Yakov Papyan (b. 1940), also known as Yasha Papian, is an Armenian viola player, laureate of various Soviet and international competitions, the Honored Artist of Armenia. He had been studying with Mikhail Terian and later received his PhD diploma from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Since 1996, Yasha Papian lives in California, USA.
"The Scholl/Herreweghe CD is distinguished by its marriage of beautiful sound and expressive intensity. The richly nuanced orchestral playing remains forceful throughout and Scholl imbues his beguiling voice with a fervent conviction…"– BBC Music Magazine
"Kooy must by now have appeared in more Bach cantata recordings than any other solo singer in history, and even in 1991 when these recordings were made he was an experienced Bach singer of immense authority. His performances of these soul-searching, inward-looking works are stamped with a level of technical command and sensitivity that renders more obvious gesture superfluous. This is masterly and utterly compelling singing."– Brian Robins
Throughout his long career Liszt s songs perhaps the most neglected part of his enormous output took a radical approach to form: he eschewed convention in his search for a sincere musical response to each text. His free-spirited creativity meant that a single song would often call on a range of stylistic devices, among them bel canto vocal lines, unaccompanied recitative, orchestrally conceived piano textures and audacious harmonic procedures. This first recording of his songs by a bass voice brings out both the power and poetry of Liszt s remarkable imagination.
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