Greece's leading composer Mikis Theodorakis passes away

Greece has lost one of its leading classical music figures.
Composer Mikis Theodorakis died on Thursday.
In a career spanning decades, he was known for political resistance early in his career and grew to personify the modern face of Greek music.
Theodorakis also composed the soundtracks for the globally acclaimed films, Zorba the Greek, Z, and, Serpico.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands looks back at his life.

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94 comentarios:

He is not just a Greek, he is one of the Greek gods. Rest in peace, Mikis.He was also a friend of Bulgaria.Bulgaria will remember you forever. And your songs too.
Mira Radunovic
Mira Radunovic:
Σας ευχαριστώ για όλη την καλοσύνη και την αγάπη για τη Σερβία και τους ανθρώπους της. Αιώνια δόξα σε σένα.
Rest In Peace !!! Palestine loves you & will never forget you !!! Long live Greece 💜💜💜
Listening to him in this very moment in Chiapas, Mexico. Thought about him the other day, listening to "I believe in Angels" by ABBA that is obviously inspired by him. RIP Mikis, viva Hellas!
Paul Tin
Paul Tin:
One of the best musicians the world has ever known, he wrote so very many songs internationally. A true Greek, RIP Mikis .
Hvar - Pharos Island
Hvar - Pharos Island:
Perhaps the only Greek, honoured by humanity all over the world ..... together with Socrates Plato Aristotle Hippocrates and all others
He's composing for angels now
Marija Đekić
Marija Đekić:
Serbia will always love you! Serbia will never forget your support and speech in ‘99…Rest in peace our dear friend 🙏❤️🇷🇸
Toni Gigo
Toni Gigo:
Rest in peace serbia never forget you legend ❤❤❤😪😪😪🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
Mars Marsic
Mars Marsic:
Serbs will newer forgot what you do for us! THANKS!
goodbye our dear friend!
forever in our Hart 💓
Comrade Hellas
Comrade Hellas:
He was the greatest Greek alive! We say that nobody is non-replacable but Theodorakis had no equals.
suger kilo
suger kilo:
all his life he fought for freedom and piece. one of the greatest all over the world. RIP MIKI
Olita Kähm
Olita Kähm:
Respekt aus Deutschland.
What a giant of a human being! A giant life! You have brought me personally so much joy and satisfaction over the years! Thank you for your great contribution! Travel Well Mikis!
Radmila Nastic
Radmila Nastic:
Thank you beautiful heart. From Serbia forever. Rest in power 🌹
Miso Vranes
Miso Vranes:
Rest in peace dear Mikis, friend of my people and the humanity.
Diana Zwahlen
Diana Zwahlen:
Farewell Mikis Theodorakis, the Soul and Spirit of Mikis Theodorakis living ever and ever, never Died. Mikis Place is a Creek Olympus 🙏🇬🇷🕊
Anna Rousiadou
Anna Rousiadou:
A sad day for us Greeks 🇬🇷
Rest with the highest 🕊✨
Truly a legend , his art will forever be heard.
He made us Proud
Kosma Zafry
Kosma Zafry:
Mikis Theodorakis cannot be defined in terms of politics whether left or right. First and foremost he was a patriot and a musical genius. His passion for his country was reflected in his music and his humanistic values.
Miroslav Tomic
Miroslav Tomic:
Serbia will never forget this great man and everything he was saying and doing for Serbia.
He wrote the language of the world. Absolutely amazing man! Well done Mikis! Your music will be preserved in the hearts it touched.
Kafa kafica
Kafa kafica:
Rest in peace...💓💓💓 from Serbia 🇷🇸😪
Manos Uchiha
Manos Uchiha:
Ευχαριστώ για όλα και το λέω εκ μέρους όλων των Ελλήνων. Το ταλέντο και ο Ελληνισμός σας θα μείνουν αιώνια. Σήμερα είναι δύσκολη μέρα για όλη την Ελλάδα...
Greek giant we love you. We love you forever and ever. Big huge hug.
V S:
Old man in age,young at in peace❤❤❤
Ali Saatci
Ali Saatci:
Rest In Peace, big Theodorakis; LEGEND.
🇹🇷❤️🇬🇷 I listened to you for the first time with Zülfü Livaneli. R.I.P. 😞🙏
Jesper Rasmussen
Jesper Rasmussen:
Deep respect to his family mikis theodorakis the king of greece
Neus Barrera
Neus Barrera:
Dear Mikkis Thank you for all the wonderful music you created for the whole world. You are and always will be a very important part of the Mediterranean history, not just as a musician but also as a fighter for Human Rights!! Rest In Peace!!
Καλό ταξίδι Μίκη... 🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
nikola krivokuca
nikola krivokuca:
He didn't died, he lives in heart's of Serb's.
Tns Bsk
Tns Bsk:
Maybe we will see another Mikis Theodorakis in 200 years from now. Tremendous loss
R.I.P. Mikis Theodorakis... a legend.
I hope some day all the humans will be to Gods kingdom together and listen to mikis music and dancing all together with love and full of light in eternity
Degirmenci Degirmenci
Degirmenci Degirmenci:
Er ist gute man wirklich seine mutter ist geboren İzmir wir vermissen uns groß man🇹🇷🇬🇷
The Aljazeera interviewer could have endeavoured to get Theodorakis’ name right. It’s not *Theodorikis.
Loai Sultani
Loai Sultani:
I used to listen to his music frequently after returning from work.
Clifton O.
Clifton O.:
nima gorgin
nima gorgin:
The entire world bows its head in passing of this great humanist / communist🌸❤️
Rest in peace, Maestro! Greetings from Brazil. You are loved around the world.
Elena Mamais
Elena Mamais:
Rest in peace great artist. May your memory be eternal and it shall be!
He never was a conservative, he always was a real socialist, one of the very few. But it doesn’t matter what he believed, he was above all a GREEK, a very proud GREEK who loved the country above of what he believed with all of his heart and gave his blood for our country, a country that NEVER appreciates her heroes…
First time in Greece recent history that all political parties, from communists to far right said that he was the greatest Greek alive and they all had good things to say.... They always fight, what happened now may never happen again!
devrim karacan
devrim karacan:
Güzel insan, Türkiye ve Yunanistan halkının dostluğu ve kardeşliği için verdiğin mücadeleyi unutmayacağız, yıldızlar yoldaşın olsun.
cletusman deletusman
cletusman deletusman:
man greece cant get a break now can it, rest in peace mikis.
Pit S.
Pit S.:
Δεν θρηνούμε μόνο τον μεγαλύτερο Έλληνα της εποχής, αλλά δυστυχώς θρηνούμε τον τελευταίο μεγάλο Έλληνα. Όταν πέθανε ο Παλαμάς η χώρα έμεινε ορφανή, γρήγορα όμως το κενό γέμισε. Τώρα ποιός θα έρθει να καλύψει το κενό του Θεοδωράκη; Ποιος;
simplified analysis ! theodorakis was. a great human and an even better composer.
Denis Loukeris
Denis Loukeris:
He represented the era of 60'and 70' along with the spoke for humanity equality dignity and human rights that shock up the capitalist order ,after that era the system is slowly trying to create a fascist world order without realising even accepting it they were caught off guard post war period
Κωνσταντίνος Χελιωτης
Κωνσταντίνος Χελιωτης:
As greek i am proud growing with this music and his wonderful songs.. have a good trip there to paradise
Rest in peace..great man ! Respect from turkey..he was a great guy..I am so sad he passed away..
Rohein Gurung
Rohein Gurung:
RIP my dear soldier
RIP legend. Thank you.
Rita Coutsostavros
Rita Coutsostavros:
The spirit of Greeks a world wide know man and the best composer and politician Fair well Miki 💕 love you for ever
Damir Kvočić
Damir Kvočić:
R. I. P. maestro
Alejandro Zapata
Alejandro Zapata:
Incredibly powerful communist, rest in power comrade
Diana Zwahlen
Diana Zwahlen:
I love this Genial Man and Composer and Singer and Freedom Fighter. 💙Farewell Mikis Theodorakis. The Ghost and Soul of Mikis Theodorakis living ever and ever. Bye, Bye Mikis 🥰😢🙏🇬🇷💙🤲☦💜💋🕊🕊
Kindness to one another will work or at least its a good start anyways.
Ufuk Zengin
Ufuk Zengin:
Rip from Turkey Komsi
Sohaib Khan
Sohaib Khan:
May Allah Almighty grant him Jannah Ameen
stephen borsbey
stephen borsbey:
Great score for serpico. 1973.
Enrique Barrera
Enrique Barrera:
His music was with me 40 years so great music❤️❤️
Παυλος Χαραλαμπους
Παυλος Χαραλαμπους:
A giant has fallen, that's why we had an earthquake last night at Athens..
Tom Kairis
Tom Kairis:
Enjoy the Greek joie de vivre!
Kalo taxidi Miki ...!❤
Giannis Vellichor
Giannis Vellichor:
Last Letter of Mikis Theodorakis before his death :
''Now, at the end of my life, at the time of the accounts, the details disappear from my mind and the "Large Sizes" remain. This is how I see that I spent my most critical, strong and mature years under the banner of the KKE (Communist Party of Greece). That is why I want to leave this world as a communist. "
Graciela Fernandez
Graciela Fernandez:
R.I.P .MIKIS THEODORAKIS 😘😘🙌🙌💗💗💗💝💝💗💝💝💝👏👏👏👏👏🙋🙋🙋
Σωκράτης Σωφρονίσκου Αθηναίος
Σωκράτης Σωφρονίσκου Αθηναίος:
Immortals never die
One of the greatest composers of 20th century !
antje tautkus
antje tautkus:
Rest in P e a c e🌹
Nuket Tuna Keles
Nuket Tuna Keles:
Mikis Theodorakis Word will miss you & my heart cutting with glass pieces because of your lost my camerat always loved you and will always love you 😥💖☮💖
Evern Huro
Evern Huro:
Pay tribute to the great Greek Communist Comrade and musician Mikis!
Anastasia Mitsos
Anastasia Mitsos:
Rest in Peace! Thodorakis was the Greatest Greek!
Πάντα στις καρδιές όλων, ΑΘΆΝΑΤΟΣ.!!
stephen borsbey
stephen borsbey:
Great score for serpico. 1973.
skania gouvopoulos
skania gouvopoulos:
He left his mark in all directions...RIP
Rest in Peace 🕊 🙏🏻 🇦🇫
dim_ sop
dim_ sop:
Skarner The Crystal Vanguard
Skarner The Crystal Vanguard:
Hopa for ever hopa ellas hopa mikis
Thank you mikis
Alex K
Alex K:
Nice to see an arab tv network post about a Greek legend
Nektarios Orfanoudakis
Nektarios Orfanoudakis:
We lost everything.
Alkis Venetis
Alkis Venetis:
Mikis Theodorakis contributed to Palestinian anthem composition.
Ansie Muller
Ansie Muller:
katerina katerinaki
katerina katerinaki:
Τιτάνας!!!Καλό ταξίδι Μεγάλε Μίκη Θεοδωράκη!Τα έργα σου πολιτιστική κληρονομιά δική μας αλλά και του κόσμου όλου!Ότι και να πούμε για το έργο σου είμαστε πολύ μικροι!
Antonio Fernandes
Antonio Fernandes:
Constantine XI
Constantine XI:
Overrated and very folklore .Vangelis is the greatest Greek composer.
K T:
Irina Dragolova
Irina Dragolova:
Theodorikis? Did you spend some times in.. without that [email protected]
Ford Tragic
Ford Tragic:
Sorry Aljazeera, There is no dispute with MACEDONIA. MACEDONIA is a Greek State and always will be. The dipute is with SKOPJE a Slavic state that has stolen the Greek states name . As Mikis said Alex tsipras committed treason when he agreed to the name North Macedonia. It is nonsense, there is only one MACEDONIA and that is Alexanders in GREECE or better said ELLAS!
That was his fault. Mix art with politics. Very good musician bad a bad politik figure at the end
Hvar - Pharos Island
Hvar - Pharos Island:
He actually criticized not only Tsipras but any Greek politician from left to right who sold the Greek name of Macedonia🇬🇷 to slavobulgarians 🇲🇰
89879237 4583475623
89879237 4583475623:
What song starts playing at 0:50?
Giannis Lekkakos
Giannis Lekkakos:
Not Theodorikis Theodorakis
Rodolpho De Castro Rodrigues
Rodolpho De Castro Rodrigues:
What is the name of the song after zorbas song??? Thanks
“Co exploitation and co habitation” of the Aegean Sea and islands? Are you insane, PhD student? You’re lucky I’m not your supervisor, as you’d have failed your studies for misinformation and sacrilege to a 4,000-year historical identity of which your are sadly part of.
Kadir Özgenç
Kadir Özgenç:
Lion Heart
Lion Heart: