ALEXANDER ARUTIUNIAN (1920-2012): Complete Piano Works - Armenian Dance*, Pastoral*, Theme and Variations*, 3 Preludes*, Prelude-Poem*, Polyphonic Sonata, Humoresque*, 3 Musical Pictures, Sonatina*, 6 Moods, Album for Children. * - World Premiere Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 01S032
Label: Grand Piano
Reference: GP 718
Description: An accomplished pianist, Arutiunian created virtuoso piano works that are rooted in Armenian folk traditions. From the Armenian Dance of 1935, with its delicate, transparent texture and strong rhythmic drive, via the more dissonant, neo-classical Polyphonic Sonata, the descriptive Musical Pictures, and the almost Debussyan approach to tonality in the Moods, to the simple and beautifully crafted Album for Children of 2004, the works on this recording, the first complete edition, span Arutunian’s entire compositional career. Hayk Melikyan (piano