Komitas – Complete Piano Works


Komitas – Complete Piano Works

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Komitas (1865 - 1935), the trail blazing Armenian priest, composer and musicologist studied music in Germany is considered the founder of modern Armenian, western style composition. Like Bartok, he wandered from village to village, notating over two thousand folk songs, classified and arranged them in four-part harmony and presented them in concert. Komitas is one of the pioneering researchers who valued the significance of people's folk music, integrating Armenian scales and rhythms into his compositions. Debussy was a fan and wrote, “if he had written only “Andoni” he would still be considered genius.” World-renowned Armenian pianist, Şahan Arzruni is considered the foremost interpreter of Komitas’s piano music and presents here the first ever recording of Komitas’s complete piano music. Recorded in state of the art digital audiophile stereo, the package also includes in-depth liner notes by Arzruni and rare photos of Komitas himself.
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