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Tigran  Mansurian

Born: January 27th, 1939
Country of origin: Armenia
Upcoming :
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-18 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-19 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 18:00
Tigran Mansurian, the son of Armenian parents, was born on 27 January 1939 in Beirut (Lebanon), where he attended the French Catholic School. In 1947 he and his family returned to their homeland. After having attended a special music school, Mansurian studied composition at the Yerevan Conservatory, where he subsequently taught music analysis with special emphasis on New Music.

Within the space of only a few years he advanced to become one of Armenia’s leading composers. As time went on he developed friendly artistic relationships with composers such as A. Volkonsky, E. Denisov, A. Schnittke, S. Gubaidulina and A. Pärt, and with performers such as N. Gutman, O. Kagan, K. Georgian, and later with Kim Kashkashian and Eduard Brunner. At the beginning of the 1990s Mansurian was appointed director of the Yerevan Conservatory. In recent years he has devoted himself exclusively to composition.

Mansurian’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. Mansurian has said that his models were the Armenian composer Komitas and Claude Debussy. Early in his career he became acquainted with the music of Pierre Boulez, and was soon able to make deft use of complicated modern compositional techniques.

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 in a mystical kind of way combines ancient and modern elements. Mansurian’s music reflects the heritage of the venerable musical tradition 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. The composer’s sensitivity and his understanding of the spirit of the age find expression in his attempt to rebuild the musical bridges that were destroyed in the final years of the twentieth century.

Mansurian’s music is lyrical. And the lyrical images of his music possess a suggestive power which, despite its reductionist slant, none the less makes it sound emotional.
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-18 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-19 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 18:00
Conductor: Sergey Smbatyan
Orchestra: Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-01 | Yerevan (Armenia), Aram Khachaturian Hall — 19:00

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  1. Tigran Mansurjan

    Tigran Mansurjan

    Composer Brochure
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Edition : free promotional material
    Order No. : KAT 3962-99
    €0.00  *
  2. String Quartet No 1

    String Quartet No 1

    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 714 Q6744
    €25.99  *
  3. Agnus Dei

    Agnus Dei

    for clarinet in B, violin, cello and piano
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin, clarinet (in Bb), cello and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 741 Q6745
    €19.99  *
  4. "Lied und Gebilde"

    Works for Viola and Percussion
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : viola and percussion (1 player: marimba, vibraphone, Woodblock, Thai gong, marimba, Tamtam, suspended cymbal)
    Edition : performance score, 2 copies required
    Order No. : BEL 677 Q7754
    €18.99  *
  5. String Trio

    String Trio

    for violin, viola and cello
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin, viola and cello
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 664 Q12544
    €17.99  *
  6. Ode to the lotus

    Ode to the lotus

    for Viola solo
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : Viola
    Order No. : BEL 669 Q19191
    €7.99  *
  7. Parable

    Parable

    for clarinet solo
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : clarinet
    Order No. : BEL 673 Q21941
    €7.99  *
  8. Lamento

    Lamento

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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : Viola
    Order No. : BEL 665 Q6515
    €7.99  *
  9. Lamento

    Lamento

    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin solo
    Order No. : BEL 666 Q6516
    €7.99  *
  10. Four Hayrens

    Four Hayrens

    for viola and piano
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    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : viola and piano
    Order No. : BEL 422 Q19380
    €9.99  *

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Profile
Tigran Mansurian, the son of Armenian parents, was born on 27 January 1939 in Beirut (Lebanon), where he attended the French Catholic School. In 1947 he and his family returned to their homeland. After having attended a special music school, Mansurian studied composition at the Yerevan Conservatory, where he subsequently taught music analysis with special emphasis on New Music.

Within the space of only a few years he advanced to become one of Armenia’s leading composers. As time went on he developed friendly artistic relationships with composers such as A. Volkonsky, E. Denisov, A. Schnittke, S. Gubaidulina and A. Pärt, and with performers such as N. Gutman, O. Kagan, K. Georgian, and later with Kim Kashkashian and Eduard Brunner. At the beginning of the 1990s Mansurian was appointed director of the Yerevan Conservatory. In recent years he has devoted himself exclusively to composition.

Mansurian’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. Mansurian has said that his models were the Armenian composer Komitas and Claude Debussy. Early in his career he became acquainted with the music of Pierre Boulez, and was soon able to make deft use of complicated modern compositional techniques.

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 in a mystical kind of way combines ancient and modern elements. Mansurian’s music reflects the heritage of the venerable musical tradition 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. The composer’s sensitivity and his understanding of the spirit of the age find expression in his attempt to rebuild the musical bridges that were destroyed in the final years of the twentieth century.

Mansurian’s music is lyrical. And the lyrical images of his music possess a suggestive power which, despite its reductionist slant, none the less makes it sound emotional.
Performances
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-18 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: George Pehlivanian
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowj w Warszawie
2019-10-19 | Warzawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 18:00
Conductor: Sergey Smbatyan
Orchestra: Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-01 | Yerevan (Armenia), Aram Khachaturian Hall — 19:00
Products

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  1. Tigran Mansurjan

    Tigran Mansurjan

    Composer Brochure
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Edition : free promotional material
    Order No. : KAT 3962-99
    €0.00  *
  2. String Quartet No 1

    String Quartet No 1

    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : string quartet
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 714 Q6744
    €25.99  *
  3. Agnus Dei

    Agnus Dei

    for clarinet in B, violin, cello and piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin, clarinet (in Bb), cello and piano
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 741 Q6745
    €19.99  *
  4. "Lied und Gebilde"

    Works for Viola and Percussion
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : viola and percussion (1 player: marimba, vibraphone, Woodblock, Thai gong, marimba, Tamtam, suspended cymbal)
    Edition : performance score, 2 copies required
    Order No. : BEL 677 Q7754
    €18.99  *
  5. String Trio

    String Trio

    for violin, viola and cello
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin, viola and cello
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BEL 664 Q12544
    €17.99  *
  6. Ode to the lotus

    Ode to the lotus

    for Viola solo
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : Viola
    Order No. : BEL 669 Q19191
    €7.99  *
  7. Parable

    Parable

    for clarinet solo
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : clarinet
    Order No. : BEL 673 Q21941
    €7.99  *
  8. Lamento

    Lamento

    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : Viola
    Order No. : BEL 665 Q6515
    €7.99  *
  9. Lamento

    Lamento

    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : violin solo
    Order No. : BEL 666 Q6516
    €7.99  *
  10. Four Hayrens

    Four Hayrens

    for viola and piano
    Download Edition
    Composer : Mansurian, Tigran
    Instrumentation : viola and piano
    Order No. : BEL 422 Q19380
    €9.99  *

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