Manoug Parikian: Concertos And Sonatas

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Catalog: DHR-8095-8

Santoliquido, Ornella Puliti; Krannhals, Alexander; Hoffman, Herbert; Baden Chamber Orchestra; Parikian, Manoug; Molzahn, Alexander; Tagliaferro, Magda; Karajan, Herbert von; Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Rome Philharmonic Orchestra; Amfiteatrof, Massimo; Horenstein, Jascha; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Hamburg Chamber Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Orchestre Colonne; Goehr, Walter; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt

Of Armenian heritage, Manoug Parikian was born on September 15, 1927 in Mersin, Turkey. After studies in England, he d├ębuted as a soloist in 1947. In the course of his career, he was concertmaster of London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra and also held that post with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the English Opera Group Orchestra and the Yorkshire Sinfonia. In addition, he directed the Manchester Camerata and often performed at the Aldeburgh Festival. As a soloist, he was particularly noted for his magnificent interpretation of Mozart. Parikian also dedicated himself to the performance of contemporary violin concertos and several leading British composers wrote concertos for him. Parikian was an acclaimed teacher at the Royal Academy of Music for many years. He passed away on Christmas Eve, 1987. On the day of his death, the BBC broadcast a performance by him in the Antonio Stradivari Gala Celebration. Parikian was an outstanding musician and violinist. He was a great inspiration to other violinists and had great integrity and a marvelous ability to adapt and change style from one composer to another.

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