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Armenian Spirit / Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI

Hesperion Xxi
Release Date: 09/12/2012 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9892   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  VariousT. TchukhadjianArmenian AnonymousArmenian Traditional,   ... 
Performer:  David MayoralHaig SarikouyoumdjianGaguik MouradianGeorgi Minassyan,   ... 
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album is a tribute to Armenia and to the Armenian musicians who have played alongside Jordi Savall and his wife Montserrat Figueras over the past several years. The repertoire, culled from Hesperion XXI's fascinating live programs, ranges from lively to contemplative. All of the unique and powerful music on Armenian Spirit is beautifully played using traditional instruments including the duduk, an ancient double-reed instrument with a deeply moving sound quality. Jordi Savall illuminates this music with a faultless musical flair, driven by his endless curiosity and supreme musicianship. The disc is accompanied by a lavishly documented and richly illustrated booklet.

Track listing:

1. Menk kadj tohmi (duduk,
Read more vièle à archet, kamantcha, vièle à archet & perc.)
2. Akna krunk (2 duduk)
3. Kani vur djan im (rebec, duduk, vièle à archet & percussion)
4. Chant et Danse (2 duduk & percussion)
5. O’h intsh anush (vièle à archet, duduk, vièle à archet. & perc.)
6. Matshkal (2 duduk)
7. Dun en glkhen (kamantcha)
8. Garun a (vièle à archet, duduk, vièle à archet & perc.)
9. Chants de mariage (2 duduk, kamantcha & perc.)
10. Al aylukhs (duduk, kamantcha, vièles à archet & perc.)
11. Plainte : en sarer (2 duduk)
12. Azat astvatsn & Ter kedzo (vièle & percussion)
13. Sirt im sasani (2 duduk)
14. Hayastan yerkir (viola, duduk & orgue)
15. Hey djan (2 duduk)
16. Hov arek (duduk, vièles à archet perc.)
17. Lamento : sev mut amper (2 duduk) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Menk kadj tohmi (Chant de lutte) by T. Tchukhadjian
Performer:  David Mayoral (Tambour), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Gaguik Mouradian ()
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2.
Krunk (Aknay), song by Armenian Anonymous
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Georgi Minassyan (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Chant et Danse by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Georgi Minassyan (Duduk), Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
O'h intsh anush (Chant e'exil) by T. Tchukhadjian
Performer:  David Mayoral (Tambour), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5.
Matshkal (Chant rustique) by Anonymous
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Georgi Minassyan (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6.
Dun en glkhen (Supplique au roi avant l'exil) by Sayat Nova (Haroutian Say
Performer:  Gaguik Mouradian ()
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7.
Garun a (Chant rustique) by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), David Mayoral (Tambour)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8.
Chants de mariage by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Gaguik Mouradian (), Georgi Minassyan (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Al aylukhs (Ronde rustique: dialogue amoureux) by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  David Mayoral (Zarb), David Mayoral (Tombak), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk),
Gaguik Mouradian ()
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
10.
En Sarer 2, plainte for 2 duduks by Gousan Ashot
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Georgi Minassyan (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Azat astvatsn & Ter kedzo (Ode à la liberté et supplique pour les arméniens) by Anonymous
Performer:  Marc Clos (Tambour)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Ode (Sirt im sasani), for chorus by Mkhitar Ayrivanetsi
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Georgi Minassyan (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13.
Hayastan yerkir (Ode à la patrie) by G. Yeranian
Performer:  Jordi Savall (), Dani Espasa (Organ), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
14.
Hey djan (Chant d'amour) by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Georgi Minassyan (Duduk), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
15.
Hov Arek, for voice & piano by Komitas Vardapet
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
16.
Lamento: Sev Mut Amper by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Georgi Minassyan (Duduk), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17.
Alagyeaz & Khnki tsar (Chants rustiques) by Armenian Traditional
Performer:  Marc Clos (Tambour), Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Dani Espasa (Organ)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18.
Kani voor janim (As Long as I'm Alive) by Sayat Nova (Haroutian Say
Performer:  Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk), Jordi Savall (Rebec)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Venue:  Collégiale de Cardona, Catalogne 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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 You're transported to another world January 28, 2013 By Joan W. (Vancouver, BC) See All My Reviews "The music is foreign but feels like you've lived these emotions all your life. The performances are a wonder. The pieces fit together perfectly. There is strength, joy, sadness,depth and flat-out beauty." Report Abuse
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