Mary Linda: Margarita-Margaro ~ Μαργαρίτα-Μαργαρώ

Music and lyrics by: Mikis Theodorakis This song is Mikis Theodorakis’s loving tribute to his daughter Margarita. Margarita, Margaro! Little dove in the sky, In your two eyes I see heaven I see the twinkling of the stars. Your mother she is crazy She’s locked you in, you’re on your own. When I want to […]

Mary Linda: Απαγωγή -“Sweet” Abduction

Απαγωγή – Apagogi- (“Sweet” Abduction) Very freely translated into English by zeena61 From down at Galata, my love, From there a boat I’ll take, On south wind, dearest heart, I’ll come For Athens I will make. And at dusk to you I’ll come Into your garden there I’ll roses cut and from the sky I’ll […]

Mary Linda: MYRTIA – ΜΥΡΤΙΑ

Myrtia – Μυρτιά In September 1960 in Athens, Nikos Gatsos met Myrtia (Myrto – Μυρτώ), the wife of Mikis Theodorakis. Nikos Gatsos wrote these lyrics that Mikis then set to music. In my mind’s eye the sea And a garden, a celestial garden, As I climbed onwards To the upper village. At the windows wide […]

MikrouVoria.mp4

Synchronized translation of Tou Mikrou Voria, verses by Odysseas Elytis, music by Mikis Theodorakis, performance by Maria Farantouri. slight revision at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2wZ0EJNqOo The translation was done with help from those by Carson and Sarres (2004) The Collected Poems of Odysseas Elytis, and zeena61 on youtube, and help and advice from Mixalopoulos and catherini on the […]

Maria Farantouri: To the little North Wind …~Του μικρού Βοριά …

Odysseas Elytis (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης) (November 2, 1911—March 18, 1996) is a legendary Greek poet,regarded as one of the most important representatives of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 the Nobel Prize in Literature was bestowed on him. Of the little north wind – Tou mikrou voria Music: Mikis Theodorakis I told […]

Dalaras – Mana mou kai Panagia (live, 2001)

Composer: Mikis Theodorakis / Lyrics: Tasos Livaditis. Part of a concert held in the ancient theater of Delphi (June, 2001), on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Dalaras and American jazz singer Jocelyn B. Smith, accompanied by the Ossipov Russian Orchestra, performed songs of Theodorakis (mostly) and […]

Dalaras – To tragoudi tis xenitias (live, 2001)

Composer: Mikis Theodorakis / Lyrics: Errikos Thalassinos. Part of a concert held in the ancient theater of Delphi (June, 2001), on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Dalaras and American jazz singer Jocelyn B. Smith, accompanied by the Ossipov Russian Orchestra, performed songs of Theodorakis (mostly) and […]

Dalaras, Jocelyn B. Smith – O Kaimos (live, 2001)

Composer: Mikis Theodorakis / Lyrics: Dimitris Hristodoulou. Part of a concert held in the ancient theater of Delphi (June, 2001), on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Dalaras and American jazz singer Jocelyn B. Smith, accompanied by the Ossipov Russian Orchestra, performed songs of Theodorakis (mostly) and […]

Theodorakis-Bithikotsis: Denial – Άρνηση !

This poem is by George Seferis, (Γιώργος Σεφέρης) (1900 – 1971). He was a Greek poet, essayist, and diplomat who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. Seferis is considered to be the most distinguished Greek poet of the pre-war generation of the 1930s. In his work Seferis combined the language of everyday speech […]

Bithikotsis, Theodorakis – Ena to helidoni (1977)

Live at Lycabetus Theater. Part of Theodorakis’ excellent “Axion Esti”, which is based on the Nobel winning poem of Odysseas Elytis.