Part III: Maturity (1954-1960)

 


*AST numbers refer to the original catalogue of Theodorakis’s works compiled in Greek by Asteris Koutoulas

English version prepared by Gail Holst-Warhaft

Internet version prepared by Guy Wagner


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AST 90

SMALL SUITE FOR PIANO (MIKKRI SOUITA GIA PIANO)

Piano Solo

4 movements

Paris, 1954

First performance: London, 1958

First recording: PHILIPS, 1982


AST 91

THE BRIDGE OF ARTA

Background Music

Radio sketch

Sketch by Giorgos Theotokas & Nikos Gatsos

For viola, flute, oboe, clarinet, two horn, tympanum and percussion

Athens, 1954

First performance: Athens, 1954


AST 92

LAMBROS AND MARIA

Background Music

Radio sketch

Sketch by Manolis Skouloudis & Notis Pergialis

For violin, cello, clarinet, cor anglais, horn and tympanum

Athens, 1954

First performance: Athens, 1954


AST 93

I GENIA TOU KREMASMENOU (THE GENERATION OF THE HANGED MEN)
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Vassilis Andreopoulos
Athens, 1954
First performance: Athens, 1954


20

AST 94

LOVE AND DEATH (EROS KE THANATOS)

Symphonic

"Four Songs for Myrto"

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis (2) & Lorentzos Mavilis (2)

Arranged for voice and string orchestra

Paris, 1955

[See AST 31, AST 261 and AST 262]

First performance: Athens, 1958

First recording: HMV, 1957


AST 95

THEOFANO

Background Music

Radio sketch

Sketch by Angelos Tertzakis

For strings, two trumpets, horn, drums and tympanum

Athens, 1955

First performance: Athens, 1955


21

AST 96

PASSACAGLIAS

Chamber Music

For two pianos

Paris, 1955

[Arrangement for orchestra as ballet suite EROFILI (1956) = AST 113]


AST 97

A TEAR IN THE SEA (ENA DAKRI STI THALASSA)

Background Music

Radio sketch

Sketch by K. Myrat after H.C. Andersen

For voice, cor anglais and guitar

Athens, 1955

First performance: Athens, 1955


AST 98

THE SONG OF NALA

Background Music

Radio sketch

Sketch by Michalis Katzaros (after Mahabarata)

For oboe, bass flute, trumpet, clarinet and two horns

Athens, 1955

First performance: Athens, 1955


22

AST 99

SONATINA FOR PIANO

Piano Solo

"For my dear friend Manos Hatzidakis"

Paris, 1955

[See AST 75 and AST 77]

First performance: Paris, 1956

First recording: PHILIPS, 1985


23

AST 100

SUITE NO. 2

Symphonic

First arangement: For orchestra

Paris, 1955-56

Second arrangement: For orchestra and three-part women’s choir

Poem by Kostas Varnalis

First performance: Athens, 1958


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AST 101

SUITE NO. 3: "THE MOTHER" (I MANA)

Symphonic

"To my mother..."

Poem by Dionysos Solomos

For orchestra, mixed choir and mezzo-soprano

Paris, 1956

First recording: Greek Radio and Television (not released) , 1980


AST 102

LOVE AND DEATH (AGAPI KE THANATOS)

Ballet Music

Version of the Ballet "ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE"

Paris, 1956-58

[See AST 72 and AST 73]

First performance: Athens, 1956

Choreography: Rallou Manou


25

AST 103

OEDIPUS TYRANNUS

Symphonic

Ode for string orchestra - Final form

Paris, 1956

First performance: Athens, 1958

First recording: Columbia, 1960