Scholars

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)

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10/23. 03.1896 (Artanuji, Artvini province/Turkey/Batumi district) – 13.12. 1981 (Tbilisi)
Georgian musicologist, doctor in History of Art, professor, Honored Art worker of the Soviet Georgia, laureate of Z. Paliashvili premium.His works are dedicated to the issues of Georgian folk and professional music theory. He has collected and recorded large numbers of songs of mountainous regions of east and west Georgia.

Main works of Aslanishvili:

Narkvevebi kartuli khalkhuri simgherebis shesakheb (Essays on Georgian folk songs). (1954-1956). I and II volumes. Tbilisi: Khelovneba (in Georgian)
kartl-kakhuri khalkhuri simgherebis harmonia (Harmony of Kartl-kakheti folk choral songs). (1970). Tbilisi: Ganatleba (in Georgian)
Dzveli kartuli sanoto nishnebis sakitkhisatvis. sanoto nishnebis sistema dzvel kartul khelnatserebshi (X-XIIc). (For old Georgian notation marks. system of notation marks in old Georgian manuscripts). (1991). In collection: Tsurtsumia, Rusudan (editor).
Dzveli kartuli profesiuli musika. Istoriisa da teoriis sakitkhebi. 9Old Georgian professional music. Issues of history and theory). (pp. 22-62). Tbilisi: Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian)
Problemi muzikalnogo nasledia v Gruzii. (Problems of musical heritage of Georgia). (1956). In collection: “Muzikovedenie i muzikalnaia kritika respublik zakavkazia” (Musicology and musical critic of republic of South Caucasus) Moscow:State Musical Publishing House. (in Russian)

14/27.04. 1898/1900 (Tbilisi) – 24.12. 1987/86

Georgian musicologist-folklorist and pedagogue, doctor in History of Art, professor, Honored Art Worker. A founder and head of Georgian Folk Music faculty and Georgian Folk Music department. His main works are dedicated to Georgian folk music and old Georgian musical culture.

Main works of Chkhikvadze:

Kartveli khalkhis udzvelesi samusiko kultura (Ancient musical culture of Georgian people) (1948). Tbilisi: Musical fund of Georgia (in Georgian).
Kartuli khalkhuri sagundo kultura. (Georgian folk choral culture). (in Georgian), “sabchota khelovneba”, 1953, #4
Musikaluri sakravi ebani da misi raoba (musical instrument Ebani and its meaning/essence). (1955). in the collection: “Masalebi sakartvelos etnografiisatvis” (Materials for ethnography of Georgia). VIII  (pp. 51-64). Tbilisi: Publishing House of Georgian Academy of Science

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25. 12. 1918 (Samtredia) – 31. 10. 1971 (Moscow).

Georgian musicologist, theoretician. folklorist, Honored art Worker, candidate of Art Historian; led the pedagogical and scientific and field work at Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

Akhobadze’s main works:
Apkhazuri khalkhuri simgherebi (Abkhazian folk songs). (1956). Tbilisi: Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian And Abkhazian)
Kartuli Svanuri khalkhuri simgherebi (Georgian Svan folk songs). (1957). Tbilisi: Technika da Shroma (in Georgian and Russian)

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Mamaladze’s main works:
Shromis simgherebi Kakhetshi (work songs in Kakheti). (1963). Tbilisi: Publishing-house ofthe Academy of Sciences of Soviet Georgia (in Georgian, with Russian resume)
Kartuli khalkhuri simghera “Chona” (Georgian folk song “Chona”). (1963). Small Soviet Encilopedya, vol. XII-XIII (p. 235-249). (in Georgian, with Russian resume)
Metivuri simgherebi (float songs). (1964).
Kartveli Khalkhis sameurneo qofa da materialuri kultura (Mode of economic life and material culture of Georgians (168-176). Tbilisi: (in Georgian, with Russian resume)
Kartuli akvnis nana (Georgian cradle songs). (1968). Issues of Georgian Ethnography. vol. XIV (pp. 20-29). Tbilisi:
Svanuri satseso simgherebis struktura (Structure of Svan ritual songs). (1972). Small Soviet Enciklopedya. vol. XVI-XVII (pp. 194-204)

25. 11. 1929 (Ozurgeti district, village of Likhauri) – 19. 08. 1979 (Tbilisi)

