenians (The): 20 Best Syrtakis from Greece ARC
EUCD2082
World
GREECE Athenians (The): 20 Best Syrtakis from Greece ARC
EUCD2839
World
GREECE Athenians: Greece ARC
EUCD1889
World
GREECE Athenians: Music of Greece ARC
EUCD2342
World
GREECE Best of Greece ARC
EUCD0411
World
GREECE Best of Greece ARC
EUCD1957
World
GREECE Greek Party ARC
EUCD2605
World
GREECE: Ultimate Greek Collection (The) ARC
EUCD2796
World
Guitar Music (Greek) - TZORTZINAKIS, K. / FAMPAS, D. / THEODORAKIS, M. / HATZOPOULOS, K. / MAVROEDES, G. (E. Fampas) Naxos
8.573322
Instrumental
Guitar Recital: Elena Papandreou Naxos
8.554001
Instrumental
IMPRESSIONS FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA - Virtuosic Works by 20th Century Greek Composers Naxos
8.557992
Concerto, Chamber Music
SOUTH AMERICA Cedric Perri: Master of the Andean Flutes ARC
EUCD2223
World
THEODORAKIS, M.: Canto General (St. Jacob's Chamber Choir, Theodorakis) Proprius
PROP7876-78
Choral - Secular
THEODORAKIS, M.: Canto General [Oratorio] (Griessler) Gramola Records
Gramola99025
Choral - Secular
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: On Wings of Song Altissimo
75442260582
Film and TV Music
Vocal Recital: Granhagen, Lena - THEODORAKIS, M. / BIERMANN, W. Proprius
PROP7718
Vocal
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