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.
Parallels are made between the monodic Gregorian choral "O Salutaris hostia" ("O Saving Victim"), Pierre de la Rue's polyphonic motet of the same name, and Ian Garbarek's improvisation of it.
The broadcast is dedicated to the great French chess player and composer André Danican Philidor.
The broadcast presents the collaboration between Hilliard ensemble and saxophonist Jan Garbarek. You'll also listen to Cristóbal de Morales's choral "Miserere mei" ("Have Mercy on Me") where Garbarek performs various improvisations.
The third part of the broadcast presents Joseph Szigeti, Grigory Sokolov, Dimitris Sgouros, Nathan Milstein, Helmut Walcha, and Itzhak Perlman.
The second part of the broadcast presents Yekaterina Novitskaya and Joshua Bell.
The first part of the broadcast presents Yehudi Menuhin, Branislav Huberman, Robertino Loreti, Peter Schreier, and Komitas.
The broadcast presents the reflection of David's Psalm 51 in sharakans and in compositions by Gregorio Allegri, Mozart and others.
Famous German organist Helmut Walcha's life was a victory of spirit over matter. Before losing his vision, he would learn Bach's works by heart, keeping them in his memory. In this way, Walcha tried to keep the setting sun. This broadcast is about Walcha's life.
The broadcast is dedicated to the life and works of one of the pioneers of the German Enlightenment, a composer who had the credo of making the art of music popular and more accessible.
The broadcast presents parallels between different interpretations of Brams' compositions.
The broadcast is dedicated to the life and works of the brilliant German composer J.S. Bach.
The broadcast presents the various tempo interpretations of Bach's works by Richter, Gould, Fischer, Feinberg, and Wanda Landowska.
The broadcast presents parallels between different arrangements and performances of compositions by Bach, Komitas, Tigran Mansuryan, Edgar Hovhannisyan, and Sayat Nova.
The first part of the broadcast is dedicated to Bach's Piano Concert No. 1 in different interpretations by Edwin Fischer and Glenn Gould.
The broadcast discusses the peculiarities of Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet" and its reflection in Chaikovsky's overture-fantasia of the same name.
The broadcast is dedicated to the Austrian composer Anton Webern's songs written to the words of the great expressionist poet Georg Trakl.
The broadcast discusses the influence of Sayat Nova's legacy on the works of Armenian composers.
The broadcast is dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 and Arnold Schönberg's Cantata "A Survivor From Warsaw."
The broadcast presents the opening ceremony of the Aram Khachaturian International Competition for Conductors, the competition's jury members, and guests. It also gives the opportunity to listen to Aram Khachaturian's works performed by the Youth Orchestra and those jury members who are conductors.