Mikis Theodorakis Werkverzeichnis / Catalogue of Works

Mikis Theodorakis Werkverzeichnis
von Asteris Kutulas

Zwischen 1991 und 1997 beschäftigte ich mich systematisch mit der Niederschrift des Werkverzeichnisses von Mikis Theodorakis und fasste die Ergebnisse in einem „Handbuch“ zusammen (erschienen 1998 beim Livanis-Verlag in Athen), das einen ersten umfassenden Überblick über das kompositorische Schaffen des griechischen Komponisten gab. Ich wollte ein praktisches und informatives Nachschlagewerk all jenen zur Verfügung stellen, die sich für den Werdegang eines Künstlers interessieren, der zweifellos „nationales Kapital“ für Griechenland darstellt: Zum einen wurde eine ganze Generation, ja in gewisser Weise die gesamte griechische Gesellschaft der sechziger und siebziger Jahre von der Musik und dem Wirken dieses Komponisten tief geprägt; zum andern strahlt dieses Werk seit fast 50 Jahren in die internationale Musikkultur, mal stärker, mal schwächer.

Mit dem Begriff „Handbuch“ wollte ich auch von vornherein klarstellen, dass es sich hierbei nicht um ein „klassisches“ Werkverzeichnis handelt, das ich als Philologe zudem gar nicht hätte verfassen können. Ich wagte trotzdem diese Grenzüberschreitung, weil ich seit 1980 Theodorakis bei zahlreichen und unterschiedlichen Produktionen begleitet und dabei festgestellt habe, dass ein solches Handbuch unerlässlich ist. Und auch weil ich durch diese langjährige Zusammenarbeit wiederholt die Möglichkeit hatte, bis 1997 im Theodorakis-Archiv in Vrachati zu arbeiten.

Zum andern wollte ich mit diesem Werkverzeichnis dazu beitragen, den KOMPONISTEN Theodorakis deutlicher kenntlich zu machen bzw. neu entdecken zu helfen, geläutert von der alles überdeckenden und nivellierenden politischen Alltagspraxis in Griechenland. Ich teile absolut den Standpunkt, dass „Theodorakis“ unteilbar beides ist: Bürger und Musiker, Künstler und Zoon Politikon, oder anders und präziser ausgedrückt: „Komponist und die Frage, für wen komponiere ich“. Diese Frage zeitigt tatsächlich grundsätzliche Folgen für die musikalische Formensprache und die „Ästhetik“ des Komponierens. Ich habe mich natürlich und aus verständlichen Gründen in meinem Buch mit dem musikalischen Aspekt, also dem kompositorischen Schaffen von Theodorakis auseinandergesetzt.

Ausgangspunkt meiner Arbeit war 1991 eine von Mikis und Myrto Theodorakis aufgestellte Liste mit den Werken des Komponisten (Theodorakis-Liste). Diese Liste beinhaltete 120 Werkeinheiten. Von diesen habe ich etwa 15 nicht berücksichtigt, weil sie zwar auf Theodorakis-Musik beruhten, aber der Komponist selbst keinen Anteil an deren konkreten Ausarbeitung hatte (z.B. die Filmmusik „Z“ oder das Maurice Bejart Ballett „Mare Nostrum“). Sie sind in die Liste mit der verwendeten Theodorakis-Musik eingegangen. Weitere 14 Werkeinheiten waren einzelne Lieder und Hymnen, die in dem von mir erstellten Werkverzeichnis unter den Liedsammlungen [Verstreute Lieder I – V] zusammengefasst werden.

Bei der Arbeit stellte ich außerdem fest, dass etwa 40% der Werke auf der Theodorakis-Liste falsche Entstehungsangaben verzeichneten, da diese vom Komponisten aus dem Gedächtnis aufgeschrieben worden waren. Im Theodorakis-Archiv in Vrachati habe ich die über 60 Dossiers mit Theodorakis-Manuskripten gesichtet und alle Werke, die ich finden konnte, registriert. Ich entdeckte auf diese Weise eine Vielzahl von teils abgeschlossenen, teils angefangenen Werken, die Theodorakis darum nicht in seine Liste aufgenommen hatte, weil sie ihm nicht wichtig waren oder weil er sich an diese gar nicht erinnern konnte. So umfasste das 1997 publizierte Werkverzeichnis 312 Werkeinheiten, wobei in einigen Fällen mehrere Werkeinheiten dasselbe Werk betreffen, wenn unterschiedliche Fassungen existieren; zum anderen habe ich vor allem in den Frühwerken viele z.T. umfangreiche Kompositionen für Violine, Klavier und religiöse Gesänge unter zusammenfassenden Werkeinheiten subsumiert, sonst hätte das Werkverzeichnis leicht zu über 450 Werkeinheiten „ausufern“ können.

Ich musste auch feststellen, dass sich eine Vielzahl von Theodorakis-Werken im Archiv gar nicht mehr finden lassen. Oft hat nämlich Theodorakis seine Manuskripte für die jeweilige Produktion weggeben und sie nachher nicht wiederbekommen, oder er gab sie Musikern, die sie spielten oder auch nicht, jedenfalls gingen sie verloren oder sind jetzt nur schwer oder gar nicht mehr auffindbar.

Ein Aspekt, der beim Studium des Werkverzeichnisses auffällt, und der sowohl in der „Thematik“ als auch in Widmungen einiger Werke zum Ausdruck kommt, ist die große Rolle, die die eigene Biographie, die erlebte und zum großen Teil durchlittene Geschichte, in vielen Kompositionen spielt. Einige von ihnen sind den „lebenden Toten“ gewidmet, wie sich Theodorakis ausdrückt, also seinen in Krieg und Bürgerkrieg gefallenen Freunden. Dieser Thematik sind Werke wie die „Erste Sinfonie“, die „3. Suite“ und die „3. Sinfonie“ verpflichtet.

Ein übergreifendes „Thema“ für Theodorakis ist auch die griechische Geschichte und da vor allem die offenkundige Sehnsucht des Komponisten nach einer „Einheit des Volkes“. Das kommt zum Ausdruck in „Axion esti“, in den Zyklen „Epitaph“, „Das Lied des toten Bruders“, sowie in den Oratorien „Canto Olympico“, „Requiem“ usw. usf. Aber auch die innere Enttäuschung über den – oftmals archetypisch verfremdeten – Verrat unter der Linken verarbeitet Theodorakis in extraordinärer Weise in Werken wie „Andreas Lieder“, „Im Belagerungszustand“, „Sonne und Zeit“, „Balladen“, „Sadduzäerpassion“.

Und dass sich die Textsammlung der Autoren, deren Arbeiten Theodorakis vertonte, wie eine Anthologie der besten griechischen Lyrik dieses Jahrhunderts liest, ist wohl allen bewusst, aber es lohnt, nicht nur darauf noch mal hinzuweisen, sondern auch festzuhalten, dass Theodorakis der erste ist, der die griechische Poesie programmatisch und sehr bewusst als Mittel der geistigen Emanzipation benutzt und darüber hinaus weltweit bekannt gemacht hat.

Liest man sich die diversen Musik-Kritiken zu seinen Kompositionen seit 1950 durch, fällt auf, dass es zwischen 1950 und 1963 eine „natürliche“ und ununterbrochene Beziehung zwischen dem (sinfonischen) Theodorakis-Werk und den griechischen/europäischen Musik-Kritikern existierte, die dann 1962-63 plötzlich abbricht und das, weil Theodorakis eigentlich nur bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt vorrangig als KOMPONIST wahrgenommen und als solcher rezensiert wurde. Seine aktive Teilnahme in der Politik ab 1963 (Parlament, Lambrakis-Jugendbewegung), das Verbot seiner Musik 1967 durch die Junta, seine Verhaftung und sein Engagement innerhalb der europäischen Linken führten zu einer Verschiebung der Rezeption und zu einer in gewisser Weise „Auslöschung“ des Komponisten Theodorakis im Bewusstsein der Musikwelt. Dazu trugen auch die Jahre nach 1974 bei, in denen Theodorakis vor allem als politische Persönlichkeit in Erscheinung trat, so dass er tatsächlich fast 17 Jahre lang – zwischen der Veröffentlichung von „Axion esti“ 1964 und der Vorstellung der integralen Fassung von „Canto General“ 1981 – nicht mehr in der internationalen Musikwelt mit größeren neuen Werken in Erscheinung getreten war (von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen). Aber auch Theodorakis selbst ignorierte seine Sinfonik von vor 1960 und konzentrierte sich auf sein Liedschaffen und die von ihm als „Metasinfonik“ apostrophierten Werke. Erst seit 1980 gab es eine Rückbesinnung des Komponisten auf die sinfonische Form, einen Rückgriff auf das musikalische Material der fünfziger Jahre, die in die Beschäftigung des Komponisten mit der Oper mündete, die er allerdings „lyrische Tragödie“ nannte. 2001 beendete er seine Operntetralogie „Medea“ – „Elektra“ – „Antigone“ – „Lysistrate“.

© Asteris Kutulas, 1998/2010

[auf griech.:] Asteris Koutoulas, Der Komponist Mikis Theodorakis. Texte – Werkverzeichnis – Kritiken (1937-1996), Livanis Verlag, Athen 1998

[auf griech.:] Asteris Koutoulas, Der Komponist Mikis Theodorakis. CD-ROM, Livanis Verlag, Athen 1999

Mikis Theodorakis Werkverzeichnis von Asteris Kutulas
Die Musik-Galaxie des Mikis Theodorakis (gezeichnet von ihm selbst für die erste Auflage des Werkverzeichnisses 1997)

Zum Werkverzeichnis

Die wichtigste Arbeit an diesem Werkverzeichnis bestand in der richtigen Datierung und damit auch Nummerierung der Theodorakis-Werke. Da die Nummerierung auf ganz bestimmten – und zum Teil subjektiven – Kriterien beruht, möchte ich diese im folgenden kurz erläutern. Die Subjektivität meiner Kriterien bedeutet aber auch, daß die von mir vorgeschlagene Nummerierung eine von vielen möglichen ist, weshalb ich sie der Ordnung halber als AST-Nummerierung bezeichne. Hier nun meine Kriterien, die ich als Grundlage für das vorliegende Werkverzeichnis verwendet habe:

1. Datierung: Grundlegendes Ordnungsprinzip dieses Werkverzeichnisses ist die Chronologie. Im Hauptteil des Buches sind die Werke von Theodorakis in der Reihenfolge ihrer Entstehung aufgeführt. Dabei erscheinen Kompositionen, deren Entstehungszeit belegt ist, vor solchen, deren Datierung nicht gesichert ist (19…?), und diese wiederum vor den Werken, für die eine Datierung nur ungefähr angegeben werden kann (um 19…). Bei gleicher Datierung sind die einzelnen Werke nach Gattungen geordnet (Orchesterwerke, Oratorien, Kammermusik, Theatermusik, Ballette, Filmmusik, Mehrstimmige Gesänge, Kirchenmusik, Lieder), es sei denn der Komponist konnte sich der Reihenfolge ihrer Entstehung genau erinnern (wie im Falle des Jahres 1955). Ausschlaggebend bei Kompositionen, deren Entstehung sich über mehrere Jahre hinzog, ist deren Beginn. Davon ausgenommen sind Liedzyklen, bei denen von Ausschlag ist, wann der Komponist sie als solche zusammenfügte, auch wenn das eine oder andere früher oder später entstandene Lied letztendlich in den Zyklus Eingang fand. Wenn als einzige Datierung eines Werks nur das Datum seiner Fertigstellung am Schluß einer Komposition vorliegt, dann wird diese als alleiniges Datierungsmerkmal übernommen.

Etwa 80 Werkeinheiten sind entweder nicht datiert oder existieren überhaupt nicht im Archiv, was ein riesiges Problem für die Datierung und damit Nummerierung bedeutete. In diesen Fällen mußte ich eigenständig und in gewisser Weise „willkürlich“ entscheiden. Ich mußte andere Anhaltspunkte für die Datierung finden, wobei ich um ihre Fragwürdigkeit weiß und darum versucht habe, sie mit anderen – im folgenden kurz skizzierten – Informationen zu kreuzen:

  • Aussagen von Theodorakis (historische Interviews in diversen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften, Anhaltspunkte aus seiner Autobiographie, dem Chreos und alle anderen Büchern mit entsprechenden Informationen, Zeitungsartikel, eigene Tonbandinterviews, die ich mit ihm zu konkreten Werken führte)
  • Das Datum der jeweiligen Uraufführung eines Werks gab mir insofern einen Ansatzpunkt, als daß, wenn das Werk im selben Jahr wie die Uraufführung entstanden war, ich eine monatliche Eingrenzung hatte.
  • Zeitungsartikel über Theodorakis sowie über Aufführungen seiner Werke, die oftmals Informationen über in Arbeit befindlichen Theodorakis-Kompositionen beinhalteten.
  • Texte auf Plattencovern und auf CD-Booklets, die manchmal Aussagen zur Entstehungsgeschichte des jeweiligen Werks enthielten.

