SARKIS BARKHUDARIAN (1887-1973): 4 Oriental Dances, 12 Armenian Dances, 10 Piano Pieces series 1, 10 Piano Pieces series 2.
Catalogue Number: 06T042
Label: Grand Piano
Description: This Armenian and Georgian composer is known for his piano miniatures. Some are among the first piano works to use Armenian folk themes as the basis for a series of original compositions. His colorful and unusual harmonies, created by the sinuous, interweaving modes of Armenian music, are immediately attractive and his miniatures, whether full of grace or pungent dance rhythms, bear out Glazunov’s admiration of his ‘sincerity, elegance and harmony of form.’ Mikael Ayrapetian (piano).