Theodorakis: Electra; Antigone; Medea

Release Date: 3/6/2001
Label: Intuition
Catalog Number: INT 33112
Conductor: Mikis Theodorakis
Number of Discs: 8

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Mikis Theodorakis was born on the Greek island of Khios in the Aegean Sea on 29 July 1925. He grew up with Greek folk music and was early influenced by the Byzantine liturgy. Even as a child, he decided to become a composer. Theodorakis' life has been characterized by his political commitment to the Greek people and their freedom, by persecution and struggle for survival. His activities as resistance fighter during the occupation of Greece by German, Bulgarian and Italian troops led to his arrest and torture in 1943. The Civil War of 1947-49 to him meant being tortured again and finally banished to the penal colonies of Ikaria and Makronissos, where he barely survived. In 2000 Mikis Theodorakis was proposed as nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize with great support of not only the Greek population and was shortlisted by the Nobel Committee. For his artistic oeuvre in the field of film music he has been awarded the Erich Wolfgang Korngold Prize at the International Film Music Biennial in Bonn in 2002. In November 2005 Theodorakis has been awarded the UNESCO prize for arts and music in Aachen/Germany.
Works on This Recording
1. Electra by Mikis Theodorakis
Performer: Wladimir Feljaer (Voice), Peter Migunow (Voice), Evgeni Witshnewski (Voice), Demila Titarenko (Voice), Galina Dolbonos (Mezzo Soprano), Daria Rybakova (Voice), Sergei Leonwitch (Voice)
Conductor: Mikis Theodorakis
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992-1993 ; Greece
Conductor: Mikis Theodorakis
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988-1990 ; Greece
3. Antigone by Mikis Theodorakis
Performer: Leonid Repin (Voice), Irina Liogkaja (Voice), Evgeni Witshnewski (Voice), Peter Migunow (Voice), Demila Titarenko (Voice), Juri Kovalenko (Voice), Juri Worobiow (Voice), Wladimir Feljaer (Voice)
Conductor: Mikis Theodorakis
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; Greece
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