Canto General (1975 album)

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Canto General
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Live album by Mikis Theodorakis
Recorded August 13 & August 16, 1975

Canto General, an oratorio for two voices, mixed choir and orchestra by Mikis Theodorakis based on poems from Canto General by Pablo Neruda was recorded live on August 13, 1975, at the Karaiskakis-Stadium, Pireus and on August 16, 1975, at the Panathinaikos-Stadium, Athens.

The recording was performed by the artists that participated in the 1974 Paris première of the seven movements, that constituted the oratorio at that time. By 1981, Theodorakis had completed the oratorio to its now valid form in 13 movements. There are two recordings available of the complete opus (1981 conducted by Theodorakis as well, and 1989 conducted by Loukas Karytinos).

Track listing[edit]

A side[edit]

  1. "Introduction by Manos Katrakis" - 2:12
  2. "Algunas Bestias" - 11:02
  3. "Voy A Vivir (1949)" - 5:50
  4. "Los Libertadores" - 16:50

B side[edit]

  1. "La United Fruit Co." - 7:20
  2. "Vienen Los Pajaros" - 10:15
  3. "Vegetaciones" - 7:05
  4. "America Insurrecta (1800)" - 10:35

Personnel[edit]