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Komitas the Armenian

March 4th, 2015

Episode 345 of 3777 episodes

Komitas was a giant of Armenian music whose life straddled the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. While his musical legacy would always have been immense, the Armenian genocide of 1915 meant Komitas' work was virtually the means of cultural survival of the nation. We explore the continued importance of Komitas' music to Armenians today.

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