ROMANOS MELIKIAN (1883-1935): Emerald Songs, TIGRAN MANSURIAN (b.1939): Lullaby for a Prince, 4 Hayrens, 3 Romances, ARTUR AVANESOV (b.1980): Feux follets for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 12R033
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Melikian’s Emerald Songs sets poems by eight contemporary Armenian poets, in a spicy Ravelian language inspired by Armenian folk music. Mansuryan is of the same generation and blood group of Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Pärt and Kancheli. Young Avanesov’s piano cycle Feux follets is in postmodern style, free and associative. Texts available online. Mariam Sarkissian (mezzo), Artur Avanesov (piano).