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Vartan Adjemian (*1956)
Vartan Adjemian was born 1956 to a very well-known and popular family in Armenia.
His grandfather, Vartan Adjemian Sr. (1905-1977) studied with Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold and was the General Stage Director of the National Theatre of Armenia and his grandmother was Arus Asryan (1904-1987), one of the leading actress of the same institution.
His father, Alexander Adjemian...
Culled from the ancestral Armenian music tradition
This musical Poem is an epic work with dramatic, mournful cries which Armenian composer Vartan Adjemian wrote in a masterly manner for trumpet and piano.
The piano part plays a critical role, creating a haunting sound environment featuring sometimes rhythmical, sometimes amorphous, dense or light harmonic textures, often within the context of a declamatory format, directing the trumpet towards its extreme and idiomatic expressive resources.
Poem is a strong work culled from the ancestral Armenian music tradition and enriched by the most modern worldly technical and musical developments. (jpm)
- Editions Bim