Mikis Theodorakis

Greek Singer Antonis Kalogiannis Dies at 81

Renowned Greek singer Antonis Kalogiannis passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 81 at his house in Athens on Thursday. Kalogiannis was known for his powerful renditions of songs written by the famed composer Mikis Theodorakis. Born in the...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who is renowned around the world, is credited for writing the most beautiful music on the Holocaust. The "Mauthausen Trilogy," also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen" is a cycle of four arias with lyrics...

Mikis Theodorakis: I Remain a Greek Soldier Defending our Rights

Mikis Theodorakis, the world renowned composer and lyricist, who turned 95 recently, said on Friday that he remains a soldier in defense of the nation's rights in the face of Turkish aggressiveness. In a statement, he accepts that in the...

Mikis Theodorakis Turns 95 on Wednesday

Greek patriot and world-renowned composer Mikis Theodorakis celebrates his 95th birthday on Wednesday. Theodorakis was born on the Greek island of Chios on July 29, 1925 and spent his childhood years in different provincial Greek cities. His father, a lawyer...

Ten Classic Greek Songs that Became Hits by International Stars

Few people today may realize that some classic songs which became international hits were actually written by Greek composers, many of them by the giants Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hattzidakis and Giannis Spanos. From The Beatles to Edith Piaf and Nat...

Premier Mitsotakis Meets With Composer Mikis Theodorakis

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Saturday afternoon with the great composer and lyricist Mikis Theodorakis at the latter's home in Athens. The two men have a long-lasting relationship since Theodorakis was also friends with the Prime Minister's father, Konstantinos...

Manos Hatzidakis: The Greek Composer Who Sold "Lottery Tickets in Heaven"

Along with Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis was Greece's greatest composer and his music can easily be called the soundtrack of 20th century Greece. His loss on June 15, 1994 deprived Greek music of one of its two main musical...

Music of Mikis Theodorakis Coming to Australia

The music of Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest composer in Greek history, is coming to Melbourne and Sydney in two events which will celebrate his incredible body of work. The concerts will be held on May 17 and May 24. The...

Mikis Theodorakis Returns Home After Lengthy Hospital Stay

Composer Mikis Theodorakis was released from the hospital on Thursday after sixteen days of treatment for a heart condition. Theodorakis, 93, was transported on February 26 to the private Iatriko Kentro clinic in a northern suburb of Athens. The globally-renowned composer...

Mikis Theodorakis Treated for Heart Problems in Hospital

Renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has been hospitalized in Athens for over a week after suffering from heart problems, a hospital source said Thursday. Theodorakis, 93, was transported on February 26 to the private Iatriko Kentro clinic in a northern...