Kancheli has an interesting piece called "Lament" for Soprano, Violin, &
Orchestra on ECM's New Series (289465138-2). The text is from Hans Sahl's
poem, "Strophen." It is with Maacha Deubner, Gidon Kremer, and the Tbilisi
SO cond. Jansung Kakhidze. I have come to like it a lot. It seems a
little slow at first, but turns out to have a surprising amount of energy.
It's the only piece I've heard from him, but I think it is a good start.
It's not overly impressive, but it is pretty good. I'd like to hear what
Kancheli does with his symphonies.
Daryl R. Loomis
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