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08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - Spiritual DISCUSSIONS ON SYNOPTIC GOSPELS (REPEAT), 11:00 - Armenian Composers and Performers (Repeat), 12:00 - AKUNK, 14։00 - World Classical Music, 15:00 - Great Ideas, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - History of My Church, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - History of My Church, 22:00 - Akunk (Repeat), 23:00 - World Classical Music (Repeat), 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - Akunk (Repeat), 11:00 - Great Ideas, 12:02 - Spiritual Discussions (Live), 14:00 - Introduction to the Bible, 15:00 - Armenian Masters of Landscape Painting, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 22:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 23:00 - Introduction to the Bible, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 11։00 - World Classical Music (Repeat), 12:00 - World View, 14:00 - Shades of Art, 15:00 - Our Cinema, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 22:00 - World View (Repeat), 23:00 - Shades of Art, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - World View (Repeat), 11:00 - Selected Literary Works (Repeat), 12:00 - Mirror, 14:00 - Book of Sirach, 15:00 - Pearls of Music Theater, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Hour of Tales, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Hour of Tales, 22:00 - Mirror (Repeat), 23:00 - Book of Sirach, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 11:00 - Great Ideas, 12:00 - Voskeporik, 13:00 - Shades of Art, 14:00 - Armenian Composers and Performers (Repeat), 15:00 - Selected Literary Works (Repeat), 16:00 - World Classical Music (Repeat), 17:00 - Mirror (Repeat), 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Hour of Tales, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Hour of Tales, 22:00 - Voskeporik, 23:00 - Great Ideas, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian),
programs
A Surprise Meeting
Tuesday 12:00, 22:00
Wednesday 10:00
Sunday 14:00
Akunk
Monday 14:00, 23:00
Tuesday 11:00
Saturday 14:00
Armenian Composers and Performers
Wednesday 15:00
Armenian Masters of Landscape Painting
Friday 14:00, 23:00
Book of Sirach
Commemorative Days and Dates
Monday 08:02, 20:02
Tuesday 08:02, 20:02
Wednesday 08:02, 20:02
Thursday 08:02, 20:02
Friday 08:02, 20:02
Saturday 08:02, 20:02
Sunday 08:02, 20:02
Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.)
Monday 18:00, 24:02
Tuesday 18:00, 24:02
Wednesday 18:00, 24:02
Thursday 18:00, 24:02
Friday 18:00, 24:02
Saturday 18:00, 24:02
Sunday 18:00, 24:02
Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian)
Tuesday 15:00
Wednesday 11:00
Saturday 11:00, 23:00
Great Ideas
Monday 19:00, 21:00
Tuesday 19:00, 21:00
History of My Church
Friday 19:00, 21:00
Saturday 19:00, 21:00
Sunday 19:00, 21:00
Hour of Tales
Wednesday 14:00, 23:00
Sunday 13:00
Introduction to the Bible
Friday 12:00, 22:00
Saturday 17:00
Mirror
Thursday 15:00
Our Cinema
Friday 15:00
Sunday 15:00
Pearls of Music Theater
Prayers
Monday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00
Wednesday 09:00
Thursday 09:00
Friday 09:00
Saturday 09:00
Sunday 09:00
Reflections
Monday 15:00
Friday 11:00
Saturday 15:00
Selected Literary Works
Monday 11:00
Thursday 14:00, 23:00
Saturday 13:00
Shades of Art
Wednesday 12:02, 22:00
Thursday 10:00
Saturday 10:00
Spiritual Discussions
Monday 12:02, 22:00
Tuesday 10:00
Sunday 10:00
Spiritual Discussions On Synoptic Gospels
Monday 10:00
Saturday 12:00, 22:00
Sunday 23:00
Voskeporik
Tuesday 14։00, 23:00
Thursday 11։00
Saturday 16:00
World Classical Music
Thursday 12:00, 22:00
Friday 10:00
Sunday 22:00
World View
Wednesday 19:00, 21:00
Thursday 19:00, 21:00
Zatik, Program for Children
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Host - Olya Nurijanyan
Broadcast Schedule
Monday - 14:00, 23:00
Tuesday - 11:00
Saturday - 14:00
Contacts:
olya@vem.am
Armenian Composers and Performers

How is Armenian music perceived in the world today? How is Armenian music presented in the world? At this present time, how successful are Armenian musicians? What should be the future of Armenian music?

