Mansurian - Con anima: Chamber Music | ECM New Series 4819522

Mansurian - Con anima: Chamber Music

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Label: ECM New Series

Cat No: 4819522

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 6th November 2020

Contents

Artists

Movses Pogossian
Varty Manouelian
Kim Kashkashian
Teng Li
Boris Allakhverdyan
Michael Kaufman
Karen Ouzounian
Tatevik Mokatsian
Steven Vanhauwaert

Works

Mansurian, Tigran

Agnus Dei, in memoriam Oleg Kagan
Con anima
Die Tanzerin
Sonata da chiesa
String Quartet no.3
String Trio

Artists

Movses Pogossian
Varty Manouelian
Kim Kashkashian
Teng Li
Boris Allakhverdyan
Michael Kaufman
Karen Ouzounian
Tatevik Mokatsian
Steven Vanhauwaert

About

Conceived jointly by violinist Movses Pogossian and violist Kim Kashkashian to celebrate Tigran Mansurian’s 80th birthday, the Con anima project brings together a dedicated cast of players to perform the chamber music of Armenia’s great contemporary composer.

The emphasis is on newer pieces – only the Third String Quartet dates from the 20th century – but there is a timeless quality to Mansurian’s work, all of which resounds with the spirit of his homeland.

“Mansurian’s works are full of signifiers that come from Armenian ornaments, paintings or stones,” writes Elena Dubinets in the CD notes. “His music itself feels as if it was carved out of stone.” It can seem both ancient and modern at once, as it carefully explores and reveals relationships between contemporary Western composition and Armenia’s sacred and secular music traditions.

Mansurian’s compositional oeuvre includes orchestral works, concertos for string instruments and orchestra, string quartets, choral music, chamber music, and works for solo instruments. He cites Komitas and Claude Debussy among the composers who have most profoundly influenced his work.

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