2. Nummerierung: Meine Nummerierung (AST) folgt streng der durch die Datierung festgelegten chronologischen Reihenfolge. Verschiedene Fassungen einer Komposition erhalten, wenn sie sich in der Besetzung unterscheiden, verschiedene Nummern entsprechend ihrer chronologischen Reihenfolge. Für dieses Buch habe ich Mikis Theodorakis gebeten, Opuszahlen für seine Werke festzulegen, die hier zum ersten Mal mit verbindlicher Nummerierung veröffentlicht werden. Damit wird deutlich, welche Kompositionen für Theodorakis wichtig sind und welche er „verwirft“, also den eigenen musikalischen Kriterien nicht standhalten. (So ist charakteristisch, daß kein einziger Film eine Opuszahl erhält.) 

Ein Problem für die Nummerierung stellten die vielen verstreuten Einzellieder dar. Ich faßte sie unter fünf Zyklen [Verstreute Lieder I – V] zusammen, was die Möglichkeit eröffnet, alle von mir eventuell noch nicht entdeckten Lieder darunter zu subsumieren. Nicht zu verwechseln sind diese [Verstreuten Lieder I – V] von der autorisierten Liedsammlung „Verstreute Lieder“, die von Theodorakis sogar mit einer Opuszahl versehen worden sind.

3. Fragmente mehrsätziger Werke erhalten den beabsichtigten Gesamttitel. Als Fragment wird ein Komposition dann bezeichnet, wenn sie von Theodorakis nicht vollständig ausgeführt ist. Sind hingegen nur einzelne Stimmen entworfen oder nur der Beginn der Komposition skizziert, dann gilt sie als Skizze

4. Erste Aufführung: in der Regel die erste öffentliche Aufführung eines Werkes. So gilt beispielsweise für fast sämtliche Frühwerke bis 1944 (Lieder, Stücke für Mundharmonika, Violine und Klavier), dass sie im Familien- und Freundeskreis aufgeführt bzw. gesungen wurden, was ich im Werkverzeichnis selbst nicht berücksichtigen konnte. Ebenso gilt grundsätzlich für alle Liederzyklen, auch wenn kein genaues Datum angegeben wurde, dass sie – meist im Entstehungsjahr – aufgeführt wurden.

5. First Recording: Ich gebe nur die jeweils erste erfolgte Platten- bzw. CD-Veröffentlichung an. In einigen Fällen gebe ich mehrere Versionen an, wenn es sich um unterschiedliche Fassungen oder um sehr unterschiedliche Interpretationsmuster handelt.

6. OPUS-Zahlen (anerkannte Werke): Ich habe Mikis Theodorakis gebeten, den 341 Werk-Einheiten Opus-Zahlen zuzuweisen. An diese 341 gelisteten Werk-Einheiten vergab er nur 141 Opus-Zahlen. Das heißt, dass er selbst nur ein Drittel seiner Kompositionen als seinen Kriterien genügende Werke ansieht – eine sehr interessante Feststellung. Bemerkenswert dabei ist, dass er z.B. keiner seiner 33 Film-Musiken eine Opus-Zahl gab, nicht mal der Musik zum „Zorbas“-Film! 2010, ein paar Monate vor dem Tod von Michalis Cacojannis (dem Regisseur des „Zorbas“-Films) hatte ich die Möglichkeit, ein gemeinsames Interview mit Cacojannis und Theodorakis filmisch festzuhalten. Während dieses Gesprächs definierte Theodorakis die Aufgabe des Film-Komponisten so, dass dieser vor allem den Wünschen des Regisseurs bis ins Detail zu folgen und den Bildern des Films zu dienen habe. Das ist offensichtlich der Grund dafür, dass Mikis – obwohl er zum Teil sehr gern für Filme komponiert hat – diese Arbeit nicht als eigenständige Kompositionsform akzeptieren konnte. Jedenfalls nicht für sich selbst.

© Asteris Kutulas

Mikis Theodorakis von Asteris Kutulas
Mikis dirigierend (Photo by © Asti Music)

Die hier folgend publizierte englische Übersetzung enthält nur Basisinformationen der in Buchform veröffentlichten vollständigen Fassung des Werkverzeichnisses. Darin werden auch 1. die Dauer der Werke notiert, 2. die Sätze bzw. Teile bzw. Lieder der einzelnen Werkeinheiten mit zugeordnetem Entstehungsdatum und evt. Textautor sowie 3. die Interpreten der Uraufführungen als auch der ersten Aufnahmen u.v.a.m. angegeben. (Ausserdem möchte ich festhalten, dass dies ein work in progress ist … so dass eventuelle Fehler ständig berichtigt und Zusätze ständig eingefügt werden.) A.K., Januar 2020

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Asteris Kutulas
MIKIS THEODORAKIS: CATALOGUE OF WORKS

English version prepared by Gail Holst-Warhaft
 
*AST numbers refer to the original catalogue of Theodorakis’s works (1935-2010) compiled in Greek by Asteris Kutulas
 
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AST 1
[FIRST MUSICAL NOTEBOOK]
„Collection of songs composed by Mich. G. Theodorakis“
Songs
2 Romances for harmonica
Patras, 1937
 
AST 2
[SECOND MUSICAL NOTEBOOK]
Songs
„In two parts: Four songs about religion and homeland. Eight songs concerned with nature and life.“
Poems by Michalis Stassinopoulos, Georgios Drossinis, Martzounis, Kostis Palamas, A. Valaoritis, Sp. Damiratos
12 songs
Patras, 1937-8
First performance (selections): Athens, 1993
 
Opus 1 
AST 3
SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLDER CHILDREN (TRAGOUDIA GIA PAIDAKIA KE PAIDIA)
Songs
Poems by Kostis Palamas (5), Michalis Stassinopoulos (2), Georgia Deliyannis, Georgios Drosinis, Odysseas Elytis, Aristotelis Valaoritis, Dionysios Solomos (2), Metastasio (Solomos), Charis Sakellarios, Angelos Vlachos, Grigoris Konstantinopoulos (2), Lorentzos Mavilis, Kostas Hatzopoulos, Aristotelis Valaoritis, Fotis Angoules, P. Granitis, Vassilis Rotas (3), Alekos Fotiadis, Nikos Maragoudiakis (3), Antigone Metaxas & Mikis Theodorakis
35 songs
Patras and elsewhere, 1937-1952
First performance (selections): Athens, 1994
First recording: POLYGRAM, 1994
 
AST 4
[THIRD MUSICAL NOTEBOOK]
Songs
„Musical compositions by M.G. Theodorakis – 3rd form high school student“
Poems by Aristotelis Valaoritis (3), Georgios Drosinis (3), Georgia Deliyannis, T. Trofonopoulou, Kostis Palamas, Ap. Kalogira & Mikis Theodorakis (2)
21 songs
Pyrgos, Patras, Tripolis, 1939-40
First performance (selections): Athens, 1993
First recording: POLYGRAM, 1994
 
AST 5
[SMALL PIECES FOR VIOLIN] (including sketches)
Violin
19 pieces
Pyrgos and Tripolis, 1939-43
 
AST 6
[DISPERSED SONGS, 1939-1958] (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)
[Anthology no. 1]
Songs
Poems by Kostis Palamas (3), Dionysos Solomos (7), Yorgos Kouloukis (2), Kostas Hatzopoulos (2), Aristotelis Valaoritis, Heinrich Heine, Ioannis Gryparis (2), Labros Porfyras, Angelos Vlachos, A. Klias, Fotis Angoules, Sofia Mavroidis-Papadakis, Kostas Kalatzis, William Shakespeare, Nikos Maragoudiakis (2), Michalis Katsaros, Antigone Metaxas (2) & Mikis Theodorakis (12)
Voice and piano
85 songs
Pyrgos, Troplis, Athens, Ikaria, Makronissos, 1939-58
First recording (selections): Athens, 1993
 
Opus 2
AST 7
SONGS OF EXILE 1 (TIS EXORIAS A’)
Song Cycle
Poems by Panos Lampsidis & Mikis Theodorakis (2)
3 songs
Pyrgos, Ikaria, 1939-1948
First recording: MINOS, 1976
 
AST 8
ECCLESIASTICAL CANTATAS (including sketches)
Choral – Ecclesiastical
23 pieces
Tripolis, 1940-43
First performance: 1942-43 Church of St. Barbara, Tripolis (selections)
First recording: MINOS, 1978 (selections)
 
AST 9
[SMALL PIECES FOR PIANO] (including sketches)
Piano solo
23 pieces
Tripolis and Athens, 1940-43
 
AST 10
HYMN TO GOD [unfinished]
Choral
[Also exists with the titles: THE LORD and GOD]
For four-part chorus, harmonic accompaniment
First performance: Tripolis, 1942
 
AST 11
SONATINA FOR PIANO
Piano solo
„Dedicated to Dora Apostolakou“
3 movements
Tripolis, 1942 – Athens, 1943
First performance: Tripolis, 1942
 
AST 12
RECOLLECTIONS (ANAMNISIS)
Piano solo
„Work for piano dedicated to my poet friend George Kouloukis“
5 pieces
Tripolis, 1942
 
AST 13
SORROWFUL NATURE (THLIMMENI PHYSI)
Song Cycle
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
For voice and piano
Tripolis, circa 1942
 (lost)
 
AST 14
CHORAL PIECES (CHORODIAKA)
Choral
Poems by Angelos Vlachos, Dionysos Solomos, Ioannis Gryparis & Mikis Theodorakis
For mixed and all-male choir
5 pieces
Tripolis, Athens, 1942-46
[arrangement for mixed choir (1976) = AST 229]
 
Opus 3
AST 15
TROPARION KASSIANIS
Choral – Ecclesiastical
For four-part male choir
[arrangement for mixed choir (1983) = AST 257]
Tripolis, 1943
First performance: Church of St. Barbara, Tripolis, 1943
First recording: MINOS, 1978
 
AST 16
SYMPHONY NO. 1
Symphonic
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
For narrator, double string orchestra and four-part mixed choir
9 parts
Tripolis, Athens, 1943-45
 
AST 17
FANTASY (FANTASIA)
Piano Solo
„In the style of Beethoven On a theme from the 5th Symphony“
Athens, 1943-44
 
AST 18
HYMN [incomplete]
Choral
For string orchestra and four-part mixed choir
3 parts
Athens, 1944
 
AST 19
FIVE SAILORS (PENTE NAFTES)
Song Cycle
Poems by Photis Angoules & Mikis Theodorakis (2)
For Voice and Piano
3 songs
Athens, 1944-45
[New arrangement (1957) = AST 107]
First performance: Athens, 1945
 
AST 20
LITTLE SYMPHONY (MIKRI SYMPHONIA)
Symphonic
For string orchestra
3 movements
Athens, 1945
(Inspired by Prometheus Bound)
 
Opus 4
AST 21
EXERCISE (ASKISI)
(Study for Two Violins)
Chamber Music
„On a free development of a theme for two violins“
7 movements
Athens, 1945
First performance: Athens, 1945
 
AST 22
ANDANTE [sketch]
Chamber Music
For cello and piano
Athens, 1945
 
AST 23
ELEGY I
Chamber Music
For cello and piano
Athens, 1945
 
AST 24
ELEGY II
Chamber Music
Athens, 1945
„On the Death of the Freedom-Fighter“
For violin and piano
3 movements
First performance: Athens, 1945
 
AST 25
THE CEMETERY (TO KIMITIRIO)
Symphonic
Poem by Dionysios Solomos
For choir and string orchestra
Athens, 1945
[Arrangement for string quartet (1946) = AST 30]
[Arrangement for small orchestra and choir (1949-50, incomplete) = AST 60]
First performance: Athens, 1945
 
AST 26
THEATRICAL SONGS [incomplete]
Music for Theatre
Poem by Vassilis Rotas
For chorus, oboe or cor anglais, flute, two cellos and percussion
7 parts
Athens, 1945
 
AST 27
FOUR PIECES FOR DECEMBER
Chamber Music
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
Athens, 1945
[Arrangement for string orchestra (1946) = AST 34]
First performance: 1946
 
AST 28
STRING QUARTET
Chamber Music
4 movements
Athens, 1946
 
AST 29
DUET [sketch]
Chamber Music
For two violins
Athens, 1946
 
AST 30
THE CEMETERY
Chamber Music
„To Argyris Kounadis“
5 movements
Athens, 1946
Arrangement for string quartet [see AST 25 & AST 60]
First performance: Athens, 1946
 
AST 31
LOVE AND DEATH
Song Cycle
„Four songs for Myrto“
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis (2) & Lorentzos Mavilis (2)
For voice and piano
4 songs
Athens, 1946-48
[Arranged for voice and string orchestra (1955) = AST 94]
[Arranged for choir (nos 1 & 2, 1983) = AST 261]
[Arranged for 8-voice choir (no. 3, 1983) = AST 262]
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
AST 32
PROMETHEUS BOUND
Symphonic
Athens, 1946
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
Opus 5
AST 33
MARGARITA
Symphonic
„Symphonic poem“
Poem by Nikoforos Vrettakos
For symphony orchestra, choir and recitation
4 movements
Athens, 1946
[Transcription for piano = AST 39]
First performance: Athens, 1977
 
AST 34
FOUR PIECES FOR DECEMBER
Symphonic
Arrangement for string orchestra
Athens, 1946
[see AST 27]
 
AST 35
THE FEAST OF ASI-GONIA
Symphonic
„Cretan Piece“
For string orchestra
3 movements
Athens, 1946
[„Symphonic Scherzo“ – arrangement for large orchestra (1947) = AST 38]
[Transcription for piano – four hands (sketch) = AST 48]
 
AST 36
[SYMPHONIC WORK]
Symphonic
For large orchestra
Athens, 1946-7
 
AST 37
PASSACAGLIA (Adagio)
Chamber Music
For violin and piano
Athens, 1946 (?)
 
