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Offline epicous

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Armenian composers
« on: May 03, 2009, 09:00:46 AM »
I have recently discovered this interesting armenian composer
Gomidas Vartabed - Komitas (1869- 1935)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2SABZm0AWK4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2SABZm0AWK4</a>

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 02:54:39 AM »
Isabel Bayrakdarian will bring tears to your eyes. :'(


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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 04:50:23 PM »
Didn't know her, thanks.

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 12:41:31 AM »
Gurdjieff is my favorite composer from Armenia,

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff  (1877-1948)
Chants, Hymns and Dances (2004, ecm)
***George I. Gurdjieff
1. Chant from a Holy Book
2. Bayaty
3. Prayer
4. Duduki
5. Interlude I
***Vassilis Tsabropoulos
6. Trois Morceaux après des hymnes byzantins I
7. Trois Morceaux après des hymnes byzantins II
8. Trois Morceaux après des hymnes byzantins III
9. Dance
10. Chant
***George I. Gurdjieff
11. Interlude II
12. Assyrian Women Mourners
13. Armenian Song
14. (No. 11)
15. Woman’s Prayer
16. Chant from a Holy Book, var. 1
Anja Lechner, violoncello
Vassilis Tsabropoulos, piano

OR

G.I. GURCHIEF
keith jarreth

Reading Of Sacred Books
Prayer And Despair
Religious Ceremony
Hymn
Orthodox Hymn From Asia Minor
Hymn For Good Friday
Hymn
Hymn For Easter Thursday
Hymn To The Endless Creator
Hymn From A Great Temple
The Story Of The Resurrection Of Christ
Holy Affirming-Holy Denying-Holy Reconciling
Easter Night Procession
Easter Hymn
Meditation

Recorded March 1980, ECM

i have only first album mediafire link;
i didn't understand to rules yet in this forum,
can i post mediafire link here?


Offline istanbul

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 02:18:57 AM »
Tigran Mansurian - String Quartets
Rosamunde Quartet / ECM New Series, 2005


String Quartet No.1
I. Allegretto (8:59)
II. Agitato (6:40)
III. Maestoso (7:05)

String Quartet No.2
I. Andante (8:15)
II. Larghetto (7:19)
III. Andante (6:08)

Testament Lento (4:58)

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 03:32:20 AM »
It may interest you to know there's a life-size statue of Gomidas Vartabed located on the median of Jefferson Ave. near Woodward in Downtown Detroit.

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 08:06:01 AM »
i have to write another name: DJIVAN GASPARYAN.
he is not clasical music composer, he is playing DUDUK.

his music is full of painful and sad;
maybe you know his name from a peter gabriel's album is "passion (1989)"
it is music of Martin Scorsese's film  'The Last Temptation of Christ'.

he came to istanbul in 2001 and he did a album together with a turkish musician:
Erkan Oğur & Djivan Gasparyan - Fuad (2001), Label: Kalan

and with michael brook from canada:
Djivan Gasparayan & Michael Brook - Black Rock (1998), Label: Real World

he is great man.


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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 01:17:12 PM »
The music of Gomidas Vartabed is truly a world treasure; it's a pity that he is not better known in this country.

How did Detroit come to have a statue of him?

You can learn about his tragic life here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komitas_Vardapet.

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Re: Armenian composers
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 01:28:31 PM »
The music of Gomidas Vartabed is truly a world treasure; it's a pity that he is not better known in this country.

How did Detroit come to have a statue of him?

More here, including the inscription: http://forum.hyeclub.com/showthread.php?t=12426

Or here: http://www.armenian-genocide.org/Memorial.140/current_category.75/memorials_detail.html

And here: http://www.detroit1701.org/Gomidas.htm
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