Giya Kancheli: Themes From The Songbook
Dino Saluzzi: bandoneon, Gidon Kremer: violin, Andrei Pushkarev: vibraphon
Herio Bichebo from Earth, This Is Your Son / Theme from Bear’s Kiss / Main theme from The Crucibles / Theme from As You Like It / Theme from Don Quixote / Theme from Hamlet / Theme from King Lear / Main theme from Kin-Dza-Dza / Main theme from The Role For A Beginner / Theme from Twelfth Night / Main theme from Cinema / Waltz from Richard III / Theme from Mimino / Main theme from When Almonds Blossomed / Waltz from The Eccentrics
A very special album for Giya Kancheli’s 75th birthday. When starting out on his career as a creator of symphonic and chamber music, the Georgian composer also wrote much incidental music for the theatre and the cinema. Though still little-known in the West, the film music was widely heard across the former Soviet Union and the themes here (there are 20 on the album) enjoyed great popularity.