AST 38
THE FEAST OF ASI-GONIA [Sketch]
Chamber Music
Transcription for piano four-hands
1946 (?)
[See AST 35 and AST 48]
 
AST 39
MARGARITA
Piano Solo
Arrangement for piano
1946 (?)
 
AST 40
CHILDISH DREAM (PAIDIKO ONIRO)
Piano Solo
For piano
Athens, 1947
 
Opus 6
AST 41
TRIO
Chamber Music
For violin, cello and piano
„Dedicated to Tatsi Apostolidi“
4 movements
Athens, 1947
[Transcription for wind orchestra = AST 45 and AST 46]
First performance: Athens, 1952
First recording: MOTIVO, 1986
 
Opus 7
AST 42
SEXTET
Chamber Music
For piano, flute and string quartet
[Title in original sketches: „SYMPHONY“]
3 movements
Ikaria and Athens, 1947
First performance: Athens, 1952
As „SYMPHONIETTA“: Melbourne (Australia), 1995
 
AST 43
THEMES AND CYCLES (THEMATA KE KYKLI)
Symphonic
For large orchestra
Athens, Makronissos, Athens Military Hospital, 1947-9
 
Opus 8
AST 44
PRELUDES (PRELUDIA)
Piano Solo
For Piano
11 Preludes
Athens, 1947
First performance: Athens, 1952
First recording: PHILIPS 1985
 
AST 45 
SUITE FOR WINDS AND PIANO
(Allegro Vivace)
Sketch
Ikaria, Summer 1947
 
Opus 9
AST 46
SUITE FOR PIANO, WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Ikaria, 1947
 
Opus 10
AST 47
(GREEK) CARNIVAL (ELLINIKI APOKRIA)
Ballet suite for orchestra
August, 1947 – 12.5.1953
First performance: Athens 15.11.53, KOA, Conducted by Andreas Paridis
First Ballet performance: 14.3.54, State Opera Rome, Greek Chorodrama
Choreography: Rallou Manou
[See „Le Feu aux Poudres“ = AST 117]
[See „Zorba il Greco“ = AST 281]
First recording: EDA, 1964
Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra
 
Opus 11
AST 48
THE FEAST OF ASI-GONIA
Symphonic
„SCHERZO SYMPHONICO“ –
Arranged for large orchestra
Athens, 1947
[See AST 35 and AST 38]
First performance: Athens, 1950
 
Opus 12
AST 49
SYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS
Symphonic
„For Philoctetes Economides. My revered and beloved teacher“
Athens and Ikaria, 1947-48
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
AST 50 
OEDIPUS TYRANNUS
Symphonic
Ode for string orchestra – First version
Athens, 1948
[„Final version“ 1956-58 = AST 103]
 
AST 51
SPRING (ANIXI)
Chamber Music
For string orchestra
Athens, 1948
 
AST 52 
„INTRODUCTION“ („ISAGOGI“)
Symphonic
For symphony orchestra
Ikaria, 1948
 
Opus 13
AST 53 
ELEGY AND THRINOS FOR VASSILIS ZANNOS
Symphonic
For large symphony orchestra
Ikaria, Makronissos, Alexandroupolis and Chania, 1948-51
First performance: Makronissos (Adaptation for mandolin and guitars)
Athens, 1952 (Orchestral version)
 
Opus 14
AST 54 
FIRST SYMPHONY
Symphonic
For large orchestra
Ikaria, Makronisson, Chania, Athens, 1948-53
3 movements
First performance: Athens, 1955
First recording: DELTA, 1972
Second Recording: INTUITION/WERGO/WERGO, 1996 (Conducted by Mikis Theodorakis)
 
AST 55 
STUDY FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO
Chamber Music
Ikaria, 1948
 
AST 56 
MAYPOLE (GAÏTANAKI) [sketch]
(poco allegro)
Piano Solo
Small suite for piano
Ikaria, 1948
 
AST 57 
PRELUDE – STRUMMING – DANCE (PRELUDIO – PENIA – CHOROS)
Symphonic
For string orchestra, celeste, triangle and two tympanum
Ikaria, 1948-9
[Arrangement for piano – four hands (1950) = AST 63]
First performance: 1950 (?), Athens
 
AST 58 
STUDY FOR STRINGS
Chamber Music
For two violiins and ‘cello
Ikaria, 1949
 
AST 59 
TENT E 5 – YARD D (SKINI E 5 – KLOVOS D) [sketch]
(Andante espressivo – in two slow movements)
Symphonic
For symphony orchestra
Makronissos, 1949
 
AST 60 
THE CEMETERY [unfinished]
Symphonic
Poem by Dionysios Solomos
Arrangement for small orchestra and chorus
3 movements
Ikaria and Thessaloniki, 1950
[See AST 25 and AST 30]
 
Opus 15
AST 61 
SUITE No. 1
Symphonic
For piano and orchestra
5 movements
Crete and Paris, 1949-55
First performance: Athens, 1957
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1963
 
AST 62
FIVE SOLDIERS (PENTE STRATIOTES)
Symphonic
„Symphonic Poem“
For voice and orchestra
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
Athens, 1950
[Arrangement for voice and piano (1957) = AST 106]
[Arrangement for baritone, male choir and orchestra as SUITE No. 4 (1958) = AST 115]
 
AST 63
PRELUDE – STRUMMING – DANCE
Piano Solo
Arrangement for piano – four hands
Athens (?), 1950 (?)
[See AST 57]
 
AST 64
THE EAGLE (O AETOS) [unfinished]
Symphonic
Crete, 1951 (?)
 
AST 65
FOLK THEMES (DIMOTIKA THEMATA) [sketches]
Songs
4 Folk songs
Athens and Chania (?), 1950 (?)
 
AST 66
FIVE CRETAN SONGS
Symphonic
Lyrics: Folksongs
For solo violin, choir and string orchestra
Chania, 1951
First performance: Crete, 1951
 
AST 67 
SYRTOS DANCE FROM CHANIA (SYRTOS CHANIOTIKOS)
(Allegro Vivace)
Symphonic
For piano and orchestra
[Arrangement for piano and percussion (1952) = AST 70]
Chania, 1952
First performance: Crete, 1951
 
AST 68
LAMBROS [melodic sketches for opera]
Songs
Lyrics by Dionysios Solomos
4 songs
Athens, 1951
 
AST 69 
CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA („Helicon“) [fragment]
Symphonic
Athens, 1952
 
Opus 16
AST 70 
SYRTOS DANCE FROM CHANIA (Allegro Vivace)
Chamber Music
„For Michailis Katsaros“
Athens, 1952
Arrangement for piano and percussion
[Arrangement for piano and orchestra (1952) = AST 67]
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
AST 71 
[MANOS KATRAKIS’S POETIC EVENINGS]
Musical Accompaniments
For viola, clarino, santouri and percussion
4 movements
Athens, 1952
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
AST 72 
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
Ballet Music
Lyrics by Notis Pergyalis
For string orchestra and chorus
9 parts
Athens, Chana, 1952
[Arrangement for piano (sketch, 1952) = AST 73]
[As a variation entitled LOVE AND DEATH (1956) = AST 102]
First performance (music only) : Athens, 1952
As a ballet: Mycene, 1952
Choreography: Rallou Manou
 
AST 73
ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE [sketch]
Piano Solo
Arrangement for piano
Athens, 1952
[See AST 72 and AST 102]
 
Opus 17
AST 74
DESERTERS (LIPOTAKTES)
Songs
4 Poems by Yannis Theodorakis
Chania, 1952 (?)
[Reworked as a song cycle (1960-61) = AST 138]
Paris, 1957
[Orchestral arrangement for popular and symphonic instruments (1979) = AST 242]
[Arrangement for choir (1983) = AST 259]
 
Opus 18
AST 75
SONATINA NO. 1
Chamber Music
For violin and piano
3 movements
Athens, 1952
[Arrangment for piano (unfinished, 1952-53) = AST 77]
[New arrangement as SONATINA FOR PIANO (1955) = AST 99]
First performance: Athens, 1953
First recording: FIDELITY, 1960
 
AST 76 
THE MAGIC FLUTE (I MAGIKI FLOGERA)
Musical Accompaniment
Sketch for radio broadcast, Athens, 1952
Sketch by Rita Boumi-Papa
First performance: Athens, 1952
 
AST 77
SONATINA No. 1
Piano Solo
Arrangement for piano, Athens, 1952-3 (?)
[See AST 75 and AST 99]
 
AST 78 
THEME AND VARIATIONS ON POEMS BY CAVAFIS [sketch]
Chamber Music
Recitation accompanied by orchestra (viola, oboe, clarinet in C, bassoon)
4 parts
Athens, 1952-53 (?)
 
AST 79 
INCANTATION [sketch]
Piano Solo
For piano
Athens, 1952-53 (?)
 
AST 80 
EVA
Film Score
Film Music for Small Symphonic Ensemble
Athens, 1952-53
First performance: Athens, 1953
Directed by Maria Plyta-Hatzinakou
 
AST 81 
THE BAREFOOT BATTALION (TO XYPOLITO TAGMA)
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
Athens, 1953
First performance: USA, 1953
Directed by Gregg C. Tallas
 
AST 82 
CARMEN
Background Music
Music for radio sketch
Sketch by Iakovos Kambanellis after the novel by Prosper Mérimée
Athens, 1953
First performance: Athens, 1953
 
AST 83 
THE CALVARY OF AN ORPHAN GIRL (O GOLGOTHAS MIA ORPHANIS)
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
5 movements
Athens, 1953
First performance: Athens, 1953
Directed by Spiros Nikolaïdis
 
AST 84 
THE CARNIVAL DANCERS OF THRACE (I KOUKOUGERI TIS THRAKIS)
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Iakovos Kambanellis
Athens, 1953
First performance: Athens, 1953
 
AST 85
THE BELL AND THE SWALLOW (I KAMBANA KE TO CHELIDONI)
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Iakovos Kambanellis
Athens, 1953
First performance: Athens, 1953
 
AST 86
SIX RHYTHMS (ECHI RYTHMI)
Ballet Music
For piano
Athens (?), ca. 1953
 
AST 87 
EAST SUNDAY (I IMERA TIS LABRIS)
Symphonic
Cantata for choir and orchestra
Based on poem by Dionysos Solomos
Athens, 1954
 
AST 88
AGIOUPA (BED OF GRASS) [sketches]
Film score
Film music [sketches]
Athens, 1954
Directed by Gregg C. Tallas
 
AST 89 
ASTROPOYIANNOS
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Notis Pergialis
For two violins, viola, cello and oboe
3 movements
Athens, 1954
First performance: Athens, 1954
 
Opus 19
AST 90
SMALL SUITE FOR PIANO (MIKKRI SOUITA GIA PIANO)
Piano Solo
4 movements
Paris, 1954
First performance: London, 1958
First recording: PHILIPS, 1982
 
AST 91
THE BRIDGE OF ARTA
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Giorgos Theotokas & Nikos Gatsos
For viola, flute, oboe, clarinet, two horn, tympanum and percussion
Athens, 1954
First performance: Athens, 1954
 
AST 92
LAMBROS AND MARIA
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Manolis Skouloudis & Notis Pergialis
For violin, cello, clarinet, cor anglais, horn and tympanum
Athens, 1954
First performance: Athens, 1954
 
AST 93
I GENIA TOU KREMASMENOU (THE GENERATION OF THE HANGED MEN) 
Background Music 
Radio sketch 
Sketch by Vassilis Andreopoulos 
Athens, 1954 
First performance: Athens, 1954
 
Opus 20
AST 94
LOVE AND DEATH (EROS KE THANATOS)
Symphonic
„Four Songs for Myrto“
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis (2) & Lorentzos Mavilis (2)
Arranged for voice and string orchestra
Paris, 1955
[See AST 31, AST 261 and AST 262]
First performance: Athens, 1958
First recording: HMV, 1957
 
AST 95
THEOFANO
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Angelos Tertzakis
For strings, two trumpets, horn, drums and tympanum
Athens, 1955
First performance: Athens, 1955
 
Opus 21
AST 96
PASSACAGLIAS
Chamber Music
For two pianos
Paris, 1955
[Arrangement for orchestra as ballet suite EROFILI (1956) = AST 113]
 
AST 97
A TEAR IN THE SEA (ENA DAKRI STI THALASSA)
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by K. Myrat after H.C. Andersen
For voice, cor anglais and guitar
Athens, 1955
First performance: Athens, 1955
 
AST 98
THE SONG OF NALA
Background Music
Radio sketch
Sketch by Michalis Katzaros (after Mahabarata)
For oboe, bass flute, trumpet, clarinet and two horns
Athens, 1955
First performance: Athens, 1955
 
Opus 22
AST 99
SONATINA FOR PIANO
Piano Solo
„For my dear friend Manos Hatzidakis“
Paris, 1955
[See AST 75 and AST 77]
First performance: Paris, 1956
First recording: PHILIPS, 1985
 
Opus 23
AST 100
SUITE NO. 2
Symphonic
First arangement: For orchestra
Paris, 1955-56
Second arrangement: For orchestra and three-part women’s choir
Poem by Kostas Varnalis
First performance: Athens, 1958
 
