He died on June 15, in Athens, aged 68, from heart disease and diabetes. His estate and archives were bequeathed to his adopted son, George Theophanopoulos-Hatzidakis. In the City of Athens dedicated Technopolis in his memory. Reflections - Performed by Raining Pleasure. Special appearance by Meriam performing the song "Kemal",. NOTE: These settings will only apply to the browser and device you are currently using. Original Soundtracks Overtures. Playlist Spotify. Recent Releases Pedro Vargas, Bolero My settings.
In , he met the revered surrealist poet Nikos Gatsos , who would go on to become his favorite lyricist and work with him on the vast majority of his vocal compositions. Hadjidakis first found an outlet for his compositional ability when he connected with the Art Theatre of Athens, and contributed music to its production of Alexis Solomos' The Last White Crow. He would work with the Art Theatre for the next 15 years, scoring a number of canonical plays by American and European writers, and also began to do the same for the Greek National Theatre starting in the early '50s.
He wrote his first film score, for Free Slaves, in , and the following year published his first contemporary piano piece, For a Small White Seashell. In , Hadjidakis gave a high-profile academic lecture praising rembetika sometimes spelled rebetico , the popular folk song form that was the province of the urban lower class and was regarded as borderline immoral by the conservative intelligentsia.
The country's musical establishment was scandalized, but Hadjidakis had mapped out the path that would make him one of modern Greece's most cherished musical figures. As a composer, Hadjidakis embraced rembetika on his piano work Six Folklore Paintings, which adapted rembetika melodies into a more artful presentation, and was also presented as a ballet one of four he composed from In the meantime, he had begun to compose music for theatrical productions of classic Greek tragedies, starting with Aeschylus' Orestes trilogy in ; normally, such a job was reserved for scholarly academics.
He completed one of his major modern classical works in 's The C. Cycle , a song cycle for piano and baritone vocalist.
The following year, he scored the motion picture Stella, which would prove to be one of his major successes in that area. Starring actress Melina Mercouri , whom Hadjidakis had known from her days in the theater, sang the song portions of the soundtrack, and would become one of Hadjidakis ' most sympathetic interpreters. Redirected from Reflections Manos Hadjidakis album. This article is about the album by Manos Hadjidakis. For other uses, see Reflections disambiguation.
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