Part VI: Searching the Dialogue (1974-1980)

 

 


 

*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

 


 

77
AST 216

 

OF EXILE 2 (TIS EXORIAS B')

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis  (4), Giannis Negrepontis (2), Tassos Livaditis (2)

 

8 songs

 

Paris, Athens, 1973-5

 

First recording: MINOS, 1976

 


 

78

 

AST 217

 

 

 

CANTO GENERAL

 

Meta-Symphonic

 

Poetry of Pablo Neruda & Mikis Theodorakis ("NERUDA REQUIEM AETERNAM")

 

For mezzo soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra (3 bouzoukis and/or 3 flutes, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12- string guitar, electric bass, duo pianos and percussion (6 players)

 

Paris, Athens, 1973-5

 

[See AST 207]

 

4 sections

 

First performance: Paris, 1974 (In Chile, 1993)

 

6 sections  - 7 sections  - 13 sections

 

As ballet : Berlin, 1989

 

Choreography: Harald Wandtke

 

First recording: MUTUALITÉ, 1975 (sections 3-6); MINOS, 1975 (sections 1-7); MINOS, 1981 (sections 1-13, live recording, Munich)

 

INTUITION, 1993 (first recording for lyric singers)

 


 

AST 218

 

 

 

CANTO [sketches]

 

Choral

 

Poem by George Ryga

 

Paris, 1974 

 


 

AST 219

 

THIS TREE WASN’T CALLED PATIENCE (AFTO TO DENTRO TO LEGANE IPOMONI)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play (Song Cycle)

 

Poems by Notis Pergialis

 

For voice and popular orchestra

 

7 songs

 

Athens, 1974

 

First performance: Athens, 1974

 

First recording: MINOS, 1977

 


 

79

 

AST 220

 

 

 

BETRAYED PEOPLE (PRODOMENOS LAOS

 

Music for Theatre

 

Song cycle from the play MANTO MAVROGENOUS by G. Roussos

 

For voices, choir and popular orchestra

 

12 parts

 

Paris, 1974

 

First performance: Athens, 1974

 

First recording: MINOS, 1974

 


 

80

 

AST 221

 

 

 

ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (ECHTROS LAOS)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Iakovos Kambanellis

 

For two voices, santouri, guitar, piano, and small symphony orchestra

 

10 parts

 

Vrachati, Athens, 1975

 

First performance: Athens, 1975

 

First recording: MINOS, 1975

 


 

 AST 222

 

DER GEHEIMSNISTRÄGER

 

Film Score

 

Film music for symphony orchestra Athens, 1975

 

First performance: Germany, 1975

 

Directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb

 


 

AST 223

 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Nikos Kazantzakis

 

For voice and small symphonic ensemble

 

7 parts

 

Athens, 1975

 

First performance: Athens, 1975

 


 

 81
AST 224

 

SAUSPIEL

 

Music for Theater

 

(Song Cycle)

 

Play by Martin Walser

 

24 parts

 

[16 songs of SAUSPIEL transcribed for voice and small orchestra as LYRIC SONGS (1976) = AST 231]

 

Paris, 1975

 

First performance: Hamburg, 1975

 


 

 AST 225

 

ACTAS DE MARUSIA

 

Film Score

 

Suites for guitar and symphony orchestra

 

Suites I - IV

 

Athens, Mexico, 1975

 

First performance: 1976

 

Directed by Miguel Littin

 

First recording: GALATA (LE CHANT DU MONDE), 1978

 


 

82

 

AST 226

 

 

 

CITY 3 (1) OCTOBER ‘78 (POLITIA G' (1) OKTOBRIS '78)

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Tassos Livaditis, Dimitris Christodoulos, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Yannis Theodorakis (2), Enrikos Thalassinos

 

6 songs

 

Athens, 1976-8

 

First recording: EMI, 1978

 


 

83
AST 227

 

FOR PANAGOULIS (GIA TON PANAGOULI)

 

Songs

 

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis

 

2 songs

 

Athens, 1976

 

First recording: MINOS, 1976

 


 

84
AST 228

 

JOURNEY THROUGH THE NIGHT (TAXIDI MESA STIN NICHTA)

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Yannis Theodorakis (4), N. Botsaris, Dimitris Kesisoulos (2) & Mikis Theodorakis

 

8 songs

 

[See AST 312]

 

Athens, Oropos, Tripolis, 1942-78

 

[The 1942 song (No.6) has new verses here. The song "They called you East" is a rearrangement of "Gallant Little Bird" from East.. "Don’t Cry" is a rearrangement of "For a Dead Woman" = AST 6]

 

First recording: LYRA, 1978

 


 

AST 229

 

CHORAL (CHORODIAKA)

 

Choral

 

Poems by Angelos Vlachos, Dionysios Solomos, Ioannis Gryparis

 

6 songs

 

Arrangement for mixed choir Athens, 1976

 

[See AST 14]


 

85
AST 230

 

CAPODISTRIAS

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Nikos Kazantzakis

 

For choir and small symphonic ensemble

 

5 parts

 

Athens, 1976

 

First performance: Athens, 1976

 


 

 (81)
AST 231

 

LYRIC SONGS (TA LYRIKA)

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Tassos Livaditis

 

