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HaSulam: Melodies of the Upper Worlds / Ayrapetyan

Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 808  
Composer:  Baal HaSulam
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While living in London in the years 1926-28 Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, known as Baal HaSulam, a prominent Kabbalist, composed his cycle ‘Melodies of the Upper Worlds’ which are heard in this recording in piano arrangements by Mikael Ayrapetyan. Many of the melodies are composed to text fragments from Kabbalistic sources and enshrine an aspiration to sense the spiritual world in a direct appeal to the heart. Mikael Ayrapetyan is a pianist, composer and producer. He is also the founder and artistic director of the music project Secrets of Armenia, which aims to increase international awareness of Armenian classical music, and actively organizes concerts featuring Armenian music in venues around the world, for which he is a producer, artistic Read more director and pianist. Born in 1984 in Yerevan, Armenia, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, and continues to uphold the performing traditions of the Russian piano school, of which Konstantin Igumnov, Samuel Feinberg and Lev Oborin are luminaries. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary and includes rarely performed works by Armenian composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

Melodies of the Upper Worlds by Baal HaSulam
Performer:  Mikael Ayrapetyan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1928 
Notes: arr. M. Ayrapetyan for piano 

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