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#1 DaveW.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

We have all heard Zorbas' Dance at some time, but have you heard Zorba The Ballet? I have managed to get a copy and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to it, and have found my emotions stretched. Intense passion/patriotism for Crete, deep sadness/pain about loss and high elation.
In the sleeve notes Theodorakis describes it as 'his representative work'.
It is in my opinion a great piece of music, a true 'classsic'.
The copy I got hold of was from Intuition Classics INT 3103 2.
Enjoy it if you can find a copy.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

Dave
I have the version by Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra- without doubt one of my favourite CDs. Brilliant.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:43 PM

Just close your eyes and listen:





Beautiful! Relaxing! Greece and Crete!
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#4 DaveW.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for the link Lars.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:01 AM

The music is haunting and beautiful. Thank you.
I must buy that CD.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:16 PM

I think the versions on lars links are the Charles Dutoit/Montreal Orchestra (I don't recognise the conductor - but then I ddon't know Dutoit!).
I cannot imagine a better reason to go to Athens than to hear a performance in such a setting. Definitely something to keep an eye open for in case it is put on again.
My search of Itunes shop produces two versions of Zorba the Ballet, one by Charles Dutoit as above, plus one by the Hungarian State Symphony.