Giya Kancheli – Symphony No. 1, I. Allegro con fuoco & II. Largo

CUGATE CLASSICS is pleased to release the complete symphonic works of the Georgian composer GIYA KANCHELI plus “Light Sorrow” and “Mourned By The Wind”, all in newly remastered versions. Conducted by DJANSUG KAKHIDZE.GIYA KANCHELI (1935 – 2019) was and still is the best-known Georgian composer, celebrated for his mastery of …

Arvo Pärt review in Textura

Arvo Pärt: Works For ChoirCugate Classics “While ECM has issued a substantial number of Arvo Pärt recordings and significantly broadened awareness of the Estonian composer (b. 1935), other labels have also issued recordings of his material; a case in point, this recent choral set from Cugate Classics constitutes a worthy addition …

Djansug Kakhidze The Legacy Vol. 1

Are you familiar with the “Georgian Karajan”, Djansug Kakhidze? If not, our Legacy series allows for a fascinating journey into his vast body of work. Djansug Kakhidze belonged to the small but highly prestigious group of East European conductors who set up a cultural counterdraft to the political conflicts in …

Dudana Mazmanishvili at Hope@Home

One of our releases that we are particularly proud of is this gem from Dudana Mazmansihvili, one of Georgia’s greatest pianists. “‘A huge surprise – I hadn’t expected to find such a talent” wrote none other than Daniel Barenboim – and indeed, the masterful, yet passionate performances on this album …

Arvo Pärt review on amusio.com

Our new Arvo Pärt-release received an fantastic review from www.amusio.com: “The beginning link between sacred music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance of 1968 (Credo) with its own compositional genius (“Tintinnabulum”) finds a small-scale continuation here, its repertoire value can hardly be distinguished from the excellence of the performance. A …

Georgian State String Quartet

Do you know this masterpiece from our extensive back-catalogue? Georgian State String Quartet – Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Quartet No​.​10 (Poliphonical) I Miniatures for String Quartet I Nodar Gabunia: Quartet No​.​2 This album was released on the occasion of the 50 years’ jubilee of the Georgian State String Quartet. It appears to …