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It was never even an unofficial club of composers like the Russian "Mighty Handful" or the French "Les Six". And yet, there are striking commonalities among a group of Soviet composers all born in the 1930s. They were hailed from ethnic minorities in the Russia-dominated Soviet Union and they defied the cultural-political directives which eventually led them to find a post-ideological musical language - guided by a personal faith - that enchants listeners to this day with it's unique beauty. Giya Kancheli, born in Tbilisi in 1935, is one of them. A fellow composer called him "an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist - a restrained Vesuvius." The works on this disc - for and with the piano - display exactly that side of his: To be able to make time seemingly stand still... while continuing to dance
It was never even an unofficial club of composers like the Russian "Mighty Handful" or the French "Les Six". And yet, there are striking commonalities among a group of Soviet composers all born in the 1930s. They were hailed from ethnic minorities in the Russia-dominated Soviet Union and they defied the cultural-political directives which eventually led them to find a post-ideological musical language - guided by a personal faith - that enchants listeners to this day with it's unique beauty. Giya Kancheli, born in Tbilisi in 1935, is one of them. A fellow composer called him "an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist - a restrained Vesuvius." The works on this disc - for and with the piano - display exactly that side of his: To be able to make time seemingly stand still... while continuing to dance
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Format: CD
Label: CAPRICCIO
Rel. Date: 11/03/2023
UPC: 845221054889

Little Daneliade
Artist: Kancheli / Blumina / Schill
Format: CD
New: Available $21.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. A Little Daneliade [09:12]
2. Valse Boston [22:23]
3. No.
4. Lontano [02:06]
5. No.
6. Cantabile, rubato [02:36]
7. No.
8. Cantabile grazioso [02:24]
9. No.
10. Dolce [03:07]
11. No.
12. Dolcissimo [03:04]
13. No. 1
14. Sostenuto [02:45]
15. No. 1
16. Quasi recitando [03:01]
17. No. 1
18. Dolcissimo [03:27]
19. No. 1
20. Dolce [02:25]
21. Largo [06:07]
22. Allegro [04:42)

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It was never even an unofficial club of composers like the Russian "Mighty Handful" or the French "Les Six". And yet, there are striking commonalities among a group of Soviet composers all born in the 1930s. They were hailed from ethnic minorities in the Russia-dominated Soviet Union and they defied the cultural-political directives which eventually led them to find a post-ideological musical language - guided by a personal faith - that enchants listeners to this day with it's unique beauty. Giya Kancheli, born in Tbilisi in 1935, is one of them. A fellow composer called him "an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist - a restrained Vesuvius." The works on this disc - for and with the piano - display exactly that side of his: To be able to make time seemingly stand still... while continuing to dance
        
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