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Episode #3471

Music from the Armenian Diaspora

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Listen to music from the Armenian diaspora on this New Sounds program. Hear the duduk, that distinctive double reed instrument, by the “Master of the Duduk,” Djivan Gasparyan, in many different combinations, from Gasparyan’s collaboration with Canadian-American producer Michael Brook’s electric guitar, to a work featuring the cellist Maya Beiser.  Then, hear Gasparyan’s duduk in a work by the Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi.  There's also music from the recent release by violist Nicolas Cords (of Brooklyn Rider) playing a work by Alan Hovanhess.  

Sample some music by Eve Beglarian, based on the traditional Armenian song “I will not be sad in this world,” arranged for flute and tape effects.  Plus, more traditionally informed music by another of the country's leading duduk performers Vardan Grigorian. All that, and more.

PROGRAM # 3471, Music from the Armenian Diaspora  (First aired on 5/21/2013)                                                

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

The Sharakan Early Music Ensemble

The Music of Armenia, Vol. 2

Our es mayr im (Mother, where are you?), excerpt [1:40]

Celestial Harmonies 13116
www.harmonies.com

Marya Martin, flute Colette Valentine, piano

Eight Visions: A New Anthology for Flute and Piano

Eve Beglarian: I Will Not Be Sad In This World [6:24]

Naxos #8559629
www.naxos.com

Vardan Grigoryan  

In the Shadow of the Song

In the Shade [7:20]

Felmay 8189
www.felmay.it

Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook

Black Rock

Fallen Star [4:11]

Real World Records 46230, reissued as CDRW73
realworldrecords.com

Ludovico Einaudi (Piano), Djivan Gasparyan (Duduk) Alessandro Radici (Electronics), Stefano Dall'Ora (Double Bass)

Eden Roc

Einaudi: Yerevan [2:24]

Ponderosa 14
www.ponderosa.it

Epiphany Project

Hin Dagh

Havakveer [3:50]

Epiphany 0008 www.shop.epiphanyrecords.com
www.naregatsi.org

Nicholas Cords

Recursions

Hovhaness: Chahagir [5:46]

In a Circle Records
www.nicholascords.com OR www.amazon.com

Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robyn Schulkovsky, percussion

Hayren - Music of Komitas and Tigran Mansurian

Havik (arr.  Tigran Mansurian) [4:44]

ECM 1754
www.ecmrecords.com

Maya Beiser

Provenance

Djivan Gasparyan: Memories [7:00]

Innova 778
www.innova.mu

Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Ara Dinkjian

Tears of Dignity

Herunazel [4:00]

Libra Music L.M. 004
Out of print, but try Amazon.com

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Comments [2]

Jean Mensing from New York City

I too would like the play list of Armenian music. I was transfixed. thank you

May. 22 2013 10:04 AM
Michael Levi from New York City

Can you send me the play list from the show last night. The music was so beautiful...would love to get some of it. Especially the last cello piece.

Thanks

May. 22 2013 08:19 AM

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