Eduard Ivanovich Bagdasarian was a key figure in the modern development of Armenian music, and his piano works have a unique importance in an oeuvre which covered almost every genre. The tremendously varied 24 Preludes encompass all of the major and minor keys with the added colour of Armenian modes. This mastery of miniature forms contrasts with the impassioned and ambitious Rhapsody, while the archetypally Romantic Nocturne draws on the tradition of the great Russian Adagio.
International Piano Choice
"... The work [24 Preludes] is full of contrasts and is written in masterly fashion... Moscow Conservatory-trained Mikael Ayrapetyan makes the best possible case for this music, enshirened in a fine recording. The violin and piano works are no less interesting... an excellent release."
Colin Clarke - International Piano magazine - January/February 2015