Giya Kancheli

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 8 January 2014


Born

10 August 1935 in Tbilisi.

Education

At Georgian State Conservatory in Tbilisi from 1959-1963 (composition under Tuskiya).

Principal Works

Seven symphonies, works for chamber orchestra, Bright Sorrow for soloists, chorus and orchestra, vocal music, incidental music ("King Lear", "As You Like It", etc.) and film music.

Style

Kancheli uses a sheer simplicity of the bright clear imagery, that often takes the form of a choric quotation. His pieces are characterized by his use of forms that are filled with intonational and ritual images. Calm is his most distinctive attitude.

Works

Concerto for orchestra (1961)

Wind Quintet (1961)

Largo and Allegro for piano, timpani and stringorchestra (1963)

First Performance: 7 May 1963 in Tbilisi by the Tbilisi Radio and TV SO, L. Kiladze(cond).

Live Rec: New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, L. Markiz (cond)

Music to "The Accusation", play in one act by R. Sturua and G. Kavtaradze (1964)
First performance: 12 September 1964 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director), O. Kochakidze, A. Slavinsky, Y. Chikvaidze (stage designers)
Music to the film "The Children of the Sea" (1964)

Music to "A Sunlit Night", play in two acts by N. Dumbadze (1966)

First performance: 7 June 1966 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), O. Kochakidze, A. Slavinsky, Y. Chikvaidze (stage designers)
Music to "Le Chapeau de Paille d'Italie", comedy in two acts by E. Labiche (1967)
First performance: 27 May 1967 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director), N. Dvigubsky, O. Kochakidze, A. Slavinsky, Y. Chikvaidze (stage designers), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Symphony No. 1 (1967)

First performance: 12 May 1968 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond).

LP Melodiya C10 05979-80: Moscow State SO, F. Glushchenko (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2009: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 424: Moscow State SO, F. Glushchenko (cond)
CD Ondine ODE 829-2: Helsinki PO, J. De Preist (cond)

Music to the film "An Unusual Exhibition" (1968)

Music to "The Pranks of Khanuman (Khanuma's Merry Tricks)", musical comedy after A. Tsagareli (1968)

First performance of the first version: 1 October 1968 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), M. Malazonia (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer); first performance of the second version (1973): 31 December 1973 in Leningrad at the Maxim Gorky Theatre; S. Rozentsveig (cond), G. Tovstonogov (director), I. Sumbatashvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to the film "Don't Grieve" (1969)
Olympia OCD 608: Georgia State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
Music to "The Good Women of Setzuan", play-parable in three acts by Bertold Brecht (1969)
First performance: 15 June 1969 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to the film "The Jug" (1970)

Music to the film "Feola" (1970)

Symphony No. 2 "Songs" (1970)

First performance: 31 October 1970 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond).

CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2009: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD CPO 999 263-2: Berlin Radio SO, M. Jurowski (cond)

Music to "Medea", tragedy in one act by J. Anouilh (1971)
First performance: 30 September 1971 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director), I. Sumbatashvili (stage designer)
Music to the film "The Neighbours" (1971)

Music to the film "My Profession Is Investigator" (1971)

Music to the film "White Stones" (1972)

Music to the film "When Almonds Bloom" (1972)

Music to the film "A Grandad from Siberia" (1973)

Symphony No. 3 (1973)

Dedicated to Dzhansug Kakhidze.
First performance: 11 October 1973 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond), H. Gonashvili (tenor).

LP Melodiya C10 20843: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD EMI Angel CDC 5 55619 2: London PO, F. Welser-Möst (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2010: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00129: State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia, D. Kakhidze (cond), H. Gonashvili (voice)
CD Olympia OCD 401: Georgian SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)

Music to the film "The Cranks" (1973)

Music to the film "Samanishvili's Stepmother" (1973)

Music to the film "The Captains" (1974)

Music to "The Party Committee Secretary", play in two acts by R. Tabukashvili (1974)

First performance: 6 February 1974 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua & G. Kavtaradze (directors), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer)
Symphony No. 4 "To the Memory of Michelangelo" (1974)
Commissioned by the USSR Ministry of Culture.
First performance: 13 January 1975 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond).

