Raffi Armenian
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1942-06-04
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Raffi Armenian

Raffi Armenian Biography (Wikipedia)

Raffi Armenian, CM (born June 4, 1942) is an Armenian-Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher. Since 2008 he has been the director of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal.

Armenian was born in Cairo and had his first music lessons there, moving in 1959 to Vienna to study piano with Bruno Seidlhofer. After graduating, he put his musical studies aside and attended the University of London from 1962 to 1965, where he majored in metallurgy. He returned to the Vienna Academy of Music and studied from 1965 to 1969. In 1968, Armenian was one of two finalists at the International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, France.

Armenian emigrated to Canada in 1969 to become the assistant conductor of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia .From 1971 to 1993, he was the Artistic Director and conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Under Armenian's guidance, the K-W Symphony emerged by the mid-1970s as one of the most vital in Canada.

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Fryderyk Chopin
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22)
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Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22)
Claude Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune arr. for chamber ensemble
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Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune arr. for chamber ensemble
Gioachino Rossini
Ecco ridente in cielo (from "Il barbiere di Siviglia")
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Ecco ridente in cielo (from "Il barbiere di Siviglia")
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16)
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Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16)
Johann Strauss II
Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418)
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Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418)
Franz Lehár
Duet "Wie eine Rosenknospe" and "Romanze" - from "The Merry Widow"
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Duet "Wie eine Rosenknospe" and "Romanze" - from "The Merry Widow"
Johann Strauss II
Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
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Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
François-Adrien Boïeldieu
Aria: Viens, gentille dame from La Dame blanche
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Aria: Viens, gentille dame from La Dame blanche
Johann Strauss II
Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg
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Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg
Khacadour, Vartabed of Daron
Khorhoort khoreen (You are a profound Mystery) - Hymn of Vesting
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Khorhoort khoreen (You are a profound Mystery) - Hymn of Vesting
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
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Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
Igor Stravinsky
Octet for wind instruments
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Octet for wind instruments
Giuseppe Verdi
Overture to La Forza del destino
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Overture to La Forza del destino
Antonin Dvorak
Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44)
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Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44)
Moritz Moszkowski
Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59)
Darius Milhaud
La creation du monde (Op.81)
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La creation du monde (Op.81)
Franz Lehár
Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?'
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Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?'
Richard Strauss
Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem)
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Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem)
Jean Françaix
Serenade for small orchestra
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Serenade for small orchestra
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'
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Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'
Georges Bizet
Au fond du temple saint (from 'The Pearl Fishers')
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Au fond du temple saint (from 'The Pearl Fishers')
Johann Strauss II
Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
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Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
Richard Wagner
Good Friday music from 'Parsifal'
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Good Friday music from 'Parsifal'
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