Armenian Piano Music | Naxos 8573467

Armenian Piano Music


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573467

Barcode: 0747313346776

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st June 2015



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 rŰle 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 Spendiarianís Crimean Sketches. Russian lyrical romanticism as well as Western influences colour the next generationís music, as do elements of impressionism and soulful jazz in the recent works of Robert Amirkhanian.

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