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A. Grigorian Scales & Arpeggios

July 18, 2022, 12:34 PM · Who was A. Grigorian? When did he live, where was he from, and what teaching posts did he hold? I just purchased his Scales & Arpeggios, published by Muzyka, and am very impressed. Though I don't understand Russian, I think it's a very good preparatory scale book for the Flesch, Gilels, or Heifetz scale books and will be using it with my students from now on. I'm curious to see what others opine on this scale book and learn more about A. Grigorian. Thank you!

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Edited: July 18, 2022, 10:29 PM · Asatur Grigorian? He is mentioned in this:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325121238_Educational_Material_using_Malay_Children's_Folk_Songs_for_Viola_Beginners

Here's an old book: https://www.amazon.com/Grigorian-Playing-Russian-Published-Hardcover/dp/B01AODQEVQ

You may find more by searching with the alternate spelling Grigoryan.

Further info may be difficult to get as he was active in Soviet Russia and perhaps before.

I found a photo of him playing in some unusual place which I forget but I accidentally closed the tab. Sorry.


Edited: July 19, 2022, 9:53 AM · Just a thought. If you are taking any kind of risk playing something by Grigorian, aren't you taking a Grigorian chance?

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