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Giya Kancheli (b.1935): Mourned by the Wind, liturgy for violin & orchestra; Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 / Yuri Bashmet, viola et al.; The State SO of Georgia; Kakhidze

Album Summary

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 4 ("In Commemoration of Michaelangelo")
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 5
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 6
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Mourned by the Wind, liturgy for solo viola & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Firma Melodiya presents symphonic music by the outstanding Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. The name of this composer is well-known to a wide circle of listeners in the post-Soviet domain first of all because of his music for popular motion pictures and theatre productions written in collaboration with some of the best representatives of contemporary Georgian culture such as Georgi Danelia, Robert Sturua and others. Meanwhile, Giya Kancheli has worked in the field of symphonic music for more than forty years and is one of the most original representatives of academic music who has created his own type of symphonism. The album features the composer's Symphonies Nos 4, 5 and 6 (1975 - 1981) as the highest achievements of his career. The set also includes one of Kancheli's most popular works - the liturgy Mourned by the Wind for viola and orchestra composed for Yuri Bashmet and dedicated to the memory of Georgian musicologist Givi Ordjonikidze. The recordings were made in 1978 to 1989.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2015
Giya Kancheli may not be the first name that springs to mind when charting the development of the symphony during the 20th century but his contribution to the form is in fact very important... the climatic final section [of the Sixth Symphony] must rank as one of the most memorable and dramatically scintillating moments in the entire literature of the 20th century symphony. With Jansug Kakhidze again directing affairs from the podium, there's not much to separate the State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia's performance here with past recordings.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Symphony 4 (1975) is dedicated to Michelangelo. Tolling bells act as a prelude to usher in the homage. Symphony 5 (1978) is for the composer's parents. It is introduced by Baroque harpsichord music (one of his parents was apparently a harpsichordist). The movement ends with a couple of empty harpsichord notes. The intent is clear, and is an effective personal statement. Symphony 6 (1978-81) seems like a continuation, this time opening with a quiet Russian folk tune-type fragment. Breezy swirls float in. Mourned by the Wind (1988) is a liturgy for a musicologist friend and is dedicated to violist Bashmet. It is basically a viola concerto in four movements, all of them slow - gloom is predominant. These have appeared on CD before, mostly in the 90s. Check indexes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1978; 1981; 1988.



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>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 4 ("In Commemoration of Michaelangelo")
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet; Djansug Kakhidze (Voice); Archil Kharadze (Viola)
  • Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze
  • Ensemble: The State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia
  • Running Time: 24 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1975

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 5
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet; Djansug Kakhidze (Voice); Archil Kharadze (Viola)
  • Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze
  • Running Time: 25 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1977

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Symphony no 6
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet; Giya Chaduneli (Viola); Djansug Kakhidze (Voice); Archil Kharadze (Viola)
  • Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze
  • Running Time: 29 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : Mourned by the Wind, liturgy for solo viola & orchestra
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Djansug Kakhidze (Voice); Archil Kharadze (Viola)
  • Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze
  • Running Time: 43 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989