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Komitas

voc, 1869-1935 AM, Kütahya Province
Singer / Composer / Arranger of Classical, World and Folk
A.k.a. Soghomon Gevorki Soghomonyan

Soghomon Gevorki Soghomonyan – “Komitas” ("Սողոմոն Գևորգի Սողոմոնյան" - "Կոմիտաս" in Armenian) (1869-1935) Komitas (a name he obtained when he was ordained priest, remembering a 7th century Armenian catholicos who was also a hymn writer). was born on September 26, 1869 in Kütahya, Ottoman Empire and died on October 22, 1935 in Paris, France, was an Armenian priest (from here the other names of “Komitas Vardapet”, the priest Komitas), composer, choir leader, singer, music ethnologist, music pedagogue and musicologist. He was the first extra-european to be admitted into the International Music Society, of which he was a co-founder. He gave many lectures and performances throughout Europe and near East thus presenting armenian popular music. He’s considered the father of the modern classical armenian music. He was a witness of the armenian genocide in 1915, after that his mind was in suffer and the last 16 years of his life was passed in a psychiatric clinic in Paris where he died.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
12 Pieces for Children: No. 6, My Darling and Marjan (Variation) on Komitas: Piano & Chamber Music by Komitas, Mikael Ayrapetyan & Vladimir Sergeev
Ov zarmanali (Arr. Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble) - Live in Bellinzona / 2014 on Remember Me, My Dear by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble
Chinar es on Komitas / Gurdjieff / Mompou: Moderato Cantabile by Anja Lechner & François Couturier
7 Songs for Piano: No. 6, This Night, the Moonlit Night on Komitas: Piano & Chamber Music by Komitas, Mikael Ayrapetyan & Vladimir Sergeev
Je ne peux pas danser on Bubbles: Dana Ciocarlie & Friends by Dana Ciocarlie, Philippe Katerine, Juliette Armanet & Astrig Siranossian
Ov zarmanali on Officium Novum by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble
Élégie on Le piano au coeur de l'arménie by Eduard Abramian, Georgy Sarajian, Alan Hovhaness, Eduard Baghdasarian, Arno Babadjanian, Komitas & Godefroi Bernier
Mélodie on Le piano au coeur de l'arménie by Eduard Abramian, Georgy Sarajian, Alan Hovhaness, Eduard Baghdasarian, Arno Babadjanian, Komitas & Godefroi Bernier
Garun a on Hayren - Music Of Komitas And Tigran Mansurian by Komitas, Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky & Tigran Mansurian
Surb, surb on Officium Novum by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Piano And Chamber WorksKomitas – Mikael Ayrapetyan, Vladimir Sergeev2017Album
Seven SongsKomitas - Lusine Grigoryan2017Album
Six DancesKomitas, Keiko Shichijo2016Album
KomitasKomitas – Hugo Wolf Quartett, Arthur Aharonian2015Album
Armenian Piano MusicMikael Ayrapetyan, Komitas ⋅ Александр Афанасьевич Спендиаров ⋅ Арно Бабаджанян ⋅ Eduard Abramian ⋅ Eduard Bagdasarian ⋅ Robert Amirkhanian2015Album
KomitasKomitas - The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble, Levon Eskenian2015Album
Letters From ArmeniaVarduhi Yeritsyan & Friends – Komitas / Aram Khatchaturian2015Album
Moderato CantabileAnja Lechner / François Couturier, Komitas, Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Frederic Mompou2014Album
Folk SongsHover Chamber Choir Of Armenia, Sona Hovhannisyan, Komitas2007Album
The Voice Of Komitas VardapetKomitas1995Compil.
Armenian Songs & DancesKomitas1995Album
Divine LiturgyKomitas1990Album
Պատարագ = PataragKomitas1990Album
Ансамбль Виолончелистов ЛенинградаИсаак Шварц, Komitas, Важа Азарашвили, Maurice Ravel, Franco Mannino1988Album
Da Messa E Corali Trascitti Per Viola, Violoncello E Fagotto Da Ludwig BazilKomitas1985Album
Hov ArekMesrob Berejikian Chante Komitas, Petros Shoujounian1984Album
Chants De Mariage, Chants Et Danses RustiquesKomitas1980Album
Квартет Для Двух Скрипок, Альта И ВиолончелиKomitas Quartet - Edvard Mirzoyan / Komitas1980Album
Танцы Для ФортепианоKomitas1980Album
Песни / Армянская МузыкаKomitas1975Album
К 50-летию Исполнительской ДеятельностиKomitas Quartet - Komitas / Edvard Mirzoyan / Joseph Haydn / Ludwig van Beethoven / Edvard Grieg / Dmitri Shostakovich1974Compil.
Соната № 36 / Два Интермеццо / Рапсодия / Шесть Картин / Танцы / ВеснаSvetlana Navasardyan - Joseph Haydn / Johannes Brahms / Komitas / Арно Бабаджанян1972Album
Патараг (Фрагменты)Komitas1971Album
Komitas SingsKomitas1969Album
Песни КомитасаKomitas1968Single
Поет Арменак Шахмурадян Песни КомитасаArmenak Shahmuradian, Komitas1968Album
Oeuvres Chorales Folkloriques ArméniennesKomitas1965Album
Quartet In D Minor / Armenian SongsEdvard Mirzoyan / Komitas - Сергей Асламазян, Komitas Quartet1960Album
Fantasy For Piano; Six Dances For PianoAlan Hovhaness, KomitasAlbum
Koussan ChorusKomitas, Barsegh KanachyanAlbum
Песни Комитаса Поет Арменак ШахмурадянArmenak Shahmuradian, KomitasAlbum
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