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Giya Kancheli

Giya Kancheli has been played on NTS in shows including Tafelmusik w/ Francesco Fusaro, featured first on 23 September 2019. Songs played include Exil.

Giya Kancheli (გია ყანჩელი), (10 August 1935 – 2 October 2019) was a Georgian composer. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, but resided in Belgium.

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kancheli lived in Western Europe: first in Berlin, and from 1995 in Antwerp, where he became composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He died in his home city of Tbilisi, aged 84.

Kancheli arguably Georgia's best-known cultural export. His music is very communicative and immediate and often has a…

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Exil
Giya Kancheli
ECM New Series1995
Exil
Giya KancheliECM New Series1995
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