The Tagharan program is dedicated to the spiritual and folk branches of Armenian music. At the heart of the creation of the program is the idea of kinship of these two branches, which was first scientifically dealt with by Komitas. In the episodes of the program, we consider the relationship between Armenian folk and sacred music branches, present the stages of their historical development and their genre manifestations, describe the music component of folk and Church rites, reflect on the most important works of Church singing art as well as discuss actual problems of Armenian medieval studies and folklore with specialists.
This episode is dedicated to the activity of the notable musician and folklorist, student of Vardapet Komitas, Mihran Toumajan (1890-1973). The guest of our program is musicologist Zaven Tagakchyan, a candidate of art history, senior researcher at the Institute of Arts of NAS RA, head of the Aram Kocharyan Audio Library of the same institute.