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Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN

Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD311
UPC: 855317003110
Release Date : 13 / May / 2014
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  1. 01 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – I – quarter = 112
  2. 02 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – II – Adagietto
  3. 03 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – III – quarter = 112
  4. 04 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Rag Music
  5. 05 Igor Stravinsky – Ragtime
  6. 06 Igor Stravinsky – Tango
  7. 07 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – I – Allegro –
  8. 08 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – II – Meno mosso –
  9. 09 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – III – Adagio –
  10. 10 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – IV – Allegro – Poco meno mosso –
  11. 11 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – V – Adagio – Lento –
  12. 12 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – VI – Allegro – Meno mosso – Moderato – Allegro
  13. 13 Arno Babadjanyan – Elegy
  14. 14 Arno Babadjanyan – Impromptu
  15. 15 Arno Babadjanyan – Danza di Vagharshapat
  16. 16 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – I – Impromptu
  17. 17 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – II – Folk Song
  18. 18 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – III – Toccatina
  19. 19 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – IV – Intermezzo
  20. 20 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – V – Choral
  21. 21 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – VI- Dance of the People of Sasun
  22. 22 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – I – Piece No 1
  23. 23 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – II – Piece No 2
  24. 24 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – III – Piece No 3

DIANA GABRIELYAN – STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN

With this record pianist Diana Gabrielyan explores the musical richness of the twentieth century in Russia and her native Armenia, from  two separate historical periods: post-World War I, with sonatas by Stravinsky and Shostakovich, and post-World War II, with the compositions by Babajanyan and Mansuryan. Though characterized by strong internal contradictions, almost diametrically opposed to one another, and spanning compositional languages from  neoclassicism to serial and twelve-tone technique, they  somehow manage to represent different aspects of a single reality: man always looking for a better world.

Booklet in English, Italian, and Armenian.
Program notes by Valeri Voskobojnikov.

Reviews

“The Armenian pianist’s fingers elegantly and fluidly move in poetry of drastic works so expressive and provoking, the album is primarily an ocean of heartfelt sonic emotion.”
Alto Riot: ‘Pianistic Perfection Courtesy of Diana Gabrielyan’ / 1 May 2014

“Disc of the Day… she plays with unflagging concentration and clear understanding… Gabrielyan observes the score with absolute fidelity.”
Words & Music: ‘Russians & Americans Share Disc’ – Rick Jones / 18 May 2014

“Diana Gabrielyan is a name to watch out for as she plays extremely well. I particularly enjoyed her performances of the Stravinsky and Shostakovich.”
Music Web International – Steve Arloff / 11 July 2014

PERFORMANCE ****
RECORDING ****
“Throughout she displays a clear, delicate touch… Gabrielyan brings out the varied colours of this music, but it’s the clutch of pieces by Stravinsky which really reveal her musical intelligence.”
BBC Music Magazine – Ivan Hewett / August 2014

“… as supple as it is profound… played with great expressiveness and tension. A record that is much more than a business card: the revelation of a pianist of the most interesting personality.”
Pianiste - Stéphane Friédérich / September-October 2014

“Superb playing in Stravinsky’s Piano Sonata, especially the Adagietto… Very clean and authoritative piano playing”.
Musique classique & co - Thierry Vagne / 25 December 2016

“… passionate conviction and a breathtaking energy that unifies all contrasting climates into one momentum, revealing an underlying drama… Diana Gabrielyan has to be an astonishing pianist to draw such colours…”
Falcinelli Blog / May 2015

01 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – I – quarter = 112 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  1. 01 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – I – quarter = 112 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  2. 02 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – II – Adagietto // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  3. 03 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Sonata (1924) – III – quarter = 112 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  4. 04 Igor Stravinsky – Piano Rag Music // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  5. 05 Igor Stravinsky – Ragtime // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  6. 06 Igor Stravinsky – Tango // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  7. 07 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – I – Allegro – // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  8. 08 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – II – Meno mosso – // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  9. 09 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – III – Adagio – // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  10. 10 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – IV – Allegro – Poco meno mosso – // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  11. 11 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – V – Adagio – Lento – // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  12. 12 Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Sonata No 1 Op 12 – VI – Allegro – Meno mosso – Moderato – Allegro // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  13. 13 Arno Babadjanyan – Elegy // Arno Babajanyan
  14. 14 Arno Babadjanyan – Impromptu // Arno Babajanyan
  15. 15 Arno Babadjanyan – Danza di Vagharshapat // Arno Babajanyan
  16. 16 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – I – Impromptu // Arno Babajanyan
  17. 17 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – II – Folk Song // Arno Babajanyan
  18. 18 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – III – Toccatina // Arno Babajanyan
  19. 19 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – IV – Intermezzo // Arno Babajanyan
  20. 20 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – V – Choral // Arno Babajanyan
  21. 21 Arno Babadjanyan – Six Pictures – VI- Dance of the People of Sasun // Arno Babajanyan
  22. 22 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – I – Piece No 1 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  23. 23 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – II – Piece No 2 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN
  24. 24 Tigran Mansuryan – Three Pieces (1970) – III – Piece No 3 // Diana Gabrielyan - STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, BABAJANYAN, MANSURYAN