About the album
Reminiscence of the famous Georgian conductor Djansug Kakhidze, which started in 2015 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 counterdraft to the political conflicts in the times of cold war. He conducted almost every A class symphony orchestra of his hemisphere 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 „the Georgian Karajan“. And indeed, although most comparisons go lame 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.
But other than Karajan he did not only put most of his emphasis on the sheer beauty of the orchestral sound but also investigated the disaccords in the music and did not hesitate to unfold it. 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.
11Symphony No. 5 In B-flat Major D 485 I. Allegro
12Symphony No. 5 In B-flat Major D 485 II. Andante con moto
13Symphony No. 5 In B-flat Major D 485 III. Menuetto
14Symphony No. 5 In B-flat Major D 485 IV. Allegro vivace
15Symphony No. 7 (8) in B Minor D 759 'Unfinished' I. Allegro moderato
16Symphony No. 7 (8) in B Minor D 759 'Unfinished' II. Andante con moto
21Symphony No. 8 (9) In C Major D 944 'the Great' I. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
22Symphony No. 8 (9) In C Major D 944 'the Great' II. Andante con moto
23Symphony No. 8 (9) In C Major D 944 'the Great' III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio
24Symphony No. 8 (9) In C Major D 944 'the Great' IV. Finale. Allegro vivace
25Die Zauberharfe (Rosamunde) Overture D 644