Armenian music is used as a vehicle for presenting Armenian culture. Music can be analyzed as a component of an overall cultural strategy. Also considered is the interrelationship between music and education. These themes and others are presented in a live discussion on the show. The show features well-known Armenian composers and performers.

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24 September Let's Go to Harichavank for Recovery

"...Take Komitas with you. There are no swamps or mosquitoes in Harich. Komitas will certainly recover from malaria there, otherwise his life is in danger if he stays in Etchmiadzin this summer…" These words open the book of memoirs "My Memories of Komitas" by historian, linguist, vardapet, Kevorkian Seminary teacher, Director of Etchmiadzin Printing House Yervand Ter-Minassian, who was originally from Harich. In 1905, Komitas went to Harich Monastery for recovery and recorded 34 new songs within 6-7 weeks. It is even sais that it is in Harich that Komitas formed his first big choir.
Four years ago, knowing this story and wanting to organize a festival, Tigran Hekekyan followed the star of Komitas to Harich Monastery...

 

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17 September Dedication to Anahit Tsitsikyan

Strong and crystal expression, warm transferability, and influential immediacy... The assessments given to her research work from her first  performance to the glorious end are uniquely rich. "Anahit Tsitsikyan is a glorious image in the firmament of modern Armenian culture. A talented violinist, honored artist of the Republic of Armenia, deep researcher of the Armenian performing arts, pedagogue and publicist, person with diverse interests," writes musicologist, doctor of arts Margarit Rukhkyan.

 

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10 September To Yerevan From Davit Halajyan

In the movie "Lorik," the composer of its music sings about the miracles happened in his fairy town, his beloved Yerevan, with colors that he took from the finest and familiar feelings. "I was working like an artist. There was the picture, and I would take my own melodies out of my treasury," says the composer.

 

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03 September Music Treasures from Armenia

In 2013, by the enthusiastic and caring efforts of well-known figures of contemporary Armenian musical art Tigran Hekekyan, Sona Hovhannisyan, Sarine Avtandilyan and Yuri Yuzbashyan, the Association of Armenian Choral Conductors was created. The chairman of this public organization is young conductor Kristine Sharoyan, who carries out unlimited performing and social activities. Thanks to her service, the world family of Armenian conductors lives in an enthusiastic tempo and with mature target programs. One of such projects is the new album titled "Music Treasures: Armenia."

 

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30 July A Road To... (Part II)

The second part of the talk with composer Vagharshak (Vago) Zakaryan begins with his memories from the Moscow period: "That period was a phase for rethinking. But I wanted to come home. I regret returning so late; I regret leaving this place. I can feel complete only in my area." Let's continue getting acquainted with this musician who was once asked in surprise by violist Yuri Bashmet, "Why don't we know you"?

 

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23 July We Are All Loriks...

"Lorik" is a new film about the actor and the invisible great power of art. After watching it on the big screen, we take with us reflections on the endless dialogue of theater and cinema, actor and human, fairy tales and reality, childhood and maturity, blindness and sight, life and death, and remember a few phrases of the film's characters: "Sorry, I played your role in my own way, but it seems not bad" (Lorik)... "I'm a worker stuck to the ground; I have been and will remain such, while you are a robber" (Artur's grandfather)... "In this life we need nothing but love" (aunt)... Our guests are two Loriks: the author of the idea, co-writer and main actor of the film Mikayel Poghosyan and its general producer and co-writer Martiros Minasyan.

 

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16 July Color of Sound

Pianist Armen-Levon Manaseryan who studies in Belgium started his musical journey under the guidance of famous pedagogues Shushanik Babayan and Sergey Sarajyan, and received the skill of drawing from his artist grandmother, Aida Boyajyan. These two gifts were combined in his first album titled "Color of Sound" and released by KNS Classical. The album contains "Piano Dances" by Komitas and "Pictures from the Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky. Musicologist Astghik Martirosyan also took part in the works of the CD release.

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09 July A Road to...(Part I)

"Remember that we have much to do" – the final call of director Grigory Gyardushyan's film "Road to David of Sassoun" may have a value of epigraph for Vagharshak (Vago) Zakaryan. In the creative life of the composer, who has studied in the professional school of Edvard Baghdasaryan and Edvard Mirzoyan, and, generally, each work carried out in cultural sphere, has the potential of leaven. In the first part of our talk, you'll listen to excerpts from the composer's "Ricercar," from the piano sonata, a piece for cello from "Verbo Primo," and a soundtrack from the movie "A Road to David of Sassoun."

 

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02 July The Girl Singing Zanger

Once during the concert of Robert Amirkhanyan, musicologist Mher Navoyan "heard" how Seda who sang only secular songs could also sing sacred songs very well. Soloist of Arevik choir, classic performer of Robert Amirkhanyan's songs, and velvet pillar of the choir of Geghard Monastery – such was the first stage of the Germany-based singer Seda Amir-Karayan's creative life.

 

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25 June The Strong Pianist

Armen Aharonyan studied in the piano classes of Yakov Zargaryan and Georgy Sarajyan. When Arno Babajanian listened to the performance of this young musician who differed from many other musicians, he concluded: "You will go far." Since 1980, our guest has lived in a faraway country: his life has joined the American motley highway and beats the music rhythms of this country. In 2018, a concert return will take place: the pianist is going to perform in Yerevan and Stepanakert.

 

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18 June An Armenian Contralto in the Country of Bach

Nowadays, Seda Amir-Karayan is a long-awaited singer at the most serious concerts of German music life. She performs in Berlin and Cologne philharmonic societies, music festivals in Stuttgart and Rheingau, and historical spiritual and secular concert halls in Germany. In the first part of our talk, you can listen to works by Gabriel Fauré, Philip Emmanuel Bach, Franz Schubert, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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11 June Wind Apotheosis

In the history of Armenian culture, the brightest performing and creative tradition of wind music is associated with the name of Alexander Arutiunian, and his every step was directed to the future. One of the evidences for this is the 2nd International Festival of Wind Instruments named after Alexander Arutiunian, which will be held from June 12 to 15,  2018. We talk about this aspect of the composer's life and creative heritage with his daughter, pianist Narine Harutyunyan.

 

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04 June The Voice of Masis

We are getting acquainted with Berlin-based tenor, songwriter Masis Arakelyan. His solo concert in Yerevan will be held at Komitas Museum-Institute on June 10, at 19:00. The entrance to the concert dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan will be free. The program includes nine songs by Komitas, the song cycle "A Poet's Love" by Robert Schumann, and the singer's own songs. Do not be surprised if you listen to the songs of these three authors alternately – this is the idea of the singer.

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28 May A Choir that Has Become a Temple

The Little Singers of Armenia – our walking ambassadors – performed in festivals and concerts in Germany, Czech Republic and Georgia in the spring of 2018. The new and charmed audience shouted out: "If Armenian children are such, then what about their parents and country!" says our guest Tigran Hekekyan, the chief conductor of the choir, and shares his impressions with us from those days of the firework of human relations.

 

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21 May Picking up Ears of Corn: Mihran Tumajan (1890-1973)

This is the name of the temporary exhibition of the year 2018 at Komitas Museum-Institute. Until December, each visitor will be illuminated by the personality and work of one of the five pupils of Komitas – Mihran Tumajan – an honest and conscientious figure of Armenian culture, a man with great inner strength. Our guests are Nairi Khachaturyan, the creator of the exhibition, and Gayane Amiragyan, the scholarly consultant, editor of the album of exhibits and of scholarly articles. During our broadcast, you'll also listen to several performances from the CD attached to the book.

