AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN (1907-1991): Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 33, Violin Sonata, Op. 20, ARNO BABAJANIAN (1921-1983): Violin Sonata, EDUARD BAGDASARIAN (1922-1987): Rhapsody for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 06Q068
Label: Farao Classics
Reference: B 108086
Description: Turkish and Armenian music share this disc titled "Views from Ararat". There is one other recording of the two Saygun pieces, one from 1941 and the other from 1956, both using either authentic Turkish folk music or original themes based on them. There are no recordings currently available of either of the Armenian works (from 1958 and 1959), both using Armenian folk melos in their thematic construction and both full of surging passion and brooding introspection. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Rebekka Hartmann (violin), Margarita Oganesian (piano).