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    Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso

    http://www.luysiluso.com/

    Luys i Luso is a unique project for piano and voices by Tigran Hamasyan featuring Yerevan State Chamber Choir conducted by Harutyun Topikyan.

    Tigran’s new musical undertaking is the fresh and attractively youthful representation of the Armenian sacred music of the 5th to 20th centuries from his perspective and will be released by the internationally acclaimed record label ECM in September 2015. The repertoire ranges from enthralling hymns and sharakans (genre of Armenian chants) to breathtaking cantos by Grigor Narekatsi, Nerses Shnorhali, Mesrop Mashtots, Mkhitar Ayrivanetsi, Grigor Pahlavuni, Komitas, Makar Yekmalyan, etc., arranged for piano and voices by the pianist himself. All the compositions apart from “Patriarchal Ode” (Հայրապետական մաղթերգ) are written in grabar, also known as Classical Armenian – the oldest attested form of the Armenian Language.


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    Poulenc, anyone??
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    I dont know much Poulenc, but some of his pianostuff is very nice


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    Great composer - any 20th Century composer writing Harpsichord Concertos gets my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    Poulenc, anyone??
    I dig the organ, and piano concertos, and chamber music.

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    Been listening to a lot of Dutilleux lately. Picked up the Erato/Virgin box.
    http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...lbum_id=799575


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    This reminds me a lot of Fripps Soundscapes:





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    Though a typical impressionist composer, Ravel here as well as in other occasions demonstrates his interest for the late Romantic style, rather influenced by the violin composer-virtuosi school earlier promoted by masters like Paganini.
    "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ". Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Two pieces of the CD-presentation I attended in October.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I dont know much Poulenc, but some of his pianostuff is very nice
    Try the concerto for organ and timpani. Great piece!

    NP:


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    Today was the day (and of the same month) that Ludwig van Beethoven was born, CONGRATULATIONS to the master of the masters!!
    His influence can be forever heard in the music of composers from Schubert to Berlioz, Brahms to Mahler. No composer confronted difficulty with greater fortitude, or triumphed over it with more certainty and energy.

    At the start of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, fate knocks thunderously at the door. But who can doubt that the work will end defiantly in a blaze of affirmation?

    "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ". Ludwig van Beethoven

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    I recently found a vinyl recording of a US composer named Vincent Persichetti Symphony no. 9. Great piece of music.

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    Persichetti wrote a lot of music. His piano sonatas are very highly regarded. And he was a renowned teacher and author.

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    Organ music by Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968), organist,pianist,composer.

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    Good find, Walt! I thought there might be some of her music on that big French organ box set on Erato, but nothing. There was a CD on a label called Solstice, but it's not available.

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Solstice/SOCD269

    Here's a great bargain box if you like French baroque keyboard works played on piano. This woman has a great feel to her playing. Her Scarlatti is great too! http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Documents/600209

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Good find, Walt! I thought there might be some of her music on that big French organ box set on Erato, but nothing. There was a CD on a label called Solstice, but it's not available.
    Thanks Reid.I can't recall where i first read about Jeanne Demessieux,i know it was early this year or last year.The only cd is have by her(and it's a winner) is this.Recommended.https://www.amazon.com/A-Tribute-To-...nne+demessieux
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    Walt, a Dutch fan from another forum sent me this link.
    https://festivo.nl/info/jeanne-demessieux/

    NP:



    Piano Works:

    Valses nobles et sentimentales-Argerich
    Miroirs-Aimard
    Gaspard de la nuit-Pogorelich
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    Last edited by Rick Robson; 12-20-2016 at 01:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post


    Piano Works:
    Valses nobles et sentimentales-Argerich
    Definitely looking forward to this.
    "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ". Ludwig van Beethoven

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    "Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. ". Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Robson View Post
    You simply must listen to this in 5.1 surround. At the end when the brass in the balconies start playing, it's totally immersive.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    My latest purchase was, The Danish String Quartet performing works by: Thomas Ades, Per Norgards and Hans Abrahamsens. Recorded in the usual pristine quality ECM is known for.

    Brilliant modern works, all.


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