LP Melodiya C10 12551-2: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79290-2: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2025: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00130: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 403: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Ondine ODE 829-2: Helsinki PO, J. De Preist (cond)

Music to the film "The Knights-Errant" (1975)

Music to the film "A Caucasian Romance" (1975)

Music to the film "A Captive in the Caucasus" (1975)

Music to "The Caucasian Chalk Circle, musical comedy in three acts after B. Brecht (1975)

First performance: 12 September 1975 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Symphony No. 5 "To the Memory of My Parents" (1977)
Commissioned by G. Schirmer, New York.
First performance: 27 February 1978 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond).
Video:
Karelian State Philarmony Orchestra, Anatoly Rybalko (conductor)

LP Melodiya C10 12551-2: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79290-2: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Ina MFSL 896: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2025: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodia SUCD 10-00130: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 403: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Ondine ODE 829-2: Helsinki PO, J. De Preist (cond) Live Rec: Rotterdam PO, V. Gergiev (cond)

Music to the film "Le Cinema" (1977)

Music to the film "The Races" (1977)

Music to the film " Mimino" (1977)

Music to "Grandma, Iliko, Illarion and Myself", comedy in two acts by N. Dumbadze and G. Lordkipanidze (1977)

First performance: 14 March 1977 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to the film "Several Interviews On Personal Matters" (1978)

Music to the film "A Caucasian Tale" (1978)

Music to "Easy Money", comedy in five acts by A. Ostrovsky (1978)

First performance: 28 April 1979 in Duesseldorf at the Schauspielhaus; R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer)
Music to the film "The Call of the Ancestors" (1979)

Music to the film "The Quarry" (1979)

Music to "Richard III", incidental music after W. Shakespeare (1979)

First performance: 11 February 1979 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), M. Mshvelidze (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to "The Role For a Debutante, play in two acts by T. Chiladzed (1979)
First performance: 14 January 1980 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), M. Chavchavadze (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Symphony No. 6 (1978-1980)
Commissioned by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
First performance of the first version: 7 April 1980 in Tbilisi by the Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond); first performance of the final version: 22 October 1981 in Leipzig by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, K. Masur (cond).

LP Melodiya C10 20843: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2026: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00129: State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia, D. Kakhidze (cond), A. Kharadze & G. Chaduneli (violas)
CD Olympia OCD 401: Georgian State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Sony SMK 66590: Tbilisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)

Music to the film "It's Thy Son, Oh Earth" (1980)

Music to the film "The Stray Bullet (Vasily Kikvidze)" (1980)

Music to "As you like it", comedy in five acts after W. Shakespeare (1980)

First Performance: 13 September 1980 in Duesseldorf at the Schauspielhaus; R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer)
Music to "Blue Horses on Red Grass", drama in two acts by M. Shatrov (1980)
First Performance: 2 May 1980, Tbilisi, Rustaveli Theatre L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to "Variations on a Contemporary Theme", dialogue with the spectators in two acts by R. Sturua (1981)
First Performance: 27 January 1981 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to "The Centenary", gala production in two acts marking the Rustaveli Theatre's centenary (1981)
First Performance: 30 October 1981 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi-Meskhishvili & M. Mshvelidze (stage designers), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to "Belle From Amherst", poet's life-story in two parts by D.H. Lewis (1981)
First Performance: 29 December 1981 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; L. Oganezov (cond), R. Sturua & R. Chkheidze (directors), S. Sheklashvili (stage designer)
Music to Samanichvili's Stepmother", play in two acts, lyrics by V. Kostantinov and B. Ratser (1982)
Based on D. Kldiashvili's like-named short novel.
First Performance: 30 December 1982 in Leningrad at the Maxim Gorky Theatre; S. Rosentsveig (cond), G. Tovstonogov (director), I. Sumbatashvili (stage designer), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
Music to the film "Tears Dropping" (1982)

Music to the film "Ratili" (1983)

Music to the film "The Day Lasts Longer Than the Night" (1983)

Music to the film "Amiran's Fairy Tales" (1983)

"Music for the living", opera in two acts (1982-1984)

First performance: 28 April 1984 in Tbilisi at the Paliashvili Theatre; D. Kakhidze (cond), R. Sturua (director), G. Alexi Meskhishvili (stage designer), D. Dumins (choirmaster), Y. Zaretsky (choreographer)
"Bright Sorrow" to the 40th Anniversary of the Victory on Hitlerfascism, requiem for two boys' voices, boys chorus and orchestra (1984)
After Shakespeare, Goethe, Tabidse and Pushkin.
Dedicated to all the children who have become victims of a war.
Commissioned by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
First performance: 9 May 1985 in Leipzig by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig- Gewandhaus Boys' Chorus, K. Masur (cond).

