Kancheli: Letters to Friends (CD)

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Artist:
Andrea Cortesi, Georgian Strings

Giya Kancheli is a Georgian composer whose intensely personal style is closely related to Minimalism and New Spiritualism.

Kancheli’s “Letters to Friends” is an anthology of themes from his film music, rewritten and collected in a cycle for violin and string orchestra, especially made for violinist Andrea Cortesi. Each piece/letter carries the name of a different Georgian friend of the composer, the cycle is a tribute to friendship, sharing creativity and connecting life and art.

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Tracklisting:

KANCHELI

Letters to Friends for violin and string orchestra

 

  1. Letter to artist Tengiz Mirzashvili (1934-2008)

Based on themes from “Hamlet” and “Don Quixote”

Play by William Shakespeare staged by Robert Sturua in 1992 and film by Revaz Chkheidze from 1988

 

  1. Letter to film director Georgi Danelia (*1930)

Based on themes from “Mother Courage And Her Children” and from “Don't Grieve”

Play by Bertolt Brecht directed by Robert Sturua in 1988 and film by Georgi Danelia and Rezo Gabriadze from 1969

 

  1. Letter to film director Georgi Kalatozishvili (1929-1984)

Based on theme from “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

Play by Bertolt Brecht staged by Robert Sturua in 1975

 

  1. Letter to composer Sulkhan Nasidze (1927-1996)

Based on theme from “Twelfth Night”

Play by William Shakespeare, directed by Robert Sturua in 2001

 

  1. Letter to sound engineer Mikheil Kilosanidze (*1936)

Based on themes from “Bear’s Kiss” and “Richard III”

Film by Sergei Bodrov from 2002 and play by William Shakespeare staged by Robert Sturua in 1979

 

  1. Letter to film director Eldar Shengelaia (*1933)

Based on the themes from “Khanuma”, “Sior Todero” and “The Blue Mountains”

Play by Avksenti Tsagareli, staged by Robert Sturua in 1968, play by Carlo Goldoni, staged by Robert Sturua in 2002 and film by Eldar Shengelaya and Revaz Cheishvili from 1984

 

  1. Letter to choreographer Gogi Aleksidze (1941-2008)

Based on Theme from Waiting for Godot

Play by Samuel Beckett staged by Robert Sturua in 2002

 

  1. Letter to artist Koka Ignatov (1937-2002)

Based on the slow theme from “Some Interviews on Personal Matters”

Film by Lana Gogoberidze from 1977

 

  1. Letter to opera director Guram Meliva (1933-2014)

Based on music for “As You Like It”

Play by William Shakespeare directed by Robert Sturua in 1978

 

  1. Letter to composer Nodar Gabunia (1933-2000)

Based on the main them from “The Crucible”

Play by Arthur Miller, staged by Robert Sturua in 1965

 

  1. Letter to musicologist Givi Ordjonikidze (1929-1984)

Based on themes from “Cinema” and from “The Role For A Beginner”

Film by Liana Eliava and Levan Chelidze from 1977 and play by Tamaz Chiladze staged by Robert Sturua in 1980

 

  1. Letter to friend of childhood Gogi Kacharava (*1937)

Based on theme from “The Role For A Beginner”

Play by Tamaz Chiladze staged by Robert Sturua in 1980

 

  1. Letter to impresario Dorian Kitia (1927-2006)

Theme from “Sunny Night”

Play by Nodar Dumbadze directed by Robert Sturua in 1966

 

  1. Letter to director Lana Gogoberidze (*1928)

Based on the main theme from

“When Almonds Blossomed”

Film by Lana Gogoberidze and Zaira Arsenishvili from 1972

 

 

  1. Letter to folklorist Anzor Erkomaishvili (*1940)

Based on theme from “White Stones“

Film by Revaz Charkhalashvili from 1972

 

  1. Letter to actor Kakhi Kavsadze (*1935)

Based on theme from “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

Play by Bertolt Brecht staged by Robert Sturua in 1975

 

  1. 17. Letter to composer Bidzina Kvernadze (1928-2010)

Based on theme from “Mimino”

Film by Georgi Danelia and Rezo Gabriadze from 1977

 

  1. Letter to artist Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili (*1941)

Based on theme from “Twelfth Night”

Play by William Shakespeare, directed by Robert Sturua in 2001

 

  1. Letter to actor Ramaz Chkhikvadze (1928-2011)

Based on theme from “King Lear”

Play by William Shakespeare staged by Robert Sturua in 1987

 

  1. Letter to conductor Jansug Kakhidze (1936-2002)

Based on the slow theme from “Some Interviews on Personal Matters”

Film by Lana Gogoberidze from 1977

 

  1. Letter to writer, puppeteer and painter Revaz Gabriadze (*1936)

Based on main theme from “Kin-dze-dza”

Film by Georgi Danelia and Revaz Gabriadze from 1986

 

  1. Letter to actor Janri Lolashvili (*1942)

Based on theme from “The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Play by Bertolt Brecht staged by Robert Sturua in 1975

 

  1. Letter to singer Nani Bregvadze (*1936)

Based on theme from “The Eccentrics”

Film by Eldar Shengelaya and Rezo Gabriadze from 1973

 

  1. Letter to singer and actor Vakhtang Kikabidze (*1938)

Based on theme from “Don't Grieve”

Film by Georgi Danelia and Rezo Gabriadze from 1969

 

  1. Letter to director Robert Sturua (*1938)

Based on the ragtime from

“Richard III”

Play by William Shakespeare staged by Robert Sturua in 1979