The Ballad of Mauthausen & Six Songs

COLUMBIA 70204 (1966)

The four poems of The Ballad of Mauthausen are based on Iakovos Kampanellis’ experiences as a political prisoner in the Nazi concentration camp – all described with details in his book Mauthausen. The work is not only a condemnation of the violence and insanity of war, but also a hymn to love which can flourish even in a nightmarish environment and keep alive the hope of life.

The Six Songs, after the fall of the Greek junta, Theodorakis renames them as Farantouri Cycle honouring Maria Farantouri.

Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Poetry: Iakovos Kampanellis, Dimitris Christodoulou, Yerassimos Stavrou, Tassos Livaditis, Nikos Gatsos

The Ballad of Mauthausen by Iakovos Kambanellis
01. Song of Songs
02. Antonis
03. The Fugitive
04. When the war is over

Six songs – Farantouri Cycle
05. I’m tired of holding you
(Dimitris Christodoulou)
06. The shadow fell heavily
(Gerasimos Stavrou)
07. I took the streets of heaven
(Tassos Livaditis)
08. In the world’s uphill
(Nikos Gatsos)
09. The pendulum
(Nikos Gatsos)
10. The dream
(Nikos Gatsos)

Other Release
EMI 702042 (1990)