Iosif Andriasov - Romance "The Fallow Deer" for Tenor and Piano, Op. 9
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV” WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
The group of romances, written in 1958-1959: “The Fallow-Deer,” Op. 9, “The Street Song,” Op. 10, and “The Sorrow in My Melody,” Op. 11 represent a significant stage in the creative evolution of Iosif Andriasov’s musical style. Iosif Andriasov turns his attention to new music sources, in particular, to impressionism and symbolism. The connection with folk Armenian music becomes more indirect and comes near the style of Soghomon Soghomonyan (Komitas Vardapet). Arshak Andriasov made a version for Viola and Piano.
“Видит лань: “The fallow-deer sees:
В воде отражён олень. In the water a stag is reflected.
Рыщет лань везде. The fallow-deer roams everywhere.
Ищет, где олень. Looking for that stag.
Лани зов сквозь сон A fallow-deer calls through his dream
Услыхал олень. The stag heard.
Рыщет, ищет он. Roaming and looking he is.
Ищет ночь. Looking for at night.
Ночь и день”. Night and day.”
Victor Romasevich, Viola
Arshak Andriasov, Piano