Giya Kancheli - Simi; Mourned by the Wind (2005)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky
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Contemporary Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10297 | Time: 01:04:56
Giya Kancheli is one of Eastern Europe's most important contemporary composers, respected by musicologists and fellow composers alike. Schnittke said of him: 'His most striking quality…is the rare gift of being able to suspend all sense of time. From the very first note we are released from our ordinary, everyday time-sense to float, cloud-like, in eternity.' The political upheavals through which Kancheili has lived have greatly affected his music, which dwells on a complexity of interrelated themes - grief, fear, solitude, vigil, memory, nostalgia, innocence, intolerance, protest. It is profoundly influenced by the spirit of the folk music of his native Georgia.