João Kouyoumdjian
Classical Guitar
Superior versions of Bach cello and violin works - Could it be that the Cello Suites and Violin Sonatas/Partitas have overtaken the “lute” works as the first-call Bach of the 21st-century guitarist? From Segovia onward, the “Sarabande” and “Bourrée” from...
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Design by Arsineh Valladian
Gakavig Fantasy ("Partridge's Fantasy") features an all-Armenian program including original arrangements of Armenian folkloric music and new works for classical guitar written by Armenian-descent composers. 
Next Event
Thursday - December 8, 2022

Faculty Recital

New York New York USA
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This is an Armenian folkloric song called "Gakavig" ("Partridge"), in an arrangement solo guitar by João Kouyoumdjian. The authorship goes to Komitas because he was the one who first transcribed and arranged the song for voice and piano from the rural Armenian villages in the early XX century. Although short, it's vibrant and full of life.