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


19

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


24

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



AST 104

ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT

Film Score

Film music for symphony orchestra

London, 1956-57

First performance: Rome, 1958

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

First recording: DECCA, 1957


26

AST 105

THE CIRCLE (O KYKLOS)

Song Cycle

"Pour Arda Madikian"

7 folk songs for mezzo-soprano and piano

Paris, 1957

First performance: Rome, 1958

First recording: HMV, 1957


AST 106

FIVE SOLDIERS (PENTE STRATIOTES)

Song

Poem by Mikis Theodorakis

Arrangement for voice and piano

Paris, 1957

[See AST 62 and AST 115]


AST 107

FIVE SAILORS (PENTE NAFTES)

Song Cycle

"Pour Louis-Jacques Rondeleux"

Poems by Fotis Angoules & Mikis Theodorakis

3 Songs

Paris, 1957

For voice and piano

[See AST 19]


27

AST 108

PIANO CONCERTO

Symphonic

For piano and orchestra

Paris, 1957-58

(final coda, 1996)

First performance: Piraeus, 1966

In final form, London, 1998.

First recording: BALKANTON, 1988


AST 109

QUARTET FOR STRINGS [incomplete]

Chamber Music

Paris, 1958


28

AST 110

LES QUATRE ELUARD

Song Cycle

"pour Jeanne Bathori"

Poems by Paul Eluard

4 Songs

Paris, 1958

For voice and piano

First performance: Paris, 1958


29

AST 111

LES SIX ELUARD

Song Cycle

"pour Jeanne Bathori"

Poems by Paul Eluard

6 Songs

Paris, 1958

For voice and piano

[Arrangement for choir (1983) = AST 263]

First performance: Paris, 1958


 



30

AST 112

EPITAPHIOS

Song Cycle

[= see Catalogue Part IV]


AST 113

EROFILI

Ballet Music

For orchestra

Paris, 1958

[Based on Pasacaglias for Piano = See AST 96]

First performance: Athens, 1958

Choreography: Rallou Manou & Dora Tsatsou


31

AST 114

SONATINA No. 2

Chamber Music

For violin and piano

Paris, 1958

First performance: Volos, 1959

First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960 & FIDELITY, 1960


AST 115

SUITE No. 4: "FIVE SOLDIERS" [Unfinished]

Symphonic

Poem by Mikis Theodorakis

Arrangement for baritone, male chorus and orchestra

[See AST 62 and AST 106]

Paris, 1958


AST 116

HONEYMOON

Film Score

"Verson B [Powell] d’après le film HONEYMOON "

Film music for symphony orchestra

[includes the music from the ballet "LES AMANTS DE TERUEL" and the song "If You Remember My Dream"]

Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos

Paris, 1958

First performance: London, 1958

Choreography: Leonide Massine

Directed by Michael Powell

First recording: DURIUM, 1958


AST 117

LE FEU AUX POUDRES

Ballet Music

For orchestra

[Arrangement of GREEK CARNIVAL]

Athens, 1958

First performance: Paris, 1959

Choreography: Paul Goubé


32

AST 118

LES AMANTS DE TERUEL

Ballet Music

[On the score also: "Titre à l'origine: Isa / Suite Nr. 4"]

For symphony orchestra

20 parts

Paris, 1958

[Arranged for the film LES AMANTS DE TERUEL (1961-62) = AST 146]

First performance: Paris, 1959

Choreography: Milko Sparembleck

Directed by Raymond Rouleau

First recording: PHILIPS, 1959


33

AST 119

ANTIGONE

Ballet Music

Based on the tragedy by Sophocles

For symphony orchestra

10 parts

Paris, 1958-59

[Arrangement for two pianos (1959) = AST 61]

[Some themes taken from Suite No. 1 = AST 61]

First performance: Royal Opera House London, 1959

Choreography: John Cranko


AST 120

THE SUFFERING OF THE VIRGIN MARY [sketch]

Choral

Based on a poem by Kostas Varnalis

For mixed choir

Paris, 1958 (?)


AST 121

ANTIGONE - BALLET

Chamber Music

Arrangement for two pianos

Paris, 1959

[See AST 119]


34

AST 122

THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN (PHINISSES)

Music for Theatre

Tragedy by Euripides

For mezzo-soprano, choir, 2 cellos, double bass, 2 flutes, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 2 trumpets, Bb clarinet, piano and percussion.

Paris,1959-60

[Arranged for symphony orchestra as the second movement of the Symphony No. 4(1986-87) = AST 275]

First performance: Epidaurus Theatre, 1960


© Asteris Koutoulas, Gail Holst (English adaptation) & Guy Wagner (Internet Site)