East and West: the two traditions are apparently different but deeply united. The monumental character of the Baroque organ music highlighted by the genius of Bach, masterpieces by Mozart and Verdi… But alongside with them there are Gregorian tunes rooted in the Middle East. In fact this land was the source of all Christian musical traditions including that of Armenia. The Armenian sacred music is famous not only for its songs, but also for the duduk: the penetrating and rich timbre of this instrument has no rivals as it comes to influencing man’s conscience. The unique value of the duduk is well known all over the world, it was even announced part of the immaterial heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Tags: Eternal classics, Music of the East, Mysticism, New sound