LP Melodiya C10 26605-6: Georgian State SO, Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College Boys' Chorus, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Col legno 0647 286: Leningrad PO, Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College Boys' Chorus, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2010: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Ina MFSL 896: Georgian State SO, Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College Boys' Chorus, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Melodiya 74321-49958-2: Georgia State SO, Moscow Sveshnikov Choral College Boys' Chorus, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD Telarc CD 80455: I Fiamminghi, Cantate Domino Chorus, R. Werthen (cond)

Music to the film "Blue Mountains or Extraordinary Story" (1983)

Music to the film "The Gladiator" (1983)

Music to the film "And Snow Fell On White Orchards" (1984)

Music to the film "The Day of Wrath" (1985)

CD Olympia OCD 608: USSR Cinematographic SO, S. Skripka (cond)
Music to the film "The Flow Of Life" (1986)

Symphony No. 7 "Epilogue" (1986)

Dedicated to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
First performance of the first version: 11 December 1986 in Prague by the Czech PO; first performance of the final version: 24 March 1992 in Berlin by the Berlin Radio SO, O. Henzold (cond).
Video: Lugansk Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Maria Moosmann
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

CD Mazur Media Unlimited Classics BEAUX 2009: Tblisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
CD CPO 999 263-2: Berlin Radio SO, M. Jurowski (cond)
CD Olympia OCD 424: Moscow State SO, F. Glushchenko (cond)
CD Sony SMK 66590: Tbilisi SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)

Music to the film " Kin-Dza -Dza" (1986)
CD Olympia OCD 608: USSR Cinematographic SO, S. Skripka (cond)
Music to "King Lear", tragedy in five acts after W. Shakespeare (1987)
First Performance: 28 April 1987 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director)
Music to the film "The End of the World" (1987)

Music to "Electra", tragedy by Sophocles (1987)

First Performance: 12 July 1987 in Epidaurus at the Athenaien Theatre; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer), G. Alexidse (choreographer)
Music to "Mother Courage and Her Children", chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by B. Brecht (1988)
First Performance: 11 November 1988 in Buenos Aires at the Cervantes Theatre; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer)
Music to the film "Don Quichot" (1989)

Music to "King Oedipus", tragedy by Sophocles (1989)

First Performance: 17 July 1989 in Epidaurus at the Athenaien Theatre; R. Sturua (director), M. Mshvelidze (stage designer)
Music to "Tartuffe", comedy in five acts by J.B. Moliere (1989)
First Performance: 27 December 1989 in Tel-Aviv at the Habina Theatre; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer), G. Alexidse (choreographer)
"Mourned by the Wind (Vom Winde Beweint)", liturgy for viola and large orchestra (1989)
Liturgy in memory of Givi Ordzhonikidze.
Dedicated to Yuri Bashmet.
Commissioned by Berliner Festwochen.
First performance: 9 September 1990 in Berlin by the Orchestra of the Leningrad Kirov Theatre, V. Gergiev (cond), Y. Bashmet (viola)

LP A10 00777: D. Kakhidze (cond), Y. Bashmet (viola)
CD Chandos CHAN 10297: Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky (cond), Alexander Ivashkin (cello)
CD ECM New Series 1471 (437 199-2): Orchestra of the Beethoven Hall, D. Russell Davies (cond), K. Kashkashian (viola)
CD Melodiya 74321-49958-2: Georgia State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond), Y. Bashmet (viola)
CD Olympia OCD 424: Moscow State SO, F. Glushchenko (cond), S. Belonogov (viola)
CD Telarc CD 80455: I Fiamminghi, R. Werthen (cond), France Springuel (viola)

