Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.

Post by Scriabinoff » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:55 am

mballan wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Thank you Fleubis - I'll see if I can find more to share with everyone.

Witzelsucht..................very impressed, Georgian is far from easy to learn, more akin to Arabic than any of the European languages.

An album of Georgian piano works, all by Aleksandr (Bidzina) Aleksandrovich Kvernadze. Born 1928, Signakhi, East Georgia; died 2010, Tbilisi. Studied composition with Balanchivadze at the Tbilisi Conservatoire, graduating in 1953. From 1953-1968 he taught in various schools in Tbilis, before joining the faculty of the conservatoire where he taught composition and instrumentation (professor in 1988). Primarily noted for his instrumental music and the two piano concertos.

To my knowledge this is all his works for piano. Translation of titles:

1. Burlesque
2. Improvisation
3. Comic Sketch
4. Poem
5. Musical moment No. 1
6. Musical moment No. 2
7. Musical moment No. 3
8. Humoresque
9. Ballade

Malcolm

PS: many thanks to Parag for cleaning this up for me.

Kvernadze A - Pieces for Piano (1986) (clean).pdf
Good audio of the poem, love this , has some similar flavor to the Taktakishvilli
https://youtu.be/XZXv0zTA5K8

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by Jim Faston » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 am

Robert Andreasyan's arrangement of Komitas' Tsirani Tsar (The Apricot Tree).
Komitas-Andreasyan_Tsirani Tsar (The Apricot Tree).pdf
A recording by Marianna Abrahamyan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KOv_aJJRuI
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Post by Riselka » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:51 pm

Thank you so much Jim Faston for this (The Apricot Tree), I was looking for it a while ago without success...

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by Jim Faston » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:10 pm

As had I. It is a particularly good arrangement.

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by didi » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:37 am

Jim Faston wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 am
Robert Andreasyan's arrangement of Komitas' Tsirani Tsar (The Apricot Tree).Komitas-Andreasyan_Tsirani Tsar (The Apricot Tree).pdf

A recording by Marianna Abrahamyan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KOv_aJJRuI

A wonderful piece of music.
Thanks a lot !

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Post by 37945369@qq.com » Sat May 02, 2020 4:51 pm

I have been looking for "Retro Suite" by Azaravilvili. I love his music so much, can anyone help me? Grateful

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by mballan » Mon May 04, 2020 5:36 am

37945369@qq.com wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 4:51 pm
I have been looking for "Retro Suite" by Azaravilvili. I love his music so much, can anyone help me? Grateful
Hi

The original version of this work is for piano & orchestra, although there is a two piano version as well. Alas, I have yet to come across a copy or know if it was published. Can only hope it might turn up on the Georgian library site eventually (in which case I would share here as I have done with many other scores from that site), or another member come across a copy and can share.

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Post by 37945369@qq.com » Mon May 04, 2020 2:27 pm

Thank you very much, I look forward to it. . .

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by Jim Faston » Mon May 04, 2020 5:43 pm

A set of 5 Pieces and the Sonatina by Vazha Azarashvili.
Azarashvili_5 Pieces for Piano.pdf
Azarashvili_Sonatina.pdf
A nice performance of the Sonatina with a little audio feedback at times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0rbX3RNqP0
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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by mballan » Wed May 06, 2020 5:48 am

Jim Faston wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 5:43 pm
A set of 5 Pieces and the Sonatina by Vazha Azarashvili. Azarashvili_5 Pieces for Piano.pdfAzarashvili_Sonatina.pdf

A nice performance of the Sonatina with a little audio feedback at times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0rbX3RNqP0
Excellent - many thanks Jim.

If required, translation of titles:

Five Pieces (1975)
1. Improvisation
2. Oriental Melodie
3. March
4. Sorrowful Waltz
5. Humoreska

Malcolm

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