This music left me absolutely quivering

This music left me absolutely quivering


norman lebrecht

December 12, 2020

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

You know how the best music grips you by the throat and won’t let you do anything else until it’s over? That’s what you will find in these miniatures. Some are for piano solo, others for piano and flute. Ostensibly gentle and relaxing, the music conveys an inner tension, an unstated mortal threat…

Read on here.

And here.

En francais.

In Spanish.

In Czech.



  • John Borstlap says:

    This seems to be a version for piano:


  • Bone says:

    I’ve enjoyed Kancheli’s music whenever I’ve come across it.
    I couldn’t find the recording you reviewed but did manage to find the piano miniatures. Really enjoyed the music. Definitely going to continue to explore his music.

  • christopher storey says: