KOMITAS (1869-1935): 7 Pieces for Violin and Piano*, Solo Piano: 7 Folk Dances, 7 Songs*, 12 Children’s Pieces Based on Folk-Themes. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04S045
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Folk dance-types (the 1916 7 Folk Dances in which Komitas evokes the specific timbres of Armenian folk instruments) and harmonized actual folk songs (the 1911 7 Songs and the violin-piano pieces composed between 1899 and 1911) were designed to bring Armenian folk music to a wide European audience and their colorfully exotic sound quickly captures your attention and hold it throughout this 70-minute disc. Mikael Ayrapetian (piano), Vladimir Sergeyev (violin).