Arshak Andriasov

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Cellist Paul Rhodes

Cellist Paul Rhodes. “I have come in contact with the music of Iosif Andriasov…” “I have come into contact with the music of Iosif Andriasov through Victor Romasevich, an esteemed colleague, and I am certainly the better for having crossed this path. Andriasov’s music is many  ...

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Clarinetist John Cipolla Guest Article
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Clarinetist John Cipolla

Clarinetist John Cipolla Guest Article. “Arshak Andriasov, Iosif Andriasov’s son provided me with a variety of background information about the complicated and painful history of Iosif Andriasov’s life in his quest to compose music while in Russia. Andriasov was younger than Dimitri  ...

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Soprano Katherine Napiwotzki Guest Article
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Soprano Katherine Napiwotzki

Guest Article by Katherine Napiwotzki. “It was a pleasure to work with Arshak on his Romances. They are incredibly moving pieces – short but powerful, and very touching. The thought that is behind his music is extraordinary, and it was a joy to learn the deep psychological aspects of his music  ...

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Conductor Warren Cohen

“The recent death of Kim Il-Sung has reminded many us of the the crudeness of old style Communist propaganda. The duckspeak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Newspeak_words) practiced by politicians and hired political flacks in America, which is comically ludicrous and inane, seems like  ...

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Scott Macomber
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Trumpeter Scott Macomber

“It was an exciting challenge and thrilling experience to perform in the 3rd & 4th California Andriasov Festival. Arshak’s Torch #1 is one of those rare pieces that looks treacherously difficult on the page but then comes together beautifully and naturally owing to its gorgeous melodies and  ...

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Flutist Michelle Matts
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Flutist Michelle Matts

Flutist Michelle Matts. “Words cannot possibly describe my thoughts and feelings, when it comes to performing Iosif Andriasov’s “Musical Sketch for Flute & Piano”; particularly with Arshak Andriasov at the piano. This piece is one of the loveliest and sweetest pieces which Iosif composed.  ...

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