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ARUTIUNIAN, A.: Piano Works (Complete) (Melikyan)

    

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ARUTIUNIAN, A.: Piano Works (Complete) (Melikyan)

Alexander Arutiunian was one of the most prominent composers in the USSR, one of the representatives of the Armenian ‘Mighty Handful’ and much admired by Shostakovich. An accomplished pianist, Arutiunian created virtuoso piano works that are rooted in Armenian folk traditions while expressing, in the words of Hayk Melikyan, “a rich palette of emotions reflecting both his time and the history of his nation”. From the Armenian Dance of 1935, with its delicate, transparent texture and strong rhythmic drive, via the more dissonant, neo-classical Polyphonic Sonata, the descriptive Musical Pictures, and the almost Debussyan approach to tonality in the Six Moods, to the simple and beautifully crafted Album for Children of 2004, the works on this recording, the first complete edition, span Arutunian’s entire compositional career.


Arutiunian, Alexander

  Armenian Dance
1.   Armenian Dance 00:02:16
  Pastoral
2.   Pastoral 00:01:59
  Theme and Variations
3.   Theme and Variations 00:05:48
  3 Preludes
4.   No. 1. Andante 00:01:36
5.   No. 2. Moderato assai 00:01:50
6.   No. 3. Maestoso. Allegro 00:01:22
  Prelude-Poem
7.   Prelude - Poem 00:04:42
  Polyphonic Sonata
8.   I. Invention 00:02:03
9.   II. Chorale 00:06:20
10.   III. Fugue 00:04:11
  Humoresque
11.   Humoresque 00:00:42
  3 Musical Pictures
12.   No. 1. The Wind Blew in the Mountains 00:02:07
13.   No. 2. Ararat Valley Evening 00:03:25
14.   No. 3. Sassoun Dance 00:02:28
  Piano Sonatina
15.   I. Moderato 00:01:13
16.   II. Adagio 00:02:20
17.   III. Allegro moderato 00:01:16
  6 Moods
18.   No. 1. Adagio 00:01:19
19.   No. 2. Allegro agitato 00:01:23
20.   No. 3. Moderato 00:01:59
21.   No. 4. Adagio 00:01:44
22.   No. 5. Moderato 00:02:35
23.   No. 6. Allegro energico 00:01:42
  Album for Children
24.   I. A Joke 00:00:28
25.   II. Autumn Waltz 00:01:34
26.   III. Cheerful Promenade 00:00:33
27.   IV. A Sad Song 00:00:49
28.   V. Lyrical Waltz 00:01:13
29.   VI. Naughty Girl 00:00:31
30.   VII. A Story 00:01:37
31.   VIII. Spring Mood 00:00:38

Total Playing Time: 01:03:43






Composer(s):
Arutiunian, Alexander

Artist(s):
Melikyan, Hayk

Label: Grand Piano

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: GP718

Barcode: 747313971824

Physical Release: 01/2017

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