Mikis Theodorakis

Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)

Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:41:52 | 449 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Intuition Classics | Catalog: 3163

In the "Zorba" ballet suite, Mikis Theodorakis uses almost exclusively well-known popular songs which he composed mainly in the 1960s. Some of them have been incorporated in the work as melodies, some of them as vocal pieces. It took twenty years before the composer became his normal self again; he first had to experience the disillusionment at the end of the 1970s concerning the social progress in Greece in order to be finally able to pick up the musical material, continue the compositional impetus of the 1950s and develop an appreciation for the genre of the opera in the mid-eighties which suits his composer's mentality both as a melodist and as a symphonic composer very well.
Cyprien Katsaris - Mikis Theodorakis: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2010) 2CDs [Cyprien Katsaris Archives Vol. 20]

Mikis Theodorakis: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2010) 2CDs
Cyprien Katsaris, piano; Orchestre Symphonique de RTL; Mikis Theodorakis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~263 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Piano 21 | # P21-027-A | Time: 01:54:42

This double CD presents a good opportunity to discover the symphonic works of the world-famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (*1925), a living legend in his own country. It contains the Suite no. 1 for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto, written in the fifties, when Theodorakis was still at the Paris Conservatoire, and the Symphony no. 2, УThe Song of the EarthФ (based on Suite no. 1 and the ballet Antigone), which marks the composerТs return to his symphonic writing, after 20 years of struggle and suffering for his country and his people. Discover the first studio recording on CD of this landmark Symphony no. 2 and the fascinating Suite and Concerto, in unique recordings, made in 1982 on the occasion of performances at the Echternach International Festival (Luxembourg) and in Antwerp. Theodorakis himself conducts the RTL Symphony Orchestra, and Cyprien Katsaris demonstrates in all three works his legendary virtuosity and unsurpassed artistry.

Mikis Theodorakis - Axion esti (Lobgepriesen sei) (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 23, 2017
Mikis Theodorakis - Axion esti (Lobgepriesen sei) (1998)

Mikis Theodorakis - Axion esti (Lobgepriesen sei) (1998)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio, Greek Songs | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0093522BC | Time: 01:10:27

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is probably best known for the soundtrack to the film 'Zorba the Greek,' but he has produced an extensive body of concert music and includes Olivier Messiaen among his teachers. Much of his work has a political subtext and attempts a synthesis of popular, folk and classical symphonic styles, communicating directly with simple rhythms and a pared-down harmonic vocabulary reminiscent of Carl Orff. The oratorio "axion esti" is a setting of a poem by Nobel Prize winner Odysseus Elytis that refers to events of the Second World War and the subsequent German-Italian occupation of Greece. The nationalist flavor of the piece is underscored by the use of Byzantine church music, Greek folk dances and native instruments such as the bouzouki, in addition to a vocalist cast as a "folk singer." This 1983 Dresden performance, conducted by Theodorakis himself, is sung in German.
Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Genre: Greek Folk, Mediterranean Traditions, Soundtracks | Label: Minos-EMI | # 7243 577286 2 1 | Time: 01:11:24

Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a wide setting of genres. In a career that has been marred by rich musical taste, he has worked in various dimensions of production such as symphonic works, chamber music, cantatas, hymns, operas, stage plays and film scores. His work, in addition to featuring classical Greek poems and literature, is also influenced by his political leanings and struggles which were shaped throughout his life.

Mikis Theodorakis - 90 Years [1925 - 2015] (2015)  Music

Posted by varrock at June 26, 2015
Mikis Theodorakis - 90 Years [1925 - 2015] (2015)

Mikis Theodorakis - 90 Years [1925 - 2015] (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 57 | 182:59 min | 420 Mb
Style: World, New Age | Label: FM Records

Mikis Theodorakis is a renowned Greek troubadour and one of his country's greatest composers. He wrote many symphonies, cantatas, several ballets and operas, plus popular songs including "Zorba the Greek," famous from Herb Alpert's instrumental hit. Born in 1925 on the Greek island of Chios, Theodorakis began writing songs quite early. He formed his own choir and gave his first performance at the age of 17. An active resistance fighter during World War II, he studied at the conservatories in both Athens and Paris (the latter with Olivier Messiaen).
Zülfü Livaneli & Mikis Theodorakis – Güneş Topla Benim İçin (1985) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Zülfü Livaneli & Mikis Theodorakis – Güneş Topla Benim İçin (1985)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 699 MB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 77 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | rar
Vinyl LP | Ar-Disc AR 1101 | Folk | Greece · Turkey

Two internationally renowned musicians, Mikis Theodorakis from Greece and Zülfü Livaneli from Turkey, have – at a time of considerable political tension between their two countries – made a record together. Five compositions by each of the two artists were recorded in Instanbul and in Athens respectively. For 18 weeks this LP was top of the Turkish charts, and in September 1986, the 'Golden Record' was presented to Mikis Theodorakis personally in Istanbul.
Mikis Theodorakis & Pablo Neruda & Maria Farantouri – Canto General (1980) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Mikis Theodorakis & Pablo Neruda & Maria Farantouri – Canto General · Live in East Berlin, Palast der Republik (1980)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 1.5 GB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 159 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
2 Vinyl LP | Amiga 845 202/3 | Oratorium | Greece · Chile · East Germany GDR

Recorded live at the Palast der Republik, East Berlin, on Febr. 14, 1980 as Radio DT 64 Youth Concert in occasion of the X. Festival of Political Song. I can't think of another recording with a similarly strong political statement in the history of music. It was staged during the Cold War in the Palast der Republik, merely 1 mile from the Berlin Wall that would divide the World into a communist and a capitalist hemisphere for another 10 years.
Mikis Theodorakis - Canto General (1974) Columbia/2C 066-13006 - Gatefold Sleeve/FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Mikis Theodorakis/Pablo Neruda - Canto General
Label: Columbia/2C 066-13006 | Release: 1974 | Genre: Cantata
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

This large-scale work by Theodorakis sets the poems of Pablo Neruda to an orchestral score.

Mikis Theodorakis - Spiritual march & Oedipus Rex (live, 1994)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Aug. 20, 2013
Mikis Theodorakis - Spiritual march & Oedipus Rex (live, 1994)

Mikis Theodorakis - Spiritual march & Oedipus Rex (live, 1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 11 | Scans | 46:46 | ~ 253 Mb & 116 Mb
Label: Polygram | 5% recovery record | First release: 1974 | Folk oratorio for voice, chorus and orchestra

Live recording of two Mikis Theodorakis' works for symphonic orchestra, folk and tenor voices and chorus. The poet Angelos Sikelianos wrote "Spiritual march" and Mikis composed a folk oratorio. The London Symphonic Orchestra is conducted by the composer and the voices are Maria Farandouri, Antonis Kaloyiannis and tenor Yiannis Theoharis. With the participation of New Opera Chorus and GWALIA men chorus. The Ode for Symphonic Orchestra "Oedipus Rex (Tyrannos)", inspired from the homonymous Sophocles' tragedy, is recorded in the three last tracks. Enjoy a rare Theodorakis' album.

V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at June 9, 2013
V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)

V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 45 | Scans | 2:23:38 | ~ 899 Mb & 363 Mb
Label: FM Records | 5% recovery | Folk, instrumental, soundtrack

A new 3CD collection with songs and music of the great Mikis Theodorakis. The first CD has well known tunes in recent instrumental versions played by a clarinette, a violin and a bouzouki virtuozi, the second has wonderful parts from soundtracks, while in the third CD you will hear the composer himself singing alone and with his muse, Maria Farandouri, from some rare live performances. A collector's item in lossless. Enjoy.