Greek Instrumental Theodorakis

Nikos Armaos Plays Hadjidakis & Theodorakis on his Laterna (1978)

Nikos Armaos Plays Hadjidakis & Theodorakis on his Laterna (1978)
CD Rip | mp3 CBR 192 kbps | Tracks: 12 | Size: ~ 77 Mb | 33:57 | Covers
Label: MINOS - EMI | Greek instrumental, laterna, traditional

Laterna is a traditional Greek musical instrument that tends to disappear. It has a very special nostalgic sound and it is played by turning a drum ("La torna"). Nikos Armaos was the last famous Greek laterna player. This rare CD contains 12 popular songs of the two greatest Greek composers, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis, played by Armaos in his unique way. Very special offer for my Avaxhome friends.
Angelique Ionatos - Mia thalassa (Ionatos chante Theodorakis) (1994)

Angelique Ionatos - Mia thalassa (Ionatos chante Theodorakis) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 20 | Scans | 49:14 | ~ 248 Mb & 124 Mb
Label: Auvidis France | Poetry: Dimitra Mandas | Genre: Folk songs, ballads

Angelique Ionatos is a greek singer, songwriter and guitarist who lives and works in France. She is inspired by poetry mostly Greek poets, her favorite being nobelist Odysseas Elytis. Her sensual and deep voice is by itself pure poetry. In this album Angelique sings in Greek, Mikis Theodorakis on the erotic poetry of Dimitra Mandas. Included you will find a nice booklet with photos and the lyrics in three languages. Simply a small and rare masterpiece.
Mikis Theodorakis - Kariotakis with Vassilis Papakonstantinou (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Kariotakis with Vassilis Papakonstantinou (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 12 | ~ 281 Mb | 40:18 | Full 600dpi Scans
Label: ΕΜΙ| 5% recovery record | First release: 1984 | Genre: Rock ballads

A rare album of Mikis Theodorakis, released in 1984 with rock ballads, written on the poetry of Kostas Kariotakis, a famous greek poet. Theodorakis, invited Vassilis Papakonstantinou, a popular rock singer to interpret these ballads with his outstanding voice. You will know another side of the great composer. Enjoy an exceptional CD with a nice booklet full scanned.
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)  

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).

Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)  

Posted by Speedyclick at May 29, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 10 | Scans | 24:58 | ~ 119 Mb & 81 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1960 | Greek folk music & songs, bouzouki, soundtrack

An early work of Mikis Theodorakis for the movie "District 'The Dream'" with wonderful instrumental bouzouki music and songs. Great part of the movie's score was used later (1964) by the composer for the multi-awarded american movie "Zorba the Greek", that made Theodorakis famous wolrdwide. Enjoy 2 songs by Grigoris Bithikotsis and 8 instrumentals in excellent arrangements by the composer. A small, less known, masterpiece of Mikis Theodorakis. Scanned booklet included.

Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)  

Posted by Speedyclick at May 9, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 16 | ~ 257 Mb | 38:09 | Complete Scans
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Recording: August 1977 | Genre: Greek ballads, world

The lyric side of Theodorakis, in a very important work, The Lyric Songs (Ta Lyrika). This rare album immortalizes a live concert, held in August 1977, on the hill of Lycabetus in Athens. You will have the opportunity to hear the composer himself, singing all the songs, backed by two female and one male voices. The arrangements are superb with a small orchestra of top musicians playing cello, classical guitar, piano, contra bass and percussions. Theodorakis, sings with his unique "stepping" style, giving a "rhythm" to all these sweet melodies. The contradiction between the melodic cello and the rhythmic way of Theodorakis is really captivating. A milestone in the Greek musical history.

Mikis Theodorakis - Beautiful City & Magic City (2011)  

Posted by Speedyclick at March 10, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Beautiful City & Magic City (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Beautiful City & Magic City (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 22 | Scans | 1:04:40 | ~ 457 Mb & 219 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Greek popular songs, ballads, bouzouki

Two early works of Mikis Theodorakis from 1961-1963 remastered in a new release of 2011. You will find scanned a nice 24p booklet with rare archive photos from the period of the original recordings. There are 20 songs and 2 instrumental pieces in total. Both works refer to the city of Athens. Theodorakis introduced a new young female singer, Ntora Yiannakopoulou, who sings 4 songs from "Beautiful City". Also, at track no 19, you will meet a legendary Greek-Gypsy songwriter and singer, Kostas Hatzis, excellent guitarist who made a brilliant career and continues to sing till today. Enjoy another collectors' item in lossless.

Mikis Theodorakis - Music From Movies (2CD, 2011)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Jan. 22, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Music From Movies (2CD, 2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Music From Movies (2CD, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 32 | Scans | 1:28:58 | ~ 444 Mb & 225 Mb
Label: FM Records | 5% recovery record | Soundtrack, folk

The greater living greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, has written the score music for 5 movies: 'Zorba The Greek', 'Z', 'Serpico', 'Phaedra' and 'State Of Siege'. This nice compilation includes tunes and songs from the original soundtracks of these movies. Mainly instrumental music but also a few songs with Maria Farantouri, Melina Merkouri and the composer himself. Really great music. Enjoy.
VA - A Christmas Winterland Greatest Instrumental Classics (2016)

VA - A Christmas Winterland Greatest Instrumental Classics (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:13:47 | 306 Mb
Genre: Classical, Jazz, Instrumental / Label: Sony Music Odyssey

An expansive instrumental collection featuring the best ensembles throughout the world performing our most beloved Christmas carols and other pieces. This special anthology offers festive, joyful themes that capture the essence of Christmas.