Boris Parsadanian

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 25 March 2011


Born

14 May 1925 in Kislozavod, Armenia. Died 14 May 1997.

Education

Parsadanian studied under Litinsky at the Studio of the Armenian House of Culture. In 1950 he graduated at the Gnessin School in Moscow.

Works

"Youth", overture for orchestra

Poem for symphony orchestra (1949)

"David Sassunski", symphonic poem (1950)

Violin Concerto (1955)

Symphony No. 1 "To the Memory of the twenty-six Commisars of Baku" in C minor opus 5 (1958)

Duration: 34 minutes.
LP Melodiya D 22679-80: Moscow Radio Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond), K. Kadinskaya (soprano)
LP Melodiya CM 1837-8: Moscow Radio Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond), K. Kadinskaya (soprano)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 11050: Moscow Radio Orchestra, Y. Svetlanov (cond), K. Kadinskaya (soprano)
"Noorus" for symphony orchestra (1959)

Symphony No. 2 "Martyros Saryan" in E flat major opus 6 (1961)

Dedicated to the Armenian Painter Martyros Saryan.
Duration: 43 minutes.
LP Melodiya D 025163-4: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Revelation Rare Repertoire RV 10109: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
CD Russian Disc RDCD 11050: USSR SO, Y. Svetlanov (cond)
"Ela Sajandeis", oratorium-requiem for soprano, baritone, chorus and symphony orchestra (1962)
Tekst by V. Grisin.
Duration: 17 minutes.
"Hommik Magedes", song cycle (1964)
Tekst by A. Grasi.
"Kelluke" for chorus (1964)

Symphony No. 3 (1965)

LP Melodiya D 020577-78: Estonian Radio SO, R. Matsov (cond)
Symphony No. 4 (1966)

Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1967)

Duration: 13 minutes.
LP Melodiya D 026519-20: Estonian Philharmonic Wind Quintet
"Kotkas" for chorus and symphony orchestra (1968)

Sonata for violin solo (1971)

Duration: 9 minutes.
"Salt (Sool)", opera after Isaak Babel (1972)

Sonata for cello solo (1973)

Duration: 5 minutes.
Sonata for two violins (1974)
Duration: 9 minutes.
Symphony No. 5 (1974)
This Symphony does not exist. It was a practical joke of the composer to state that he composed this symphony.
String Quartet (1974)
Duration: 13 minutes.
Sonata for flute solo (1974)

Duo-Sonata for violin and cello (1975)

Duration: 10 minutes.
Concertino for flute and chamber orchestra (1977)
Duration: 16 minutes.
LP Melodiya D 26767-8: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, E. Klas (cond), S. Saulus (flute)
Symphony No. 6 (1978)
Duration: 20 minutes.
Symphony No. 7 (1980)
CD Antes BM-CD 31.9118: Estonian Radio Orchestra, Peeter Lilje (cond)
Symphony No. 8 (1981)

Symphony No. 9 (1982)

"Ma Elan Siin", cantata for chorus and orchestra (1983)

Tekst by E. Ponomarjov.
Symphony No. 10 (1986)

Sonata for violin and piano (1986)

Symphony No. 11 (1987)

"The Eagle", cantata for chorus and orchestra


Thanks to Natasha Ulfsak (his daughter) and Paolo Sartori from Italy for additional information.

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