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Alexei Davidovitch Machavariani
|Aleksi (Alexei) Davidovich||Machavariani • Matchavariani • ალექსი მაჭავარიანი • Алексей Давидович Мачавариани|
Opera und lyrische Musik
Sheet music for Alexei Davidovitch Machavariani
- 5 symphonies
- Concerts for piano and violin
- Operas: Mother and Daughter; Hamlet
- Musical show: Funny Comedy,
- Ballets: Othello; The Knight in a Tiger’s Skin (after Shota Rustaveli’s poem)
- Four string quartets
- Two sonatas for piano
- Sonata for violin
- Pieces for different instruments
- Choir works
The Georgian composer and conductor Aleksi Machavariani was born in Gori. He graduated from the Tbilisi Conservatory in 1936 and remained there for a postgraduate study. Later he joined the faculty, becoming a professor in 1963. He began his artistic career in 1935.
Machavariani produced a number of critically acclaimed plays and ballets, including the ballet “Othello” (1957), the operas “Mat i Sin” (1945), “Den moei Rodini” (1954), the symphony “Piat monologov” (1971; it earned the Shota Rustaveli Prize). He also wrote the music to many theatrical productions, including “Baratashvili” and “Legenda o liubvi”.
He was the artistic director of the Georgian State Symphony Orchestra from 1956 till 1958 and directed the Composers’ Union of Georgia from 1962 till 1968.