Barkhudarian - Oriental Dances, Armenian Dances, Piano Pieces | Grand Piano GP775

Barkhudarian - Oriental Dances, Armenian Dances, Piano Pieces

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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP775

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 11th May 2018

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About

The Armenian and Georgian composer Sarkis Vasil’evich Barkhudarian (1887-1973) is famed for his piano miniatures. Some are among the first piano works to use Armenian folk themes as the basis for a series of original compositions. His colourful and unusual harmonies, created by the sinuous, interweaving modes of Armenian music, are immediately attractive and his miniatures, whether full of grace or pungent dance rhythms, bear out Glazunov’s admiration of his ‘sincerity, elegance and harmony of form’.

Mikael Ayrapetyan was born in 1984 in Yerevan, Armenia, where he had his early schooling. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the contemporary and includes rarely performed works of Armenian composers. He is actively engaged in the popularisation of Armenian classical music, organising concerts in the major concert halls of the world, and acting as producer, artistic director and pianist for these performances.

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