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KOMITAS VARDAPET  

(1869 - 1935)

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 was educated in a theological seminary in Vagharshapat, and ordained a priest in 1894. A gifted singer, he studied liturgical singing and early Armenian chant notation. He also developed a keen interest in folksong, and collected melodies which he would then harmonise for choral performance. 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. He moved to Constantinople in 1910, a city with a significant Armenian population, and continued to compose (predominantly vocal music), conduct and research.
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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARMENIA Douduk - The Sound of Armenia Naxos World Music
76042-2
World
BOYS GOTTA DANCE! Delos
DE1623
Orchestral
GRAND PIANO - THE KEY COLLECTION: 3 Centuries of Rare Keyboard Gems Grand Piano
GP753-55
Instrumental
KOMITAS: Piano and Chamber Music (Ayrapetyan, Sergeev) Grand Piano
GP720
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
MOTHER OF LIGHT - Armenian Hymns and Chants in Praise of Mary (Bayrakdarian, Aznavoorian, Coro Vox Aeterna, Hamre) Delos
DE3521
Choral - Sacred
MY PLAYLIST FOR SEWING AND KNITTING Naxos
8.578346
Chamber Music
Orchestral Music - GRIEG, E. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / SINISALO, H.-R. / KOMITAS, V. (Showpieces and Encores) (Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Orberlian) Delos
DE3284
Orchestral
Piano Music (Armenian) - KOMITAS / SPENDIARIAN, A. / BABADJANIAN, A.H. / ABRAMIAN, E. / BAGDASARIAN, E. / AMIRKHANIAN, R. (Ayrapetyan) Naxos
8.573467
Instrumental
SHABOYAN, Sona: Piano Music from Armenia Oehms Classics
OC374
Instrumental
Role: Lyricist 
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