 

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14 May Nine Steps from Gluck to Wagner

Some months ago, the Komitas Publishing House published Yerevan Conservatory Associate Professor, pianist Naira Khachatryan's new collection, "Marches from Operas," of piano works arranged for four hands. Our guest, Naira Khachatryan, says she had always had heated discussions with the publisher of the book, Ruzanna Yesayan, and had played those pieces with her to make sure they are suitable for playing. During the broadcast, you'll listen to some performances by Naira Khachatryan and Narine Yengibaryan.

 

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07 May I Play for You

Diana Adamyan, a first-year student in Eduard Tadevosyan’s class at Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan, has won the first place at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in 2018. This performance of hers has been the most prominent among her many performances over the last years, at different competitions and concerts. During our talk, we also broadcast some of her performances in different phases of the competition in Geneva, including excerpts from Bruch’s Concerto, from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4, from a work specially written for the competition by Klartag, and from Kreisler’s Miniature Viennese March.

 

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30 April The Noble Shade of Qanun

Anzhela Atabekyan is the classic of the strong movement created in the performing and pedagogical art of the Armenian qanun in the second half of the 20th century. The strongest and lyrical path of the Armenian qanun begins with her. "I can't imagine my life without qanun," confesses our guest.

 

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23 April Women and Spain

The old and new music pieces  performed by pianist Sofia Melikyan get a wise and comprehensible interpretation. In 2018, she has issued the albums "Women" and "Spanish Piano Music" where the opuses by Gubaydulina, Granados and Chtchyan have a very unique, personal sound. Beside these works in the albums, there are also pieces that create a fresh performing tradition.

 

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16 April 165 Years Ago

"Contemporaries called Kristapor Kara-Murza an "Itinerant school." He created a movement in favor of four-voice singing, instilled love for the mother tongue, spread folk songs, inspired respect for the folk music," wrote musicologist Matevos Muradyan. This episode of our program reminds an essay dedicated to the anniversary of Kara-Murza, one of the senior classics of the Armenian composer school.

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09 April Beginning of the Generation Change

 From March 17 to 23, the 6th Republican Competition of Young Concertmаsters named after Heghine Ter-Ghevondyan, founder of the Department for Preparation of Concertmаsters at Yerevan State Conservatory, was held. The new generation of the Armenian concertmаster school presented itself with an enormous potential this time. It is attested by the winners, two of whom are our guests, Martin Shahbazyan (1st place) and Tigran Petrosyan (2nd place). During our broadcast, you'll listen to the competition performances, including works by Spendiaryan, Mussorgsky, Mahler, Verdi, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff.

 

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02 April The Two-Volume Chrestomathy by the Master Educator

When playing works of different styles and times, it is necessary to subject duduk to the artistic rules of the work played. We're talking with Artak Asatryan and Georgi Minasyan Junior about the newly published Chrestomathy comprised by their teacher, the merited figure of Armenian music art, Georgi Minasyan. "The more I examine world music, the more I understand the universal value of Narekatsi's taghs," says Artak Asatryan. You'll listen to music pieces by Komitas, Vivaldi, R. Amirkhanyan and Mozart that are arranged for duduk and were performed during the presentation of the Chrestomathy.

 

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26 March Komitas. English Feedback

"Intoxicated with Purity," "Unexpected Modernism," "Archaic and Amazing"… Such headlines in the most serious German periodicals  responded to the birth of the album "Komitas. Seven Songs" released by ECM Records. The music pieces are rendered in the interpretation of Lusine Grigoryan, lecturer at Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas. English periodicals, "Gramophone" and "BBC Music," also wrote about this album in the form of an article and an interview.

 

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19 March Soviet Primadonna

"This singer who was born in Moscow, was educated in Russian educational establishments and who communicated with Russian and world music art has been instilled with the culture of her ethnic ancestors through her mother's milk and has been engaged in its good popularization in her entire creative life," wrote the famous singer Sergey Yakovenko. This episode of the program is dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Zaruhi Dolukhanyan, a diamond of Soviet-Armenian chamber vocal art.

 

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