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Giya Kancheli obituary

Giya Kancheli obituary
Monday 7
18:53 2019

Giya Kancheli, who has died aged 84 of complications from a heart condition, became Georgia’s leading composer and one of the most distinguished in the Soviet Union in the late 20th century. His fellow Soviet colleague Rodion Shchedrin assessed him as “an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist – a restrained Vesuvius”. Much of Kancheli’s music combines stillness and beauty with latent violence that occasionally erupts to devastating expressive effect. Audiences in the west came to his music largely through recordings, especially from the Munich based CD label ECM New Series, which began in 1992 with the issue of ...

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Summary: Giya Kancheli, who has died aged 84 of complications from a heart condition, became Georgia’s leading composer and one of the most distinguished in the Soviet Union in the late 20th century. His fellow Soviet colleague Rodion Shchedrin assessed him as “an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist – ...

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