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« on: September 05, 2013, 09:33:40 am »

 Re: Nina Karnitskaya Piano Concerto played by the North Ossetian SO and the comment "note: this area was recently taken back by Russia from Georgia in 2004"

In fact it was South Ossetia that was occupied by Russia in the 2004 war. North Ossetia never left Russian control. The Ossetians are speakers of an Iranian language and are the remnants of the Scythians of classical times.

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 02:23:27 pm »

Re: Nina Karnitskaya Piano Concerto played by the North Ossetian SO and the comment "note: this area was recently taken back by Russia from Georgia in 2004"

In fact it was South Ossetia that was occupied by Russia in the 2004 war. North Ossetia never left Russian control. The Ossetians are speakers of an Iranian language and are the remnants of the Scythians of classical times.



2008 war.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 01:07:23 am »

Meri Shalvona Davitashvili: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra


From the collection of Karl Miller

Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (1956)
Gulnara Kautoradze, piano
Georgian State SO/ Z. Khoradze
Source LP: Melodia 33D 10478




Mini Bio from IMDB:
Meri Davitashvili was born on November 14, 1907 in Melaani, Georgia, Russian Empire as Mariam Davitashvili. She was a composer and actress, known for Chkhikvta qortsili (1957), Tsuna da Tsrutsuna (1955) and Manana (1958). She died on August 4, 1975 in Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 09:44:02 am »

Hi jowcol,

I think you mixed something up here. There are two Meri Davitashvilis, and the one who composed the piece you uploaded was born on March 13, 1924. Second name is Shalvovna (with two v's). Her first name is also referred to as Maria (therefore I guess Meri actually means Mary, by the way). I have found no reports about her death so far, so it could well be that just today, she is celebrating her 90th birthday.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 11:14:03 am »

Can you find a link for the appropriate Davitashvili?
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 11:17:48 am »

Here are some:
http://www.kino-teatr.ru/kino/composer/sov/45817/bio/
http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enc_biography/17440/%D0%94%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%88%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8
http://www.musenc.ru/html/d/davitaqvili.html

or just google for Мери Давиташвили 1924

By the way, regarding the correct spelling of the performers, the piano player is Gulnara Kavtaradze, and the conductor is very likely to be Zakhari Khurodze.
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