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Host - Grigor Danielyan (Daniel Erazhisht). Reading: Aida Nersisyan, Sargis Najaryan.
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World Classical Music

The show presents the masterpieces of classics in performance of distinguished musicians, as well as provides comprehensive information about the lives and works of composers and performers, their role and influence on further development of classical music.

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24 November World-Famous Pianist Alexei Lubimov (Part I)

The episode presents Professor Alexei Lubimov, a laureate of international competitions, as a great friend of Armenia who has had creative connections with our music lovers for almost half a century. This is evidenced by his unforgettable concerts, lectures, and meetings. During this episode, you'll listen to two works dedicated to Lubimov—T. Mansuryan's Three Pieces performed by Lubimov himself and Valentin Silvestrov's Second Sonata, which is analyzed in detail.

 

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10 November Albert Einstein, Mozart and the Harmony of the Universe (Part II)

The second part of the episode illustrates Einstein's attitude to composers whom he divides into two groups: subjective, self-centered and objective, selfless artists. He considers Mozart to be the most perfect among the latter. The episode also draws parallels between Mozart and Einstein's  philosophical approaches on life and death.

 

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03 November Albert Einstein, Mozart and the Harmony of the Universe (Part I)

The first part of this episode presents Einstein's thoughts and ideas about the harmony of the universe, the starry sky and arts, as well as the great physicist's expectation and demand that people, communicating with these ideals, become perfect as "the Heavenly Father is perfect."

 

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27 October Johannes Brahms, Song of Destiny

The episode is dedicated to Brahms' "Song of Destiny" Cantata (lyrics by Hölderlin). The cantata contrasts the blissful and free life of celestial beings with the sorrowful existence of destiny-dependant earthlings in this "inhospitable" world.

 

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20 October Komitas and the Armenian National Identity (Part II)

The second part of this episode is dedicated to Komitas's mission. In the most crucial period of Armenian existence, he made his life goal to save and polyphonize the Armenian folk songs and to establish the Armenian national school of composers.

 

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13 October Komitas and the Armenian National Identity (Part I)

"The salvation of the Armenian people is in their spiritual development" (Kostan Zaryan).
The episode illustrates the impact of music on the human soul and society. The host presents Komitas's activity at the conferences of the International Music Society, where he scientifically and practically confirmed that the Armenians do have their own music.

 

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06 October Haydn's Farewell Symphony and the Radii of Interpretation

The episode presents different hypotheses of interpretation of this symphony. The gradual extinguishing of the candles on the music stands, and the consecutive departure of the musicians from the stage, in parallel with the diminution of the sound of music, symbolize the idea of farewell.

 

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The episode is dedicated to the anniversary concert of the Komitas National Quartet that was organized by the Center for Armenian Sacred Music. You'll listen to excerpts from this concert, where pieces by Handel, E. Mirzoyan, Haydn and others were performed with great inspiration. The host also covers the notable quartet's long and glorious journey.

 

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29 September Komitas Quartet - 90: "Constant Value"

The episode is dedicated to the anniversary concert of the Komitas National Quartet that was organized by the Center for Armenian Sacred Music. You'll listen to excerpts from this concert, where pieces by Handel, E. Mirzoyan, Haydn and others were performed with great inspiration. The host also covers the notable quartet's long and glorious journey.

 

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The main theme of this episode is Komitas's "Night Song" based on Goethe's lyrics. The host of the program analyses the song, presenting it within the context of Komitas's works and drawing parallels with Franz Liszt's and Franz Schubert's songs of the same name. He also discusses the cultural harmonization between the East and the West, and other issues.

 

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22 September "Night Song" by Komitas Wispers "Peace Be to All"

The main theme of this episode is Komitas's "Night Song" based on Goethe's lyrics. The host of the program analyses the song, presenting it within the context of Komitas's works and drawing parallels with Franz Liszt's and Franz Schubert's songs of the same name. He also discusses the cultural harmonization between the East and the West, and other issues.

 

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15 September Under the Trend of Baroque Music

The episode presents the "revival" of the music of the Baroque era in the 20th century, the use of the authentic musical instruments and performing style of that era, as well as the study and propagation of the "authentic performance."

 

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08 September Khoren Palyan

The episode is dedicated to the memory of Khoren Palyan, a well-known performer and expert in Armenian church music. The author of the program presents the mission of the famous singer—the promotion of sacred as well as national-patriotic songs, starting from the Soviet time and ending with the end of his earthly life. Palyan's joint concerts with Lusine Zakaryan and organist Vahagn Stamboltsyan have greatly contributed to the Christian education of generations and expanded Armenia's international reputation.

