MIKIS THEODORAKIS. FINDING GREECE IN HIS MUSIC
- Έκδοση: 2010
- Σχήμα: 22X22
- Σελίδες: 152
- ISBN: 978-960-8386-98-3
The book interrogates the construction of modern Greek identity in Theodorakisʼ music. After examining the composerʼs musical and political life in connection with Greeceʼs modern history and culture, the author focuses on characteristic works of varying genres
− from Axion Esti and The Song of the Dead Brother to Lysistrata– discussing Theodorakisʼ unique re-interpretation of modern Greek identity through them, and concludes with the phenomenon of Zorba as the all-encompassing representation of the modern Greek.
In the words of Cornell University professor Gail Holst-Warhaft, this book “is an important contribution to the understanding of Theodorakisʼ music, a subject which has been largely neglected by musicologists in his own country, and which deserves to be better known in all its brilliance and abundance by music lovers all over the world.”