Works of Artsakh composers

Azat Artsakh – Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (NKR)
March 29, 2004


For the first time in 2002 the Music Conference of Armenia undertook
the publication in three books of the vocal, instrumental and piano
works of the composers of Artsakh in Armenian and English. The
selection was compiled by professor of the State Conservatoire after
Komitas Nelly Avetissian and edited by the professor of the State
Conservatoire Mikhail Kogzhaev. The publication was sponsored by
Armenian benefactor Gevorg Janik Oskanian from Belgium. In the book
“The Vocal Works of Artsakh Composers” are placed the works by Milas
Manassian, Edward Ghazarian, Sergey Markossian, Armen Nasibian and
Simon Sarghissian written on the poems by Vahan Terian, G. Pozhenian,
V. Ovian, D. Mikaelian and K. Danielian. The book “The Instrumental
Works of Artsakh Composers” includes the works of Milas Manassian,
Sergey Markossian, Armen Nasibian and Simon Sarghissian. And the third
book “The Piano Works of Artsakh Composers” includes the works by
Milas Manassian “You are Immortal” (in the memory of azatamartik
Vladimir Balayan), “Dream” (in the memory of azatamartik Ashot
Ghulian), “Reflections N 2”, “Bombing”, “Reveries N 1”, “Four
Aphorisms” by Sergey Markossian and “The Fate of the Young Man” by
Armen Nasibian. Expressing their gratitude to the Music Conference of
Armenia, particularly to its chairman, professor of the State
Conservatoire after Komitas Levon Chaushian for this undertaking, the
composers of Artsakh view this publication as an unprecedented
phenomenon in the sphere of Armenian and world music. Therefore they
want to draw the attention of the government of Karabakh to this,
calling them to undertake similar actions in our republic. The
mentioned selections include mainly small works, whereas the composers
of Artsakh have also big works, ballets and symphonies to be
published. These works should be presented to the foreign audience.


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS