Caucasus Mountain Music (Special Podcast)


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.

Special thanks to our New Sounds Spring Intern, Caroline, for her help in securing these permissions.  Extra thanks to New Sounds Summer Intern Ross Harriss, for more production help

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


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