The Neighbourhoods of the World

MINOS 344 (1979)

Poetry written in 1949 inspired by the demonstrations of the Athenian people and the armed clashes between EAM-ELAS (National Liberation Front) and British and governmental forces to curb British influence in Greece after the end of World War II. The music was composed in 1978 with elements from the ancient tragedy and the traditional music. The album was released next year with engravings by Tassos on the cover.

Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Poetry: Yannis Ritsos

Maria Farantouri: singing
Giannis Thomopoulos: singing
Yannis Ritsos: recitation

Tasos Diakogiorgis: santouri
Christos Konstantinou: bouzouki
Philippos Tsemperoulis: clarinet
Choir under the direction of Terpsichore Papastefanou
Popular Orchestra under the direction of Mikis Theodorakis

01. This spring – Y. Thomopoulos
(Choir director: Elli Nikolaidi)
02. The sun set – Choral
03. So modest was our dream – M. Farantouri
04. The neighborhoods are deserted – Y. Ritsos
05. Our days were bitter – M. Farantouri
06. Battle-scarred state – Y. Ritsos
07. Those days were beautiful – M. Farantouri
08. Behold the flags of Kaisariani – Y. Ritsos
09. Think of life going on without you – M. Farantouri

Other Release
MINOS 4896942 (1996)