Lusine Grigoryan: Music of Komitas

December 8, 2017, 9:00 am

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Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935) is revered as the founder of contemporary music in Armenia. Composer, ethnomusicologist, singer and priest, he explored the full range of his country’s musical history and wrote music that found points of contact between sacred and secular tradition. His piano pieces are mostly based upon Armenian folk songs and dances. Pianist Lusine Grigoryan has thoroughly researched Armenian folk music and the works of Komitas, and her interpretations have been praised for their originality and faithfulness to the composer’s vision.