[Transcription of 16 songs from SAUSPIEL for voice cello, classical guitar, piano, double bass and percussion. See AST 224 and AST 254]

 

18 songs

 

Athens, 1976

 

First performance: Athens, 1976

 

First recording: (songs 1-16) GALATA (LE CHANT DU MONDE), 1977

 


 

AST 232

 

THE OTHER ALEXANDER (O ALLOS ALEXANDROS)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Margarita Lyberakis

 

Athens, 1977

 

First performance: Athens, 1977

 


 

AST 233

 

IPHIGENIA (IN AULIS)

 

Film Score

 

Film music for symphony orchestra

 

Includes the choral piece "SWIFT-SAILING SHIPS" and the song "APHRODITE"

 

Suites I - XI

 

Athens, 1976

 

First performance: Greece, 1977

 

First recording: BMG, 1988 (without song), LYRA, 1978 (song included on ROMANCERO GITAN )

 


 

86
AST 234

 

THE SUPPLIANTS (IKETIDES)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Tragedy by Aeschylus

 

For women’s choir, flute, C clarinet, trombone, piano, double bass and percussion

 

6 parts

 

Vrahati and Athens, 1977

 

First performance: Epidaurus, 1977

 


 

AST 235

 

CALIGULA

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Albert Camus

 

Athens, 1977

 

First performance: Bordeaux, 1978

 


 

87
AST 236

 

SALUTATIONS (CHERETISMI)

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Angeliki Elefteriou (4), Yannis Theodorakis (5) & Mikis Theodorakis

 

For mezzo soprano, choir and orchestra ( strings, cor anglais, trumpet, oboe, flute, piano, guitars, mandolin, drums and percussion)

 

10 songs

 

Athens, Vrahati, Paris, 1978

 

First performance: Berlin, 1983

 

First recording: MINOS, 1982

 


 

88

 

AST 237

 

 

 

THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD (I GITONIA TOU KOSMOU)

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Yannis Ritsos

 

For two voices, recitation, choir, clarinet, santouri, flute and popular orchestra

 

12 parts

 

Athens and Omsk (Siberia), 1978

 

First performance: Athens, 1978

 

First recording: MINOS, 1979

 


 

AST 238

 

SECOND CLASS CITIZENS (POLITES B' KATIGORIAS)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Brian Friel

 

Athens, 1978

 

First performance: Athens, 1978

 


 

89

 

AST 239

 

 

 

THE KNIGHTS (IPPIES)

 

Music for Theatre

 

Comedy by Aristophanes

 

"For Yiannis Smyrnaios"

 

20 popular choruses for flute, oboe, euphonium cello, double bass, 2 guitars, piano, accordion and percussion

 

Athens, 1979

 

First performance: Epidaurus, 1979

 

First recording: PANIVAR, 1980

 


 

90
AST 240

 

ELECTRA

 

Ballet Music

 

Collage from the film scores for ELECTRA and IPHIGENIA and music for Aeschylus’ SUPPLIANTS

 

For symphony orchestra

 

Athens, 1979

 

First performance: Athens, 1979

 

Choreography: Serge Kenten

 

First recording: LYRA, 1979

 


 

AST 241

 

 

 

PAPAFLESSAS

 

Music for Theatre

 

Play by Spiros Melas

 

For B clarinet, guitar and santouri

 

Athens, 1979

 

First performance: Athens, 1979

 


 

 AST 242

 

THE DESERTERS (orchestral)

 

Song Cycle

 

Lyrics by Yannis Theodorakis

 

Arrangement for popular orchestra and classical instruments Athens, 1979 [See AST 74, AST 138 and AST 259]

 

4 songs

 

First recording: LYRA, 1980 (on the record THE MAN WITH THE CARNATION )

 


 

 AST 243

 

PERICLES

 

Theatre Music

 

Play by William Shakespeare

 

5 parts

 

Athens, 1979-80

 

First performance: Athens, 1980

 


 

AST 244

 

 

 

THE SONG OF THE DEAD BROTHER

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Mikis Theodorakis (, Kostas Virvos, Tassos Livaditis, Yannis Theodorakis

 

New musical elaboration and addition of 3 new songs (10-12)

 

12 songs

 

Athens, 1979-80

 

First performance: Athens, 1980

 


 

AST 245

 

DISPERSED SONGS 1980 ff. (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)

 

[Anthology no. 4]

 

Songs

 

Poems by Yannis Theodorakis (2), Yannis Ritsos (2), Notis Pergialis, Federico Garcia Lorca, K.Ch.Myris, Nazim Hikmet (2), Iakovos Kambanellis, Manos Elefteriou, Lina Nikolakopoulos (4), Lefteris Papadopoulos, Dionysos Karatzas (4)

 

22 songs

 

Athens, Vrachati, 1980-1997

 


 

91
AST 246

 

PHAEDRA

 

Song Cycle

 

Poems by Angeliki Eleftheriou

 

For mezzo soprano, bass, oboe, flute, acoustic guitar classical guitar, electric guitar, baglama, 2 cellos, electric bass, percussion for 2 percussionists and 2 bouzoukis

 

12 songs

 

Athens, 1980

 

First performance: Athens, 1985

 

First recording: SIRIOS, 1985

 


 

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