Tigran Mansuryan

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Tigran Mansuryan

Tigran Mansurjan ( Armenian Տիգրան Մանսուրյան ; born January 27, 1939 in Beirut , Lebanon ) is an Armenian composer of classical music .

Life and meaning

In 1947 his family returned to Armenia . Tigran Mansurjan attended the Yerevan State Conservatory , where he studied composition with Ghazaros Sarjan from 1960 to 1965 . From 1967 he taught there himself as a lecturer, from 1990 as professor and from 1992 to 1995 as rector. Together with Jerwand Jerkanjan (* 1949) and Avet Terterjan (1929–1994) Mansurjan is one of the most important composers of new Armenian music.

Musical understanding

In his musical aesthetics , Mansurjan is committed to traditional traditions, but does not see himself as an imitator of well-known styles, but corresponds to old forms and accents. He is always looking for the inner coherence of a work of art and also attaches great importance to musical rhetoric in its modern implementation.


Komitas and Claude Debussy were his spiritual role models. Inspired by Armenian natural poetry, he developed a form of composition that is close to sound mysticism, in which he integrated elements of new music . His compositional work ranges from chamber music works to vocal cycles to symphonic works. 2011 will be a reminder of was the Armenian genocide created Requiem , which in 2016 with the RIAS Chamber Choir and the Munich Chamber Orchestra was recorded under the direction of Alexander Liebreich for ECM.


Web links

Commons : Tigran Mansurjan  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Svetlana Sarkisyan:  Mansurjan, Tigran. In: Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): The music in past and present . Second edition, personal section, volume 11 (Lesage - Menuhin). Bärenreiter / Metzler, Kassel et al. 2004, ISBN 3-7618-1121-7  ( online edition , subscription required for full access)