Music to the film "Passport" (1990)
Olympia OCD 608: Georgia State SO, D. Kakhidze (cond)
"Morning Prayers" for chamberorchestra and tape (1990)
Dedicated to Robert Sturua.
First performance: 8 July 1990 in London, S. Stroman (cond)

CD ECM New Series 1510 (445 941-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond), V. Tevdorashvili (voice on tape), N. Pshenichnikova (alto flute)

"Midday Prayers" for soprano, clarinet and chamberorchestra (1990)
Dedicated to Eduard Brunner.
Commissioned by Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
First performance: 8 August 1991 in Salzau by the Salzau Festival Orchestra D. Kitaenko (cond), A. von Holst (soprano), U. Rodenhaeuser (clarinet)

CD ECM New Series 1568 (449 198-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond), M. Deubner (soprano), E. Brunner (clarinet)

"Evening Prayers" for eight alto voices and chamberorchestra (1991)
Dedicated to Alfred Schnittke.
Commissioned by Sueddeutscher Rundfunk Stuttgart.
First performance: 31 January 1992 in Stuttgart by the Stuttgart Young PO, New Vocalsolists Stuttgart, M. Schreier (cond)

ECM New Series 1510 (445 941-2): Hilliard Ensemble, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond)

"Night Prayers" for stringquartet and tape (1992)
Dedicated to Kronos Quartet.
Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet.
First performance: 14 March 1992 in Vienna by the Kronos Quartet.

CD Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79346-2: Kronos Quartet
CD Felmay FY 7022: Xenia Ensemble: Elizabeth Wilson (cello), Eilís Cranitch (violin), Christine Anderson (violin), Michèle Minne (viola)

"Abii ne viderem" for alto-flute, piano, bass-guitar and stringorchestra (1992)
Commisssioned by the Holland Festival.
First performance: 10 June 1992 in Amsterdam by the New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, A. Boreiko (cond), E. Pameijer (flute), M. Bon (piano), W. Heijmans (bass guitar)

Live Rec: New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, A. Boreiko (cond)

Music to "The Comedy of Errors", play in five acts by W. Shakespeare (1992)
First Performance: February 1992 in Helsinki; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer)
Music to "Hamlet", play in five acts by W. Shakespeare (1992)
First Performance: 9 September 1992 in London at the Riverside Studios; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer)
"Another Step" for large orchestra and tape (1992)
Commissioned by Donaueschinger Musiktage.
First performance: 15 October 1993 in Donaueschingen by the South-West Radio SO, Z. Pesko (cond)
"Wingless" for large orchestra (1993)
Commissioned by Saarländischer Rundfunk
First performance: 23 May 1993 in Saarbruecken by the Saarbrueken Radio SO, M. Viotti (cond)
"Psalm 23" for soprano and chamberorchestra (1993)

"Abii ne viderem" for viola, piano, bass-guitar and stringorchestra (1993)

First performance: 14 March 1995 in New Haven (Connecticut) by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond), K. Kashkashian (viola)

CD ECM New Series 1510 (445 941-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (cond), Kim Kashkashian (viola)

"My Psalm" for soprano, alto-flute, viola, cello, double-bass and synthesizer (1993)

"Night Prayers" for soprano-saxophone, stringorchestra and tape (1994)

Dedicated to Jan Garbarek.
First performance: 28 September 1995 in Stuttgart by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond), J. Garbarek (saxophone).

CD ECM New Series 1568 (449 198-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor), Jan Garbarek (saxophone)

"Mourning-coloured Land" for orchestra (1994)

"Violin and Voice" for violin, stringorchestra and tape (1994)

"Exil" for soprano and chamber ensemble (1994)

On texts by P. Celan, H. Sahl and from the Old Testament.
Dedicated to Manfred Eicher.
First performance: 7 July 1994 in Ferrara by M. Deubner (soprano), N. Pshenichnikova (alto flute/bass flute), K. Boeschoten (violin), H.-Chr. Sarnau (viola), R. Firth (cello), Chr. Sutter (bass), V. Yurovsky (cond)

CD ECM New Series 1535 (447 808-2): M. Deubner (soprano), N. Pshenichnikova (alto flute/bass flute), C. Demenga (violin), R. Killius (viola), R. Firth (cello), Chr. Sutter (bass), V. Yurovsky (cond)

