Boriss Parsadanjan

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

Operas

  • Salt [Sool]
    opera in two acts
    1973
    soloists, female choir, male choir, symphony orchestra
    Libretto: Uno Laht after novel by Isaac Babel
    Fp: January 3, 1973, Theatre Vanemuine
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for symphony orchestra

  • Symphony No. 12 [Sümfoonia nr. 12]
    1989
    18'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4231, 1+3, strings
  • Symphony No. 11 [Sümfoonia nr. 11]
    1987
    25'
    symphony orchestra: 1111, 0000, 1, strings
  • Symphony No. 10 [Sümfoonia nr. 10]
    1986
    35'
    symphony orchestra: 3343; 4231; 1+3; strings
    Manuscript
  • Concerto-Symphony No. 9 (Symphony No. 9) [Kontsertsümfoonia nr. 9 (Sümfoonia nr. 9)]


    1985
    18'
    cello, symphony orchestra: 3343, 4431, 1+1, piano (harp), strings
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 8 "Estonian Symphony" [Sümfoonia nr. 8 „Eesti sümfoonia“]
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro con fuoco

    1982
    alto, symphony orchestra: 3333, 4431; 1+3, 2 harps, strings
    Text: vocalise
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 7 [Sümfoonia nr. 7]
    Dedicated to Aram Khachaturian's memory
    1980
    22'30''
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 3343, 6431, 1+5, xylophone, piano, organ, 2 harps, strings
    CD „Parsadanjan, B“, Naxos Digital Services Ltd (2009); Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
    CD „Ein musikalisches Porträt = A musical portrait / Boris Parsadanjan“, Bella Musica (1998); Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Concert-Symphony (Symphony No. 6) [Kontsertsümfoonia nr. 6 (Sümfoonia nr. 6)]
    1978
    23'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 3222, 4001, percussion, 2 harps, strings
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Symphnoy No. 5 [Sümfoonia nr. 5]
    1974
    symphony orchestra
  • Symphony No. 4 [Sümfoonia nr. 4]
    1. Allegro con fuoco
    2. Pastorale
    3. Andantino lugubre (ma
    4. Allegro con fuoco

    1966
    28'
    symphony orchestra: 2222, 4201, 1+1, piano, strings
  • Symphony No. 3 [Sümfoonia nr. 3]
    1. Allegro con fuoco
    2. Andante
    3. Presto

    1965
    17'30''
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 4331, 1+2, harp, piano, strings
  • Symphony No. 2 „Martiros Sarian“ [Sümfoonia nr. 2 „Martiros Sarian“]
    1. Maestoso
    2. Intermezzo
    3. Lento
    4. Allegro con fuoco

    1962
    17'
    symphony orchestra: 3333, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings
  • Youth [Noorus]
    overture
    1959
    14'
    symphony orchestra: 3222, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
  • Symphony No. 1 [Sümfoonia nr. 1]
    Dedicated to the memory of 26 commissar of Baku
    1. Adagio
    2. Allegro con fuoco
    3. Adagio

    1958
    34'
    symphony orchestra: 3343, 4431, percussion, piano, strings
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Ouverture-poem [Avamäng-poeem]
    1949
    symphony orchestra: 3322, 4331, 1+2, piano, strings
  • Poem [Poeem]
    overture
    1949
    symphony orchestra
  • Sassuuni Davith
    epic poem
    1949
    13'
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
  • Epic Poem [Eepiline poeem]
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+3, harp, strings
  • Setu Dance [Setu tants]
    symphony orchestra: 3322, 4331, 1+2, strings

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for flute and orchestra

  • Flute Concerto [Flöödikontsert]
    1. Allegro grazioso
    2.
    3. Allegro vivace

    1977
    18'
    flute, chamber orchestra
    CD „Parsadanjan, B“, Naxos Digital Services Ltd (2009); Samuel Saulus (flute), Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    CD „Ein musikalisches Porträt = A musical portrait / Boris Parsadanjan“, Bella Musica (1998); Samuel Saulus (flute), Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript
  • Concertino for Flute [Flöödikontsertiino]
    Dedicated to Samuel Saulus
    1967
    6'
    flute, chamber orchestra: 0200, 2000, strings

Works for violin and orchestra

  • Concert-Symphony (Symphony No. 6) [Kontsertsümfoonia nr. 6 (Sümfoonia nr. 6)]
    1978
    23'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 3222, 4001, percussion, 2 harps, strings
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Concerto for Violin [Viiulikontsert]
    1. Maestoso. Allegro con fuoco
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro maestoso

    1956
    21'
    violin, symphony orchestra: 3322, 4331, 1+2, harp, strings

Works for cello and orchestra

  • Concerto-Symphony No. 9 (Symphony No. 9) [Kontsertsümfoonia nr. 9 (Sümfoonia nr. 9)]


    1985
    18'
    cello, symphony orchestra: 3343, 4431, 1+1, piano (harp), strings
    Manuscript

