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Tigran Mansurian

p, *1939 LB, Beirut
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Տիգրան Մանսուրյան

Tigran Mansurian was born in January 27, 1939 in Beirut. After early study at the Yerevan Music Academy, he completed the PhD at the Komitas State Conservatory. He's one of Armenia's leading composers, establishing strong creative relationships with international performers and composers such as Silvestrov, Pärt, Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Volkonsky, Denisov, and with performers such as N. Gutman, O. Kagan, K. Georgian, and later with Kim Kashkashian and Eduard Brunner. Mansurjan’s work includes orchestral works, seven concertos for string instruments and orchestra, sonatas for violoncello and piano, three string quartets, choral music, chamber music, and works for solo instruments. In the course of time he developed an increasingly simple and almost liturgical kind of style. He attained to a terse and economical mode of expression which combines ancient and modern elements. Mansurjan’s music reflects the heritage of the ancient traditional roots music of Armenia, which dates back more than a thousand years and ranges from the melodies of mediaeval ecclesiastical chant to specific scalar systems and musical forms. Mansurjan’s music is quite lyrical. And the lyrical images of his music possess a suggestive power which nevertheless makes it sound emotional. Armenian name characters: Տիգրան Մանսուրյան [armenian] Name also transcripted as: Tigran Mansourian [French fonetic transcription] Tigran Mansurjan [German fonetic transcription] Prof. Tigran Mansurian, 56 Teryan St., Apt. 14, 375009 Yerevan, Armenia

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Nostalgia on Der Bote by Alexei Lubimov
Testament: Lento on String Quartets by Tigran Mansurian & Rosamunde Quartett
Requiem: Lacrimosa on Tigran Mansurian: Requiem by Tigran Mansurian, RIAS Kammerchor, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Alexander Liebreich
Havik on Hayren - Music Of Komitas And Tigran Mansurian by Komitas, Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky & Tigran Mansurian
Requiem: Kyrie on Tigran Mansurian: Requiem by Tigran Mansurian, RIAS Kammerchor, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Alexander Liebreich
Requiem: Agnus Dei on Tigran Mansurian: Requiem by Tigran Mansurian, RIAS Kammerchor, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Alexander Liebreich
Hoy, Nazan on Hayren - Music Of Komitas And Tigran Mansurian by Komitas, Kim Kashkashian, Robyn Schulkowsky & Tigran Mansurian
Four Serious Songs For Violin And String Orchestra: II. Andante mosso, agitato on Tigran Mansurian: Quasi Parlando by Tigran Mansurian, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anja Lechner, Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Candida Thompson
"...and then I was in time again" Concerto For Viola And Orchestra (1995): II. Lento, cantando on Mansurian: Monodia by Tigran Mansurian, Kim Kashkashian, Leonidas Kavakos, Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Christoph Poppen
Lachrymae (1999) on Mansurian: Monodia by Tigran Mansurian, Kim Kashkashian, Leonidas Kavakos, Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble, Munich Chamber Orchestra & Christoph Poppen

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Songs And Instrumental MusicTigran Mansurian, Mariam Sarkissian, Julian Milkis, Anton Martynov, Daria Ulantseva, Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Rudin2017Album
RequiemTigran Mansurian2017Album
UntitledDiana Gabrielyan – Igor Stravinsky / Dmitri Shostakovich / Арно Бабаджанян / Tigran Mansurian2014Album
Quasi ParlandoTigran Mansurian2014Album
Ars PoeticaTigran Mansurian2006Album
String QuartetsTigran Mansurian, Rosamunde Quartett2005Album
MonodiaTigran Mansurian - Kim Kashkashian2004Album
Armenian Piano TriosАрно Бабаджанян Arno Babadjanian Tigran Mansurian, Gayaneh Tchebodarian, Krikor Hakhinian2003Album
Fractured Surfaces Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970Alexei Lubimov - Arvo Pärt, André Volkonsky, Виталий Годзяцкий, Kuldar Sink, Valentin Silvestrov, Tigran Mansurian, Edison Denisov2003Album
The Spirit Of RussiaAlfred Schnittke / Edison Denisov / Sofia Gubaidulina / Tigran Mansurian1989Compil.
Дирижирует Давид ХанджянДавид Ханджян, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra - Richard Wagner / Сергей Слонимский / Avet Terteryan / Tigran Mansurian1983Album
The Sun Of Incas / Three Madrigals / Concordanza / TovemEdison Denisov / Alfred Schnittke / Sofia Gubaidulina / Tigran Mansurian - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra Soloists Ensemble, Alexander Lazarev1983Album
Симфония № 1 / Концертино Для Флейты / Концерт Для ВиолончелиLevon Arami Astvatsatrian / Мартин Вартазарян / Tigran Mansurian1978Album
Trečiasis Vilniaus Vargonų Muzikos FestivalisVytautas Barkauskas / Georg Friedrich Händel / Marģeris Zariņš / Tigran Mansurian1975Album
Trente Ans De Musique Soviétique 1953-1983 -Vyacheslav Artyomov, Ervand Erkanyan, Tigran Mansurian, Lucian ProgojineAlbum
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