Mikis Theodorakis

Born 29 July 1925
Mikis Theodorakis
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1925-07-29
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Mikis Theodorakis

Mikis Theodorakis Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael "Mikis" Theodorakis (Greek: Μιχαήλ (Μίκης) Θεοδωράκης; born 29 July 1925) is a Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.

He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). He composed the "Mauthausen Trilogy" also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen", which has been described as the "most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust" and possibly his best work. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer. He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.

Politically, he is associated with the left because of his long-standing ties to the Communist Party of Greece. He was an MP for the KKE from 1981-90. Nevertheless, in 1989 he ran as an independent candidate within the centre-right New Democracy party, in order for the country to emerge from the political crisis that had been created due to the numerous scandals of the government of Andreas Papandreou, and helped establish a large coalition between conservatives, socialists and leftists. In 1990 he was elected to the parliament (as in 1964 and 1981), became a government minister under Constantine Mitsotakis, and fought against drugs and terrorism and for culture, education and better relations between Greece and Turkey. He continued to speak out in favor of left-liberal causes, Greek–Turkish–Cypriot relations, and against the War in Iraq. He has consistently opposed oppressive regimes and was a key voice against the 1967–74 Greek junta, which imprisoned him.

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Zorba's Dance (Zorba the Greek)
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Zorba's Dance (Zorba the Greek)

Zorba's Dance (Zorba the Greek)

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Mikis Theodorakis
Z (1969): extracts
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Z (1969): extracts
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba The Greek
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Zorba The Greek
Mikis Theodorakis
Hassapiko Dance (Zorbas)
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Hassapiko Dance (Zorbas)
Mikis Theodorakis
Agios O Erotas Orxistriko
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Agios O Erotas Orxistriko
Mikis Theodorakis
Cafe Rock
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Cafe Rock
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba - Ballet Suite (extracts)
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Zorba - Ballet Suite (extracts)

Zorba - Ballet Suite (extracts)

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Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba's Dance
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Zorba's Dance
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The Ballad of Mauthausen
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The Ballad of Mauthausen
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Z - Main Theme
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Z - Main Theme
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Paola
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Paola
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba The Greek (Zorba’s Dance)
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Zorba The Greek (Zorba’s Dance)
Mikis Theodorakis
Mera Magiou (A day in May) for voice and orchestra
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Mera Magiou (A day in May) for voice and orchestra
Mikis Theodorakis
On The Streets
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On The Streets
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba's Dance, from Zorba The Ballet
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Zorba's Dance, from Zorba The Ballet
Mikis Theodorakis
Sto Perigalo to krifo
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Sto Perigalo to krifo
Mikis Theodorakis
Mera Magiou
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Mera Magiou
Mikis Theodorakis
A Emilianon Zapata
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A Emilianon Zapata
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba – Scenes 21-23
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Zorba – Scenes 21-23
Mikis Theodorakis
The Honeymoon Song
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The Honeymoon Song
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba's entrance – Act 1 Scene 3 from the ballet Alexis Zorbas
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Zorba's entrance – Act 1 Scene 3 from the ballet Alexis Zorbas
Mikis Theodorakis
Zorba Suite-ballet (Hassapilo dance)
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Zorba Suite-ballet (Hassapilo dance)
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Echo mia agape (I have a love)
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Echo mia agape (I have a love)
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Vraho vraho (My grief is like a rock)
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Vraho vraho (My grief is like a rock)
Mikis Theodorakis
Rendezvous
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Rendezvous
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At A Secret Beach
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At A Secret Beach

At A Secret Beach

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Laikes Ensemble
Mikis Theodorakis
Title Theme (from Zorba the Greek)
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Title Theme (from Zorba the Greek)
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