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Sona for Violin [Viiulisonaat]
    1986
    violin, piano
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Duo-sonata [Duo-sonaat]
    1975
    10'
    violin, cello
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Sonata for Violin and Cello [Sonaat viiulile ja tšellole]
    1975
    10'
    violin, cello
    Fp: Toomas Velmet (cello), Jüri Gerretz (violin); March, 1975, Estonian History Museum
    LP "Contra aut pro?", ERP (2017); Toomas Velmet (cello), Jüri Gerretz (violin)
    CD „Parsadanjan, B“, Naxos Digital Services Ltd (2009); Toomas Velmet (cello), Jüri Gerretz (violin)
    CD „Ein musikalisches Porträt = A musical portrait / Boris Parsadanjan“, Bella Musica (1998); Toomas Velmet (cello), Jüri Gerretz (violin)
  • Violin Concerto-sonata for two violin [Viiulikontsert-sonaat kahele viiulile]
    1973
    8'30''
    2 violins
  • Andante
    4'30''
    flute, piano
  • Elegy [Eleegia]
    Dedicated to Viktor Pikaizenile
    3'30''
    violin, piano

Trios

  • Piano Trio [Klaveritrio]
    1975
    violin, cello, piano

Quartets

  • Barocco
    süit
    9'30''
    4 trombones
  • Grande Sonate
    Dediacted to Toomas Velmet
    4 cellos
    Publisher: Edition 49
  • Quartet No. 4 in Baroque style [Kvartett nr. 4 baroki stiilis]
    4 trombones

String quartets

  • String Quartet [Keelpillikvartett]
    I Maestoso pesante. Allegro
    II Adagio (attacca)
    III Presto

    1974
    15'
    string quartet
    CD „Parsadanjan, B“, Naxos Digital Services Ltd (2009); Borodin String Quartet
    CD „Ein musikalisches Porträt = A musical portrait / Boris Parsadanjan“, Bella Musica (1998); Borodin-Quartet

Wind quintets

  • Wind Quintet [Puhkpillikvintett]
    1967
    wind quintet
    Publisher: Edition 49

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for flute

  • Sonata for Flute [Flöödisonaat]
    1974
    flute
  • Air [Aaria]
    3'30''
    flute

Works for violin

  • Sonata for Violin [Viiulisonaat]
    1971
    9'
    violin
    Publisher: Edition 49

Works for viola

  • Sonata for Viola [Aldisonaat]
    1979
    viola

Works for cello

  • Sonata for Cello [Tšellosonaat]
    1973
    10'
    cello
    Publisher: Edition 49

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for mixed choir and orchestra

  • Eagle [Kotkas]
    cantata
    1968
    11'
    mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 2222; 6331, löökpillid (1+1), piano, strings
    Text: Aleksandr Jashin
    Manuscript
  • Live in Centuries! [Ela sajandites!]
    oratiorio-requiem
    1962
    17'
    soprano, bariton, reciter, mixed choir, symphony orchestra: 3323, 4431, 1+2, piano, strings
    Text: Viktor Grishin (in Russian)

Works for male choir and orchestra

  • I Live Here [Ma elan siin]
    cantata
    1983
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 3332, 4331, 1+3, 2 harps, strings
    Text: J. Ponomarjov
    Manuscript
  • Symphony No. 7 [Sümfoonia nr. 7]
    Dedicated to Aram Khachaturian's memory
    1980
    22'30''
    male choir, symphony orchestra: 3343, 6431, 1+5, xylophone, piano, organ, 2 harps, strings
    CD „Parsadanjan, B“, Naxos Digital Services Ltd (2009); Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
    CD „Ein musikalisches Porträt = A musical portrait / Boris Parsadanjan“, Bella Musica (1998); Estonian SSR National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
    Publisher: Edition 49
    Manuscript

Works for voice(s) and piano

  • Morning in the Mountains [Hommik mägedes]
    1. Dawn
    2. Spring Rain
    3. Spring
    4. Look, the Cloud Occurred the Sky
    5. Send Greetings, Spring Wind

    1953–1964
    voice, piano
    Text: Ashot Garshi, translation in Estonian by Jaan Kross
  • Glowing Birches [Helendavad kased]
    voice, piano
  • The Vastness of Taiga [Taiga avarused]
    voice, piano
    Text: Viktor Grishin, translation in Estonian by Heldur Karmo

Works for male choir a cappella

  • Tinkler [Kelluke]
    Armenian folk tune
    1964
    male choir
    Text: folklore

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Music to plays

  • Music to Tennessee Williams’s play „Orpheus Descending“ [„Orpheus laskub põrgusse“]
    1961
  • Music to Alexis Arbuzov’s play „An Irkutsk Story“ [„Irkutski lugu“]
    1960
  • Music to H. Thumanjan’s play „Master and Servant“ [„Peremees ja sulane“]
    1950
  • Music for play „Aphrodite's Island" [Muusika näidendile „Aphrodite saar“]
    symphony orchestra: 3332, 4431, 1+3, piano, strings
    Manuscript