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Giya Kancheli (გია ყანჩელი), born 10 August 1935 in Tbilisi, is a Georgian composer resident in Belgium.

Kancheli is his country's most famous living composer and arguably its best-known cultural export. His music is very communicative and immediate and often has a spiritual quality, which leads some to compare him (not always helpfully) to composers such as Allan Pettersson, Arvo Pärt and John Tavener. There are several instances of folk and religious inspiration in his music, notably in the opening… read more

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    Amazing Master!
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    ყვითელი ფოთლები :) ♥ Yellow Leaves
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    "Trauerfarbenes Land" is intense!
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    hello! Just wanted to let you know that Terry Riley, Wim Mertens, Gavin Bryars, Pascal Comelade, Talvin Singh, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli and a few more will be playing this year in the UK at the London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM), 3-7 Nov 2010. More information here:
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    My favorite is - the 5th Symphony... I like it :)
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    Hehe, his symphonies remind me of the abyssal qualities of Pettersson, only with all of the elements of romanticism (and neo-romanticism) forcefully torn out. Wonderful symphonic torsos - much further than anything, say, Schnittke tried, even at his most sparse.
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    Подскажите,люди добрые! Где же можно скачать музыку Гия Александровича Канчели????? Особенно,написанную к фильмам Г.Данелия!
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    I find it interesting what the composer's temperament is, and what they intended when they wrote the music but if I already enjoy the piece it doesn't alter how it affects me at all (if I didn't 'get' it before, it -might- enhance my appreciation). 'Fragility set against great violence' sums up how I feel Kancheli's music very well.

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