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Stefanos Korkolis: Encounter – Songs by Mikis Theodorakis. Sung by Sofia Manousaki
July 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:40 pm
The relationship that has developed over the last two years between the composer and the internationally-fêted pianist, plus a key phrase in a letter written by the former describing the latter as “the perfect performer of and ambassador for my music to the Greek and international audience”, filled Stefanos Korkolis with a powerful desire to hit the studio and start recording works by Mikis Theodorakis with Sofia Manousaki, a young singer the composer has described as a ‘revelation’.
At the same time, songs from the list of Mikis Theodorakis’ ‘betrayed’ works from 1980-2000 are to be performed again for the first time in Greece. The works are presented simply for piano and voice, highlighting the great Greek composer’s magnificent melodies.
Little Suite for piano (M. Theodorakis)
Phaedra (M. Theodorakis / G. Theodorakis)
Of the little North wind (M. Theodorakis / O. Elytis)
I open the door in the evening (M. Theodorakis / T. Leivaditis – piano version S. Korkolis)
You’ve seen, you’ve learned (M. Theodorakis / O. Elytis)
Boat on the shore (M. Theodorakis)
Dear April (M. Theodorakis)
I gave you rosewater to drink (M. Theodorakis / N. Gatsos)
Munchausen (M. Theodorakis / I. Kabanellis – Transcription for piano & voice: S. Korkolis, with the approval of, and in collaboration with, M. Theodorakis) World première
Kites (M. Theodorakis – piano version: S. Korkolis)
And I love you (M. Theodorakis / D. Manta)
The water cycle (M. Theodorakis / D. Manta)
Nocturnal colours (M. Theodorakis / D. Manta)
Margarita Margaro (M. Theodorakis)
Myrtia [Myrtle] (M. Theodorakis / N. Gatsos)
Denial (M. Theodorakis / G. Seferis)
Old roads (M. Theodorakis / M. Anagnostakis)
Make your bed (M. Theodorakis / I. Kabanellis)
Zorba the Greek (M. Theodorakis – Adaptation: Fantasia for piano by S. Korkolis)
The works will not necessarily be performed in this order.