Part VII: The Symphonic Dimension (1980-1985)

 


*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 247

THE MAN WITH THE CARNATION (O ANTHROPOS ME TO GARIPHALO)

Film Score

Lyrics by Yannis Theodorakis

Film music for voice, choir, harmonica and orchestra

Parts I - X

Athens, 1980

First performance: Greece, 1980

Directed by Nikos Tzimas

First recording: LYRA, 1980


92
AST 248

SYMPHONY NO. 2: THE SONG OF THE EARTH

Symphonic

For children’s choir, solo piano and orchestra

Poem by Mikis Theodorakis

4 movements

Paris, 1980-81

[Embodies the SUITE No. 1 and music from ANTIGONE = See AST 61 and 119]

First performance: Halle, 1982


93
AST 249

PASSENGER (EPIVATIS)

Song Cycle

Poems by Kostas Tripolitis

For voice, piano, electric guitar, double bass and percussion

12 songs

Athens, Paris, 1980-81

First recording: MINOS, 1981


AST 250

SYMPHONY No. 3 (First Form)

Symphonic

Lyrics by Dionysios Solomos & Kostas Cavafy

For mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra

4 movements

Paris, 1980-81

[See "Second Form" (1992) = AST 291]

First performance: Berlin, 1982

First recording: ETERNA, 1984


94
AST 251

PASSION OF THE SADDUCEES

Symphonic

Poems by Michalis Katsaros

"To the memory of Dimitris Despotidis"

Cantata in seven parts for tenor, baritone, bass, narrator, choir and orchestra

Damascus, Vrachati, Paris, Athens, 1981-2

First performance: Berlin, 1983

First recording: MINOS, 1983


95
AST 252

RADAR

Song Cycle

Lyrics by Kostas Tripolitis

12 songs

Paris, 1981

First recording: MINOS, 1981


96
AST 253

SYMPHONY No. 7 (SPRING / EARINI) (First form)

Symphonic/Choral

Lyrics by Yannis Ritsos & Yorgos Kouloukis

"Dedicated to Jean Jaurès and Konrad Wolf"

For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, double mixed choir and symphony orchestra

4 movements

Vrachati, Athens, 1982

[See "Second form (rejected)" (1993) = AST 294]

First performance: Dresden, 1984

First recording: LE CHANT DU MONDE, 1984


97
AST 254

LITURGY No. 2

Choral

Lyrics by Tassos Livaditis (11) & Mikis Theodorakis (3)

"For the children killed in the war"

[Transcription for choir of the LYRIC SONGS and other songs = See AST 224 and 231]

14 parts

Vrahati, 1982

First performance: Dresden, 1983

First recording: ETERNA, 1985 (in German); IOULIANOS, 1987 (in Greek)


98
AST 255

HOLY LITURGY (MISSA GRECA)

Choral - Ecclesiastical

Verses by Ioannis Chrysostomos

For mixed choir

19 parts

Athens, 1982-3

First performance: Tripolis, 1983

First recording: MINOS, 1984


99
AST 256

CONCERTO FOR GUITAR (LORCA)

Symphonic

Arrangement of "ROMANCERO GITAN"

Lyrics by F. G. Lorca (Odysseas Elytis)

6 parts

First arrangement: For contralto, solo guitar small mixed choir and symphony orchestra

Paris, Vrachati, 1982-3

Second arrangement: For contralto, solo guitar, and symphony orchestra

Third arrangement: For solo guitar and symphony orchestra

2nd and 3rd arrangements: Vrachati, 1995

First performance: Berlin, 1983


AST 257

 

TROPARION OF KASSIANI

Choral - Ecclesiastical

Arrangement for four-voiced mixed choir

2 parts

Vrahati, 1983

[See AST 15]

First performance: Athens, 1983


AST 258

MAUTHAUSEN

Choral

Poems by Iakovos Kambanellis

Arrangement for choir

4 parts

Athens, 1983

[See AST 168]

First performance: Thessaloniki, 1983