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Nikogaios Tigranian

Nikogaios Tigranian, Music scholar, folklorist, composer.

Background

  • Tigranian, Nikogaios was born on August 31, 1856 in Aleksandropol’ (now Leninakan).

  • Career

    • Went blind at the age of 9. Travelled widely all along the Caucasus, in Russia, and in Western Europe collecting folklore. Appeared as a pianist in Europe.

      One of the biggest collectors of Armenian, Georgian, Kurdish and Iranian folk songs. Made use of these folk motives in his own music.
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    Born August 31, 1856
    Died February 17, 1951
    (aged 94)
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