Part V: Patriotic Front (1967-1974)

 


*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


AST 178

 

PATRIOTIC FRONT (PATRIOTIKO METOPO)

Songs

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

4 Songs

Athens, 1967

First recording: MGM, 1970 (song no. 2)


56

AST 179

 

SONGS OF STRUGGLE (TRAGOUDIA TOU AGONA)

Song Cycle

Poems by G. Deliyannsi-Anastassiadis (2), Notis Pergialis, Ch. Spyros (2), N. Botsaris, Alekos Panagoulis (3), Manos Elefteriou (4) and Mikis Theodorakis (6)

20 songs

Athens, Vrachati, Zatouna, Oropos Prison, London, 1967-71

First performance: London, 1971

First recording: POLYDOR, 1971 (incomplete)


57

AST 180

 

SUN AND TIME (I ILIOS KE O CHRONOS)

Song Cycle

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

Score marked "Melody & chords & bass & rhythm"

Athens, Security H. Q. Bouboulinas Prison, solitary confinement & cell no. 1

32 poems, 15 songs

First performance: Athens, 1967 (Security Prison)

First recordings: POLYDOR, 1971 & CNR, 1971


58

AST 181

 

EPIPHANY AVEROF

Meta-symphonic - Flow-Song

"Dedicated to Yiannis Ritsos, Vaso Katraki and all those in prison and exile"

Poetry by George Seferis

Cantata for voice (alto or baritone), six-voiced mixed choir and piano (= popular orchestra)

Athens, Averof Prison, Zatouna, 1968-9

First performance: Averof Prison, Athens, 1968

First public performance: Paris, 1970

First recording: POLYDOR, 1971


59

AST 182

 

MYTHISTOREMA (MYTHOLOGY)

Song Cycle

Poems by George Seferis

4 songs

Athens, Averof Prison, 1968

[Arrangement for small instrumental ensemble with popular and classical instruments (1979)]

[Arrangement for mezzo, choir and orchestra (1993) = AST 295]

First performance: Averof Prison, 1968

First public performance: Italian tour, 1971

First recording: LYRA, 1979


60

AST 183

 

STATE OF SIEGE (KATASTASI POLIORKIAS)

Meta-symphonic

Poem by "Marina" (Rena Hatzidaki)

Athens, Vrahati, 1968

[Arrangement of the Finale for symphony orchestra (1995) = AST 303]

First performance: London, 1968

First recording: POLYGRAM/POLYDOR, 1968

Re-recorded: INTUITION, 1988


61

AST 184

 

SONGS FOR ANDREAS

Song Cycle

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

Vrahati, 1968

First performance: Athens, 1976

First recording: PAREDON, 1974


62

AST 185

 

OUR SISTER ATHENA (I ADELFI MAS ATHINA)

Flow-Song

Poem by Yorgos Kouloukis, pseudonym Yorgos Fotinos

Vrahati, 1968

First performance: Athens, 1976

First recording: PAREDON, 1974


63

AST 186

 

NIGHT OF DEATH (NICHTA THANATOU)

Song Cycle

Poems by Manos Eleftheriou

Vrahati, 1968

First recording: POLYDOR, 1974


64

AST 187

 

ARCADIA I

Song Cycle

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

Zatouna, 1968

First recording: EMI, 1972


65

AST 188

 

ARCADIA II

Song Cycle

Poems by Manos Eleftheriou

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: U.K. (BBC). 1969

First recording: PAREDON, 1974


66

AST 189

 

ARCADIA III

Song Cycle

Poems by Manos Eleftheriou

Zatouna, 1969

First recording: PAREDON, 1974


67

AST 190

 

ARCADIA V

MARCH OF THE SPIRIT (PNEVMATIKO EMVATIRIO)

Meta-symphonic - Song Cycle

Poem by Angelos Sikelianos

For voice and piano

8 songs

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: London (Albert Hall), 1970

First recording: POLYDOR, 1970


68
AST 191

ARCADIA IV

ODES

Song Cycle

Poems of Andreas Kalvos

3 songs

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: London, BBC, 1970

First recording: POLYDOR, 1971


69

AST 192

 

ARCADIA VI

WAR SONG - TO THE UNKNOWN POET (THOURION - STON AGNOSTO PIITI)

Flow-Song

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

2 songs

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: U.K. (BBC), 1971

First recording: EMI, 1972


70

AST 193

ARCADIA VII

THE SURVIVOR (O EPIZON)

Flow Song

Poem by Takis Sinopoulos

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: London, 1971

First recoding: EMI, 1972


71

AST 194

 

ARCADIA VIII

I SPEAK (MILO) - CHARIS 1944

Song Cycle

Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis

2 songs

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: Paris, 1973

First recording: EMI, 1972


72

AST 195

 

ARCADIA IX

THE MOTHER OF THE EXILED MAN (I MITERA TOU EXORISTOU)

(Andante)

Flow-Song

Poem by Kostas Kalandzis

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: Moscow (State Radio), 1970