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Manookian: Flute Concerto, Symphony Of Tears / Durgarian

Release Date: 05/28/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 507   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jeff Manookian
Performer:  Laurel Ann MaurerVahan HarutiunianNarine Ananikian
Conductor:  Jeff ManookianKaren Durgarian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian National Opera OrchestraArmenian National Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The composer, conductor and pianist Jeff Manookian is the music director and conductor of the Intermountain Classical Orchestra and the University of Utah SummerArts Orchestra. His Concerto for Flute and Orchestra was a commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. It is luxuriantly post-romantic in its tonal casting. The concerto received its premiere on September 26, 2001, in Yerevan, Armenia with the same forces as appear on this recording. The United States premiere took place a week later in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5, 2001, with James Michael Caswell conducting the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turks rounded up and killed the Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals in Read more Constantinople (present day Istanbul). From 1915-1923, the Ottoman Turk empire carried out an epic genocidal campaign where more than half of the Armenian population, throughout Anatolia, was brutally murdered. Symphony of Tears carries the listener through the tragic events and deeply felt emotions of the Armenian genocide. This work endeavors to honor the dead of this horrific event, comfort its survivors, educate the public about this tragedy, promote hope for the future of all peoples and console those who have suffered or are the progeny of the crimes of hate. The Symphony of Tears was premiered on April 30, 2000 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah by the Oratorio Society of Utah and the Madeleine Festival Orchestra, Joel Rosenberg conducting. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Flute by Jeff Manookian
Performer:  Laurel Ann Maurer (Flute)
Conductor:  Jeff Manookian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Symphony of Tears by Jeff Manookian
Performer:  Vahan Harutiunian (Boy Soprano), Narine Ananikian (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karen Durgarian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian National Opera Orchestra,  Armenian National Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2000; USA 

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