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Romantic Classics, 15 piano favorites

by Mario Merdirossian

What distinguishes Argentine piano virtuoso Mario Merdirossián from other contemporary performers, is his remarkable ability to attract diverse, international audiences from classical music aficionados to popular music lovers alike. In this album featuring favorite short pieces, he is evocative of a time when classical music was the popular music of the day. He selected for the first-half of the album delightfully melodic, relaxing, meditational pieces, reserving the virtuoso and heartening works for last.
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1. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous
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2. Butterfly (Papillon) from "Lyrical Pieces" Op. 43 No. 1
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3. Love Poem" (Erotik" from "Lyrical Pieces" Op. 43 No. 5
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4. Un Sospiro, Etude de Concert No. 3
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5. Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
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6. Postludium in C Major, Op. 13 No. 10
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7. Dance of the beautiful maiden, (Danza de la moza donosa)
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8. Toccata
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9. Dancers of Delphi, (Danceuses de Delphes) from "Preludes" Book I
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10. The interrupted serenade, (La serenade interrompue) from "Preludes" Book I
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11. Toccata in D minor
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12. Impromptu in E Flat Major, Op. 90 No. 2
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13. Impromptu in A Flat Minor, Op. 90 No. 4
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14. Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 2
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15. Polonaise "Military" in A Major, Op. 40 No. 1
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ROMANTIC CLASSICS • MARIO MERDIROSSIAN, piano.


What distinguishes Argentine pianist Mario Merdirossián from other contemporary performers is his remarkable ability to attract diverse, international audiences from classical music aficionados to popular music lovers alike.

In this album featuring favorite short pieces, he is evocative of a time when classical music was the popular music of the day. He selected for the first-half of the album delightfully melodic, relaxing, meditational pieces, reserving the virtuoso and heartening works for last.

Mario Merdirossián received outstanding international reviews throughout his concert career. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Merdirossián has done what others only talk or dream about”… “He is one of our best musicians” noted La Prensa in Buenos Aires, “His technical skills are superb”… “He truly speaks through the piano” said Daily Mississippian, and Peru’s Arequipa al Dia recently headlined: “Merdirossián amazed his audience with his superb concert”

Mario Merdirossián early education was with Manuel Rego, Argentina’s foremost pianist and heir to a line of masters that dates back to Claudio Arrau, Martin Krause and Franz Liszt. He graduated from the Music Conservatory of Mar del Plata, were he was appointed as Professor of Piano the following year, at age 23. He was also Prof. of Music History and Music Theory at the National College Mariano Moreno, the Peralta Ramos Institute and the “Centro Polivalente de Artes”. He later held the Cathedra of Piano Graduates Level at the National University of Tandil.

After wining several national competitions, he performed extensively in South America under the sponsorship of the Argentine Office of Foreign Affaires. He debuted in the United States in 1980 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, performing as soloist of the California Chamber Orchestra under Henry Temianka and the Los Angeles Symphony under Nelson Nieremberg. He also toured several colleges and universities as a recitalist. He was invited to join the Roster of Exclusive Steinway Artists. Under the sponsorship of Steinway & Sons he performed a series of recitals throughout California and several American universities.

Most recently he toured Peru in a series of recitals, performing as soloist of the National Symphony of Lima, the Symphony Orchestra of Trujillo and conducting piano master classes at the University of Mississippi. Merdirossián is also an active lecturer. During 2010 he presented in several cultural centers of Arizona, Nevada and California “The Piano Story”, a narrative concert about the evolution of the piano during the last 300 hundred years.

His recordings include works by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dohnanyi, Ginastera, Grieg, Khachaturian, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Scarlatti and Schubert.


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ROMANTIC CLASSICS • MARIO MERDIROSSIAN, piano.


Lo que distingue al pianista Mario Merdirossián de otros colegas contemporáneos, es su notable habilidad para atraer audiencias internacionales diversas, tanto a los aficionados de la música clásica como a los amantes de la música popular.