Opus 24
AST 101
SUITE NO. 3: „THE MOTHER“ (I MANA)
Symphonic
„To my mother…“
Poem by Dionysos Solomos
For orchestra, mixed choir and mezzo-soprano
Paris, 1956
First recording: Greek Radio and Television (not released), 1980
 
AST 102
LOVE AND DEATH (AGAPI KE THANATOS)
Ballet Music
Version of the Ballet „ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE“
Paris, 1956-58
[See AST 72 and AST 73]
First performance: Athens, 1956
Choreography: Rallou Manou
 
Opus 25
AST 103
OEDIPUS TYRANNUS
Symphonic
Ode for string orchestra – Final form
Paris, 1956
First performance: Athens, 1958
First recording: Columbia, 1960
 
AST 104
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
London, 1956-57
First performance: Rome, 1958
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
First recording: DECCA, 1957
 
Opus 26
AST 105
THE CIRCLE (O KYKLOS)
Song Cycle
„Pour Arda Madikian“
7 folk songs for mezzo-soprano and piano
Paris, 1957
First performance: Rome, 1958
First recording: HMV, 1957
 
AST 106
FIVE SOLDIERS (PENTE STRATIOTES)
Song
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
Arrangement for voice and piano
Paris, 1957
[See AST 62 and AST 115]
 
AST 107
FIVE SAILORS (PENTE NAFTES)
Song Cycle
„Pour Louis-Jacques Rondeleux“
Poems by Fotis Angoules & Mikis Theodorakis
3 Songs
Paris, 1957
For voice and piano
[See AST 19]
 
Opus 27
AST 108
PIANO CONCERTO
Symphonic
For piano and orchestra
Paris, 1957-58
(final coda, 1996)
First performance: Piraeus, 1966
In final form, London, 1998.
First recording: BALKANTON, 1988
 
AST 109
QUARTET FOR STRINGS [incomplete ?]
Chamber Music
Paris, 1958
 
Opus 28
AST 110
LES QUATRE ELUARD
Song Cycle
„pour Jeanne Bathori“
Poems by Paul Eluard
4 Songs
Paris, 1958
For voice and piano
First performance: Paris, 1958
 
Opus 29
AST 111
LES SIX ELUARD
Song Cycle
„pour Jeanne Bathori“
Poems by Paul Eluard
6 Songs
Paris, 1958
For voice and piano
[Arrangement for choir (1983) = AST 263]
First performance: Paris, 1958
 
Opus 30
AST 112
EPITAPHIOS (EPITAPH)
Song Cycle
„To my friendship with Vyronas Samios“
Poetry of Yannis Ritsos
8 Songs
Paris, 1958
First performance: Eleusis, 1960
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960 (arranged by Mikis Theodorakis, sung by Grigoris Bithikotsis) & FIDELITY, 1960 (arranged by Manos Hatzidakis, sung by Nana Mouskouri)
 
AST 113
EROFILI
Ballet Music
For orchestra
Paris, 1958
[Based on Pasacaglias for Piano = See AST 96]
First performance: Athens, 1958
Choreography: Rallou Manou & Dora Tsatsou
 
Opus 31
AST 114
SONATINA No. 2
Chamber Music
For violin and piano
Paris, 1958
First performance: Volos, 1959
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960 & FIDELITY, 1960
 
AST 115
SUITE No. 4: „FIVE SOLDIERS“ [Unfinished]
Symphonic
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
Arrangement for baritone, male chorus and orchestra
[See AST 62 and AST 106]
Paris, 1958
 
AST 116
HONEYMOON
Film Score
„Verson B [Powell] d’après le film HONEYMOON „
Film music for symphony orchestra
[includes the music from the ballet „LES AMANTS DE TERUEL“ and the song „If You Remember My Dream“]
Lyrics: Nikos Gatsos
Paris, 1958
First performance: London, 1958
Choreography: Leonide Massine
Directed by Michael Powell
First recording: DURIUM, 1958
 
AST 117
LE FEU AUX POUDRES
Ballet Music
For orchestra
[New arrangement of GREEK CARNIVAL]
Athens, 1958
First performance: Paris, 1959
Choreography: Paul Goubé
 
Opus 32
AST 118
LES AMANTS DE TERUEL
Ballet Music
[On the score also: „Titre à l’origine: Isa / Suite Nr. 4“]
For symphony orchestra
20 parts
Paris, 1958
[Arranged for the film LES AMANTS DE TERUEL (1961-62) = AST 146]
First performance: Paris, 1959
Choreography: Milko Sparembleck
Directed by Raymond Rouleau
First recording: PHILIPS, 1959
 
Opus 33
AST 119
ANTIGONE
Ballet Music
Based on the tragedy by Sophocles
For symphony orchestra
10 parts
Paris, 1958-59
[Arrangement for two pianos (1959) = AST 61]
[Some themes taken from Suite No. 1 = AST 61]
First performance: Royal Opera House London, 1959
Choreography: John Cranko
 
AST 120
THE SUFFERING OF THE VIRGIN MARY [sketch]
Choral
Based on a poem by Kostas Varnalis
For mixed choir
Paris, 1958 (?)
 
AST 121
ANTIGONE – BALLET
Chamber Music
Arrangement for two pianos
Paris, 1959
[See AST 119]
 
Opus 34
AST 122
THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN (PHINISSES)
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Euripides
For mezzo-soprano, choir, 2 cellos, double bass, 2 flutes, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 2 trumpets, Bb clarinet, piano and percussion.
Paris,1959-60
[Arranged for symphony orchestra as the second movement of the Symphony No. 4(1986-87) = AST 275]
First performance: Epidaurus Theatre, 1960
 
Opus 35
AST 123
ARCHIPELAGOS
Song Cycle
Poems by Nikos Gatsos (4), Odysseas Elytis, Panos Kokkinopoulos, Dimitris Christodoulou (2), Yannis Theodorakis & Mikis Theodorakis (4)
13 Songs
Paris, Athens, London, 1959-61 (No. 13, 1957)
First performances: Athens, 1960-61
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960-61 (minus No. 13) FIDELITY, 1960 (complete)
 
Opus 36
AST 124
DISPERSED SONGS, 1959-69 (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)
[Anthology no. 2]
Songs
Poems by J. Plante, Kostas Virvos, Nikos Gatsos, G. Papakyriakis, Enricos Thalassinos (3), Michalis Katsaros (3), Christos Kolokotronis (3), Dimitris Christodoulou (2), Klitos Kyrou & Mikis Theodorakis (4)
15 + 6 Songs
Athens, Paris, 1959-65
First performances:1961-3
First recording: No. 21: MINOS, 1975 (on record ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE ) and MINOS, 1976 (on record OF EXILE )
Complete collection of songs: EMI, 1988
 
AST 125
ANTIGONE
Piano Solo
For piano
Paris, ca. 1959
 
AST 126
SUITE No. 5 [sketch]
Symphonic
For orchestra
Paris, 1959-60
 
Opus 37
AST 127
AXION ESTI (IT IS WORTHY)
Meta-symphonic
Poetry of O. Elytis
For baritone, popular singer, small choir, santouri, popular and classical orchestra
Paris & Athens, 1960-63
[Second arrangement: Elaboration of choral part and additional instruments added 1993 = AST 292]
First performance: Cyprus, 1964
As ballet: Perth. Australia, 1991
First recording: COLUMBIA,1964; Swedish version: FOLKSANG, 1980; German version: ETERNA, 1983
 
Opus 38
AST 128
THE SONG OF THE DEAD BROTHER
Song Cycle
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis and Kostas Virvos
Song cycle from the musical tragedy of the same name.
Paris and Athens, 1960-63
[New musical arrangment and addition of songs nos. 10 -12 (1979-80) = AST 244]
First performance: Athens, 1962
First recording: HMV, 1962
 
Opus 39
AST 129
ISLAND OF THE AZORES AND BARREL-ORGAN (NISOS TON AZOROS & ROMVIA)
Songs
Texts by Bost
Athens, 1960
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960
 
AST 130
MICHALIS OF SKIATHOS
Film Score
Film music for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, guitar, mandolin, bouble bass, 6 violins and 4 cellos
Athens, 1960
First performance: 1961
Directed by John Ingram
 
Opus 40
AST 131
CITY (POLITIA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dimitris Christodoulou (4), Tassos Livaditis (5), Kostas Virvos
10 songs
Paris & Athens, 1960-61
(songs no. 9 & 10 from the film DREAM DISTRICT )
First performance: Athens, 1960-61
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1960-61
 
AST 132
THE BACCHAE [sketch]
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Euripides
For choir, winds and percussion
Paris, 1960
 
AST 133
FACES IN THE DARK
Film Score
Film music for ondes Martenot and percussion
London, 1960
First performance: U.K. 1961
Directed by David Eady
 
Opus 41
AST 134
AJAX
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Sophocles
For choir, flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, piano, guitar and percussion
Paris, 1960-61
First performance: Epidaurus, 1961
 
AST 135 
MYRTLE (MYRTIA)
Film Score
Film music for voice and popular orchestra
Athens, 1960-61
First performance: Greece, 1961
Directed by Kostas Karagiannis
 
AST 136 
DREAM DISTRICT (SYNIKIA TO ONEIRO)
Film Score
Film music for voice and popular orchestra
Lyrics: Tassos Livaditis & Kostas Virvos
Athens 1960-61
First performance: Athens, 1961
First recording (songs): COLUMBIA, 1960
Directed by Alekos Alexandrakis
 
Opus 42
AST 137
EPIPHANY (EPIPHANIA)
Song Cycle
Poetry of George Seferis
4 Songs
Paris, 1960-61
[Arrangement for small instrumental ensemble with popular and classical instruments (1979)]
[Arrangement for mixed choir (1983) =AST 260]
[New and extended version of 3 (Epiphany 1937) as EPIPHANIA AVEROF (1968-69) = AST 181]
First performance: Athens, 1961
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1961 & LYRA, 1979
 
(Opus 17)
AST 138 
THE DESERTERS (LIPOTAKTES)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis
Arrangement for harpsichord, classical guitar, 12-string guitar, flute, piano, violin and percussion
Athens, 1960-61
[See AST 74, AST 242 and AST 259]
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1961
 
AST 139 
THE SHADOW OF THE CAT
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
London & Paris, 1961
First performance, London, 1961
Directed by John Gilling
 
AST 140 
A MEETING ONE NIGHT (SYNANTISI MIAS NICHTAS)
Film Score
Film music for voice and popular orchestra
Athens, 1961
First performance: Athens, 1961
Directed by Enrikos Thalassinos
 
AST 141` 
BEAUTIFUL CITY
Music for Theatre – Song Cycle
Musical review
Lyrics by Bost (2), Dimitris Christodoulou (3), Enrikos Thalassinos (6), Akos Daskalopoulos
13 parts
Athens & Paris, 1961-62
First performance: Athens, 1962
First recording: Columbia, 1962
 
AST 142
PHAEDRA
Film Score
Film music for voice, clarinet, 2 guitars, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
13 parts
Paris, 1961
First performance: Paris, 1962
Directed by Jules Dassin
First recording: UAS, 1962
 
AST 143 
BETRAYED LOVE (PRODOMENI AGAPI)
Film Score
Film music for two voices and popular orchestra
Lyrics: Enrikos Thalassinos
Athens, 1961-2
First performance: Athens, 1962
Directed by Enrikos Thalassinos
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1962
 
AST 144 
ELECTRA
Film Score
Film music for voice, piccolo, clarinet, santouri, double bass and percussion
Suites I-XIV
Paris, 1961-2
First performance: Greece, 1962
Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
First recording: PHILIPS, 1962
(re-recorded without songs: BMG, 1988)
 
AST 145 
MANOLIS
Film Score
Film music for two bouzoukis and symphony orchestra
London, 1961-2
First performace: London, 1962
Directed by Paul Crosfield
 
AST 146 
LES AMANTS DE TERUEL
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
Paris, 1961-2
[See AST 118]
First performance: Paris, 1962
Directed by Raymond Rouleau
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1962 (Edith Piaf)
 
Opus 43
AST 147 & AST 148
THE HOSTAGE (ENAS OMIROS)
Song Cycle
Play by Brendan Behan
Suite for voice, 2 bouzoukis, guitar, cello, bass, flute, oboe, piano, harpsichord and percussion
16 parts
Paris, 1962
[See AST 147]
First recording: LYRA, 1962
 
AST 149 
LINNEAR MUSIC (GRAMMIKI MOUSIKI)
Symphonic
For orchestra
5 movements
Paris & London, 1962
[Incorporated in the film score for FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT – See AST 150]
 
AST 150 
LA TROISIEME DIMENSION (FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT)
Film Score
Film music for solo violin, ondes Martenott, 6 first violins, 6 second violins, cellos, bass, trombone, bass trombone, piano and percussion
Paris, 1962
[See AST 149]
First performance: Paris, 1962
Directed by Anatole Litvak
 
AST 151
LONGHEADS AND ROUNDHEADS [sketches]
Music for Theatre
Play by Bertolt Brecht
2 Songs
Athens, 1962-3
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1963
 
Opus 44
AST 152 
PROPHETIC (PROPHITIKA)
Songs
„On the murder of Grigoris Lambrakis“
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis
2 Songs
Athens, 1963
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1963
 
