Contralto Seda Amir-Karayan released the CD entitled "Wehmut" ("Wistfulness") in
Germany. The CD was recorded with pianist Götz Payer where along german music
were also the works by Komitas. “I came to the conclusion that I was singing my
biography on this CD: where I came from and where I am now "S. Amir-Karayan told
ANM. The CD also includes works by Mahler and Schumann (on the poetry of Joseph
von Eichendorff, Friedrich Rückert).
It is called "Wehmut" based on the title of one of Schumann's songs whicհ is
very appropriate with Komitas’s state of mind. “Whenever I have the opportunity
to choose the program, I definitely sing Komitas. That is my mission. If I can
be helpful to Armenia, I will and I take it very seriously. ”
According to her, Komitas' songs are both common and unusual for a foreign
audience. They mention that our songs are very sad. The people were singing what
they felt. After all, the genetic code dictates to sing sad songs.