Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Great composer, politician and writer, the most important and most controversial personalities of modern Greece.
Mikis Theodorakis was born in Chios on 29 July 1925, from father Crete and Asia Minor mother.
Before the Second World War had discovered the love for the music and wrote the first compositions.
During the Civil War (1946-1949) will be exiled first in Ikaria and then in Makronissos.
1958 reads the epitaph of Ritsos and on-night composer the first eight poems.
In 1960 they recorded for the first time the voice of Grigoris Mpithikotsis.
Theodorakis continues composer and the poetry of the leading representatives of the generation of 30
(Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos).
Stand out the works "Axion Esti" and "Mauthausen"!
1964 will write music for Michalis Kakoyannis' film "Zorbas"!
With the dictatorship of 21 April 1967, will begin a new cycle of persecution and exile for the composer, which will end in 1970 with the amnesty granted to him.
In the exintachroni career, Mikis Theodorakis, has written more than 1000 songs, many symphonic works, music for dozens of plays and tragedies, operas and film scores.

Rafaela Zioti

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