AST 153 
MAGICAL CITY (MAGIKI POLI)
Music for Theatre
Musical review by Theodorakis-Hadjidakis
With music of Manos Loïzos & Christos Leontis
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis (2), Notis Pergyalis & Iakovos Kambanellis
4 Songs
Athens, 1963
First performance: Athens, 1963
First recording, COLUMBIA, 1963
 
Opus 45
AST 154 
THE ANGELS’ QUARTER (I GITONIA TON ANGELON)
Music for Theatre
Musical Drama
Lyrics by Iakovos Kambanellis
10 parts
Athens, 1963
First performance: Athens, 1963
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1963
 
AST 155
GREAT WALL OF CHINA [sketches]
Music for Theatre
Play by Max Frisch
Athens, 1963
 
AST 156
LIOUTSA [melodies]
Music for Theatre
Play by Dimitris Liberopoulos
Athens, 1963
First performance: Athens, 1963
 
Opus 46
AST 157
LITTLE CYCLADES (MIKRES KYKLADES)
Song Cycle
Poems by Odysseus Elytis
7 songs
[See AST 311]
Athens, 1963
First performance: Athens, 1963
First recordings: EMIAL, 1964 & LYRA, 1964
 
Opus 47
AST 158 
CITY 2 (POLITIA B‘)
Song Cycle
Poems by Kostas Varnalis (2), Dimitris Christodoulou (2), Nikos Gatsos, Panos Kokkinopoulos
6 songs
Paris, Athens, 1964
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1964
 
AST 159 
ZORBA THE GREEK
Film Score
Film music for two bouzoukis, flute, oboe, cello, percussion, bass, piano, strings and popular orchestra
Based on the novel ALEXIS ZORBAS by Nikos Kazantzakis
Athens, 1964
[some themes reappear in the ballet of the same name of 1987-88. See AST 281]
First performance: New York, 1964
Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
First recording: 20th CENTURY FOX, 1964
 
Opus 48
AST 160 
GOLDEN-GREEN LEAF (CHRYSSOPRASSINO PHYLLO)
Film Score
Songs for the film THE ISLAND OF APHRODITE
Lyrics by Leonidas Malenis, Nikos Gatsos, Antis Pernaris & Mikis Theodorakis
Athens, 1964
First performance: Athens, 1965
Directed by Charilaos Papadopoulos
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1965
 
AST 161 
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (ENAS MINAS STIN EXOCHI)
Music for Theatre
Play by Ivan Turgenev
For cello and other classical instruments
Athens, 1964
 
AST 162 
UNE BALLE AU COEUR
Film Score
Film music for voice and popular orchestra
Athens, 1964-5
First performance: France, 1965
Directed by Jean Daniel Pollet
First recording: BARCLAY, 1966
 
AST 163 
THE TROJAN WOMEN (TROADES)
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Euripides
For alto, choir, santouri, 2 flutes, Bb clarinet and percussion
Athens, 1965
First performance: Epidaurus, 1965
 
AST 164 
SOTIRIS PETROULAS
Choral
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
For mixed choir and baritone solo
Athens, 1965
 
Opus 49
AST 165
FARANTOURI CYCLE (SIX SONGS)
Song Cycle
Lyrics by Nikos Gatsos, Dimitris Christodoulou, Tassos Livaditis, Gerasimos Stavrou
6 songs
[See AST 313]
Athens, 1965
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1965
 
AST 166 
THE ROADBLOCK (TO BLOKO)
Film Score
Film music for voice and popular orchestra
Athens, 1965
First performance: Athens, 1965
Directed by Adonis Kourou
 
AST 167 
THE PENDULUM (TO EKREMES)
Music for Theatre
Play by Aldo Nicolai (Dimitris Myrat) & Nikos Gatsos
Athens, 1965
For voice and popular orchestra. (includes some of the FARANTOURI CYCLE)
First performance: Athens, 1965
 
Opus 50
AST 168 
MAUTHAUSEN
Song Cycle
Poems by Iakovos Kambanellis
4 songs
[Arrangement for choir (1983 ) = AST 258]
Athens, 1965
First performance: Athens, 1966
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1966
 
Opus 51
AST 169 
GREEKNESS (ROMIOSSINI)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Ritsos
9 songs
Athens, 1966
First performance: Athens, 1966
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1966
 
Opus 52
AST 170 
LETTERS FROM GERMANY (GRAMMATA AP‘ TI GERMANIA)
Song Cycle
„The Minor Odyssey“
Poems by Fontas Ladis
13 Songs
Athens, 1966
First performance: Athens, 1966
First recording: LYRA, 1975
 
AST 171 
LYSISTRATA
Music for Theatre
Comedy by Aristophanes
For choir, flute, trombone, mandoline, guitar, cello, santouri, double bass and percussion
Athens, 1967
First performance: Athens, 1967
 
AST 172 
THE DAY THE FISH CAME OUT
Film Score
Film music for voices, synthesizer, santouri, bouzoukis, clarinet, flute, electric guitar, electric bass, drums and percussion
16 parts
Athens, 1966
First performance: U.S., 1967
Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
First recording: 20th CENTURY FOX, 1967
 
AST 173 
THE AGE OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD (I ILIKIA TIS GITONIA MOU)
Song Cycle
Poems of Michalis Papanikolaou
6 songs
Athens, 1966
First performance: Athens, 1966
 
Opus 53
AST 174 
SEA MOONS (THALASSINA FENGARIA)
Song Cycle
Poems of Nikos Gatsos
6 songs
Athens, 1966
First performance: Athens, 1966
First recording: COLUMBIA, 1967
 
AST 175 
THE GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK [sketches]
Music for Theatre
Story by Jaroslaw Hasek
Athens, 1967
 
Opus 54
AST 176
ROMANCERO GITAN
Song Cycle
Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (Odysseas Elytis)
7 songs
Athens, 1967
[Arranged for mezzo, guitar, choir and orchestra as Guitar Concerto (1982) = AST 256]
[Arrangement for voice and piano = AST 307]
First performance: Rome, 1970
First recording: POLYDOR, 1970
With guitarist John Williams & Maria Farantouri: CBS, 1971
 
Opus 55
AST 177
POPULAR SONGS (TA LAÏKA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou
Athens, Vrachati, 1967-8
First performance: Rome, 1970
First recording: POLYDOR, 1971
 
AST 178
PATRIOTIC FRONT (PATRIOTIKO METOPO)
Songs
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
4 Songs
Athens, 1967
First recording: MGM, 1970 (song no. 2)
 
Opus 56
AST 179 
SONGS OF STRUGGLE (TRAGOUDIA TOU AGONA)
Song Cycle
Poems by G. Deliyannsi-Anastassiadis (2), Notis Pergialis, Ch. Spyros (2), N. Botsaris, Alekos Panagoulis (3), Manos Elefteriou (4) and Mikis Theodorakis (6)
20 songs
Athens, Vrachati, Zatouna, Oropos Prison, London, 1967-71
First performance: London, 1971
First recording: POLYDOR, 1971 (incomplete)
 
Opus 57
AST 180 
SUN AND TIME (I ILIOS KE O CHRONOS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
Score marked „Melody & chords & bass & rhythm“
Athens, Security H. Q. Bouboulinas Prison, solitary confinement & cell no. 1
32 poems, 15 songs
First performance: Athens, 1967 (Security Prison)
First recordings: POLYDOR, 1971 & CNR, 1971
 
Opus 58
AST 181 
EPIPHANY AVEROF
Meta-symphonic – Flow-Song
„Dedicated to Yiannis Ritsos, Vaso Katraki and all those in prison and exile“
Poetry by George Seferis
Cantata for voice (alto or baritone), six-voiced mixed choir and piano (= popular orchestra)
Athens, Averof Prison, Zatouna, 1968-9
First performance: Averof Prison, Athens, 1968
First public performance: Paris, 1970
First recording: POLYDOR, 1971
 
Opus 59
AST 182 
MYTHISTOREMA (MYTHOLOGY)
Song Cycle
Poems by George Seferis
4 songs
Athens, Averof Prison, 1968
[Arrangement for small instrumental ensemble with popular and classical instruments (1979)]
[Arrangement for mezzo, choir and orchestra (1993) = AST 295]
First performance: Averof Prison, 1968
First public performance: Italian tour, 1971
First recording: LYRA, 1979
 
Opus 60
AST 183 
STATE OF SIEGE (KATASTASI POLIORKIAS)
Meta-symphonic
Poem by „Marina“ (Rena Hatzidaki)
Athens, Vrahati, 1968
[Arrangement of the Finale for symphony orchestra (1995) = AST 303]
First performance: London, 1968
First recording: POLYGRAM/POLYDOR, 1968
Re-recorded: INTUITION/WERGO, Conducted by Mikis Theodorakis1998
 
Opus 61
AST 184 
SONGS FOR ANDREAS
Song Cycle
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
Vrahati, 1968
First performance: Athens, 1976
First recording: PAREDON, 1974
 
Opus 62
AST 185 
OUR SISTER ATHENA (I ADELFI MAS ATHINA)
Flow-Song
Poem by Yorgos Kouloukis (Pseudonym: Yorgos Fotinos)
Vrahati, 1968
First performance: Athens, 1976
First recording: PAREDON, 1974
 
Opus 63
AST 186 
NIGHT OF DEATH (NICHTA THANATOU)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou
Vrahati, 1968
First recording: POLYDOR, 1974
 
Opus 64
AST 187 
ARCADIA I
Song Cycle
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
Zatouna, 1968
First recording: EMI, 1972
 
Opus 65
AST 188 
ARCADIA II
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: U.K. (BBC). 1969
First recording: PAREDON, 1974
 
Opus 66
AST 189 
ARCADIA III
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou
Zatouna, 1969
First recording: PAREDON, 1974
 
Opus 67
AST 190 
ARCADIA V
MARCH OF THE SPIRIT (PNEVMATIKO EMVATIRIO)
Meta-symphonic – Song Cycle
Poem by Angelos Sikelianos
For voice and piano
8 songs
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: London (Albert Hall), 1970
First recording: POLYDOR, 1970
 
Opus 68
AST 191
ARCADIA IV
ODES
Song Cycle
Poems of Andreas Kalvos
3 songs
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: London, BBC, 1970
First recording: POLYDOR, 1971
 
Opus 69
AST 192
ARCADIA VI
WAR SONG – TO THE UNKNOWN POET (THOURION – STON AGNOSTO PIITI)
Flow-Song
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
2 songs
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: U.K. (BBC), 1971
First recording: EMI, 1972
 
Opus 70
AST 193
ARCADIA VII
THE SURVIVOR (O EPIZON)
Flow Song
Poem by Takis Sinopoulos
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: London, 1971
First recoding: EMI, 1972
 
Opus 71
AST 194
ARCADIA VIII
I SPEAK (MILO) – CHARIS 1944
Song Cycle
Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis
2 songs
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: Paris, 1973
First recording: EMI, 1972
 
Opus 72
AST 195 
ARCADIA IX
THE MOTHER OF THE EXILED MAN (I MITERA TOU EXORISTOU)
(Andante)
Flow-Song
Poem by Kostas Kalandzis
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: Moscow (State Radio), 1970
 
AST 196
ARCADIA X
Song Cycle
MY NAME IS KOSTAS STERGIOU (OOMAZOMI KOSTAS STERGIOU) –
I HAD THREE LIVES (ICHA TRIS ZOES)
Texts by Mikis Theodorakis
„While the search of Myrto and the children continues…“
Zatouna, 1969
First performance: Menidi, Greece, 1975
 
AST 197 
ARCADIA XI
Song Cycle
COME OUT, MY SUN (ILIE MOU, VGES)
Poems by Notis Perialis
Zatouna, 1969
 
AST 198 
RAVEN
Flow-Song
Poem by George Seferis, based on E.A.Poe
„Dedicated to Yiannis Christou“
Oropos prison, 1970
[Arrangment for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp and string orchestra (1993-94) = AST 296]
First performance: Dresden, 1990
 
Opus 73
AST 199 
THREE NEGRO SONGS (TRIA NEGRIKA TRAGOUDIA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Léopold S. Senghor
„To Myrto“
3 songs
Oropos Prison, 1970
First recording: PEREGRINA, 1998 (CD Title: ASMATA / SONGS)
 
AST 200 
PARTISAN
ANA: L’ANNÉE QUARANTE-ET-UN
Film Score
Paris, 1970
First performance: 1974
Directed by Stole Jancovic
 
AST 201 
DISPERSED SONGS, 1970-1979 (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)
[Anthology no. 3]
Songs
Poems by Marie-Boëlle Verbeque, Georges Giannaris, Notis Pergialis, Karn Vassalo, Manos Elefteriou, Manolis Anagnostakis, Dimitis Christodoulou
18 songs
Cairo, Paris, Dubrovnik, Athens, Vrachati, 1970-79
First performances: Athens, Paris, Malta, 1974-1979
First recordings: 1964, MINOS, 1975, UNITELDIS, 1977
 
AST 202 
THE TROJAN WOMEN (TROADES)
Film Score
Film music for santouri, sitar, electric guitar and bass violin
London, 1970-71
First performance: 1971
Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
 
AST 203
BIRIBI
Film Score
Film music for voice, guitar and small orchestra Paris, 1971
First performance: Paris, 1971
Directed by Daniel Moosman
First recording: TUBA, 1971
 