 

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01 September From Heart to Heart

The episode is dedicated to the relationship between fathers and sons in the field of music pedagogy and to the art of directing the younger generation to the "Kingdom" of music. Great teachers of different times and their pupils are discussed, starting from Bach and his children, to L. Auer, H. Nalbandyan, N. Zverev, I. Galamyan, P. Stolyarsky and others. Music pieces for children by Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Komitas, Aram Khachaturian and others are also mentioned.

 

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25 August He Was Applauded by Avetik Isahakyan

The episode is dedicated to the Czech virtuoso violinist and composer Jan Kubelik (1880-1940). Contemporaries called him "New Paganini," "Liszt of the violin." He was a great patriot and held high the dignity of a musician: he refused the noble title and order offered by the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, but accepted with pleasure the portrait of Paganini and a bunch of his hair presented by his son.

 

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18 August Alfred Schnittke, Concert Based on the Words of Narekatsi

The episode is dedicated to the choral concert by Schnittke written on the basis of Narekatsi's "Book of Lamentation." According to the composer, "During the creation of the concert, Narekatsi's spirit hovered in my room... my pen was moved by Narekatsi."

 

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11 August Georg Philipp Telemann

The episode is dedicated to the life and work of George Telemann, a German composer and kapellmeister of the 17th-18th centuries. He was considered an "enlightener" of music: he was the organizer of the first secular concerts and the founder of the first "musical societies." His rich art spans all genres of his time.

 

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04 August Music and Religion (Igor Stravinsky) (Part II)

The second part of this episode presents the translation of one of the chapters of Igor Stravinsky's book "Dialogues," "Music and Religion," in which the composer, in response to Robert Craft, expounds his philosophy of sacred music.

 

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28 July Music and Religion (Igor Stravinsky) (Part I)

The first part of this episode illustrates the crucial role of religion and faith in music, from the Psalms of David to Stravinsky and Schnittke. It also presents masterpieces of sacred music by Bach, Brahms, and Komitas.

 

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21 July Helmut Walcha

This episode presents the devoted representative of German organ art, Helmut Walcha, whose life was a creative feat. After losing his sight at the age of 19, he was able to continue his ascent to Olympus and became one of the most prominent organists of the 20th century.

 

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14 July Heinrich Schütz, Simphoniae Sacrae

This episode is dedicated to Heinrich Schütz (16th c. - 17th c.), the founder of German opera, ballet and oratorio, and analyzes one of his Simphoniae Sacrae that is based on the words of Christ:
"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Mt, 11:28).

 

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07 July Tagh Singing

This episode is dedicated to medieval Armenian musical and poetic art. The taghs "Achkn Tsov i Tsov" by Grigor Narekatsi and "Parergutyun" by Harutyun Alamdaryan as well as the semantics and harmony of their lyrics and melodies are analyzed. Taghs are performed by Alexander Kosemyan, the violist of the Komitas Quartet.

 

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30 June Monody, Polyphony and Sacred Music (Part II)

In the second part of this episode, its author compares the possibilities of monody and polyphony, and based on various sources and his own observations, confirms the fact that polyphonic music is able to more comprehensively express the inner world of humans and their relationship with society, nature and the Creator.

 

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23 June Monody, Polyphony and Sacred Music (Part I)

The first part of this episode presents the historical path taken by monodic music from its origin up to polyphony and homophony. The crucial role of the Church in this process is also emphasized․

 

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16 June Violinist Michael Rabin (1936-1972)

"An exceptional, inexhaustible talent"—this is how Michael Rabin was described by his teacher Ivan Galamian. The host of the program tells about prodigy Michael's life and activity, presents the violinist's achievements, and the originality of his art, the brilliant manifestation of which is the Tchaikovsky concert that sounds in this episode.

 

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This episode presents Bach's Partita No. 2 from violinist Nikolay Madoyan's "marathonian" solo concert where he performed all of Bach's solo sonatas and partitas. This concert was just one of the parts in Madoyan's concert tour. Before that, he had performed all famous pieces of Armenian composers, all 10 sonatas by Beethoven, etc.

 

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09 June Nikolay Madoyan's "Bachiana"

This episode presents Bach's Partita No. 2 from violinist Nikolay Madoyan's "marathonian" solo concert where he performed all of Bach's solo sonatas and partitas. This concert was just one of the parts in Madoyan's concert tour. Before that, he had performed all famous pieces of Armenian composers, all 10 sonatas by Beethoven, etc.

 

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