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The Legacy of the Late Vangelis: Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner | Digital Trends Spanish


On May 17, according to the released information, the prolific Greek electronic artist and composer passed away Vangeliswho won an Oscar for his memorable score of chariots of fire and whose credits also include bladerunnerthe Conquest of Paradise and Missing.

His original name was Evangelos Odessey Papathanassiou, born on March 29, 1943 in Volos, Greece.

As a child his parents enrolled him in the Athens School of Music and from there he formed several groups before dedicating himself to electronic music alone.

The musician cousin of singer Demis Rousoss, was nominated for a Grammy three times in the category of new age album and recording of the year for Chariots of fire

Among other of his most remembered compositions are the 2002 World Cup anthem and the soundtrack of the film 1492: The conquest of paradise (1992).

Here are some of the indelible works of the late Vangelis:

Missing, about the search carried out by the father and wife of an American -Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek- who disappears in the Chile of the dictator Augusto Pinochet-. For both works he was nominated for a BAFTA.

Chariots of Fire and the Olympic Games in Paris as a backdrop:

In the Conquest of Paradise, on the history of the discovery of America.

The ending theme of Blade Runner that was also used for the curtain of the famous Argentine soccer show, Fútbol de Primera:

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