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Piano Music (Armenian) - KOMITAS / SPENDIARIAN, A. / BABADJANIAN, A.H. / ABRAMIAN, E. / BAGDASARIAN, E. / AMIRKHANIAN, R. (Ayrapetyan)

    

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Piano Music (Armenian) - KOMITAS / SPENDIARIAN, A. / BABADJANIAN, A.H. / ABRAMIAN, E. / BAGDASARIAN, E. / AMIRKHANIAN, R. (Ayrapetyan)

Music in Armenia has a long and rich history, stretching back to the Middle Ages and beyond, with its origins in popular folk-songs. Towards the end of the nineteenth century these played a major rôle in the development of a national music identity and in the twentieth century Armenian composers began to establish an international reputation. The hypnotic simplicity of line and texture in the Six Dances by Komitas lay the foundations of a clearly defined national sound alongside the Tatar melodies which appear in Spendiarian’s Crimean Sketches. Russian lyrical romanticism as well as Western influences colour the next generation’s music, as do elements of impressionism and soulful jazz in the recent works of Robert Amirkhanian.


Vardapet, Komitas

  Erangi
1.   Erangi 00:03:02
  Unabi
2.   Unabi 00:01:58
  Marali
3.   Marali 00:01:28
  Shushiki
4.   Shushiki 00:02:55
  Et-Arach
5.   Et - Arach 00:02:23
  Shoror
6.   Shoror 00:03:55

Spendiaryan, Aleksandr

  Crimean Sketches, Op. 9 (version for piano)
7.   No. 1. Air de danse 00:01:59
8.   No. 2. Chanson elegaique 00:02:08
9.   No. 3. Chanson a boire 00:01:34
10.   No. 4. Air de danse: Kaitarma 00:04:19

Babadjanian, Arno Harutyuni

  Prelude
11.   Prelude 00:01:43
  Melody and Humoresque
12.   Melody 00:02:09
13.   Humoresque 00:01:51
  Impromptu, "Exprompt"
14.   Impromptu, "Exprompt" 00:02:39
  Vagharshapat Dance
15.   Vagharshapat Dance 00:01:47
  Elegy
16.   Elegy 00:04:06

Abramian, Edouard

  24 Preludes (excerpts)
17.   No. 3 in E Minor 00:02:13
18.   No. 6 in C - Sharp Minor 00:02:00
19.   No. 13 in A Major 00:03:10
20.   No. 19 in G - Sharp Minor 00:02:52

Bagdasarian, Eduard

  24 Preludes (excerpts)
21.   No. 6 in B Minor 00:03:20
22.   No. 9 in E Major 00:01:13
23.   No. 24 in D Minor 00:03:38

Amirkhanian, Robert

  In Front of a Portrait
24.   In Front of a Portrait 00:03:52
  Children's Images
25.   Children's Images 00:08:21
  Spring Drops
26.   Spring Drops 00:05:15

Total Playing Time: 01:15:50






Composer(s):
Abramian, Edouard; Amirkhanian, Robert; Babadjanian, Arno Harutyuni; Bagdasarian, Eduard; Spendiaryan, Aleksandr; Vardapet, Komitas

Artist(s):
Ayrapetyan, Mikael

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573467

Barcode: 747313346776

Physical Release: 06/2015

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