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Episode #3286

Caucasus Mountain Music

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Watch out for more music for the duduk (a reed instrument indigenous to Armenia) than you can shake a stick at!  We'll hear from the Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble, along with music from Andrew Cronshaw's latest cross-cultural collaboration (Armenian & British), "The Unbroken Surface of Snow," at times an unlikely combination of zither and duduk. 

There's also traditional Georgian music in choral arrangements and in a solo clarinet version by Evan Ziporyn.  Plus, music from the Greek singer Savina Yannatou and her band, in Armenian.

PROGRAM # 3286, Caucasus Mountain Music  (First aired on 1/4/2012)                                                

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Other Georgia

Ancient Harmonies from a Distant Land

Rustavi Choir: Tsintsqaro, excerpt [1:30]

www.cdbaby.com

www.theothergeorgia.us

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico

Songs of an Other

Sareri Hovin Mernem  [5:34]

ECM 2057
www.ecmrecords.com

Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble /Levon Eskenian

Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff

Armenian Song [2:37]
Caucasian Dance [3:47]

ECM 2236
www.ecmrecords.com

The Rustavi Choir

 Georgian Voices

Orovela [5:29]

Nonesuch/Explorer #79224** www.nonesuch.com *

Andrew Cronshaw

The Unbroken Surface of Snow

Im Hogutz [12:00]

CV 2009
www.cloudvalley.com
andrewcronshaw.com

Maya Beiser

Provenance

Djivan Gasparian: Memories [7:00]

Innova 778
www.innova.mu

Kitka

Sanctuary A Cathedral Concert

Tsmindao Ghmerto (“Holy God”), excerpt [1:50]

www.kitka.org
OR
www.cdbaby.com

Evan Ziporyn

Bang On A Can Classics

Tsmindao Ghmerto (“Holy God”) [4:08]

Cantaloupe Music CA21010
cantaloupemusic.com

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico

Sumiglia

Ganchum Em Yar Ari [3:11]

ECM Records #1903
www.ecmrecords.com

Comments [4]

FRANCOIS FLEURY from istanbul

music from the heart, between two world music, the Caucasus is among the walkers gnade steppe toward the sunrise and sunset of those.
Thank you to Gurdjieff for allowing us to make this journey of adventure of man in search of their roots buried at the bottom of his spine

Feb. 05 2012 04:27 PM
Berge from Nassau Co, NY

What a pleasent surprise to hear Armenian music. Reminds me of my childhood days of the family get-to-gethers and dance parties.

Jan. 04 2012 11:45 PM
Ron Mwangaguhunga from Williamsburg

Thanks for the touch of Gurdjieff in the night!

Jan. 04 2012 11:38 PM
Evangeline Kim from New York City

Andrew Cronshaw's "The Unbroken Surface of Snow" is already such a favorite of mine. Wonderful to hear on New Sounds!

Jan. 04 2012 11:35 PM

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