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Manos Hatzidakis: The Composer Who Shaped Greek Music

Along with Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis was Greece's greatest composer and his music was the soundtrack of 20th century Greece.

Greek Giant Mikis Theodorakis Featured in Oscars Memoriam 2022

Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has touched generations was featured in In the Memoriam video that was screened in the Oscars ceremony on Sunday. The In Memoriam segment is one of the Oscars’ most cherished...

The Most Famous Greek Person that Ever Lived

Who is the most famous Greek ever? This the perennial question that often occurs among Greeks, philhellenes and historians. Of course there is no one answer to this question. There are many famous Greeks who lived in the past 2,500...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who passed away on Thursday in Athens at 96, 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...

Yannis Ritsos: The Greatest Greek Poet of His Time

When Yannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Athens Half Marathon Returns; Dedicated to Mikis Theodorakis

The Athens Half Marathon returned to the city on Sunday after a two-year pause because of the pandemic, dedicated to the memory of Mikis Theodorakis

Greece Mourns at Funeral of Great Composer and Patriot Mikis Theodorakis

Late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose music came to define Greece and the Greek identity in the eyes of the world, was buried at the village of Galata in Crete on Thursday. Theodorakis' father and brother are also buried there. Earlier, thousands...

‘King of the Waltz’ André Rieu Bids Spectacular Farewell to Theodorakis

Known to millions around the world as the “King of the Waltz” André Rieu posted a tribute video to Mikis Theodorakis on Facebook that has exceeded 4 million views in a few days. “Thank you Mikis Theodorakis for your wonderful...

Thousands Pay Last Respects to Mikis Theodorakis

Thousands of Greeks on Wednesday paid their last respects to Mikis Theodorakis, the world renowned composer, who died last week in Athens. After lying in state for three days, his body was carried out of the chapel of St. Eleftherios...

Mikis Theodorakis’ Body Lies in State at Athens Cathedral

A crowd of people started to gather outside the chapel of the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday, to pay their respects to the late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose body was brought to the chapel at 15:00 on Monday afternoon...