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Composer: Kancheli, Giya (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityGeorgia
PeriodContemporary
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BerlinQuartett Festival - David Oistrakh String Quartet

Borodin, Kancheli, Shostakovich, Bartók
David Oistrakh String Quartet; Andrey Baranov; Rodion Petrov; Fedor Belugin

St PetersburgKancheli. Рremiere

Kancheli
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikoloz Rachveli; Nino Katamadze; Julian Milkis
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Illuminating Vaughan Williams from Jurowski and the LPO

Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
Kancheli, Martinů and Vaughan Williams – all of whom have at various times been misunderstood or ignored – featured in this bold programme from Vladamir Jurowski and the LPO.
*****
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Bonfire of the virtuosities in Boston

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony turn their attention to Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony in their ongoing series “Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow”. 
****1
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Kancheli's latest in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony in Kancheli © Seattle Symphony
Ludovic Morlot couples an intriguingly pessimistic new work by Giya Kancheli with Martinů's end-of-war Symphony no. 4 and the Brahms Violin Concerto featuring Renaud Capuçon.
***11
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World première shines at BOZAR

© Alison Karlin
The world première of Giya Kancheli’s Nu.Mu.Zu is the blow-your-socks-off highlight of an evening that includes colourful playing of Falla and Strauss.
****1
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Scottish Ensemble's "Sax Serenade" with Amy Dickson

Amy Dickson © Sony Classical
Grammy-nominated Saxophionist Amy Dickson joins the Scottish Ensemble for an intense Russian-themed programme.
****1
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