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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote “Grand Canyon” is the 3rd movement from “Arizona Landscapes” by Edward Manukyan. It was composed in 2013, along with a series of duets featuring the violin and piano. Karen Shahgaldyan (violin) Armine Grigoryan (piano) Live at Mezzo Classic House, January 2014 FROM PROGRAM NOTES: Modeled on “Three Images of Los Angeles,” its proceeding opus, this energetic and impassioned duet turns to Southwest for inspiration, drawing from memories of the composer’s car trips between California and Texas. In the summer of 2009, several such long drives were taken along Interstate 40 highway, during Manukyan’s one-year residency in Texas. The inspiring landscapes of Arizona, so richly available to the eye of the Interstate drivers, have obviously left a lasting impression on Manukyan. “Grand Canyon” returns to the three-note motive of the first movement, revitalizing it with fresh rhythms and tone. It effectively turns into a grand finale, powered by flashy violin runs and a ponderous piano bass-line. The listener is left with mental images showing the grandeur of the world’s largest canyon and its awe-inspiring beauty. Video Rating: / 5

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  • mamacordella 4 years ago

    Nerve wrecking sounds from hell. How sick can you make some sounds to annoy everyone possible. Bang on those keys, sharp &: mean.?