I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Komitas, The Artist And The Martyr is a book about the life of Komitas, who was one of Armenia’s most famous musical geniuses. He lost both of his parents at a young age, and was brought along to Etchmiadzin, enrolling at its prestigious Seminary. He had a love for Armenian folk and liturgical music from a young age, and that love grew as he got older.
I was really interested in Komitas’ relationships with the Church (although this was a rather estranged relationship) and with Margaret Babayan.
This book was well written and the author has done a lot of work to recount the facts behind his life, and added dialogue to make it more entertaining, and I personally really enjoyed reading what might have been said at that time.
This book highlighted not just the tragedies that struck Komitas, but also showcased his greatest achievements.
I rate this book 5/5 stars!