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Kancheli: Simi, Mourned By The Wind / Ivashkin, Et Al


Release Date: 06/21/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10297   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giya Kancheli is one of Eastern Europe's most important contemporary composers, respected by musicologists and fellow composers alike. Schnittke said of him: 'His most striking quality...is the rare gift of being able to suspend all sense of time. From the very first note we are released from our ordinary, everyday time-sense to float, cloud-like, in eternity.' The political upheavals through which Kancheili has lived have greatly affected his music, which dwells on a complexity of interrelated themes - grief, fear, solitude, vigil, memory, nostalgia, innocence, intolerance, protest. It is profoundly influenced by the spirit of the folk music of his native Georgia. Giya Kancheli is one of Eastern Europe's most important contemporary composers, respected by musicologists and fellow composers alike. Schnittke said of him: 'His most striking quality...is the rare gift of being able to suspend all sense of time. From the very first note we are released from our ordinary, everyday time-sense to float, cloud-like, in eternity.' The political upheavals through which Kancheili has lived have greatly affected his music, which dwells on a complexity of interrelated themes - grief, fear, solitude, vigil, memory, nostalgia, innocence, intolerance, protest. It is profoundly influenced by the spirit of the folk music of his native Georgia. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Simi by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
2. Liturgy in memory of Givi Ordzhonikidze "Mourned by the Wind" by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Composition written: Tbilisi, Georgia (1989).
Composition revised: Antwerp, Belgium (1996). 

Sound Samples

Simi (Chord)
Karit datirebuli (Mourned by the Wind): I. Largo
Karit datirebuli (Mourned by the Wind): II. Allegro moderato
Karit datirebuli (Mourned by the Wind): III. Larghetto
Karit datirebuli (Mourned by the Wind): IV. Andante maestoso

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