Theodorakis, Mikis

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Name
Theodorakis, Mikis Gender: M
Theodorakis, Michalis
born on 29 July 1925
Place Chios, Greece, 38n22, 26e08
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Mikis Theodorakis
photo: Guy Wagner, license gfdl

Biography

Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.

He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). He composed the "Mauthausen Trilogy" also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen", which has been described as the "most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust" and possibly his best work. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer. He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.

Politically, he is associated with the left because of his long-standing ties to the Communist Party of Greece. He was an MP for the KKE from 1981-90. Nevertheless, in 1989 he ran as an independent candidate within the centre-right New Democracy party, in order for the country to emerge from the political crisis that had been created due to the numerous scandals of the government of Andreas Papandreou, and helped establish a large coalition between conservatives, socialists and leftists. In 1990 he was elected to the parliament (as in 1964 and 1981), became a government minister under Constantine Mitsotakis, and fought against drugs and terrorism and for culture, education and better relations between Greece and Turkey. He continued to speak out in favor of left-liberal causes, Greek–Turkish–Cypriot relations, and against the War in Iraq. He has consistently opposed oppressive regimes and was a key voice against the 1967–74 Greek junta, which imprisoned him and banned his songs.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 03.12.24 EET Asc 9Can20'

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Lenin Peace Prize)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession