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   Alexi Matchavariani, Peoples Artist of the USSR, a winner of the USSR State Prize and Shota Rustaveli Prize of the Georgian Republic, winner of the Golden Medal of <Centro Cultural Braidense> in Milano for the music of Othello, Professor, was born in the town of Gori in Eastern Georgia. He studied violin and piano...
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GSSO – State Symphony Orchestra of Georgia
S. –Score
P.s. – Piano score
Ø – Gramophone record
∆ - First performance; performed in other countries
ڤ – Edition/Publication
M. – Manuscript

Stage works


1944 — “Mother and Son”, opera in 2 acts; libretto by the composer after I. Tchavchavadze's poem. 1-st production in 1945, Tbilisi opera house, conduc­ted by G. Kiladze.


1957 — “Othello”, ballet in 4 acts after W. Shakes­peare's play. Libretto by V. Chabukiani. S. ڤ “Muzgiz”, Moscow , 1959. P. s. ڤ “Muzgiz” 1959. First production - 1957, Tbilisi opera house, conductor O. Dimitriadi, choreography V. Chabukiani, painter S. Virsaladze. Ø “Melodia” Bolshoi theater orchestra, conductor O. Dimitriadi. Ø Symphony orchestra of Kirov theater – Leningrad , conductor V. Matchavariani. S&P.s. ڤ “Muzgiz”.


1973 — “The knight in the tiger's skin”, ballet in 2 acts. Libretto by Y. Grigorovich after S. Rustaveli’s poem. ڤ . P.s. “Soviet composer” Moscow . First performance 1982 on “Melodia” Ø. Symphony orchestra of the ministry of culture of the USSR , conductor V. Matchavariani. Later in 1982 concert in Moscow , Big symphony orchestra of the radio and TV of the USSR , conductor V. Matchavariani. First production in 1985 – staged in Leningrad , at “ Kirov ” theater, choreography O. Vinogradov, set – T. Murvanidze, conductor V. Matchavariani. S.-M.


1979 “Hamlet” opera in 2 acts, after W. Shakespeare’s play. Libretto – A. Matchavariani and G. Meliva S&P.s.M. ∆ - suite for the orchestra, in 2004 western premiere at Luebeck, philharmonic orchestra, conductor V. Matchavariani.


1979 — “The Bug”, musical comedy in 3 acts after V. Mayakovsky's play. Libretto by T. Abashidze & G. Charkviani. First production in 1980, Tbilisi , theater of the musical comedy. Conductor A. Mamatsashvili, directed by G. Meliva.


1984 — “The Taming of the Shrew” after W. Shakespeare’s play, ballet in 2 acts. Libretto D. Brianzev and A. Matchavariani. S&Ps.-M.


1991 — “Medea” opera in 2 acts, after Euripidus & Gustav Schwab. Libretto by V. Matchavariani. S&Ps.-M.


1992 — “Pirosmani” ballet in 2 acts. Libretto by A. Matchavariani (pictures of old Tbilisi ). S.-M.

Orchestral and vocal orchestral works


1936 — “Elegy”, symphonic picture, M. ∆ - 1937, GSSO. Conductor N. Rabinovich.


1936 — “Scherzo” for symphony orchestra. M. and 1939 “concertante Lezginka” – Dance for piano and orchestra. M. ∆ - 1940, Tbilisi , T. Gogolashvili – piano, GSSO, conductor O. Dimitriadi.


1944 — “Concerto for piano and symphony orchestra”, S. ڤ “Muzfond” of Georgia , 1969. S. ڤ “Muzyka”, Moscow , 1966. P.s. “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1956. ∆ - 1944 – Tbilisi , G. Machutadze – piano, GSSO, conductor O. Dimitriadi. Was per­formed in Moscow , Leningrad , other city’s of the USSR , in Europe . Ø “Melodia” Moscow . Ø – western premiere, Anerose Schmidt – piano, Conductor Franz Konvichny.


1947 — Symphony №1. S. ڤ “Soviet composer”, Moscow , 1963. ∆ - 1947, Tbilisi , GSSO, conductor O. Di­mitriadi. Ø “Melodia”, GSSO, conductor D. Gokieli. Ø “Melodia”, 1987, Symphony orchestra of the Leningrad philharmonic, conductor V. Matchavariani.

1948 — “On the Death of the Hero”, symphonic poem with choir after S. Rustaveli 's and A. Abasheli's poetry. S. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia - 1961. S. - ڤ “Muzyka”, Moscow , 1982. ∆ - 1949, Tbilisi , GSSO and state choir of Georgia, conductor O. Dimitriadi. Ø “Melodia” the same casting.


1949 — “Concerto for violin and symphony orchestra”. S. - ڤ “Muzyka”, Moscow , 1953. S. - ڤ “Muzfond” Georgia , 1965. P.s. – ڤ – “Muzgiz”, Moscow , 1951. ∆ - 1949, Tbilisi , M. Weiman – violin, GSSO, conductor I. Zatulovsky. “ USSR state prize of 1952 - composer”. Performed in Moscow , Leningrad , many city’s of the USSR , Czechoslovakia , Germany , France , Poland , Bulgaria , Great Britain , Finland , USA . Ø “Melodia”, M. Weiman – violin, Big symphony orchestra of the Radio of USSR, conductor O. Dimitriadi. Ø “Melodia”, M. Jashvili – violin, Big Symphony orchestra of the Radio of USSR, conductor N. Anosov. Ø “Melodia”, Liana Isakadze – violin, Big symphony orchestra of the Radio and TV of USSR, conductor V. Matchavariani. Records produced in Germany , in USA – New Your, “Westminster Recording”.


1950 — Ceremonial overture, for symphony orchestra. S. ڤ – “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1955. ∆ - 1950, Tbilisi , GSSO, conductor O. Dimitriadi. Ø “Melodia”, the same cast. Ø – Radio Symphony Orchestra of Georgia, conductor V. Matchavariani.

1955 — “The Day of My Homeland”, oratorio for solo singers, mixed choir and orchestra to M. Vershinin's and L. Ozerov's text. S. - ڤ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow - 1961. P.s. “Muzfond” Georgia - 1966. ∆ - Moscow , soloists, choir and the USSR Radio orchestra, conductor A. Gauk. Choir-master K. Ptitsa.


1964 — “Five Monologues” for baritone and symphony orchestra to V. Pshavela's lyrics. S. ڤ “Sovetsky Kompozitor”, Moscow – 1969. P.s. ڤ "Muzfond”, Georgia – 1965. P.s. ڤ “Muzyka”, Moscow - 1966. S. Rustaveli Prize of Georgia – 1971. ∆ - soloist R. Kakabadze and Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague, Conductor J. Temirkanov, 9-11-1966 . Ø “Melodia”, soloist R. Kakabadze, conductor D. Kahidze, Moscow . First performance in Moscow was conducted by J. Temirkanov – USSR State orchestra and R. Kakabadze – baritone. First performance in Leningrad, R. Kakabadze – baritone, symphony orchestra of the Leningrad philharmonic, conductor V. Matchavariani.


1972 — Symphony №2. S. - ڤ "Muzyka”, Moscow , 1978. ∆ - Tbilisi , Author’s music Evening, 1973, GSSO, conductor D. Kahidze. ∆ “Melodia”, 1973, GSSO & D. Kahidze. Symphony was performed as well in Moscow , France , Czechoslovakia, Ukraine .


1983 — Symphony №3. S. – ڤ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow – 1989. ∆ - 1-12-1983 , Tbilisi , GSSO – conductor V. Matchavariani, authors evening. Ø “Melodia”, 1985, Symphony orchestra of the Kirov theater, Leningrad – conductor V. Matchavariani. First performance in Moscow – 1983, The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor V. Matchavariani.


1983 — Symphony №4. “The Youth's”, for strings, percussion, piano and celesta. S. – ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia – 1989. ∆ - 1-12-1983 , Tbilisi , authors evening, GSSO, conductor V. Matchavariani. ∆ - Leningrad philharmonic; ∆ - Moscow – authors evening, symphony orchestra of the ministry of culture of USSR . Both concerts conducted by V. Matchavariani.


1986 — Symphony №5 “Ushba”. S. – M. ∆ Tbilisi , authors evening, GSSO, conductor V. Matchavariani. Ø “Melodia”, 1989, symphony orchestra of the Kirov theater – Leningrad , conductor V. Matchavariani.


1987 — Symphony №6 “Amirani” (Amirani is a Georgian version of Prometheus). S. – M. ∆ - Tbilisi , authors evening – 1989, GSSO, conductor V. Matchavariani. ڤ Melodia ڤ 1989, GSSO, conductor V. Matchavariani.


1987 — Concerto for violoncello and string orchestra. S.–M. ∆ - Tbilisi , author evening – 1989, T. Gabarashvili – cello, GSSO, conductor V. Matchavariani.


1989 — “Gelati” Symphony №7 for the choir and orchestra, words of Georgian king David the Constructor. S.-M.


Chamber, Vocal, Choral Works.


№1, 2, 3, 4 – strings quartets, Ø “Melodia”, Radio & TV string quartet of Georgia. M. Performed and recorded in Tbilisi, Moscow, Leningrad, Georgian Radio & TV strings quartet.


№5 string quartet. 1993. Not performed yet. M.


Sonata for violin and piano, ڤ 1989, “Muzfond” Georgia . ∆ in Leningrad , at the small concert hall of the philharmonic of D. Shostakovich. M. Gantwarg – violin, V. Matchavariani – piano.


Sonata №1 for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia – 1985. Sonata №2 for piano, ڤ “Muzfond” Georgia. ∆ - Temuraz Matureli, Tbilisi. Piano Sonata №2, □ “Muzika”, Moscow, 1985.


12 – pieces for children – piano. ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow – 1962, ڤ J. Shirmer , New York – 1976. ڤ “Sikorsky’s – Hamburg”, 1977. ڤ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow – 1968. 16 pieces for piano. ڤ .


Georgian Frescoes for piano. ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow – 1981. ڤ “Muzfond” Georgia – 1977. A. Toradze, Moscow, Italy, USA, Tbilisi.


Parisian Sketches for piano, 5 – sketches. ڤ – “Muzika”, Moscow, 1985. ∆ Tbilisi, T. Matureli, □ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow – 1983.


8 pieces for violin and piano, ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow .


4 – pieces for violin and piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1962.


Georgian Dance-Poem, for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, 1978.□ “Muzika”, Moscow, 1985.


5 – fragments from ballet “Othello” for 2 pianos. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1978. Ø “Melodia”. M. Paniashvili, M. Altunashvili.


4 – pieces from ballet “Othello” for violin and piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia – 1975. Ø “Melodia”, M. Jashvili – violin.


9 – pieces for piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia – 1982.


Deda Ena, for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia – 1992.


6 – pieces for violin and piano. ڤ “Muzfond” Georgia, 1985.


Doluri, for piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1986. Doluri for violin.


Sun-Faces, for cello and piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1985.


The Cheerful Shepherd, for 2 pianos, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1986.


Waltz, for violin and piano from “The Bug”, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1982.


12 – piano pieces, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1975.


2 – pieces from ballet “Othello” for 2 pianos. ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow, 1976.


4 piano pieces. ڤ “Muzfond” Georgia, 1955.


Bazaleti Lake , for piano. ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow, 1958.


Variation of Desdemona from ballet “Othello” for violin and piano. □ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow, 1962.


Waltz for violin and piano. □ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow, 1963.


13 pieces for piano from ballet “Othello”, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1963.


Parisian Sketches for piano (5 pieces). ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1979.


The Night, for violin and piano, from ballet “Othello”. ڤ “Muzfond”, 1979.


Georgian Dance, for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, 1978.


Prelude and Fugue for piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1972.


12 piano pieces, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1975.


To remember Pirosmani for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1978. □ “Muzika”, Moscow, 1985.


Khorumi for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1947.


4 ballades for bass and piano. №1 & №2, words of Shakespeare. ڤ “Muzfond”, 1968.


5 Monologues for baritone and piano, words of V. Pshavela, piano score. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1966.


6 pieces for violin and piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1988.


15 choirs, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1974.


16 choirs, ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow , 1979.


“Deda Ena”, 25 pieces for children choir and a string orchestra plus piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1984.


“Deda Ena”, 25 pieces for children choir and for piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1984.


Chorals, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1990.


Georgian Chorals, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1968.


6 songs for piano, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1984.


11songs and ballads, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1980.


6 vocal ballads. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1989.


We want peace. Choir, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1987.


The ear-ring, Romance. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1986.


“Sebro” – for choir, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1986.


16 choirs, ڤ “Soviet Composer”, Moscow , 1986.


3, Choral songs, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1958.


6, piano pieces, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1985.


Improvisation, for piano, ڤ “Muzika”, Moscow – 1971.


14 vocal compositions. ڤ “Soviet composer”, 1977.


Bazaleti Lake , for piano. ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia, 1961.


22 songs, ڤ “Muzfond”, Georgia , 1973.


“Lazuri”, for violin, solo. M. “Lazuri Frescoes”, solo violin, M. “Meskhuri”, solo violin, M. “Hallo birds”, violin solo. M.


Music for dramatic theater: “Baratashvili”, “King Lear”, “The legend of love”, “Richard the third”, “On another side”, “People Be Vigilant”, “A pauper’s tale”.


Film music: “The secret of two oceans”, “General and daisy’s”, “Poets cradle”, “Kadjana”, “Where is your love Mzia?”, “Akaky’s cradle”.

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