Breitkopf & Härtel mourns the death of Mikis Theodorakis

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis died in Athens on 2 September 2021, at the age of 96. Theodorakis is revered in his homeland as a folk hero, the “Voice of Greece.” Internationally, Theodorakis is also regarded as one of the best-known Greek composers of the 20th century.

In particular, his music for the film “Zorba the Greek” made him famous worldwide. In addition to numerous other film scores and stage works, Mikis Theodorakis wrote primarily chamber music, songs, cantatas, oratorios and hymns.

Breitkopf & Härtel mourns the loss of its composer, who also achieved fame as a writer, politician and ever-critical spirit. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.

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