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Stravinsky: Sonata; Ragtime; Tango; Shostakovich: Sonata; Babaidjanyan: Six Tableau; Four Pieces / Diana Gabrielyan, piano

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  1. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Sonata: I. quarter = 112 $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Sonata: II. Adagietto $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Sonata: III. quarter = 112 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Rag Music $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Ragtime $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Tango $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: I. Allegro - $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: II. Meno mosso - $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: III. Adagio - $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: IV. Allegro - Poco meno mosso - $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: V. Adagio - Lento - $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12: VI. Allegro - Meno mosso -Moderato - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Elegy $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Impromptu $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Dance of Vagharshapat $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: I. Impromptu $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: II. Folk Song $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: III. Toccatina $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: IV. Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: V. Choral $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Six Pictures: VI. Dance of the Sasun People $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Three Pieces: No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Three Pieces: No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Babadjanyan, Mansuryan — Three Pieces: No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Sonata for piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
>Stravinsky, Igor : Ragtime, transcription for piano (after 11 instrument version)
>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 12
>Babadjanyan, Arno : Elegy, for piano
>Babadjanyan, Arno : Impromptu for piano in B minor ("Exprompt")
>Babadjanyan, Arno : Vagarshapat Dance, for piano
>Babadjanyan, Arno : Pictures (6) (Shest' Kartin), for piano
>Mansurian, Tigran : Pieces (3) for the Low Keys, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With this recording pianist Diana Gabrielyan explores the musical richness of the twentieth century in Russia and her native Armenia, from two separate historical periods: post-World War I, with sonatas by Stravinsky and Shostakovich, and post-World War II, with the compositions by Babajanyan and Mansuryan. Though characterized by strong internal contradictions, almost diametrically opposed to one another, and spanning compositional languages from neoclassicism to serial and twelve-tone technique, they somehow manage to represent different aspects of a single reality: man always looking for a better world.

The purity and the intellectual elegance of Stravinsky's neo-classical sonata lead us to an ideal world is shattered by Shostakovich's sonata, a work with a revolutionary spirit and musical portrait of the Great War, with strong harmonies and dissonances pushed to the extreme. Arno Babajanyan's pieces are music of Diana's heart and soul, as they are for every Armenian. Despite employing twelve-tone method, which has nothing traditional or national, he conjures pictures that are purely Armenian, confirming the evergreen spirit of a thousand-year-old people. The disc concludes with Tigran Mansurian's Three Pieces, a fantastic journey into a mysterious and infinite universe, where every note is a shining star.

At the age of thirteen, Diana Gabrielyan shows overwhelming presence, passion and sense of style. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, at the age of five Diana began her musical studies with her mother, a violinist, studying both the piano and the violin, and soon made her first public appearance. In Yerevan, she studied at the "Tchaikovsky Music School for Talented Children". She gave her first solo recital in the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum at the age of nine. At ten, she was awarded the third prize in the first "Classica Nova" International Music Competition in Hanover, Germany, and, after that, the second prize at the VII International Piano Competition "Ciutat de Carlet" in Valencia, Spain, and the first prize at the "Gramsci International Piano Competition" in Cagliari, Italy. She also won concerts in Paris as a special prize for the best performance of the imposed piece.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Sonata for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Stravinsky, Igor : Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Stravinsky, Igor : Ragtime, transcription for piano (after 11 instrument version)
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Stravinsky, Igor : Tango
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 12
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Babadjanyan, Arno : Elegy, for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Babadjanyan, Arno : Impromptu for piano in B minor ("Exprompt")
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1944

>Babadjanyan, Arno : Vagarshapat Dance, for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1944

>Babadjanyan, Arno : Pictures (6) (Shest' Kartin), for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Mansurian, Tigran : Pieces (3) for the Low Keys, for piano
  • Performer: Diana Gabrielyan (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (09/10/2013-09/14/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979