This Sunday at 11pm on our In All Languages show, we shall explore the different musical landscapes of South India. We will start with the Kathakali, a form of popular opera characterized by its use of gigantic masks, in which we shall hear a full performance of the epic Ramayana. Then we will move on to Carnatic devotional vocal music, followed by Carnatic instrumental music, in particular the veena (a plucked string instrument) and the mridangam (a long drum). We will end with a piece that explores the intersection between North and South Indian music.
Persian March-Guennadi Rojdestvenski (conductor); Radio Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.
David-Bek-Gohar Gasparian (soprano); Tatevik Sazandarian (mezzo-soprano); Aram Samuelian (tenor); Miron Erkat (baritone); Souren Tchaghtzbanian (bass); Nar Hovhannessian (bass); Mikhail Tavrizian (conductor); Chorus & Orchestra of the Armenian State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.