Yanni plays the song Santorini, an instrumental Greek song dedicated to the amazing island of Santorini in Greece, one of the world’s most beautiful islands. It comes as no surprise that the gifted Greek composer Yanni created one of his best compositions inspired by the uniqueness of the island.
The video is from Yanni’s performance at the Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens 1994, a concert that stayed in history as the “Yanni – Live at the Acropolis” concert, which gave the name to the album and live video DVD that was released later on. The album became a best seller n the US and Europe and stayed in the top 10 Charts for many weeks.
The song Santorini is a romantic composition, beautiful and energizing at the same time. It’s considered a timeless classic masterpiece since it manages to epitomize the music balance you can find in Greek Music and Greek nature. The song opens with a percussive string fanfare, then opens to the acoustic piano played by Yanni, as the orchestra tones down a little, providing accompaniment to the melody.
Yanni shared his sweeping music with his fellow country people in an amazing concert, set in one of the most imposing open theaters in the World, under the shadow of the Acropolis. For many people the song Santorini represents some of the most invigorating sounds in the world, the essence of passion and romanticism at the same time.