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'Komitas' - Music of Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935) / Armenian Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Levon Eskenian

Album Summary

>Vardapet, Komitas : Zulo, song for voice & piano
>Vardapet, Komitas : Mani Asem, Tsahgik Asem (Praise to the flower), song
>Vardapet, Komitas : Msho Shoror (Shoror of Mush, Mush Dance), for piano
>Vardapet, Komitas : Havun (The fowl of the air), ode
>Vardapet, Komitas : Pieces for children
>Vardapet, Komitas : Lorva Gutanerg (Plough song from the Lori region), song
>Vardapet, Komitas : Yot Par (Seven Dances), for piano
>Vardapet, Komitas : Send a Breeze, dear Mountains
>Vardapet, Komitas : Gutane Hats Em Berum (I Bring Bread to the Ploughmen), song
>Vardapet, Komitas : Hoy, My Dear Nazan
>Vardapet, Komitas : Havik (A radiant bird), ode
>Vardapet, Komitas : Oror
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Armenian Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. Their debut album on ECM, Music of G.I. Gurdjieff, was widely acclaimed, and won an Edison Award as Album of the Year in 2012. Now Eskenian and his musicians turn their attention to the music of Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935).

Composer, ethnomusicologist, arranger, singer and priest, Komitas is popularly held to be the founder of contemporary music in Armenia, and in his work as a collector he explored the connections that uniquely bind together Armenian sacred and secular music. With their special focus on folk instrumentation and inspired arrangements the Ensemble illuminates the deep roots of Komitass compositions in this program recorded in Lugano in February 2015.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano (02/2015).



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>Vardapet, Komitas : Zulo, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument); Aram Nikoghosyan (Oud); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Vardapet, Komitas : Mani Asem, Tsahgik Asem (Praise to the flower), song
  • Performers: Davit Avagyan (Tar); Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument); Aram Nikoghosyan (Oud); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Vardapet, Komitas : Msho Shoror (Shoror of Mush, Mush Dance), for piano
  • Performers: Davit Avagyan (Tar); Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Eduard Harutyunyan (Tombak); Eduard Harutyunyan (Unknown Instrument); Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Zurna); Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument); Avag Margaryan (Zurna); Aram Nikoghosyan (Oud); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur); Meri Vardanyan (10-String Bass)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Havun (The fowl of the air), ode
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Vardapet, Komitas : Pieces for children :: Mankakan Nvag XII
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Lorva Gutanerg (Plough song from the Lori region), song
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Yot Par (Seven Dances), for piano
  • Performers: Davit Avagyan (Tar); Levon Eskenian; The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Vladimir Papikyan (Santur)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Send a Breeze, dear Mountains
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Aram Nikoghosyan (Oud); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur); Vladimir Papikyan (Voice)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Gutane Hats Em Berum (I Bring Bread to the Ploughmen), song
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Vardapet, Komitas : Hoy, My Dear Nazan
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vardapet, Komitas : Havik (A radiant bird), ode
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Avag Margaryan (Unknown Instrument)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Vardapet, Komitas : Oror
  • Performers: Levon Eskenian; Norayr Gapoyan (Duduk); The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble; Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk); Vladimir Papikyan (Santur)
  • Conductor: Levon Eskenian
  • Ensemble: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern