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

Release Date: 01/2017

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