1 800 222 6872

East of Melancholy - piano music from Russia to Iran: works by Glinka, Hossein, Khachaturian, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov / Tara Kamangar, piano

Album Summary

>Balakirev, Mily : The Lark
>Hossein, Aminollah : Prelude no 1 for piano ("Homage to Omar Khayyam")
>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus
>Hossein, Aminollah : Caravan, song for tenor & orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude for piano, in G sharp minor, Op. 34/12
>Hossein, Aminollah : Persian Miniatures
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
>Hossein, Aminollah : Mosaics
>Kamangar, Tara : East of Melancholy, étude for piano
>Tjeknavorian, Loris : Fantastic Dances, Op. 2
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Russia's proximity to Muslim lands has resulted in considerable artistic cross-fertilization. American-Iranian pianist Tara Kamangar explores these connections as they apply to the traditions of Iran and Russia. On Tara's first Delos album, we hear illustrative examples in works of several famous Russian composers. But her emphasis here is on the music of two fascinating 20th century Iranian composers virtually unknown in the West, Aminollah Hossein and Loris Tjeknavorian.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
This is an unusual compilation. Iranian piano music is certainly new to me. Pianist Kamangar was born in California to Iranian parents and was an honors graduate of both Harvard and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her booklet notes are exemplary, and the release title is the same as an etude of hers included in the program. It is also the title of a famous collection of Iranian poems by Sohrab Sepehri. Intellectually and inspirationally this is a captivating recital. Kamangar is also a fine pianist, with plenty of technique and a true romantic spirit.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Skywalker.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Balakirev, Mily : The Lark
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1864

>Hossein, Aminollah : Prelude no 1 for piano ("Homage to Omar Khayyam")
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Khachaturian, Aram : Spartacus :: Adagio
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1950-54.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Hossein, Aminollah : Caravan, song for tenor & orchestra
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1932-33.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1933

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude for piano, in G sharp minor, Op. 34/12
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1932-33.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932-1933

>Hossein, Aminollah : Persian Miniatures :: Solitude
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Hossein, Aminollah : Persian Miniatures :: Call of the Desert
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Hossein, Aminollah : Persian Miniatures :: Call of Remembrance
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Hossein, Aminollah : Persian Miniatures :: Invitation to the Spell
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Hossein, Aminollah : Mosaics :: Scenes from Summer
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hossein, Aminollah : Mosaics :: Sérénade tartare
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kamangar, Tara : East of Melancholy, étude for piano
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tjeknavorian, Loris : Fantastic Dances, Op. 2 :: Festive Dance
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tjeknavorian, Loris : Fantastic Dances, Op. 2 :: Lyrical Dance
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tjeknavorian, Loris : Fantastic Dances, Op. 2 :: Dance of Elegy
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tjeknavorian, Loris : Fantastic Dances, Op. 2 :: Dance of Ecstasy
  • Performer: Tara Kamangar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary