Mikis Theodorakis

(b. 1925) Greek composer and politician

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(b Chios, Gr., 1925).

Gr. composer. Lived in Paris 1953–61. Arrested as Communist after Greek military coup and imprisoned 1967–70. Works incl. 5 operas; ballets; oratorios; 7 syms.; pf. conc.; 7 Songs of Lorca; Requiem; and mus. for films Zorba the Greek (1964) and The Man with the Carnation (1980).

Subjects: Music.

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