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Hrachia Melikyan (1947-2006)
Hrachia Melikyan, a talented exponent of the Armenian contemporary school of composition, was born in 1947 in Yerevan, Armenia. He graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory’s Department of Composition in 1972. During the 1960’s and 70’s, he represented the contemporary classical school, advancing his own individual concepts and personal compositional style to the national music...
About 12 Pieces
Melodic and harmonic unity
The cyclical architectonic design of the composition creates an underlying melodic and harmonic unity, with the cello and the piano alternatively complementing or contradicting each other. The different tempi of the “12 Pieces” similarly follow the same contradictory principle. Nonetheless, as a complete entity, the "12 Pieces" constitute a single musical narrative.
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