Well-known Armenian pianist and composer Armen Donelian recorded a new double album, the official release of which will be on April 1, 2014.
The album is entitled “Sayat-Nova: Songs of My Ancestors” and released with label Sunnyside. The album consists of two CDs. The first one includes Donelian’s solo compositions. On the second one features trio under conduction of Armen Donelian (David Clark-bass, George Schuller-drums).
Authorship of entire musical material belongs to outstanding ashug of 18th century Sayat-Nova. Arranged by Armen Donelian.
This is the second appeal of the pianist to Armenian Folklore. The first time it was a joint work with Datevik Hovhannnisyan in 1998. Then they recorded the album “Listen to My Heart”. Producer of recording was legendary George Avakian.