From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Mikis Theodorakis, who turned 90 last month, earned worldwide fame for the music to the 1964 film Zorba the Greek and remained a poster-boy to the international Left for his unwavering commitment to Communism. Aside from his film music, his song-cycle The Ballad of Mauthausen ranks among the most beautiful music ever written about the Nazi Holocaust.
Less familiar are the composer’s classical roots….
Read on here.
And here in Spanish.
And here in Czech.
And in French.