11. 02. 1873 (Vladikavkaz) – 13.08.1953 (Tbilisi)
Georgian (Soviet) composer, musicologist-folklorist-ethnographer, pedagogue, and a public worker, one of the founders of the national composition school of music, the founder of the musical folklore science in Georgia. On the instruction of the musical-ethnographic committee of Moscow University he organized four scientific expeditions (1901, 1902, 1904,1908) in various regions of Georgia and collected vast musical material (over 500 folk songs. Later he published three big collections of the expedition materials including extensive research and comments.
Main works of D. Araqishvili:
Kartuli erovnuli ertkhmovani sagaloblebi (Georgian traditional one-part songs). For schools of Tbilisi and Kutaisi provinces. (1905). Publication of the society for extending of reading and writing #73. Tpilisi: A. Kutateladze’s fast-printing (in Georgian)