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Giya Kancheli

Publisher: G. Schirmer

...à la Duduki (1995)
Work Notes
available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only
Publisher
Hans Sikorski Russian Works
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1995
Duration
25 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Brass Quintet
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  • Ensemble
    Radio Symphonieorchester Wien
    Conductor
    Dennis Russell Davies
Reviews
Kancheli's musical landscape is unique: a bleak, blasted northern heath, shot through with the nostalgic ache of the political exile, painting a desolate realm with austere and striking beauty. ...À LA DUDUKI refers to a wailing reed instrument of the Caucasus. In its starkly contrasted elements, ...À LA DUDUKI presents melodic fragments, pointillist piano notes, [and] evocative distant trumpet calls. Between the clamorous chords piled one on another, the music proceeds with a quiet strength as discordant instrumental lines rumble underneath...and a palpable sense of unease resonates long after the work has ended.
Lawrence A. Johnson, The New York Times,1/1/0001
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