Shades of Art

Shades of Art

The history behind the creation of great musical masterpieces.
The evolution of music and the creation of musical instruments.
The history of classical and folk dances.

  • Host - Tatevik Tananyan
Folia
08/07/2024

Folia

In today’s episode of our dance history series, we delve into the phenomenon known as "folia."

 

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Sarabande
01/07/2024

Sarabande

In today's episode of our dance history series, we present the mysterious sarabande...

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Polka
24/06/2024

Polka

In today's episode, we dive into the lively world of the Czech national dance, the polka.

 

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Tarantella
17/06/2024

Tarantella

In today's episode of our series on the history of dances, we delve into the vibrant and energetic world of the Tarantella, the iconic national dance of Italy.

 

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Minuet
10/06/2024

Minuet

Welcome to our season dedicated to historical dances. In today's episode, we explore the minuet, the beloved dance of Louis XIV, the Sun King of France.

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Celesta
03/06/2024

Celesta

In today’s episode, we dive into the world of the celesta, a unique and enchanting musical instrument. Discover its history, how it works, and hear some beautiful examples of its magical sound.

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Parkapzuk
27/05/2024

Parkapzuk

The instrument we present in today’s episode is known as the "parkapku" or "parkapzuk" in Armenian.

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Accordion
20/05/2024

Accordion

In today's episode, we delve into the history of the accordion, a musical instrument whose invention is credited to our compatriot Cyrill (Kyuregh) Demian.

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Biblical Musical Instruments
06/05/2024

Biblical Musical Instruments

In this episode of our series on musical instruments, we uncover the history and significance of instruments mentioned in the Bible.

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Pan Flute
29/04/2024

Pan Flute

In today's episode, we are spotlighting the musical instrument pan flute, also known as the syrinx in Greek tradition.

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History of Opera
22/04/2024

History of Opera

In today’s episode, we delve into the origins of opera, its dissemination, and the architectural challenges tackled by Alexander Tamanyan in crafting the Yerevan opera and ballet theater.

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Troubadours
15/04/2024

Troubadours

Today's episode celebrates the troubadours, iconic figures of the Middle Ages whose legacy profoundly impacted world art history.

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Harpsichord
08/04/2024

Harpsichord

In this installment of our ongoing series spotlighting musical instruments, let's delve into the world of the harpsichord—a plucked keyboard-stringed instrument.

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Aulos
01/04/2024

Aulos

As we pledged in our prior broadcasts, today's episode is dedicated to exploring one of the most ancient musical instruments known to humanity: the Greek aulos...

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Lute
25/03/2024

Lute

Welcome to today's episode, where we explore the enchanting world of the lute, a timeless musical instrument steeped in history.

 

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Recorder
18/03/2024

Recorder

Today's broadcast is dedicated to a musical instrument once admired by kings and great composers, only to be eclipsed by newer innovations and forgotten for many years. Known as the recorder or flauto dolce in Italian, which translates to "sweet flute," this instrument holds a rich history.

 

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Barrel organ
11/03/2024

Barrel organ

Our today’s episode is dedicated to the mechanical musical instrument called Barrel organ.

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Organ
04/03/2024

Organ

In our ongoing series exploring the history and legends surrounding musical instruments, today we invite our listeners to delve into the story behind the creation and evolution of the organ, often hailed as the monarch of musical instruments. Join us as we trace its journey through time and explore the pivotal moments that have shaped its development.

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Exploring the History of Christian Sacred Music
26/02/2024

Exploring the History of Christian Sacred Music

In today's episode, we delve into the intricacies of Christian sacred music's heritage, tracing its evolution and formation through the annals of time.

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Exploring the Origins of Choral Art
19/02/2024

Exploring the Origins of Choral Art

In this episode, we delve into the history behind the inception of the first choirs.

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