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Mikis Theodorakis 1925–2021

On the death of the composer Mikis Theodorakis – “I composed knowing that one can overcome the limits of human existence only through imagination, inspiration and intuition.” Diversely inspired and inspiring, composer Mikis Theodorakis became an artistic and political folk hero, the sonic synonym of Greece. From his political songs, his megahit, the film music for “Alexis Zorba”, but also the countless operas, symphonies, choral works, etc., it is clear how diverse forms his artistic ideas could take. For more than three decades we have had a close collaboration with the composer, which has resulted in countless recordings. At the age of 96, Mikis Theodorakis died yesterday, September 2, 2021 in Athens. His music remains and there are still many surprises to discover in it.

Mikis Theodorakis: An obituary