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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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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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The first part of this issue is dedicated to the firstborn of classical romance, Mozart's song "Violet," and the second part presents Schubert's song "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel." Both songs are based on Goethe's lyrics. If "Violet" is a dramatic scene, "Gretchen" is a tragic one. Both songs are innovative and dominated by purely musical laws and intermediate development, which is clearly expressed in the accompaniment. Both songs predetermined the further development of this genre.

 

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02 June Two Songs — Mozart's "Violet" and Schubert's "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel"

The first part of this issue is dedicated to the firstborn of classical romance, Mozart's song "Violet," and the second part presents Schubert's song "Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel." Both songs are based on Goethe's lyrics. If "Violet" is a dramatic scene, "Gretchen" is a tragic one. Both songs are innovative and dominated by purely musical laws and intermediate development, which is clearly expressed in the accompaniment. Both songs predetermined the further development of this genre.

 

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26 May Johannes Brahms

The episode is dedicated to the life and creative path of the German composer of the XIX century Johannes Brahms. In his works, the composer summed up the achievements of Western European music during the 500 years of its development.

 

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19 May Lent Chants

This episode presents Lent chants of the Armenian Church. They are performed by Akn Choir (conductor Aram Kerovpyan, soloist Fr. Vrtanes Uluhodjian).

 

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12 May Stepan Lusikyan, Golgotha (Part II)

The second part of the episode continues presenting the analysis of the form and content of the concert, revealing its influences and symbols, and deciphering their meaning. The episode ends with a recording of the author's performance of the concert with the Orchestra of Halle Opera House (conductor Roland Kluttig).

 

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05 May Stepan Lusikyan, Golgotha (Part I)

The Piano Concerto "Golgotha" is the "swan song" of the composer Stepan Lusikyan and, according to Svetlana Navasardyan, "the golden rose that he put on the pedestal of music." The first part of this episode presents the musical field where this "golden rose" opened.

 

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28 April Mikayel Maluntsyan

This episode is dedicated to the prominent conductor and teacher Mikayel Maluntsyan. "Mikayel Maluntsyan is a musician with great erudition, and a first-class conductor," said Aram Khachaturian. While Jean Ter-Merguerian admitted that "playing with Mikayel Maluntsyan is happiness."

 

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21 April Komitas, By the Rivers of Babylon

The episode is dedicated to Komitas's cantata written on the basis of Psalm 137, which he created while studying at the Berlin Conservatory. The Psalm describes the tragedy of the Jews captured in Babylon, which was in tune with the state of Komitas’s spirit that was shaken by the 1896 Van massacre.

 

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14 April Richard Strauss, Salome

This episode is dedicated to the Opera "Salome" by Richard Strauss, which, according to Romain Rolland, is a "monstrous masterpiece." The opera reflects the beheading of John the Baptist at the request of Salome and by order of King Herod, and the subsequent events.

 

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07 April Johann Sebastian Bach, St. John Passion

This episode illustrates the idea, drama, and structure of St. John Passion by Bach, and deciphers the symbols found in it, thus contributing to a deeper understanding of this work.

 

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31 March Johann Sebastian Bach, The Organ Booklet

This episode presents "The Organ Booklet" by Bach—a collection of polyphonic arrangements of religious songs. According to A. Schweitzer, it is one of the greatest achievements of the entire music world, a dictionary of Bach's musical language, and a key to understand his art.

 

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24 March Myths оf Karol Szymanowski

This episode presents "Myths: Three Poems for Violin and Piano" by Szymanowski. The plot of this musical series is taken from Ovid's poem "Metamorphoses." The problems of the embodiment of nature and mythological images in music are also discussed.

 

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10 March Hafezian

Based on Johann Goethe's "West-Eastern Divan," this issue of the program explores the influence of Persian poetry on Western poetry. The host presents and analyzes F. Schubert’s and I. Brahms’ songs composed to Hafiz's words, and shows the importance of the mission of art and culture in the reconciliation and harmony of the East and the West.

 

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03 March Polish Mozart

The episode is dedicated to the life and work of Frederic Chopin. It also touches upon the tragic nature of his work, which is expressed by the ruffles of the musician's shattered soul and yearning heart.

 

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25 February Georg Friedrich Handel (Part II)

The second part of this episode covers the London period of Handel's life and work, when his ascent in the genres of oratorio and opera took place. The host continues to draw parallels between Handel and Bach, and notes Handel's influence on other composers.

 

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18 February Georg Friedrich Handel (Part I)

The first part of this episode is dedicated to the life and work of Handel, his activities in Germany, Italy, and England, and to the period of creation of his first operas and oratorios. Parallels are drawn between Handel and Bach.

 

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11 February In Memory of An Angel

This episode is dedicated to the Violin Concerto by Alban Berg, the lord of “wonderful, stunning and phenomenal sound combinations” (Stravinsky).

 

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