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Scotsman: Five Stars for Isabel Bayrakdarian's "Gomidas Songs" and Singer's "Bewitching Power"

  • Friday, January 30, 2009
    Scotsman: Five Stars for Isabel Bayrakdarian's "Gomidas Songs" and Singer's "Bewitching Power"

    Gomidas Songs, Isabel Bayrakdarian's 2008 Nonesuch debut and a Grammy nominee for Best Classical Vocal Performance, rates a perfect five stars in a review in The Scotsman. Music critic Michael Church writes of the collection of songs by Armenian composer Gomidas Vardabet ("a composer of genius," says Church): "What we have here is a series of his songs with classical instrumental arrangements, sung with bewitching power by the Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. The accompaniment—by an ensemble led by Serouj Kradjian—is perfectly apt."

    Read the review at news.scotsman.com.

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on January 30, 2009 - 5:49pm
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Gomidas Songs, Isabel Bayrakdarian's 2008 Nonesuch debut and a Grammy nominee for Best Classical Vocal Performance, rates a perfect five stars in a review in The Scotsman, which states that this collection of songs by Armenian "composer of genius" Gomidas Vardabet "is a series of his songs with classical instrumental arrangements, sung with bewitching power by the Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. The accompaniment—by an ensemble led by Serouj Kradjian—is perfectly apt."

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Gomidas Songs, Isabel Bayrakdarian's 2008 Nonesuch debut and a Grammy nominee for Best Classical Vocal Performance, rates a perfect five stars in a review in The Scotsman. Music critic Michael Church writes of the collection of songs by Armenian composer Gomidas Vardabet ("a composer of genius," says Church): "What we have here is a series of his songs with classical instrumental arrangements, sung with bewitching power by the Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. The accompaniment—by an ensemble led by Serouj Kradjian—is perfectly apt."

Read the review at news.scotsman.com.

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nna Romanyschyn's picture

"Bewitching", "Hypnotizing", "Haunting", and yet none of these expressions can adequately convey the beauty of the voice, of the songs, and
of the accompanying orchestration. Simply, eternal music.... often I start my day with these songs or end my day with these songs...
Thank you for this gift,

Anna Romanyschyn,
Toronto

Zareh Ayvazian's picture

One genius Armenian and one nature of wonder Armenian created perfect music for all humanity..
Thank you Isabel...
Zareh Ayvazian
Melbourne

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