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.
He was a man with a romantic, artistic temperament. Behind the prickly, uncompromising appearance of Duryan, a warm and loving heart was beating. He didn’t spare himself, demanding the same from others. Outside Armenia he was called Eastern Toscanini. The broadcast completes the creative portrait of this famous Armenian conductor with separate contours.
The broadcast presents the appraisals of the international press given to the activities of maestro Ohan Duryan. Some parallels are drawn between him and other famous conductors.
The broadcast draws parallels between this series of chants and other similar pieces of music.
The broadcast discusses the concert dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Aram Khachaturian and led by conductor Ohan Durian with Armenian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The broadcast presents the second part of the concert dedicated to the memory of Jean Ter-Merguerian, illustrating the interpretations of the music pieces performed at that event.
The second part of the broadcast dedicated to Maestro Ohan Durian covers Daniel Yerazhisht's interview with the famous conductor on September 16, 1991, in Yerevan.
The broadcast is dedicated to the return of famous conductor Ohan Durian to his homeland, Armenia, during the period of the Artsakh Movement of the national liberation struggle. It also discusses the jubilee concert of the Maestro.
The broadcast presents the first part of the concert dedicated to the memory of Jean Ter-Merguerian.
Parallels are made between the monodic Gregorian choral "Ave maris stella" ("Hail, Star of the Sea"), Guillaume Du Fay's polyphonic motet of the same name, and Jan Garbarek's improvisation of it.
The broadcast draws parallels between Mendelssohn and Khachaturian, two composers whose art is a result of different civilizations. Mendelssohn was a prodigy, while Khachaturian started to seriously study music at the age of 19. Both visited Italy, a source of inspiration for people of arts. Khachaturian created his tragic ballet "Spartacus," while Mendelssohn his sunny Italian Symphony. However, between them there is one common thing: they both created masterpieces of art for the whole humanity.
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.