Thursday, 20 January 2011

Giya Kancheli: themes from songbook

ECM 2188October 2010

Dino Saluzzi bandoneon; Andrei Pushkarev vibraphone; Gidon Kremer violin

A very special album for Giya Kancheli’s 75th birthday. When starting out on his career as a creator of symphonic and chamber music, the Georgian composer also wrote much incidental music for the theatre and the cinema. Though still little-known in the West, the film music was widely heard across the former Soviet Union and the themes here – there are 20 on the album – enjoyed great popularity.

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