Jordania’s main works:

kartuli sagundo kulturis ori kera (Two homes of Georgian choral culture). “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1957,
Lokriuli kilo Kartul khalkhur musikashi (Lokrian mode in Georgian folk music. magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1971, #7: 49-53; #8: 53-58).
“Modzakhili –maghali banis” sakitkhisatvis (On the issue of Modzakhili – maghali bani (upper bass). (1973). In the collection: Shaverzashvili, Aleksandre; Tumanishvili, Ketevan and others (editorial board). Scientific works (pp.103-126). tbilisi: Tbilisi State Conservatoire
Alterirebuli kilo kartul khalkhur musikashi (Altered mode in Georgian folk music). 91979). In the magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, #5 (In Georgian)
Modulatsiebi didi da patara tertsiebit kvevit aghmosavlet sakartvelos burdonuli simgherebis kiloebshi (Modulations through major and minor thirds in the modes of drone songs of East Gerogia). (1979). Magazine “Metsniereba”. Tbilisi

19. 03. 1919 (Tbilisi) – 21. 03. 1998 (Tbilisi)

Chjavadze’s main works:

Mravalkhmianobis zogierti sakitkhi (Some issues of polyphony). (1955). Tbilisi: Sabchota Khelovneba #2: 37-40
Mravalkhmianobis zogierti sakitkhebi (Some issues of polyphony). Sabchota Khelovneba, 1955. #2
Mikael Modrekilis erti shenishvnis gamo (on one note by Mikael Modrekili). Herald of the Academy of Science of Soviet Republic of Georgia, 1957 #5. pp. 630-440
Kartuli khalkhuri sakravebi (Georgian folk instruments). Sabchota Khelovneba, 1959, #1
Kalakis simghera da kartveli romantikosebi (Urban songs and Georgian romantics). Sabchota Khelovneba, 1961. #9
Kartuli Kakhuri khalkhuri simgherebi (Georgian kakhetian folk songs). (1962). Part 1. Tbilisi: Tsodna (in Georgian, with Russian and English resume)
Kartuli khalkhuri simgherebi (Georgian folk songs). (1969). Kakheti. part 2. Tbilisi: Ganatleba (in Georgian, with Russian and English resume)

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28. 11. 1930 – 1988

Rosebashvili’s main works:

Kartuli galoba (imerul-guruli kilo) (Georgian chanting (Imereti-Gurian mode). (1968). rosebashvili, Kakhi (recorded and deciphered). Tbilisi: Georgian Department of the Musical Foundation of the USSR (in Georgian and Russian)
Galobis traditsiis sakitkhisatvis sakartveloshi (on the issue of the tradition of chanting tradition in Georgia). (1973). In the collection of works: Shaverzashvili, Aleksandre; Tumanishvili, Ketevan and others (editorial board). (pp. 144-162). Tbilisi: Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian)
Kartuli galoba (Guruli kilo).(Georgian chanting; Gurian mode). (1976). Rosebashvili, Kakhi (recorded and deciphered). Tbilisi: Georgian Department of the Musical Foundation of the USSR (in Georgian and Russian)
Kartuli khalkhuri simghera (Georgian folk song). (1981). Rosebashvili, Kakhi (recorded and deciphered). Tbilisi: Georgian Department of the Musical Foundation of the USSR (in Georgian)
Kartuli khalkhuri simgheris kilos gansazghvris sakitkhisatvis (aghmosavlet sakartvelos khalkhuri simgherebis magalitze) (on the issue of the definition of the mode of Georgian folk song; according to the songs of east Georgia). (1988). In collection: Gabunia, Nodar; Tsurtsumia, Rusudan and others (editorial board).
Kartuli polifoniis sakitkhebi (issues of Georgian polyphony). (pp.42-61). Tbilisi. Tbilisi State Conservatoire (in Georgian)

24. 02. 57 (Tbilisi) – 05. 09. 1998 (Tbilisi)
Garaqanidze’s main works:
Fikrebi kartuli khalkhuri simgheris shemsruleblobaze (Thoughts on performance/interpretation/presentation of Georgian folk songs). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1985, #1: 72-83 (in Georgian)
Khalkhuri simgheris mochirnakhule (Carers/contributors of folk song). (1985). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, #6: 108-113 (in Georgian)
From diary of Moscow festival (results of work of folklore art house . (1986). Magazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 31: 123-129
At the Borjomi conference. Cagazine “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1987, #2: 43-47 (in Georgian)

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29. 01. 1929.
In 1959 graduated from the faculty of Piano at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. In 1961 he graduated from the faculty of Musicology (Music Theory) at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1965-1985 he was a lecturer at the Department of the Music Theory at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Until 2007 he worked as a researcher at the Department of Georgian Folklore. Over the last years he has been working on the issues of the mode-intonation structure of various dialects of Georgian multipart songs.

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