The course is in textbook form and is intended for speakers and communicators of English who wish to learn the modern spoken form of the Eastern Armenian language. It is suitable for any English speaking language students, adult learners and Diaspora Armenians ranging from the beginner to intermediate level. …
Recorded On-Location at 12-th -century Armenian Monastery Saghmosavank
Sung in Armenian a cappella
Fine works by any standards, the two string quintets on this disc become even more significant in light of the marginal role accorded to chamber music in the flowering of Russian music during the second half of the 19th century. The common goal of many composers of the period was the creation of a national musical idiom based on Russian folk song, and to them chamber music seemed far too abstract as well as too closely associated with German traditions. There were of course exceptions, and Alexander Glazunov is an obvious example: never a dogmatic nationalist he was himself a competent amateur cellist who learned his craft by playing chamber music, and composed a number of chamber works: in his worklist the Quintet in A major appears between the third and the fourth of his seven string quartets.