Komitas – the special discovery in September

Aug 19, 2006 News Komitas – the special discovery in September

You can look forward to a very special new release in September: The soprano Hasmik Papian and the pianist Vardan Mamikonian present with „Hommage à Komitas“ Armenian and German Songs from Komitas.

The Armenian monk Komitas, collected hundreds of folksongs around 1900 during the course of his travels through the Armenian highlands. He set a portion of his collected folk melodies as arts songs. Together with some German songs written by him this SACD presents this cultural treasure for the first time to a wider audience.
You’ll be captivated by these gripping Lieder, so typical of the Christian-Armenian identity on the point of intersection between Orient and Occident, which tell of majestic mountains and of longing for the lost homeland, of the profound and ever-continuing suffering of this people, as well as of love.

The special musical content is also reflected in the exclusive appearance of the SACD, which is also visually convincing with its hard-cover packaging and golden foil embossing – sure signs of high quality and elegance. The SACD will be available in September.