Re: Theodorakis passes away at 96
Posted by pete-g on September 2, 2021, 2:42 pm, in reply to "Theodorakis passes away at 96"
I remember being lucky enough to be in Athens for a free open-air concert given by Theodorakis on his return from exile after the colonels' military junta was overthrown. Together with Maria Farandouri and other brilliant musicians he gave an electrifying performance of the music he'd composed for the epic poem 'Canto General' written by his fellow Communist, the Chilean Pablo Neruda. |
It was an unforgettable night bristling with revolutionary fervour - a reminder that there are people who can move mountains, and that those with unwavering principles like his are the ones who count.