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.
This episode is dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4, which expresses one of the main ideas of Beethoven's art, "from darkness to light."
The third part of the series dedicated to prodigies presents violinists Jascha Heifetz and
Joseph Szigeti, organist Helmut Walcha, pianists Grigory Sokolov and Dimitris Sgouros, and other prodigies.
The second part of the series dedicated to prodigies presents the achievements of pianist Yekaterina Novitskaya, violinist Joshua Bell, and chess players Judith, Sofia and Susan Polgár.
The first part of the series dedicated to prodigies presents great achievements of Komitas, violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Ginette Neveu, and singers Peter Schreier and Robertino Loreti.
This episode presents the Book of Psalms. The Psalter has 151 psalms, of which 150 are canonical and one is deuterocanonical. The word "psalterion" means both a collection of psalms and the musical instrument that accompanied the singing of psalms. During the broadcast, you'll listen to music works of world composers that are based on the words of psalms.
In this episode of the program, parallels are drawn between Mozart's song "The Violet" ("Das Veilchen") and songs with the same name that are written by other composers.
The second part of the broadcast discusses the issues of interpretation of the series "The Musical Offering."
The first part of the broadcast is dedicated to the history of the creation of the series "The Musical Offering" by Bach and to its instrumentation.
The broadcast discusses St. Gregory of Narek's "Book of Lamentations" copied by the hand of Sayat Nova, and this book's influence on the great ashough's poetry.
The broadcast discusses the issues of conformity and identification of musical and poetical images.
The second part of the broadcast quotes Charles Baudelaire's letter of admiration, the article of the poet, as well as the letters of Wagner and Nietzsche, and an episode from Baudelaire's "Flowers of Evil", which also add some strokes to the creative portrait of Wagner.
The first part of this issue explains the innovations of the composer in opera art and the thorny path leading to the heights of Bayreuth Theater.
The 2nd part of the broadcast features Cyprian Norwid's poem "Chopin's Piano," where the author describes Chopin's perfect art as a challenge against raging forces of evil.
The 1st part of the broadcast highlights the impact of the ups and downs of Chopin's life and fate on his nostalgic music and the latter's reflection in poetry.
In this part of the broadcast, Schweitzer is presented as a physician and a peace advocate who regards development of culture as a powerful means for war prevention.
The broadcast presents Albert Schweitzer as an organist and discusses his aesthetic views and his theory on art.
The broadcast discusses how, in the "iron" age of the creation of nuclear weapon, the panic resulting from the humanity-threatening question "to be or not to be" also intruded into the field of arts.
The broadcast draws parallels between works written on the basis of Psalm 129 by composers of different centuries.
In this talk, composer David Halajyan and Daniel Yerazhisht discuss the role of composers and their art in the development of humans and society.
Listening to Tchaikovsky's violin concerto performed by Michael Rabin, you might find yourself in Yesenin’s Russia. Only the sensitive artist gifted with the grace of transformation could play in such a Russian manner while not living in Russia. The broadcast is dedicated to Michael Rabin who died at the age of 35.
The broadcast is dedicated to the cantata of Johannes Brahms "Song of the Fates" (Gesang der Parzen) and discusses the interrelationship between the content and musicality of the poetical text.
The broadcast presents some works based on the sequence "Dies irae" ("Day of wrath") by composers of the 15th to 17th centuries.
The broadcast is dedicated to the origin of the Catholic chant "Dies irae" ("Day of wrath"), which symbolizes the Last Judgment.
The presence of Beethoven's creation in Armenian spiritual life, contribution of Armenian musicians to the performance of this composer's music and to spreading his ideology.