AST 204 
ANTIGONE 2 (ANTIGONE IN PRISON / ANTIGONE STI PHILAKI)
Ballet Music
Ballet based on new arrangements of existing songs and other musical motifs.
For popular orchestra
Paris, 1971
First performance: Paris, 1973
Choreography: Micha van Hoecke
First recording; EMI, 1973
 
 
AST 205
STATE OF SIEGE
Film Score
Film music
9 parts
Paris, 1972
First performance: Paris, 1972
Directed by Costa-Gavras
First recording: CBS, 1973
 
Opus 74
AST 206
18 LITTLE SONGS FOR THE BITTER HOMELAND (TA 18 LIANOTRAGOUDA TIS PIKRES PATRIDAS)
Song Cycle
„Dedicated to the first demonstration of Greek youth in the streets of Athens“
Poems by Yannis Ritsos
Paris, 1972
First performance: London, 1973
First recording: EMI, 1973
 
AST 207
CANTO GENERAL
Meta-Symphonic
For voice and popular orchestra
4 sections
Northern France, Paris, 1972
[Arrangement for soloist, choir and orchestra (1973-80) = AST 217]
6 sections – 7 sections  – 13 sections
First performance: Buenos Aires, 1972
 
AST 208
THE STORY OF JACOB AND JOSEPH
Film Score
(television film)
2 parts: JACOB AND ESAU – JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS
Paris, London, 1972-73
First performance: London, 1974
Directed by Michalis Cacoyannis
First recording: SAKKARIS, 1996
 
AST 209
SUTJESKA – THE FIFTH OFFENSIVE (TITO)
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
Suites I-XI
London, 1973
First performance: London, 1973
Directed by Stipe Delic
First recording: DELTA, 1976
 
AST 210 
LERNAIAN HYDRA
Song Cycle
Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis
6 songs
Dubrovnik, 1973
[All songs except „Dumb Shades“ are included in the work BALLADS]
First recording: MINOS, 1975 (Title: BALLADS)
 
Opus 75
AST 211
BALLADS
Song Cycle
Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis
For two voices, bouzouki, flute, oboe, double bass and trumpet
9 songs
Dubrovnik, Paris, 1973-4
[Songs 1-5 from the cycle LERNAIAN HYDRA = see AST 210]
First performance: Menidi, Greece, 1976
First recording: MINOS, 1975
 
AST 212
OPERA POUR LES FUTURS DICTATEURS [sketches]
Opera (Song)
„Didactic opera for small children and prospective dictators“
Poems from the French by Antonis Doriadis
17 parts
Paris, Buenos Aires, 1973
Later renamed: PORNOGRAPHIE [sketches]
 
AST 213
SERPICO
Film Score
Film music [melodies]
10 parts
Paris, 1973
First performance: U.S., 1973
Directed by Sidney Lumet
First recording: PARAMOUNT: 1973
 
AST 214
TRADITIONS (TA PATROPARADOTA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis
9 songs
Paris, 1973
[The songs „The Wide-Open Windows“ and „Traditions“, are included in IN THE EAST = see AST 215]
First recording: MINOS, 1974 (on CD: IN THE EAST)
 
Opus 76
AST 215
IN THE EAST (STIN ANATOLI)
Song Cycle
Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis (4), Kostas Styliatis & Mikis Theodorakis (6)
11 songs
Canada, Mexico City, US. tour, 1973
[See AST 214]
First recording: MINOS, 1974 
 
Opus 77
AST 216
OF EXILE 2 (TIS EXORIAS B‘)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manolis Anagnostakis  (4), Giannis Negrepontis (2), Tassos Livaditis (2)
8 songs
Paris, Athens, 1973-5
First recording: MINOS, 1976
 
Opus 78
AST 217 
CANTO GENERAL
Meta-Symphonic
Poetry of Pablo Neruda & Mikis Theodorakis („NERUDA REQUIEM AETERNAM“)
For mezzo soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra (3 bouzoukis and/or 3 flutes, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12- string guitar, electric bass, duo pianos and percussion (6 players)
Paris, Athens, 1973-5
[See AST 207]
4 sections
First performance: Paris, 1974 (In Chile, 1993)
6 sections – 7 sections – 13 sections
As ballet: Berlin, 1989
Choreography: Harald Wandtke
First recording: MUTUALITÉ, 1975 (sections 3-6); MINOS, 1975 (sections 1-7); MINOS, 1981 (sections 1-13, live recording, Munich)
INTUITION/WERGO, 1993 (first recording for lyric singers, first studio recording, Berlin)
 
AST 218
CANTO [sketches]
Choral
Poem by George Ryga
Paris, 1974 
 
AST 219
THIS TREE WASN’T CALLED PATIENCE (AFTO TO DENTRO TO LEGANE IPOMONI)
Music for Theatre
Play (Song Cycle)
Poems by Notis Pergialis
For voice and popular orchestra
7 songs
Athens, 1974
First performance: Athens, 1974
First recording: MINOS, 1977
 
Opus 79
AST 220
BETRAYED PEOPLE (PRODOMENOS LAOS)
Music for Theatre
Song cycle from the play MANTO MAVROGENOUS by G. Roussos
For voices, choir and popular orchestra
12 parts
Paris, 1974
First performance: Athens, 1974
First recording: MINOS, 1974
 
Opus 80
AST 221 
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (ECHTROS LAOS)
Music for Theatre
Play by Iakovos Kambanellis
For two voices, santouri, guitar, piano, and small symphony orchestra
10 parts
Vrachati, Athens, 1975
First performance: Athens, 1975
First recording: MINOS, 1975
 
AST 222
DER GEHEIMSNISTRÄGER
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra Athens, 1975
First performance: Germany, 1975
Directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb
 
AST 223
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Music for Theatre
Play by Nikos Kazantzakis
For voice and small symphonic ensemble
7 parts
Athens, 1975
First performance: Athens, 1975
 
Opus 81
AST 224
SAUSPIEL
Music for Theater
(Song Cycle)
Play by Martin Walser
24 parts
[16 songs of SAUSPIEL transcribed for voice and small orchestra as LYRIC SONGS (1976) = AST 231]
Paris, 1975
First performance: Hamburg, 1975
 
AST 225
ACTAS DE MARUSIA
Film Score
Suites for guitar and symphony orchestra
Suites I – IV
Athens, Mexico, 1975
First performance: 1976
Directed by Miguel Littin
First recording: GALATA (LE CHANT DU MONDE), 1978
 
Opus 82
AST 226
CITY 3 (1) OCTOBER ‘78 (POLITIA G‘ (1) OKTOBRIS ’78)
Song Cycle
Poems by Tassos Livaditis, Dimitris Christodoulos, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Yannis Theodorakis (2), Enrikos Thalassinos
6 songs
Athens, 1976-8
First recording: EMI, 1978
 
Opus 83
AST 227
FOR PANAGOULIS (GIA TON PANAGOULI)
Songs
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
2 songs
Athens, 1976
First recording: MINOS, 1976
 
Opus 84
AST 228
JOURNEY THROUGH THE NIGHT (TAXIDI MESA STIN NICHTA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis (4), N. Botsaris, Dimitris Kesisoulos (2) & Mikis Theodorakis
8 songs
[See AST 312]
Athens, Oropos, Tripolis, 1942-78
[The 1942 song (No.6) has new verses here. The song „They called you East“ is a rearrangement of „Gallant Little Bird“ from East.. „Don’t Cry“ is a rearrangement of „For a Dead Woman“ = AST 6]
First recording: LYRA, 1978
 
AST 229
CHORAL (CHORODIAKA)
Choral
Poems by Angelos Vlachos, Dionysios Solomos, Ioannis Gryparis
6 songs
Arrangement for mixed choir Athens, 1976
[See AST 14]
 
Opus 85
AST 230
CAPODISTRIAS
Music for Theatre
Play by Nikos Kazantzakis
For choir and small symphonic ensemble
5 parts
Athens, 1976
First performance: Athens, 1976
 
 (Opus 81)
AST 231
LYRIC SONGS (TA LYRIKA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Tassos Livaditis
[Transcription of 16 songs from SAUSPIEL for voice cello, classical guitar, piano, double bass and percussion. See AST 224 and AST 254]
18 songs
Athens, 1976
First performance: Athens, 1976
First recording: (songs 1-16) GALATA (LE CHANT DU MONDE), 1977
 
AST 232
THE OTHER ALEXANDER (O ALLOS ALEXANDROS)
Music for Theatre
Play by Margarita Lyberakis
Athens, 1977
First performance: Athens, 1977
 
AST 233
IPHIGENIA (IN AULIS)
Film Score
Film music for symphony orchestra
Includes the choral piece „SWIFT-SAILING SHIPS“ and the song „APHRODITE“
Suites I – XI
Athens, 1976
First performance: Greece, 1977
First recording: BMG, 1988 (without song), LYRA, 1978 (song included on ROMANCERO GITAN)
 
Opus 86
AST 234
THE SUPPLIANTS (IKETIDES)
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Aeschylus
For women’s choir, flute, C clarinet, trombone, piano, double bass and percussion
6 parts
Vrahati and Athens, 1977
First performance: Epidaurus, 1977
 
AST 235
CALIGULA
Music for Theatre
Play by Albert Camus
Athens, 1977
First performance: Bordeaux, 1978
 
Opus 87
AST 236
SALUTATIONS (CHERETISMI)
Song Cycle
Poems by Angeliki Elefteriou (4), Yannis Theodorakis (5) & Mikis Theodorakis
For mezzo soprano, choir and orchestra (strings, cor anglais, trumpet, oboe, flute, piano, guitars, mandolin, drums and percussion)
10 songs
Athens, Vrahati, Paris, 1978
First performance: Berlin, 1983
First recording: MINOS, 1982
 
Opus 88
AST 237
THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE WORLD (I GITONIA TOU KOSMOU)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Ritsos
For two voices, recitation, choir, clarinet, santouri, flute and popular orchestra
12 parts
Athens and Omsk (Siberia), 1978
First performance: Athens, 1978
First recording: MINOS, 1979
 
AST 238
SECOND CLASS CITIZENS (POLITES B‘ KATIGORIAS)
Music for Theatre
Play by Brian Friel
Athens, 1978
First performance: Athens, 1978
 
Opus 89
AST 239
THE KNIGHTS (IPPIES)
Music for Theatre
Comedy by Aristophanes
„For Yiannis Smyrnaios“
20 popular choruses for flute, oboe, euphonium cello, double bass, 2 guitars, piano, accordion and percussion
Athens, 1979
First performance: Epidaurus, 1979
First recording: PANIVAR, 1980
 
Opus 90
AST 240
ELECTRA
Ballet Music
Collage from the film scores for ELECTRA and IPHIGENIA and music for Aeschylus’ SUPPLIANTS
For symphony orchestra
Athens, 1979
First performance: Athens, 1979
Choreography: Serge Kenten
First recording: LYRA, 1979
 
AST 241 
PAPAFLESSAS
Music for Theatre
Play by Spiros Melas
For B clarinet, guitar and santouri
Athens, 1979
First performance: Athens, 1979
 
AST 242
THE DESERTERS (orchestral)
Song Cycle
Lyrics by Yannis Theodorakis
Arrangement for popular orchestra and classical instruments Athens, 1979 [See AST 74, AST 138 and AST 259]
4 songs
First recording: LYRA, 1980 (on the record THE MAN WITH THE CARNATION)
 
AST 243
PERICLES
Theatre Music
Play by William Shakespeare
5 parts
Athens, 1979-80
First performance: Athens, 1980
 
AST 244 
THE SONG OF THE DEAD BROTHER
Song Cycle
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis, Kostas Virvos, Tassos Livaditis, Yannis Theodorakis
New musical elaboration and addition of 3 new songs (10-12)
12 songs
Athens, 1979-80
First performance: Athens, 1980
 
AST 245
DISPERSED SONGS 1980 ff. (SKORPIA TRAGOUDIA)
[Anthology no. 4]
Songs
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis (2), Yannis Ritsos (2), Notis Pergialis, Federico Garcia Lorca, K.Ch.Myris, Nazim Hikmet (2), Iakovos Kambanellis, Manos Elefteriou, Lina Nikolakopoulos (4), Lefteris Papadopoulos, Dionysos Karatzas (4)
22 songs
Athens, Vrachati, 1980-1997
 
Opus 91
AST 246
PHAEDRA
Song Cycle
Poems by Angeliki Eleftheriou
For mezzo soprano, bass, oboe, flute, acoustic guitar classical guitar, electric guitar, baglama, 2 cellos, electric bass, percussion for 2 percussionists and 2 bouzoukis
12 songs
Athens, 1980
First performance: Athens, 1985
First recording: SIRIOS, 1985
 
AST 247
THE MAN WITH THE CARNATION (O ANTHROPOS ME TO GARIPHALO)
Film Score
Lyrics by Yannis Theodorakis
Film music for voice, choir, harmonica and orchestra
Parts I – X
Athens, 1980
First performance: Greece, 1980
Directed by Nikos Tzimas
First recording: LYRA, 1980
 
Opus 92
AST 248
SYMPHONY NO. 2: THE SONG OF THE EARTH
Symphonic
For children’s choir, solo piano and orchestra
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
4 movements
Paris, 1980-81
[Embodies the SUITE No. 1 and music from ANTIGONE = See AST 61 and 119]
First performance: Halle, 1982
 
