Vartan Adjemian, Sonata for flute and cello
Vartan Adjemian
for flute and cello
intermediate / advanced Duration: 14'

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Vartan Adjemian

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 (1925-1987),...
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Optimal dramatic effects

The Sonata for flute and violoncello (1984) was commissioned by the Armenian Ministry of Culture. The first performance was given by the principals of the Armenian Symphony Orchestra during the Congress of the Armenian Composers Union.

The expressive voice of the alto flute in G (alternating with passages with the regular flute in C) and its interaction with the intensity of the violoncello voice provides optimal dramatic effects within the context of the serious, indeed sober, nature of the musical dialog.

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