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otar Taktakishvili – Famous composer from the country of Georgia.

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Welcome! This site is dedicated to the great Georgian Composer & Public figure<br>
<strong>Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)</strong>

Welcome! This site is dedicated to the great Georgian Composer & Public figure
Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)

I composed the Georgian national anthem at age 19

I was born and lived in Tbilisi, Georgia

My sound is influenced by Georgian folk music

I served as the minister of culture of Georgia for 20 years

I played at the White House for President Carter

Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989).

Otar Taktakishvili (Georgian: ოთარ თაქთაქიშვილი; Russian: Отар Васильевич Тактакишвили; Tbilisi, 27 July 1924 – 21 February 1989) was a Georgian composer, teacher, conductor, and musicologist, and prominent political figure. Otar Taktakishvili graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatory, while still a student he composed the official anthem of the Georgian SSR. By 1949 he became a Professor of the Tbilisi Conservatory and the conductor and the artistic director of the Georgian State chorus. In 1951 he received his first Stalin Prize (USSR State Prize) for his First Symphony. He served as the Dean on the Tbilisi Conservatory (1962-1965).

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