BOGHOS GELALIAN (1927-2011): Sonate Breve Bis for Cello and Piano, Piano Sonata, DIA SUCCARI (1938-2010): 5 Pièces inspirées de la musique du Proche Orient for Cello and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 11V055
Reference: MAG 358.432
Description: Succari, born in Syria, studied composition under Messiaen and his works are written in a universal musical language, inspired by the themes and rhythmic elements belonging to Middle Eastern traditional music. The Armenian Gelalian is influenced by the rhythmic patterns of the Middle East and of his native land but is more harmonically adventurous. His cello sonata was described by the performer here as an "Oriental Chopin". Adrien Frasse-Sombet (cello), Zina Asfour (piano).