Opus 93
AST 249
PASSENGER (EPIVATIS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Kostas Tripolitis
For voice, piano, electric guitar, double bass and percussion
12 songs
Athens, Paris, 1980-81
First recording: MINOS, 1981
 
AST 250
SYMPHONY No. 3 (First Form)
Symphonic
Lyrics by Dionysios Solomos & Kostas Cavafy
For mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra
4 movements
Paris, 1980-81
[See „Second Form“ (1992) = AST 291]
First performance: Berlin, 1982
First recording: ETERNA, 1984
 
 
Opus 94
AST 251
PASSION OF THE SADDUCEES
Symphonic
Poems by Michalis Katsaros
„To the memory of Dimitris Despotidis“
Cantata in seven parts for tenor, baritone, bass, narrator, choir and orchestra
Damascus, Vrachati, Paris, Athens, 1981-2
First performance: Berlin, 1983
First recording: MINOS, 198
 
Opus 95
AST 252
RADAR
Song Cycle
Lyrics by Kostas Tripolitis
12 songs
Paris, 1981
First recording: MINOS, 1981
 
Opus 96
AST 253
SYMPHONY No. 7 (SPRING / EARINI) (First form)
Symphonic/Choral
Lyrics by Yannis Ritsos & Yorgos Kouloukis
„Dedicated to Jean Jaurès and Konrad Wolf“
For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, double mixed choir and symphony orchestra
4 movements
Vrachati, Athens, 1982
[See „Second form (rejected)“ (1993) = AST 294]
First performance: Dresden, 1984
First recording: LE CHANT DU MONDE, 1984
 
Opus 97
AST 254
LITURGY No. 2
Choral
Lyrics by Tassos Livaditis (11) & Mikis Theodorakis (3)
„For the children killed in the war“
[Transcription for choir of the LYRIC SONGS and other songs = See AST 224 and 231]
14 parts
Vrahati, 1982
First performance: Dresden, 1983
First recording: ETERNA, 1985 (in German); IOULIANOS, 1987 (in Greek)
 
Opus 98
AST 255
HOLY LITURGY (MISSA GRECA)
Choral – Ecclesiastical
Verses by Ioannis Chrysostomos
For mixed choir
19 parts
Athens, 1982-3
First performance: Tripolis, 1983
First recording: MINOS, 1984
 
Opus 99
AST 256
CONCERTO FOR GUITAR (LORCA)
Symphonic
Arrangement of „ROMANCERO GITAN“
Lyrics by F. G. Lorca (Greek by Odysseas Elytis)
6 parts
First arrangement: For contralto, solo guitar small mixed choir and symphony orchestra
Paris, Vrachati, 1982-3
Second arrangement: For contralto, solo guitar, and symphony orchestra
Third arrangement: For solo guitar and symphony orchestra
2nd and 3rd arrangements: Vrachati, 1995
First performance: Berlin, 1983
 
AST 257 
TROPARION OF KASSIANI
Choral – Ecclesiastical
Arrangement for four-voiced mixed choir
2 parts
Vrahati, 1983
[See AST 15]
First performance: Athens, 1983
 
AST 258
MAUTHAUSEN
Choral
Poems by Iakovos Kambanellis
Arrangement for choir
4 parts
Athens, 1983
[See AST 168]
First performance: Thessaloniki, 1983
 
AST 259
DESERTERS (LIPOTAKTES)
Choral
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis
Arrangement for choir
4 parts
Vrachati, Athens, 1983
[See AST 74, AST 138 and AST 242]
First performance: Thessaloniki, 1983
 
AST 260
EPIPHANIA (EPIPHANY)
Choral
Poems by George Seferis
Arrangement for mixed choir
4 parts
Athens, Vrachati, 1983
[See AST 137]
First performance: Thessaloniki, 1983
 
AST 261 
LOVE AND DEATH (EROS KE THANATOS)
Choral
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
Arrangement for four-voiced choir
2 parts
Athens, 1983
[See AST 31 and AST 94]
 
AST 262 
OF LOVE (TIS AGAPIS) [sketches]
Choral
Poem by Mikis Theodorakis
For 8-voiced mixed choir
Athens, 1983
[from the cycle LOVE AND DEATH, see AST 31 and AST 92]
 
AST 263 
SIX ELUARD
Choral
Poem by Paul Eluard
Arrangement for choir
3 parts
Athens, 1983
[See AST 111]
 
100
AST 264
BITTER SATURDAYS (PIKROSAVVATA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Lefteris Papadopoulos
12 songs
Athens, 1983
First recording: PHILIPS, 1984
 
101
AST 265
THE MEETING (I SYNANTISI)
Song Cycle
Poems by Lefteris Papadopoulos
5 songs
Athens, 1983
First recording: MINOS, 1985
 
102
AST 266
REQUIEM (AKOLOUTHIA IS KEKIMIMENOUS)
Choral-Ecclesiastical
„Dedicated to the memory of those killed in the war-time slaughter of the inhabitants of Kalavryta“
For soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, mixed choir and children’s choir
[Arrangement with the addition of symphony orchestra by Nikos Platyrarcho, 1993]
[New orchestration of No. 73: Paris, 1995]
8 parts – 73 numbers
Athens, 1983-4
First performance: Athens, 1985
First recording: IOULIANOS, 1989
 
103
AST 267
POEM (KARYOTAKIS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Kostas Karyotakis
For voice, 2 bouzoukis, flute, oboe, electric guitar acoustic guitar, classical guitar, 2 cellos, double bass and percussion
12 songs
[See AST 310]
Athens, 1983
First recording: MINOS, 1984
 
Opus 104
AST 268
[LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS I]
Songs
Poems by Lefteris Papadopoulos
39 songs
Athens, 1983-4
(Song no. 3 appears in the opera KOSTAS KARYIOTAKIS with other words. Some songs with new texts by Michailis Ganas appear on the CD GALLANT LITTLE BIRD)
First recording: MINOS-EMI, 1998 (some songs on the CD SERENADES)
 
Opus 105
AST 269
THE GALLANT SONGS (TA ASIKIKA)
Songs
Poems by Lefteris Papadopoulos & Mikis Theodorakis
A selection of songs arranged for piano, electric guitar acoustic guitar, flute, cello, bass and drums
„The ‘Gallant’ is a dance-rhythm of my own imagination. I gave it a strict form, though, based on the rhythmic permutations and development of 3 + 2 and 8 + 16. So we have the first section with 8 or 16 bars of 3/8, a second section, where the 3/6 alternate with 2/8, and a third (climactic section) where meters of 3/16 are interspersed between 3/8 and 2/8, a device that gives a sudden jolt to the rhythm, which is the reason I called it Asikiko, i.e. dance for Gallant Lads. This rhythm, combined with the modes I have used, takes us straight to the coast of Asia Minor, where Greek civilization once flourished in lovely Ionia, my mother’s birthplace.“
22 songs
Athens & Vrachati, 1984
First performance: Selected songs used for a performance of Büchner’s WOYZECK, Larnaca, 1987
Songs from the record GALLANT LITTLE BIRD (ASIKIKO POULAKI), Athens, 1996
First recording: SIRIOS, 1985 (6 songs with verses by Theodorakis)
SONY, 1996 (Selected songs to verses by Michalis Ganas on the record GALLANT LITTLE BIRD (ASIKIKO POULAKI)
 
Opus 106
AST 270
DIONYSOS
Songs
Religious musical drama
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis
For baritone, electric guitar, classical guitar, 12-string guitar, electric bass, flute, oboe, 2 cellos, percussion for 2 players and 2 bouzoukis
Parts I – IX
[See AST 308]
Athens, 1984
First performance: Athens, 1985
First recording: SIRIOS, 1985
 
Opus 107
AST 271
KOSTAS KARYIOTAKIS (THE METAMORPHOSES OF DIONYSOS)
Opera („Lyric Tragedy“)
Opera in two acts
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis, based on Kostas Karyotakis & Kostas Varnalis
For bass, contralto, 2 baritones, 4 tenors, 2 sopranos & chorus
21 scenes
Athens and Vrachati, 1985-86
First performance: Athens, 1987
First recording: SIRIOS/MBI (selections), 1991
 
Opus 108
AST 272
ARE WE LIVING IN ANOTHER COUNTRY? (MIPOS ZOUME S’ALLI CHORA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou
12 songs
Athens, 1985
First performance: Goksoy (Turkey), 1986
First recording: SIRIOS, 1991
 
Opus 109
AST 273
ORESTEIA (Trilogy)
Music for Theatre
I AGAMEMNON
For chorus, classical instruments and percussion
II LIBATION BEARERS
For women’s chorus, bassoon, tuba, Bb clarinet, oboe, trumpet, horn and percussion
III EUMENIDES
For women’s chorus, 3 flutes and 3 cellos
Paris, Athens, Berlin, Moscow, 1986-1988
First performances: I, 1988 – II, 1987 – III, 1986
Complete trilogy: Epidaurus Theatre, 1990
 
Opus 110
AST 274
THE FACES OF THE SUN (TA PROSOPA TOU ILIOU)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas
17 songs
Athens, Vrachati, 1986
First performance: Piraeus, 1987
First recording: IOULIANOS, 1987
 
Opus 111
AST 275
SYMPHONY No. 4 (Choral)
Symphonic
Based on Aeschylus (I) and Euripides (II)
„Dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Kapodistrian University of Athens“
For soprano, mezzo, mixed choir and symphony orchestra without violins
2 parts
[See AST 122]
Athens, Vrachati, Israel, and Paris, 1960, 1986-87
First performance: Athens, 1987
First recording: IOULIANOS, 1987
 
AST 276
THE FEROCITY OF THE BULL (TO TERIOU TOU TAUROU)
Music for Theatre
Social comedy
Play by Aziz Nessin
Athens, 1986
First performance: Athens, 1986
 
Opus 112
AST 277
BEATRICE ON ZERO STREET (I BEATRIKI STIN ODO MIDEN)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas (10) & Mikis Theodorakis (2)
„Melodies in the void“
For voice and piano
12 songs
Athens, 1987
[Arrangement for voice, large symphony orchestra and choir (sketches, 1987) – see AST 283]
First performance: Patras, 1988
First recording: MINOS / EMI (nos. 1-12), 1994
 
Opus 113
AST 278
MEMORY OF STONE (MNIMI TIS PETRAS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Michalis Bourboulis
12 songs
Athens, 1987
First performance: Piraeus, 1987
First recording: IOULIANOS (1-11), 1987
 
Opus 114
AST 279
AS AN ANCIENT WIND (OS ARCHAIOS ANEMOS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas
Rhapsody for 2 voices and quintet (oboe, cor anglais, cello, guitar, piano) and double bass
12 songs
Vrachati, Athens, 1987
First performance: Piraeus, 1987
First recording: IOULIANOS, 1987 
 
Opus 115
AST 280
HECUBA (EKAVI)
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Euripides
For mezzo-soprano, choir, 2 flutes, trombone, double bass and percussion
7 parts
Paris, 1987
First performance: Epidaurus, 1987
 
Opus 116
AST 281
ZORBA THE GREEK
Ballet Music
Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis, Odysseas Elytis, Nikos Gatsos, Iakovos Kambanellis, Yannis Ritsos, Enrikos Thalassinos & Mikis Theodorakis
Ballet for mezzo soprano, bouzouki/ clarinet, choir and symphony orchestra
[Includes musical material from the Greek Carnival of 1953 and some themes from the 1964 film of the same name, see AST 47 and AST 159]
2 acts – 21 scenes
Athens, Vrachati, Paris, 1988
First performance: Verona (Arena di Verona), 1988 (Choreography by Lorca Massine)
First recording: BMG, 1989, also INTUITION/WERGO, 1996
 
Opus 117
AST 282
SPRING WIND / A SEA FULL OF MUSIC (EARINOS ANEMOS / MIA THALASSA GEMATI MOUSIKI)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dimitra Manda
21 songs
Athens, Paris, 1987
First performance: Patras, 1988
First recording: AUVIDIS, 1994
 
AST 283
BEATRICE IN ZERO STREET [incomplete]
Symphonic
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas (3) & Mikis Theodorakis
For voice, first and second violins, cellos, basses, oboe, cor anglais, guitar and piano (also in part for voice, large symphony orchestra and choir)
4 parts
Athens, 1987
[See AST 277]
 
Opus 118
AST 284
MEDEA
Lyric tragedy in five acts
Opera
„Hommage à Giuseppe Verdi“
Tragedy of Euripides. Libretto & translation by Mikis Theodorakis
Soprano, two mezzos, two tenors, baritone, two basses, women’s chorus, men’s chorus, children
2 acts
Athens and Paris, 1988-90
First performance: Bilbao, 1991
 
Opus 119
AST 285
CHOROS ASIKIKOS (GALLANT DANCES)
Chamber Music
„12 Dances and Songs based on Byzantine Games“
„Dedicated to Yo Yo Ma“
For solo cello
Athens, 1989
 
Opus 120
AST 286
ANTIGONE
Music for Theatre
Tragedy of Sophokles
For mezzo soprano, chorus, guitar and double bass
7 parts
Athens, Vrachati, 1990
First performance: Epidaurus, 1990
 
