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




AST 196

 

ARCADIA X

Song Cycle

MY NAME IS KOSTAS STERGIOU (OOMAZOMI KOSTAS STERGIOU) -

I HAD THREE LIVES (ICHA TRIS ZOES)

Texts by Mikis Theodorakis

"While the search of Myrto and the children continues..."

Zatouna, 1969

First performance: Menidi, Greece, 1975


AST 197

 

ARCADIA XI

Song Cycle

COME OUT, MY SUN (ILIE MOU, VGES)

Poems by Notis Perialis

Zatouna, 1969


AST 198

 

RAVEN

Flow-Song

Poem by George Seferis, based on E.A.Poe

"Dedicated to Yiannis Christou"

Oropos prison, 1970

[Arrangment for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp and string orchestra (1993-94) = AST 296]

First performance: Dresden, 1990


73

AST 199

 

THREE NEGRO SONGS (TRIA NEGRIKA TRAGOUDIA)

Song Cycle

Poems by Léopold S. Senghor

"To Myrto"

3 songs

Oropos Prison, 1970

First recording: PEREGRINA, 1998 (CD Title: ASMATA / SONGS)


AST 200

 

PARTISAN

ANA: L'ANNÉE QUARANTE-ET-UN

Film Score

Paris, 1970

First performance: 1974

Directed by Stole Jancovic


AST 201

 

DISPERSED SONGS, 1970-1979 (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)

[Anthology no. 3]

Songs

Poems by Marie-Boëlle Verbeque, Georges Giannaris, Notis Pergialis, Karn Vassalo, Manos Elefteriou, Manolis Anagnostakis, Dimitis Christodoulou

18 songs

Cairo, Paris, Dubrovnik, Athens, Vrachati, 1970-79

First performances: Athens, Paris, Malta, 1974-1979

First recordings: 1964, MINOS, 1975, UNITELDIS, 1977


AST 202

 

THE TROJAN WOMEN (TROADES)

Film Score

Film music for santouri, sitar, electric guitar and bass violin

London, 1970-71

First performance: 1971

Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis


AST 203

 

BIRIBI

Film Score

Film music for voice, guitar and small orchestra Paris, 1971

First performance: Paris, 1971

Directed by Daniel Moosman

First recording: TUBA, 1971


AST 204

 

ANTIGONE 2 (ANTIGONE IN PRISON / ANTIGONE STI PHILAKI)

Ballet Music

Ballet based on new arrangements of existing songs and other musical motifs.

For popular orchestra

Paris, 1971

First performance: Paris, 1973

Choreography: Micha van Hoecke

First recording; EMI, 1973


AST 205

 

STATE OF SIEGE

Film Score

Film music

9 parts

Paris, 1972

First performance: Paris, 1972

Directed by Costa-Gavras

First recording: CBS, 1973


74
AST 206

18 LITTLE SONGS FOR THE BITTER HOMELAND (TA 18 LIANOTRAGOUDA TIS PIKRES PATRIDAS)

Song Cycle

"Dedicated to the first demonstration of Greek youth in the streets of Athens"

Poems by Yannis Ritsos

Paris, 1972

First performance: London, 1973

First recording: EMI, 1973


AST 207

 

CANTO GENERAL

Meta-Symphonic

For voice and popular orchestra

4 sections

Northern France, Paris, 1972

[Arrangement for soloist, choir and orchestra (1973-80) = AST 217]

6 sections - 7 sections  - 13 sections

First performance: Buenos Aires, 1972


AST 208

THE STORY OF JACOB AND JOSEPH

Film Score

(television film)

2 parts: JACOB AND ESAU - JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS

Paris, London, 1972-73

First performance: London, 1974

Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis

First recording: SAKKARIS, 1996


AST 209

SUTJESKA - THE FIFTH OFFENSIVE (TITO)

Film Score

Film music for symphony orchestra

Suites I - XI

London, 1973

First performance: London, 1973

Directed by Stipe Delic

First recording: DELTA, 1976


AST 210

 

LERNAIAN HYDRA

Song Cycle

Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis

6 songs

Dubrovnik, 1973

[All songs except "Dumb Shades" are included in the work BALLADS]

First recording: MINOS, 1975 ( Title: BALLADS )


75
AST 211

BALLADS
Song Cycle
Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis
For two voices, bouzouki, flute, oboe, double bass and trumpet
9 songs
Dubrovnik, Paris, 1973-4
[Songs 1-5 from the cycle LERNAIAN HYDRA = see AST 210]
First performance: Menidi, Greece, 1976
First recording: MINOS, 1975


AST 212

OPERA POUR LES FUTURS DICTATEURS [sketches]

Opera (Song)

"Didactic opera for small children and prospective dictators"

Poems from the French by Antonis Doriadis

17 parts

Paris, Buenos Aires, 1973

Later renamed: PORNOGRAPHIE [sketches]


AST 213

SERPICO

Film Score

Film music [melodies]

10 parts

Paris, 1973

First performance: U.S., 1973

Directed by Sidney Lumet

First recording: PARAMOUNT: 1973


AST 214

TRADITIONS (TA PATROPARADOTA)

Song Cycle

Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis

9 songs

Paris, 1973

[The songs "The Wide-Open Windows" and "Traditions", are included in IN THE EAST = see AST 215]

First recording: MINOS, 1974 (on CD: IN THE EAST )


76
AST 215

IN THE EAST (STIN ANATOLI)

Song Cycle

Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis (4), Kostas Styliatis & Mikis Theodorakis (6)

11 songs

Canada, Mexico City, US. tour, 1973

[See AST 214]

First recording: MINOS, 1974 


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