Giya Kancheli – Three Pieces from Songbook


Giya Kancheli, Three Pieces from Songbook, Andrius Zlabys, piano

Giya Kancheli is a Georgian composer living in Belgium (born 1961)

Kancheli’s musical language typically consists of slow scraps of minor-mode melody against long, subdued, anguished string discords. Rodion Shchedrin referred to Kancheli as “an ascetic with the temperament of a maximalist; a restrained Vesuvius”.