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Nikogaios Tigranian

composer , folklorist , Music scholar

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.