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.
Star Quartet: This episode analyzes the form and content of Beethoven's Quartet No. 8 and explains nature's reflection in the mirror of music.
The Star-Light Sky is Above: This episode explains issues of harmony between nature and art.
This episode is dedicated to the art of violinist Eduard Tadevosyan, Head of Komitas National Quartet, RA People's Artist, laureate of international competitions.
The episode characterizes the creative image of Brahms, and the features of his art.
The 2nd part of the episode presents Komitas's years of study in Berlin, and his participation in the works and concert tours of the International Music Society.
In the first part of this episode, we present Komitas as a singer, conductor, ethnographer, and founder of the Armenian national school of composers.
This episode presents the structure of Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross" and draws parallels between the works of the same name by composers of different times.
The episode presents the birth, development and application of the genre of the hymn "Ave Maria" in the art of different composers.
The episode is dedicated to two works based on Arnold Böcklin’s painting "Isle of the Dead" — Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Poem and a poetic series by Kostan Zaryan.
The episode elucidates the form and content of the innovative concert, and draws parallels with other works of the author.
The episode is dedicated to the genealogy of the genre of concerto. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 is presented as a perfect example of this genre.
The episode draws a parallel between the art, worldview and ideals of Gregory of Narek and Johann Sebastian Bach, and attempts to find though distant, but common ground and principles.
The episode is dedicated to the concert series "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi. The author presents the "dialogue" between humans and nature and its reflection in music.
This episode presents the history of the creation of Igor Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, its premiere, characteristics given by Stravinsky, and the plastic nature of its music.
The episode presents the comic Coffee Cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach. In an example of one family, this cantata reflects the different opinions raised around this drink imported to Europe.
The episode presents the biography and work of Aram Khachaturian in the period between the two world wars of the 20th century.
The episode is dedicated to the life and work of Makar Ekmalyan, and to his contribution to sacred music.
This episode is dedicated to the life and works of Heinrich Schütz who is regarded as the founder of the German school of composition.
The episode presents the creative portrait of Georg Philipp Telemann, his innovations and contribution to the art of music.
The episode is dedicated to the mission of the God-inspired art of Johann Sebastian Bach as the highest manifestation of the human spirit.
In this episode, works of different composers on the theme of these words of Jesus are juxtaposed.
In the choppy sea of mature Beethoven’s art, the first two concerts are lucid, quiet, elegant creations. The Second Concert was composed before the First Concert and is fettered by traditions.
Piano playing was not in the scope of interest of Beethoven. But his teacher Neefe managed to evoke the performance talent of the great musician. Soon Beethoven was known as an inimitable improviser. He was a composer and an interpreter at the same time. Later, this road led him to the First Piano Concert where the new powerful talent of the 25-year-old composer was reflected.
This episode outlines the creative portrait of Alexander Spendiaryan and presents his contribution to Armenian music culture.