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Morning Concert:
Armenian Music

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 119 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

A selection of Armenian music, including folk, popular and classical forms, presented by Hratch Nargizian, a native of Armenia SSR, who later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Included among recorded examples are selections from Vatche Hovsepian (duduk), Datevik Hovhanesian, Sayat Nova, Maratook, Ensemble Sassoonik, the Men's Choir of St. Gayane Cathedral and Avet Terteryan. Charles Amirkhanian is the co-host. (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Morning Light / Nerses Shnorhali -- [2 unidentified sharakans] / Mesrop Mashtots -- Arorn Ou Tatrakn / Vardapet Komitas -- [unidentified Armenian song] / Vardapet Kom itas -- Divine Liturgy [excerpt] / Vardapet Komitas -- Hov Arek / Vardapet Komitas -- Sari Sirun Yar / Ashot Gusan -- [three unidentified pieces] / Ensemble Sassoonik
Performers:  Men's Choir of St. Gayane Cathedral (Divine Liturgy)
Armenak Shahmuradian, vocals (Hov Arek)
Armenian Folk & Dance Ensemble (Sari Sirun Yar )
Tatoul Altounian, conductor (Sari Sirun Yar )
Ensemble Sassoonik
Genre:  World Music
Subject:  Komitas, Vardapet, 1869-1935; Shnorhali, Nerses; Music -- Armenia; Armenia -- History; World music; Folk music, Armenian
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Nargizian, Hratch ; Shnorhali, Nerses; Mesrop, Saint, ca. 361-440; Komitas, Vardapet, 1869-1935; Shahmuradian, Armenak; Ashot, Gusan, 1907-1989; Altounian, Tatoul ; Alt’unyan, T’at’ul, 1901-1974
Recording Date:  4/25/1991
First Broadcast Date:  4/25/1991
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [a lullaby] / Vatche Hovsepian -- [unidentified piece] / Sayat Nova -- Let’s go back to our land -- [song about a rainy day] -- Symphony No. 3 / Avet Terteryan -- [unidentified piece] / Maratook
Performers:  Vatche Hovsepian, duduk (Lullaby)
Flora Martirosian, vocals (Back to our land)
Datevik Hovhannisyan, vocals (Rainy day song)
Armenian SSR State Symphony Orchestra (Symphony
David Khandjan, conductor (Symphony)
Djivan Gasparyan, duduk (Symphony)
Gegam Grigoryan, zurna (Symphony)
Genres:  World Music; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Music -- Armenia; Armenia -- History; World music; Folk music, Armenian; Symphonies
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Nargizian, Hratch ; Hovsepian, Vatche ; Sayatʻ-Nova, 1712-1795; Martirosian, Flora; Hovhannisyan, Datevik; Hovhanesian, Tatevik ; Terteryan, A. (Avet), 1929-; Khandjan, David; Gasparian, Djivan; Gasparyan, Djivan ; Grigoryan, Gegam, 1951-; Grigoryan, Gegham, 1951-
Recording Date:  4/25/1991
First Broadcast Date:  4/25/1991
 
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