Giya Kancheli

Giya Kancheli

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giya Kancheli, born 10 August 1935, in Tbilisi, is a Georgian composer resident in Belgium. Since 1991, Kancheli has lived in Western Europe: first in Berlin, and since 1995 in Antwerp, where he is composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. In his symphonies, Kancheli's musical language typically consists of slow scraps of minor-mode melody against long, subdued, anguished string discords. These passages are occasionally punctuated with "battle scenes" involving martial brass and percussion. His music post-1990 has become more refined and generally more subdued and nostalgic in character. Some commentators talk about his music in cinematic terms; one can find equivalents of the dissolve, zoom, abrupt cuts, and so on. Rodion Shchedrin speaks of Kancheli as "an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist; a restrained Vesuvius"show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136651238
  • 9786136651231