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Episode #2875

New Armenian Music

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Komitas

Divine Liturgy

Excerpt [1:30]

New Albion #033 www.newalbion.com*

Kitka

Sanctuary : a Cathedral Concert

Gorani [5:30]

Diaphonica Records 20081 www.kitka.org OR cdbaby.com/cd/kitka6

Gevorg Dabaghyan& Komitas Quartet

Lost Songs From Eden

Water From the Mountain [3:30]

Traditional Crossroads #4335 traditionalcrossroads.com

The Music of Armenia

Vol. 2: The Shoghaken Ensemble

Our Es Mayr Im [4:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13116 www.harmonies.com

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Gomidas Songs

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

Nonesuch #511487** www.nonesuch.com

Savina Yannatou

Songs of an Other

Sareri hovin mermen [5:30]

ECM #2057** www.ecmrecords.com *

Epiphany Project

Hin dagh

Havakveer [4:00]

www.epiphanyrecords.com

Kim Kashkashian

Hayren: Music of Tigran Mansurian & Komitas

Havik [4:30]

ECM 1754**
www.ecmrecords.com *

Zulal

Notes to a Crane

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

ECM 1754**
www.zulal.org OR cdbaby.com*

Kim Kashkashian

Hayren: Music of Tigran Mansurian & Komitas

Garun a [2:22]

See above.

Zulal

Notes to a Crane

Oror [1:49]

See above.

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Comments [9]

New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Sorry for that incomplete playlist. We've posted the remainder, including the Zulal. Also, the audio is now available, not as a podcast, but as an on-demand archive. Apologies for the delay.

Jan. 28 2010 11:14 AM
Rachel from NYC

Adding my voice to the request for the rest of the playlist - I especially enjoyed Zulal and would like to track down the pieces you played. Please do more shows from the Caucasus region - there's a bounty of new and stunning sounds.

Jan. 28 2010 12:02 AM
gil from NJ

I caught the beginning of this last nite and was spellbound - I had to turn in for the nite so I missed the rest. I can't find the podcast of the show. Is it still available??

thx! Gil

Jan. 27 2010 04:08 PM
John Baronian from Rego Park

Sorry I misspelled Hasmik Movsisian's name above

Jan. 27 2010 10:28 AM
John Baronian from Rego Park

This was a great show about Armenian Music. Coincidentally at 2:45PM Hasmik Movissian of www.armenianmusic.com is doing a radio show of an Introduction to Armenian Music, tune in online to Women's Radio Group http://www.womeninradio.org.uk/broadcast.htm
to listen to Music of Armenia's online radio show.

Jan. 27 2010 09:59 AM
Nick from NYC

Nice, but where's the rest of the playlist?

Jan. 26 2010 11:57 PM
MICUEN from JAPAN

now listening in Kanagawa, Japan.

it's first time to Armenian music.
They are wonderfully beautiful!!

Jan. 26 2010 11:57 PM
Michael Walters from Stratford, Ontario, Canada

I know this isn't Radiolab...i just really enjoy Radiolab

Jan. 26 2010 11:14 PM
Michael Walters from Stratford, Ontario, Canada

i just tuned in around 11 and what i'm hearing is amazing....GO RADIOLAB

Jan. 26 2010 11:10 PM

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