"Magnum Ignotum" for windinstruments, double-bass and tape (1994)
For flute/alto-flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, double-bass and tape.
Commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
First performance: 23 April 1994 in Witten by the Dutch Wind Ensemble

Live Rec: Dutch Wind Ensemble
CD ECM New Series 1669 (462 713-2): Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze (cond)

"Lament", concerto for violin, soprano and orchestra (1994)
Music of mourning in memory of Luigi Nono.
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer.
Commissioned by Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
First performance: 26 June 1995 in Hamburg by the North-German PO, M. Zilm (cond), G. Kremer (violin), M. Deubner (soprano)

CD ECM 1656 (465-138-2): Tbilisi SO, J. Kakhidze (cond), G. Kremer (violin), M. Deubner (soprano)

"Having Wept" for cello solo (1994)
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.
First performance: 16 September 1994 in Paris by M. Rostropovich (cello).
"Having Wept" for violin, strings and tape (1994)
First performance: 8 August 1995 in Gstaad by the Camerata Lysy Gstaad, Y. Menuhin (cond), E. Michell (violin)
"Caris Mere" for soprano and viola (1994)
First performance: 7 July 1994 in Ferrara by M Deubner (soprano), H.-Chr. Sarnau (viola)

CD ECM New Series 1568 (449 198-2): M. Deubner (soprano), K. Kashkashian (viola)

"Land of the Colour of Sorrow (Trauerfarbenes Land)" for large orchestra (1994)
Dedicated to Dennis Russell Davies.
Commissioned by the Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn.
First performance: 9 December 1994 in Bonn by the Orchestra of the Beethoven Hall Bonn, D. Russell Davies (cond)

CD ECM New Series ECM 1646 (457 850 2): Vienna Radio SO, D. Russell Davies (cond)

"Life Without Christmas", cycle of four works (1990-1995)

V & V for violin and taped voice with string orchestra (1994)

CD ECM New Series 1767 (461818-2): Gidon Kremer (violin), The Bridge Ensemble
CD DG 477 9299: Bavarian Radio SO, Esa-Pekka Salonen (cond), Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
"Simi (Joyless thoughts)" for cello and orchestra (1995)
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.
Commissioned by the Royal Flemish PO Antwerp.
First performance: 14 February 1996 in Brussels by the Royal Flemish PO Antwerp, G. Llewellyn (cond), M. Rostropovich (cello).

CD Chandos CHAN 10297: Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky (cond), Alexander Ivashkin (cello)
CD ECM New Series 1669 (462 713-2): Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

"A La Duduki" for for brass quintet and orchestra (1995)
Commissioned by Musikalische Akademie des Nationaltheater-Orchesters Mannheim.
First performance: 18 March 1996 in Mannheim by the Mannheim National Theatre Orchestra, Mannheim Brass Quintet, J. Maerkl (cond).

CD ECM New Series ECM 1646 (457 850 2): Vienna Radio SO, D. Russell Davies (cond)
CD Arte Nova 74321 82556 2 (2 CD-set): Dresdner SO, M. Helmrath (cond)

"Rag-Gidon-Time" for violin and piano (1995)
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer.
First performance: 5 November 1995 in Morristown (New Jersey) by G. Kremer (violin), P. Serkin (piano)

CD Deutsche Grammophon 474 801-2: Gidon Kremer (violin), Leonid Chizhik (piano)

Music to the film "Heads and Tails" (1995)

Music to "MacBeth", play in five acts by W. Shakespeare (1995)

First Performance: June 1995 in Tbilisi at the Rustaveli Theatre; R. Sturua (director), M. Mshvelidze (stage designer)
"Valse Boston" for piano and strings (1996)
Commissioned by Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.
First performance: 20 December 1996 in Stuttgart by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, D. Russell Davies (cond)

Live Rec: Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra, M. Foster (cond & piano)
CD ECM New Series 1773 (472082-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (cond & piano)

