Freitag, 3. September 2021

Mikis Theodorakis - Theodorakis sings Theodorakis (1991)

On this album you will find some of the most beautiful songs Mikis Theodorakis has written and he has performed almost all of them himself on prior occasions.

The value of this cd is of course not in the singing abilities of Theodorakis (who is a composer and never claimed to be a singer) but in the completeness of the experience of listening to the music performed by the composer himsef. For anybody who understands Greek music, Theodorakis' catalytic influence has not been in creating the music for "Zorba the Greek" but in his ability to voice whatever was essential in greek culture during the last three decades. His political music and his musical transcriptions of some of the best greek poems have defined a generation. They have also educated musically a nation to expect a lot from the lyrics and the music. This record, which contains songs of Theodorakis sang by himself, allows the listener to become intimately acquainted with one of the greatest Greek composers. This is not "Zorba the Greek", but some of the greatest greek music ever. For the ones who can appreciate it.

Mikis Theodorakis - Theodorakis sings Theodorakis (1991)
(256 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

vuoksenniska hat gesagt…

Thank you very much for this album. Very enjoyable!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

albrecht koschnik hat gesagt…

Many of your previous uploads of Theodorakis have expired--could you reupload them? Do you have anything else by him? It is a sad occasion, but it is also an opportunity to introduce people to his music (lengthy obituaries are being published everywhere). Thanks!

zero hat gesagt…

I will reup them step-by-step and add some more albums. Best wishes!

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