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Komitas: Piano & Chamber Music / Ayrapetyan, Sergeev


Release Date: 03/10/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 720  
Composer:  Komitas
Performer:  Mikael AyrapetyanVladimir Sergeev
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Komitas was one of the first Armenian musicians to undergo classical Western musical training, in Berlin, in addition to music education in his own country. He published both folksong collections and writings on Armenian church melodies, and his work laid the foundations for the development of a clearly defined national musical style. The Seven Folk Dances evoke the specific timbres of Armenian instruments, the Seven Songs for Piano are fleeting and lyrical while the Twelve Children’s Pieces based on folk-themes are beautifully crisp. Msho-Shoror is one of the most ancient of all Armenian dances. Komitas was one of the first Armenian musicians to undergo classical Western musical training, in Berlin, in addition to music education in his own country. He published both folksong collections and writings on Armenian church melodies, and his work laid the foundations for the development of a clearly defined national musical style. The Seven Folk Dances evoke the specific timbres of Armenian instruments, the Seven Songs for Piano are fleeting and lyrical while the Twelve Children’s Pieces based on folk-themes are beautifully crisp. Msho-Shoror is one of the most ancient of all Armenian dances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Folk Dances (7) by Komitas
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Armenia 
2.
Songs (7) for Piano by Komitas
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Armenia 
3.
Children's Pieces (12) Based on Folk-Themes by Komitas
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Armenia 
4.
Msho Shoror (Shoror of Mush, Mush Dance), for piano by Komitas
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Armenia 
5.
Pieces (7) for Violin and Piano by Komitas
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano), Vladimir Sergeev (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899-1911; Armenia 

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