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Piano / Angela Cholakian


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Tyxart   Catalog #: 15064  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz HummelFranz LisztArno Babadjanian,   ... 
Performer:  Angela Cholakian
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this CD, Angela Cholakian, who has become a synonym for passionate performances of new discoveries and original, radical interpretations of Romantic works, shows her creative talent in both these genres in a fascinating combination. Chopin and Liszt are contrasted with Babajanian’s obsessive “Polyphonic Sonata” and Hummel’s meditative, virtuoso Piano Sonata “Hypnosis”. Cholakian’s emotionality radiates through every bar. “Hypnosis” was composed with an improvisatory method, which takes place in a trance-like state. “It’s polyphony is reminiscent of a genetic code laid in a solvent, where it sets off a process of disintegration and adherence that advances slowly but steadily.” (Franz Hummel) Also featured on this release is Atavistic Read more Music, which is also an improvisatory piece. No stipulations regarding character or intention are planned in advance. The style is thus a psychogram of the individual player. A truly unique and fascinating programme! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Cholakian (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano No. 2 "Hypnosis" by Franz Hummel
Performer:  Angela Cholakian (Piano)
3.
Aprés une lecture du Dante I, S 158c by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Angela Cholakian (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839 
4.
Polyphonic Sonata by Arno Babadjanian
Performer:  Angela Cholakian (Piano)
5.
Atavistic Music (Improvisation) by Angela Cholakian
Performer:  Angela Cholakian (Piano)

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