Caucasus Mountain Music


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)                                                





The Other Georgia

Ancient Harmonies from a Distant Land

Rustavi Choir: Tsintsqaro, excerpt [1:30]

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico

Songs of an Other

Sareri Hovin Mernem  [5:34]

ECM 2057

Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble /Levon Eskenian

Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff

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

ECM 2236

The Rustavi Choir

 Georgian Voices

Orovela [5:29]

Nonesuch/Explorer #79224** *

Andrew Cronshaw

The Unbroken Surface of Snow

Im Hogutz [12:00]

CV 2009

Maya Beiser


Djivan Gasparian: Memories [7:00]

Innova 778


Sanctuary A Cathedral Concert

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

Evan Ziporyn

Bang On A Can Classics

Tsmindao Ghmerto (“Holy God”) [4:08]

Cantaloupe Music CA21010

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico


Ganchum Em Yar Ari [3:11]

ECM Records #1903