Vangelis Papathanassiou: The world praised him, Volos did not honor him
The Papathanassiou family was “tied” and his nieces Artemis and Eleni, in close contact with their uncle who from Agria, reached the top and today traveled to the stars. Journalist Eleni Papathanassiou “said goodbye” with a touching message, without hiding her sadness for the fact that Volos did not honor the greatest composer, Vangelis Papathanassiou.
“In the neighborhood of angels, the world, our Vangelis Papathanassiou, flew. Among the stars of the universe that he loved and praised as much as anyone.
My uncle Vangelis Papathanassiou went to the Pantheon of the Immortals. He knew everything in his life, he was honored as much as anyone for his work. And yet he remained modest and humble, to the point of misunderstanding. He avoided publicity, because he simply did not need it. His works spoke to the souls of the people. His music has accompanied and will accompany generations and generations around the world.
The University of Thessaly had awarded him an honorary doctorate and the then rector, Mr. Petrakos, had traveled to Paris to honor him with the golden cross.
His city, Volos, did not honor him as it should have (the then Municipality of Agria had succeeded, with a wreath of olive trees because that was what he had asked for). In fact, on his last trip to Volos with NASA scientists, he was not allowed to go for a walk with ARGO in the Pagasitikos.
Vangelis Papathanassiou will forever remain in our minds and souls. Have a good trip, dear Vangelis, have a good trip, ”says Eleni Papathanassiou’s niece.
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