Saturday, 28 May 2016

MANOS HADJIDAKIS ( 1925 - 1994 )‏

Unique, ingenious and restless, the greater musical genius of Greece, Manos Hadjidakis, born on 23 October 1925 in Xanthi.
In the difficult years of occupation and liberation, Manos Hadjidakis worked as a stevedore at the port of Piraeus, ice seller in the Fix factory, employee at a photo, assistant Nurse in military hospital.
Enter both theory lessons and music. Notably, of the four years of gets piano lesson, while teaching violin and bellows.
Manos Hadjidakis meets artists and intellectuals who will help shape his thinking.
In 1960 wins the prize Oscar for the song "The children of Piraeus" by Jules Dassin film "Never on Sunday" song which will be among the best ten of the 20th century.
During all these years, Manos Hadjidakis, dozens of signed musical Tablets longer considered classics.

Rafaela Zioti

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