Djansug Kakhidze: The Legacy Vol.3
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Label: CuGate Classics
Cat No: CGC003
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 23rd October 2015
WorksCapriccio Espagnol, op.34
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)
Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'
ArtistsTbilisi Symphony Orchestra
In memory of the famous Georgian conductor Djansug Kakhidze
on the occasion of his 80th anniversary. He belonged to the small but
highly prestigious group of East European conductors who set up a
cultural counter to the political conflicts during the cold war, and
became a much-vaunted advocate of late romantic orchestral repertoire.
Mvravinsky adored him for his Tchaikovsky interpretations and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung called him respectfully "Georgian Karajan". And indeed, there were some similarities: the economical gestures, the endless working on sound perfection, the passion for big dynamics and a great affection for the Golden Age of classic and romantic music.
Together with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, which he founded in 1993, he shaped the character of music and, if necessary, went also to its limits.
The anniversary collection consists of five volumes, which give a summary of Kakhidze's artistic legacy. Sadly he passed away in 2002.
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