En este álbum que presenta piezas cortas favoritas, Mario es evocativo de los tiempos en que la música clásica era la música popular del momento. El ha elegido para la primera mitad del álbum piezas deliciosamente melódicas, serenas y meditativas, reservando las fogosas y de virtuosismo para el final.

Durante su carrera Mario Merdirossian ha recibido excelentes críticas de la prensa internacional. “Los Angeles Times” ha escrito “Merdirossian consigue realizar lo que otros solamente pueden hablar o soñar”. “Es uno de nuestros mejores músicos”, ha notado La Prensa de Buenos Aires, “Su capacidad técnica es superlativa…él realmente habla a través del piano”, dijo “The Daily Mississippian”, y Arequipa al Día, Perú, caratuló su nota “Merdirossian deslumbró al publico”.

Merdirossian se graduó del Conservatorio Provincial de Mar del Plata, Argentina, donde estudió piano con el destacado pianista Manuel Rego, heredero de una línea de grandes maestros que retrocede a Claudio Arrau, Martin Krause y Franz Liszt. A la edad de 23 años fue nombrado Profesor de Piano en dicho Conservatorio. Ejerció además el profesorado de Teoría e Historia de la Música en el Colegio Nacional Mariano Moreno, el Instituto Peralta ramos y el Centro Polivalente de Artes y dictó la Cátedra Superior de Piano en el Conservatorio de Música de la Universidad Nacional de Tandil.

Su talento musical recibió el apoyo de los pianistas Bruno Gelber y Witold Malkuzinski, de quienes recibió valiosas enseñanzas en el repertorio de Beethoven y Chopin respectivamente. Luego de obtener el Primer Premio y Medalla de Oro en el Concurso Nacional Para Jóvenes Solistas Argentinos, se presentó como solista bajo la dirección de los maestros Pedro I. Calderón, Washington Castro, Jorge Fontenla, Juan Carlos Zorzi y otros prominentes directores argentinos. Bajo el auspicio del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, realizó giras por Sudamérica. En 1980 se radicó en los Estados Unidos, debutando en el Royce Hall de Los Angeles como solista de la Orquesta Sinfónica de California bajo la conducción de Henry Temianka, y de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Cámara de Los Angeles bajo la conducción de Nelson Nieremberg. Con el auspicio de Steinway & Sons y en calidad de Artista Exclusivo, realizo varias giras de recital por centros musicales de California y universidades de los Estados Unidos.

Ultimamente presentó tres recitales en Perú, fue solista de la Orquesta Nacional de Lima, de la Orquesta Sinfonica de Trujillo y dictó clases magistrales en la Universidad de Missisipi. Mario Merdirossián es además un activo disertador. En 2010 ha presentado en varios centros culturales de Arizona, Nevada y California “The Piano Story” (La Historia del Piano”), un concierto narrativo sobre la evolución del piano durante los últimos 300 años.

Sus grabaciones incluyen obras de Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dohnanyi, Ginastera, Grieg, Khachaturian, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Scarlatti y Schubert.


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Carolyn

Superb pianism
The entire Cd is filled with gorgeous pianism and musicality. Great fingers!
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Carlos (Argentina)

Excelente
Beautiful music, truly amazing ... Argentine talent, discover "the dream", the music, and soul ...
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Nancy Milner

Absolutely amazing!
I strongly recommend this CD to anyone who is interested in discovering a unique talent. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have.
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george

romantic classics
excelente cd donde se aprecia tanto en la primera parte como en la segunda la versatilidad de este artista que hace de este albun una pieza especial para disfrutar la variedad tan bien ejecutada de sus interpretaciones
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Horacio

Impecable...
Una técnica impecable al servicio de una excelente musicalidad, sin concesiones ni golpes bajos...!
Merece ser oido...
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Laura

Truly amazing
I loved it. It has not only an exquisite technique, but a beautiful and profound way to reach the heart.
Is ART, that is pure transmission.
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Guillermo

Wonderful experience
Beautiful romantic piano music in a wonderful interpretation: would like to hear more from this excellent argentine pianist.
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