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AYRAPETYAN, Mikael (b 1984)

A WHOLE IN TWELVE


  • Mikael Ayrapetyan, piano

Armenian pianist Mikael Ayrapetyan has become internationally recognised for performances of his country’s music all over the world with his Secrets of Armenia project. Ayrapetyan’s piano cycle A Whole in 12 is special to his artistic life, being both a deeply personal and universal story told in scenes that range from inner peace and feelings of endless space, to all-consuming creative impulses and the magic of Christmas, contrasting vibrant textural complexity with profoundly expressive lyricism.

Tracklist

1
Autumnal (2018) * (00:04:31)
2
The lady plays (2018) * (00:05:03)
3
Longing (2018) * (00:04:21)
4
Dilemma (2018) * (00:04:30)
5
Arousal (2018) * (00:04:19)
6
Prayer (2018) * (00:05:06)
7
Clouds (2018) * (00:04:52)
8
The First Snow (2018) * (00:03:18)
9
Christmas Eve (2018) * (00:04:37)
10
Totality (2018) * (00:05:15)
11
Rain and rendezvous (2018) * (00:04:15)
12
Finality (2018) * (00:04:15)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 00:54:22

The Artist(s)

Mikael Ayrapetyan Mikael Ayrapetyan is a pianist, composer, producer and teacher, as well as a researcher and public figure. He has done much to popularise Armenian classical music all over the world with his Secrets of Armenia musical project, which began during his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Professor Mikhail Sergeyevich Voskresensky. The performing traditions of Konstantin Igumnov, Samuil Feinberg and Lev Oborin are reflected in Ayrapetyan’s performances of the extensive Armenian piano heritage.

The Composer(s)

Mikael Ayrapetyan Mikael Ayrapetyan is a pianist, composer, producer and teacher, as well as a researcher and public figure. He has done much to popularise Armenian classical music all over the world with his Secrets of Armenia musical project, which began during his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Professor Mikhail Sergeyevich Voskresensky. The performing traditions of Konstantin Igumnov, Samuil Feinberg and Lev Oborin are reflected in Ayrapetyan’s performances of the extensive Armenian piano heritage.