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Barkhudarian: Works for Piano / Ayrapetyan


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 775  
Composer:  Sarkis Barkhudarian
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Armenian and Georgian composer Sarkis Vasil’evich Barkhudarian is famed for his piano miniatures. Some are among the first piano works to use Armenian folk themes as the basis for a series of original compositions. His colorful and unusual harmonies, created by the sinuous, interweaving modes of Armenian music, are immediately attractive and his miniatures, whether full of grace or pungent dance rhythms, bear out Glazunov’s admiration of his ‘sincerity, elegance and harmony of form.’ Mikael Ayrapetyan was born in 1984 in Yerevan, Armenia, where he had his early schooling. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary and includes rarely performed works of Armenian composers. He is actively engaged in the popularization of Read more Armenian classical music, organizing concerts in the major concert halls of the world, and acting as producer, artistic director and pianist for these performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oriental Dances (4) by Sarkis Barkhudarian
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Armenia 
2.
Armenian Dances (12) by Sarkis Barkhudarian
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Armenia 
3.
Piano Pieces, Series 1 by Sarkis Barkhudarian
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Armenia 
4.
Piano Pieces, Series 2 by Sarkis Barkhudarian
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Armenia 

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