Best of Mikis Theodorakis

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 - 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.

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

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.
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 - The great songs (10CD, 2012)  

Posted by Speedyclick at April 30, 2012
Mikis Theodorakis - The great songs (10CD, 2012)

Mikis Theodorakis - The great songs (10CD, 2012)
10CD EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 200 | Scans | 11:08:21 | ~ 4,32 Gb & 1,81 Gb
Label: Bestend AE | Original recordings | Genre: Ballads, folk, world

From the most important greek composer a mega-collection with 200 great interpretations. A real collector's item with the superb melodies and rhythms of Mikis Theodorakis to celebrate the 1st of May. More than 11 hours of wonderful songs and music, with the best voices of the greek musical pantheon. A special gift for all my friends who like greek music of quality. From Mikis with love. Enjoy.
John Williams & Maria Farantouri - Songs of Freedom by Mikis Theodorakis (1996)

John Williams & Maria Farantouri - Songs of Freedom by Mikis Theodorakis (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 14 | Scans | 42:36 | ~ 211 Mb & 105 Mb
Label: Sony Music | 5% recovery record | First release: 1971 | Genre: Ballads, folk, instrumental, classical guitar

Very rare album with some outstanding performances of Mikis Theodorakis' songs and guitar pieces, played at the classical guitar by John Williams and the superb contralto voice of Mikis' muse, Maria Farandouri. Both the 1971 LP and the 1996 CD are out of print worldwide. Enjoy a real gem.

Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 21, 2012
Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)

Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 15 | Scans | 42:41 | ~ 241 Mb & 112 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | First release: 1974 | Genre: Vocal, folk, revolutionary songs

Great album of Mikis Theodorakis, hymn to the human rights and the fight for freedom. Songs written in the prisons, describing the tortures and humiliations of the political prisoners during the military junta for "disobedience to the instructions". The arangements are minimalistic, just voices, a guitar and a mandolin, to remind the way those songs were whispered and murmured by hundreds of prisoners. The voices: Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri, Maria Dimitriadi and Lakis Karalis. A soul-stirring work of Mikis, anthem for all human beings fighting for their rights. All those who dare to protest and disobey.

Mikis Theodorakis - Ballads (2011)  

Posted by Speedyclick at June 27, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Ballads (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Ballads (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 9 | Scans | 40:38 | ~ 270 Mb & 108 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1975 | Genre: Greek ballads

A melodic work of Mikis Theodorakis with 9 tender songs on the poetry of the Cretan poet Manolis Anagnostakis, interpreted by the young voices of Margarita Zorbala and Petros Pandis. The second track (Old streets) is based on the awarded music that Theodorakis composed for the Sidney Lumet's movie, "Serpico" in 1973. Excellent arrangements by the composer, for a rich orchestra that combines the bouzouki sounds (played by two virtuosi) with the flavor of cellos and classical guitars. Enjoy Mikis Theodorakis in a great inspirational moment. You will find a booklet scanned, with photos from the recording.

Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at June 20, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 10 | Scans | 30:28 | ~ 122 Mb & 91 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1963 | Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki instrumentals

One of the best early works of Mikis Theodorakis. Songs and music for the theatrical play of 1963 "District of angels" (I gitonia ton aggelon) with Tzeni Karezi and Nikos Kourkoulos, two very popular Greek actors. In this CD is included the famous syrtaki "Settle your bed for two" (Strose to stroma sou gia dio), that was later used by Theodorakis, for the "Zorba dance". There are four songs with Karezi, Kourkoulos and the popular singer Yiannis Poulopoulos, and six wonderful bouzouki instrumentals played by the unique virtuoso Giorgos Zabetas. Enjoy a small masterpiece in a full remastered 2011 release.

Mikis Theodorakis & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at June 6, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 12 | ~ 338 Mb | 45:08 | Full Scans
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1981 ! Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki

A great Mikis Theodorakis' album from the mature period, with Giorgos Dalaras. The lyrics are of Kostas Tripolitis, a popular greek poet and lyricist. The arrangements are of Mikis Theodorakis, who directs the folk orchestra with two virtuosi bouzouki players, Kostas Papadopoulos and Lakis Karnezis. You will find a nice booklet scanned with archive photos from the recording.