Episode #2875

New Armenian Music

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Listen to some new recordings of old Armenian music on this edition of New Sounds.  Isabel Bayrakdarian sings the songs of Gomidas (Komitas) and violist Kim Kashkashian plays the music of Tigran Mansurian.  We'll also hear from New York’s Epiphany Project and the vocal trio Zulal as well.  Plus, the Greek singer Savina Yannatou interprets traditional Armenian songs and there's music from duduk player Gevorg Dabaghyan and the Komitas Strings, and the choir Kitka. 

PROGRAM # 2875, Music from Armenia (First aired on Wed., 12/10/08)






Divine Liturgy

Excerpt [1:30]

New Albion #033*


Sanctuary : a Cathedral Concert

Gorani [5:30]

Diaphonica Records 20081 OR

Gevorg Dabaghyan & Komitas Quartet

Lost Songs From Eden

Water From the Mountain [3:30]

Traditional Crossroads #4335

The Music of Armenia

Vol. 2: The Shoghaken Ensemble

Our Es Mayr Im [4:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13116

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Gomidas Songs

Chinar Es [4:00] Oror [2:30]

Nonesuch #511487**

Savina Yannatou

Songs of an Other

Sareri hovin mermen [5:30]

ECM #2057** *

Epiphany Project

Hin dagh

Havakveer [4:00]

Kim Kashkashian

Hayren: Music of Tigran Mansurian & Komitas

Havik [4:30]

ECM 1754** *


Notes to a Crane

Msho Geghen -- The Village of Mush [3:15]

ECM 1754** OR*

Kim Kashkashian

Hayren: Music of Tigran Mansurian & Komitas

Garun a [2:22]

See above.


Notes to a Crane

Oror [1:49]

See above.

Comments [3]

Anna Movsisyan from London

Komitas is in Eastern Armenian, Gomidas is in Western Armenian.
Armenian is decided into Eastern and Western (mainly) but there are also a lot of dialects even within Armenia and the Diaspora.

Jun. 28 2013 06:53 AM
alice acemyan from Bernardsville, nj

i agree with Rafi. Kudos for such great programming.

Jan. 02 2011 11:35 PM
Rafi Krikorian from Millburn, NJ

What beautiful melodies, thanks for sharing my heritage with the New York metro area distinguished listeners.

Jan. 02 2011 11:18 PM

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