Celebrated Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, best known for composing the film scores for Zorba the Greek, Z, and Serpico, died in Athens on Thursday 2 September, he was 96.
Theodorakis composed over 1,000 works throughout his career, including seven symphonies, four operas, ballets and more than 1,000 songs.
On Monday 13 September Ross Hayes presented A Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis, programmed by Paul Cooke, a one-hour special celebrating the life and work of Mikis Theodorakis.
Stream on demand
Theodorakis, M. Cretan Concertino (2005, arr. Y. Samprovalakis). Theodore Kerkezos, sax; Thessaloniki State SO/Myron Michailidis.
Naxos 8.557992 [10:44]
Theodorakis, M. A day in May; The train leaves at eight; I gave you rose-water to drink. Agnes Baltsa, mezz; Kostas Papadopoulos, bouzouki; Athens Experimental O/Stavros Xarhakos.
DG 419 236-2 [13:42]
Theodorakis, M. Four Epitafios (c1939). John Williams, gui.
Sony SMK 62266 [08:10]
Theodorakis, M. Adagio for solo flute, string orchestra and percussion (1964). Kenneth Smith, fl; Philharmonia O/Charles Dutoit.
Decca 475 6130 [03:48]
Theodorakis, M. Excerpts from Zorbas suite-ballet. Ioanna Forti, sop; Montreal Symphony Choir and O/Charles Dutoit.
Decca 475 6130 [15:20]