Kancheli, Giya Alexandrovich
(Born; Tbilisi, 10 Aug 1935). Georgian composer. He studied at the Tbilisi Conservatory (1958-63), where he has taught since 1972. He is recognized as one of the most radical thinkers in Georgian music. His works, using folk music, include six symphonies (1967-81), jazz pieces and musicals.(c)Groves Dictionaries, MacMillan Publishers Limited, UK
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