1935 Born 10 August in Tbilisi
1959 Enters Tbilisi Conservatory
1961 Wind Quintet
1962 Concerto for Orchestra
1963 Graduates from Tbilisi Conservatory
Largo and Allegro for strings, piano, and timpani
1967 First Symphony
1970 Joins the faculty of the Tbilisi Conservatory
Second Symphony, "Songs"
1971 Becomes musical director of the Rustaveli Theatre, Tbilisi
1973 Third Symphony
The Pranks of Hanuman, musical
1975 Fourth Symphony, "In Memoriam Michelangelo"
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, musical
1976 State Prize for the Fourth Symphony
1977 Fifth Symphony
1978 American premiere of the Fourth Symphony
1979-80 Sixth Symphony
1982-84 Music for the Living, two-act opera
1985 Bright Sorrow for two choirboys, chorus, and orchestra
1986 Seventh Symphony, "Epilogue"
1989 Liturgy ("Mourned By The Wind") for viola and orchestra (version for cello, 1997)
1990 Life Without Christmas, I: Morning Prayers
1991 Moves to Berlin
Life Without Christmas, II: Daytime Prayers
Life Without Christmas, III: Evening Prayers
1992 Life Without Christmas, IV: Night Prayers
Abii ne Viderem for string orchestra and tape
Another Step for orchestra and tape
1993 My Psalm for soprano, alto flute, viola, cello, bass, synth
Wingless for orchestra
Violin Concerto, "Lamentation"
1994 Magnum Ignotum for alto flute, chamber orchestra, and tape
Nach dem Weinen for solo cello
Trauerfarbenes Land for large orchestra
Caris Mere for soprano and viola
1995 ...à La Duduki for brass quintet and orchestra
Lament (Music in Mourning of Luigi Nono) for violin, soprano and orchestra
Simi ("Joyless Thoughts") for cello and orchestra
Rag-Gidon-Time for violin and piano
V & V for violin, tape and strings
1996 Valse Boston for piano and string orchestra
Instead of a Tango for violin, bandoneon, piano, and doublebass
1997 Diplipito for cello, countertenor and orchestra
Time and Again for violin and piano
1998 Childhood Revisited for oboe, piano, bass guitar and strings
Piano Quartet in L'istesso Tempo
Sio for strings, piano and percussion
1999 And Farewell Goes Out Sighing... for violin, countertenor and orchestra
Rokwa for large orchestra
Styx for viola, large chorus and orchestra

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