Dienstag, 15. November 2016

Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri, Petros Pandis - Canto General (1975)

An historical recording of the first performance in Athens, of "Canto General", the "Bible of South America" composed by Mikis Theodorakis, on the poetry of the Nobelist Chilean "national poet", Pablo Neruda. Maria Farantouri and Petros Pandis are singing in spanish, the original Neruda lyrics. They are backed by the National Chorus of France, the Percussions of Strasbourg and a Greek Folk Orchestra with two great bouzouki soloists. This live recording is unique, since it immortalized the superb enthousiastic atmosphere created by 75.000 applauding spectators. A collector's item, recorded live on August 13, 1975, at the Karaiskakis-Stadium, Pireus and on August 16, 1975, at the Panathinaikos-Stadium, Athens, by Polysound Studio.
The "General Song" or "Canto General" is the ultimate creation of the greatest of "the soul engineers", the Chilean Pablo Neruda. In these burning pages he is poet, revolutionist, soldier, chilean, american, universal. Neruda honors the people and the people honors Neruda. Never again such a deep, close and glorious union between a nation and a poet has been achieved. Canto General is the voice of the people, of all the nations of the World. Mikis Theodorakis was touched and impressed and added his own magic touch. And the result was a masterpiece, by all means.


01. Manos Katrakis - Prologue
02. Maria Farantouri - Algunas bestias
03. Petros Pandis - Voy a vivir 1949
04. Maria Farantouri - Los libertadores
05. Petros Pandis - La United Fruit Co.
06. Maria Farantouri - Vienen los pajaros
07. Maria Farantouri - Vegetaciones
08. Petros Pandis - America insurrecta 1800

Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri, Petros Pandis - Canto General (1975)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

1 Kommentare:

Stavrogin hat gesagt…

Many thanks for the upload. Could you, by any chance, upload also Rainer Rohloff's album "Songs for Guitar" where he covers songs by Mikis Theodorakis with acoustic guitar?

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