Music to "Measure for Measure", play in five acts by W. Shakespeare (1996)
First Performance: 23 March 1996 in Helsinki; R. Sturua (director), G.A. Meskhishvili (stage designer)
"Instead of a Tango" for violin, bandoneon, piano and double bass (1996)
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer.
First performance: April 1996 in Prague by the Astor Quartet, G. Kremer (violin)

CD Nonesuch 7559-79462-2: G. Kremer (violin), P.-A. Glovigen (bandoneon), V. Sakharov (piano), A. Posch (double bass)

"Time ... And Again" for violin and piano (1996)
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer and Oleg Maisenberg.
Commissioned by Barbican Centre, London.
Duration: 29 minutes.
First performance: 7 April 1997 in London by G. Kremer (violin), O. Maisenberg (piano).

CD BIS CD 1392: Vadim Gluzman (violin), Angela Yoffe (piano)

Music to the film " The Comic Owls"

Music to the film " The Pitcher"

"Mourned by the Wind", version for cello and large orchestra (1996)

CD Telarc CD 80455: I Flamminghi, R. Werthen (cond), F. Springuel (cello)
"With a Smile For Slava" for cello and piano (1997)
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
First performance: 1998 by M. Rostropovich.

CD Quartz QTZ 2032: Matthew Barley (cello), Stephen De Pledge (piano)

"Diplipito" for cello, counter-tenor and chamberorchestra (1997)
First performance: 11 May 1997 in Lisbon by the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, M. Zilm (cond), J. Scalfi (cello), D.L. Ragin (counter-tenor)

CD ECM New Series 1773 (472082-2): Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (cond), Thomas Demenga (cello), Derek Lee Ragin (counter-tenor)

"In L'Istesso Tempo" for piano quartet (1997)
Commissioned by David and Amy Fulton.
First performance: 13 October 1998 in Seattle by the Bridge Ensemble

CD ECM New Series 1767 (461818-2): Gidon Kremer (violin), Oleg Maisenberg (piano)

"Instead of a Tango", version for piano solo (1998)
Commissioned by Alexander Korsantia.
First performance: 27 March 1998 in Indiana by A. Toradze (piano)
"Time ... And Again" for violin, viola and cello (1998)
First performance: 1998 in St. Petersburg by G. Kremer (violin) and others.

CD ECM New Series 1767 (461818-2): Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica

"Childhood Revisited" for oboe, piano, bass guitar and stringorchestra (1998)
Commissioned by "Matinee op de vrije zaterdag", Nederland 3 (Dutch Radio)
First performance: 6 February 1999 in Amsterdam by the New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, L. Markiz (cond), B. Schneemann (oboe)

Live Rec: New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, L. Markiz (cond), B. Schneemann (oboe)

"Sio" for strings, piano and percussion (1998)
Commissioned by Saechsische Staatskapelle Dresden on the occasion of its 450th anniversary.
First performance: 22 December 1998 in Dresden by the Saechsische Staatskapelle Dresden, E. Klemm (cond)
"Rag-Gidon-Time", version for violin, viola and cello (1999)

"And Farewell Goes Out Sighing ... for violin, countertenor and orchestra (1999)

Commissioned by The New York Philharmonic for its Millennium concerts
First performance: 18 November 1999 in New York by the New York PO, K. Masur (cond) G. Kremer (violin), D.L. Ragin (countertenor)
"Rokwa" for large orchestra (1999)
Commissioned by Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern.
First performance: 5 September 1999 in Lucerne, Deutsches SO Berlin, Dg Kakhidze (conductor).
"Styx" for viola, mixed choir and orchestra (1999)
Dedicated to Yuri Bashmet.
Commissioned by the Eduard van Beinum Stichting, Hilversum.
First performance: 7 November 1999 in Amsterdam by the Dutch Radio PO & Large Chorus, T. Kaljuste (cond)

Live Rec: Dutch Radio PO & Large Chorus, T. Kaljuste (cond)
CD DG 471 494-2: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Valery Gergiev (cond), Yuri Bashmet (viola)
CD Onyx 4023: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Kamer Choir, Maris Sirmais (cond), Maxim Rysanov (viola)

"Ergo" for symphonyorchestra (2000)
Dedicated to Kurt Masur
First performance: 1 February 2001 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, K. Masur (cond)

Live Rec: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, K. Masur (cond)


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