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Armenian Folk Elements in Arno Babajanian's Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor

Abstract Armenian music has a rich history. It started as independent, monodic song, and succeeded in keeping its uniqueness from the influences of other countries' musical traditions. During the nineteenth century the great Armenian musicologist and composer Komitas started to travel and write down these songs from Armenian villages. Komitas, who had higher education in Western classical music, was one of the first composers to harmonize Armenian songs and sacred music using Western classical techniques. This was a milestone in the development of Armenian music. Arno Babajanian was a Soviet Armenian composer who, like Komitas, was interested in the combinations of Armenian folk and Western classical traditions. This document provides a formal a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Tumajyan, Artur (Author) / McLin, Katherine (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / Jiang, Danwen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Armenian music / Babajanian / Folk / Khachaturian / Komitas / Piano trio
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 78 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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