Miniatures from music for film and theatre

Program notes

1. The Crucibles (1965), Play by Arthur Miller, directed by Robert Sturua
2. Bear’s Kiss (2002), Film by Sergei Bodrov
3. Kin-Dza-Dza (1986), Film by Georgi Danelia and Rezo Gabriadze

One of the world's most disWnguished composers, Giya Kancheli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Although best known for his symphonies and other large scale works, his style of composiWon with a strong sense of line and space can be traced back to his work for the theatre and cinema. He served as music director of Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi for twenty years, where he wrote music for many plays. He also collaborated on dozens of scores for Georgian and Russian films. A lot of his music draws inspiraWon from Georgian folklore. 

“Music, like life itself, is inconceivable without romanWcism. RomanWcism is a high dream of the past, present, and future-a force of invincible beauty which towers above, and conquers, the forces of ignorances, bigotry, violence, and evil.” 

Giya Kancheli 

Composer

Instrumentation

Violin et Piano

Performances

Season Date Concert Member(s)
2020-21 Scenes and formations (web-diffusion live) Innovations en concert (IEC), Park Sounds Duo, Natsuki Hiratsuka