Opus 121
AST 287
CANTO OLYMPICO
Symphonic
„Commissioned by the President of the International Olympic Federation, Mr. Samaranch for the Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona.“
Lyrics by Dimitra Manda & Mikis Theodorakis
In seven parts: for tenor, bass, mixed choir and symphony orchestra
Athens, 1990-91
First performance: Barcelona, 1992
First recording: LYRA & INTUITION/WERGO, 1992
 
Opus 122
AST 288
HELLENISM
Symphonic
Poem by Yannis Ritsos (from ROMIOSSINI)
For mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra
3 movements
Vrachati, 1991
First performance: Olympic Games, Barcelona, 1992
 
Opus 123
AST 289
ELECTRA (ILEKTRA)
Lyric Tragedy in 2 acts
Opera
„Hommage à Giacomo Puccini“
Based on Sophokles. Libretto by Spiros Evangelatos
Athens, Vrachati, 1992-3
First performance: Luxembourg, 1995
 
124
AST 290
PROMETHEUS BOUND (PROMITHEUS DESMOTIS)
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Aeschylus
4 parts
Athens, Vrachati, 1992
First performance: Epidaurus, 1992
 
Opus 125
AST 291
SYMPHONY No. 3 (Second Form)
Symphonic
Lyrics by Dionysios Solomos & Constantin Cavafys
For mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra
4 movements
Athens, 1992
[See AST 250]
First performance: Athens, 1993
 
AST 292
AXION ESTI (Second arrangement)
Meta-symphonic
Lyrics by Odysseas Elytis
For baritone, popular singer, narrator, mixed chorus, santouri, popular and classical orchestras
3 parts
[See AST 127]
First performance: USA and Canadian tour, 1994
 
AST 293
ADAGIO
Symphonic
„For the victims of the Bosnian War“
First arrangement: For solo trumpet, string orchestra and percussion
Second arrangement: For solo clarinet, string orchestra and percussion
Third arrangement: For solo flute, string orchestra and percussion
[The melody taken from BEATRICE ON ZERO STREET, see AST 277]
Athens, 1993
First recording: BMG, 1993 (First arrangement)
INTUITION/WERGO, 1996 (First, second and third arrangements)
 
AST 294
SYMPHONY No. 7 (SPRING / EARINI) 
(Second arrangement, rejected)
Symphonic
Lyrics by Yannis Ritsos & Yorgos Kouloukis
For soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed choir and symphony orchestra
4 movements
Athens, 1993
[See AST 253]
First performance: Athens, 1994
 
AST 295
MYTHISTOREMA (MYTHOLOGY)
Symphonic
Poem by George Seferis
Arrangement for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra
[See AST 182]
4 songs
Athens, 1993
First performance: Athens, 1994
 
Opus 126
AST 296
RAVEN
Meta-symphonic
Arrangement for mezzo-soprano, flute, harp and string orchestra
Poem by George Seferis, based on E.A.Poe
„To Yiannis Christou“
Athens, Vrachati, 1993-94
First performance: Athens 1994
First recording: MINOS/EMI, 1998
 
Opus 127
AST 297
[LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS II]
Song Cycle
Poems by Lefteris Papadopoulos
10 songs
Vrachati, 1994
First recording: MINOS / EMI, 1998
 
Opus 128
AST 298
ANTIGONE
Lyric tragedy in five acts
Opera
„Hommage à Bellini“
Based on Sophocles. Libretto: Mikis Theodorakis
5 scenes
Paris, Athens, The Hague, Luxembourg, 1996
 
Opus 129
AST 299
CITY 3 (2) / (POLITIA G‘)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Elefteriou (5), Dimitris Kesisoulos (2), Lina Nikolaikopoulou (3)
[Songs no. 3 and 4 from ARCADIA III, see AST 189]
10 songs
Athens, 1994
First performance: Athens, 1994
First recording: POLYGRAM, 1994
 
Opus 130
AST 300
CITY 4 (POLITIA D)
Song Cycle
Poems by Manos Eleftheriou and Spiros Toupoyiannis
„… here is the sweet CITY 4. The CITIES, one after the other, mark the stages of my musical development. In particular the internal, spiritual stages.“
10 songs
Vrachati, Athens, 1994-95
First performance: Athens, 1996
First recording: POLYGRAM, 1996
 
Opus 131
AST 301
MORE LYRICAL SONGS (TA LYRIKOTERA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas
10 songs
Athens, Vrachati, 1994-5
First performance: Athens, 1996
First recording: PEREGRINA, 1996 (CD-Title: POETICA)
 
Opus 132
AST 302
MACBETH
Music for Theatre
Play by William Shakespeare
For flute, 2 horns, tuba, trombone, cello, double bass, piano, tympanum and percussion
2 acts – 18 „musics“
Athens, 1994
First performance: Athens, 1994
First recording: ASTI MUSIC, 1995
 
AST 303
FINALE – STATE OF SIEGE
Symphonic
Poem by Rena Hadzidakis
For symphony orchestra
[See AST 183]
Melbourne, 1995
First performance: Melbourne, 1995
 
133
AST 304
MOST LYRICAL SONGS (TA LYRIKOTATA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis
4 songs
Athens, 1996
First performance: Athens, 1996
First recording: PEREGRINA, 1998
 
Opus 134
AST 305
OEDIPUS TYRANNOS
Music for Theatre
Tragedy by Sophocles
For choir and synthesiser
Athens, 1996
First performance: Epidaurus, 1996
 
Opus 135
AST 306
RHAPSODY FOR CELLO AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Symphonic
[most of the melodies taken from the MORE LYRICAL SONGS, see AST 301]
6 parts
Athens, 1996
First performance: Munich, 1998
 
AST 307
ROMANCERO GITAN
Song Cycle
Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (Greek by Odysseas Elytis)
Arrangement for voice and piano
7 songs
[See AST 176 and AST 256]
Athens, 1998
 
AST 308
DIONYSOS
Songs
Lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis
Arrangement for voice and piano
Parts I – IX
[See AST 270]
Athens, 1998
 
AST 309
PHAEDRA
Song Cycle
Poems by Angeliki Eleftheriou
Arrangement for voice and piano
12 songs
[See AST 246]
Athens, 1998
 
AST 310
POEM (KARYOTAKIS)
Song Cycle
Poems by Kostas Karyotakis
Arrangement for voice and piano
17 songs
[See AST 267]
Athens, 1983 
 
AST 311
LITTLE CYCLADES (MIKRES KYKLADES)
Song Cycle
Poems by Odysseus Elytis
Arrangement for voice and piano
7 songs
[See AST 157]
Athens, 1998 
 
AST 312
JOURNEY THROUGH THE NIGHT (TAXIDI MESA STIN NICHTA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis (4), N. Botsaris, Dimitris Kesisoulos (2) & Mikis Theodorakis
Arrangement for voice and piano
8 songs
[See AST 228]
Athens, 1998 
 
AST 313
FARANTOURI CYCLE (SIX SONGS)
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Lyrics by Nikos Gatsos, Dimitris Christodoulou, Tassos Livaditis, Gerasimos Stavrou
6 songs
[See AST 165]
Athens, 1998 
 
AST 314
OCTOBER‘ 78
Song cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Lyrics by Tassos Livaditis, Dimitris Christodoulos, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Yannis Theodorakis (2), Enrikos Thalassinos
6 songs
[See AST 226]
Athens, 1998
 
AST 315
SEA MOONS (THALASSINA FENGARIA)
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Poems of Nikos Gatsos
6 songs
[See AST 174]
Athens, 1998
 
AST 316
MEDEA
Music for Theatre
Athens, 2000?
First performance: Epidaurus Theatre, 2001
 
AST 317
MAUTHAUSEN
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Poems by Iakovos Kambanellis
4 songs
[See AST 168]
Athens, 1999
 
AST 318
SONGS FOR ANDREAS
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Poems by Mikis Theodorakis
[See AST 184]
Athens, 1999
 
AST 319
SONGS OF STRUGGLE (TRAGOUDIA TOU AGONA)
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Poems by G. Deliyannsi-Anastassiadis (2), Notis Pergialis, Ch. Spyros (2), N. Botsaris, Alekos Panagoulis (3), Manos Elefteriou (4) and Mikis Theodorakis (6)
20 songs
[See AST 179]
Athens, 1999-2000
 
AST 320
IN THE EAST (STIN ANATOLI)
Song Cycle
Arrangement for voice and piano
Poems by Michalis Cacoyannis (3), Kostas Styliatis & Mikis Theodorakis (5)
9 songs
[See AST 215]
Athens, 2000
 
Opus 136
AST 321
LYSISTRATA
Opera in two acts based on the homonymous comedy of Aristophanes
Libretto & translation by Mikis Theodorakis
Athens, 2000
First performance: Athens, 2002 Athens
 
Opus 137
AST 324
(SERENATES)
Song Cycle
 
AST 325
(ERIMIA)
Song Cycle
 
Opus 138
AST 326
ODYSEE (ODYSSEIA)
Song Cycle
Poems by Kostas Kartelias
 
AST 327
MORE LYRICAL SONGS (TA LYRIKOTERA)
Song Cycle
New Arrangment
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas
10 songs
Athens, ?
[See AST 301]
 
AST 328
MOST LYRICAL SONGS (TA LYRIKOTATA)
Song Cycle
New Arrangment
Poems by Yannis Theodorakis
4 songs
Athens, ?
[See AST 304]
 
AST 329
BEATRICE ON ZERO STREET (I BEATRIKI STIN ODO MIDEN)
Song Cycle
New Arrangment
Poems by Dionysis Karatzas (10) & Mikis Theodorakis (2)
12 songs
Athens, ?
[See AST 277]
 
Opus 139
AST 331
CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA NO. 2
Symphonic
(New Arrangment)
Athens, 2007-08
First performance: Athens, 2012
 
AST 332
CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND STRINGS
Symphonic
(New Arrangment)
[See AST 331]
Athens, 2007-08
 
Opus 140
AST 333
Petite suite pour quartet a cordes
1952-53
 
AST 340
ANDALUCIA
Symphonic
New Arrangment
Seven songs for alto (or bass/baritone) and symphony orchestra
Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
Athens, 2009
First performance: Athens, 2010
 
Opus 141
AST 341
RHAPSODY FOR STRING ORCHESTRA AND MEZZO-SOPRANO (OR BARITONE AD LIB.)
Symphonic
Poems by Dionisis Karatzas
Athens, 2010
First performance: Athens, 2013
© Asteris Kutulas & ©  Gail Holst for the English adaptation
 
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EDITORS
 
Boosey and Hawkes London:
1. Suite Nr. 2 (AST 98)
2. Oedipus Tyrannos (AST 101)
3. Antigone Ballet (AST 117)
 
Breitkopf und Härtel:
1. First Symphony (AST 54)
2. Sonatine No. 1 for violin and piano (AST 75)
3. Eros and Thanatos (AST 94)
4. Sonatine for piano (AST 99)
5. Piano Concerto (AST 108)
6. Sonatine No. 2 for violin and piano (AST 114)
7. Axion Esti – German version only (AST 127)
8. Second Symphony (AST 248)
9. Third Symphony (AST 250 & AST 291)
10. Seventh Symphony (AST 253 & AST 294)
11. Liturgy No. 2 (AST 254)
 
All other scores:
Schott Music (in cooperation with Romanos Productions Ltd.) will be in charge, without any territorial limitation, of almost the complete works by Mikis Theodorakis, including his world-famous music for the ballet, Zorba the Greek.
 
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Danksagung

Ich begann die Arbeit an dem Werkverzeichnis 1991, als ich mit meiner Familie aus Berlin nach Athen zog, und beendete eine erste Fassung, die 1998 als Buch in Griechenland erschien, im Sommer 1997 – zwei Jahre nach unserer Rückkehr nach Deutschland. In diesen sechs Jahren habe ich unzählige Stunden im Theodorakis-Archiv in Vrachati sowie in der Athener Wohnung des Komponisten gearbeitet. Mein Dank gilt also in allererster Linie Mikis und Myrto Theodorakis für das mir entgegengebrachte Vertrauen. Ihnen sei auch gedankt für jene erste Niederschrift der Theodorakis-Werke, die mir als Ausgangspunkt für meine Recherche diente, Myrto Theodorakis auch für die anderen in minutiöser Kleinarbeit zusammengetragenen Details, die sie mir zur Verfügung stellte und die mir außerordentlich hilfreich waren. Zu danken habe ich insbesondere Rena Parmenidou für ihren kritischen Beistand und ihre geduldige praktische Hilfe während des gesamten Entstehungsprozesses dieses Buches, ebenso wie Ilias Malandris für wichtige Hinweise bezüglich der Theaterwerke von Theodorakis sowie Dimitris Kutulas für seinen langjährigen und unermüdlichen kritischen Beistand und Rafaela Wilde für ihren fortwährenden Support und ihre großartige Hilfe. Mein Dank geht auch – und vor allem – an Peter Hanser-Strecker und den Schott Verlag für die phantastische Zusammenarbeit in jeder Hinsicht. Für seine Geduld danke ich Mikis Theodorakis, der in den letzten Jahren alle meine das Werkverzeichnis betreffende Fragen ausgehalten und beantwortet hat – und es waren derer nicht wenige. Schließlich danke ich Ina Kutulas, ohne die dieses Opus Magnum nicht hätte entstehen können und Gail Holst aus New York für die englische Übersetzung des Werkverzeichnisses und ihren freundschaftlichen Beistand.

Asteris Kutulas