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Apricots From Eden
Djivan Gasparyan
Apricots From Eden
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Djivan Gasparyan
Title: Apricots From Eden
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Trad. Crossroads
Original Release Date: 2/20/1996
Release Date: 2/20/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Eastern Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 780702427625

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Track 4 is one of the finest pieces of music I've ever heard
Moses Alexander | Alabama, USA | 03/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Djivan Gasparyan is one of world music's "poster boys," and rightfully so. His duduk playing is so astoundingly profound and sincere that I can whole-heartedly say he is one of the few musicians alive that deserves every kind word said about his music. As far as "Apricots from Eden" is concerned, I think it is by far his best recording. I've heard others: "Heavenly Duduk," "Ask Me No Questions," "I will Not Be Sad In This World," and many others (including the one with Michael Brooks--which is the worst one by the way) and can unhesitatingly recommend this one. Not only is Gasparyan's playing superb as usual, but there is an incredible performance by d'hol (percussion) player, Levon Arshakung as well. Arshakung gives Gasparyan's beautiful, hypnotic, meloncholy-sweet melodies a subtle, yet vigorous drive. Track four, "Tanoum en Mayrik & Ghazakhi" is one of the most beautiful tunes I've ever heard. The song is about a bride leaving her household to join her husband's household. It is a song that simultaneously expresses great joy and in celebration of the marriage...and sadness in that the relationship between the bride and her mother will never be the same. Another thing that wins big points for this CD is AUTHENTICITY! Unfortunately the most talked about world music albums are watered-down and modernized. This music is how it would've sounded hundreds and hundreds of years ago...and for that Mr. Gasparyan....we thank you!"
Divine Dudak
Linda | Northern California | 10/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gasparian is THE dudak player of the world. If you have never experienced the absolute serenety of this instrument, particularly as played in this album, you must experience it! It is unfathomable to me that anyone would not absolutely treasure every note of it. It is a CD that I am always in the mood for as it is very calming and peaceful - perfect to fall asleep to! As the dudak is pkayed, a second instrument holds a constant note. It makes for a very captivating sound. Moon Shines at Night is very similar but Black Rock is much more contemporary yet still fabolous. Does anyone know of an album where Gasparian plays with Armen Chakmakian? Heard it on nabster and would love to get it."
Forget about the 20th century for a while...
mingtoy | Massachusetts | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Djivan Gasparyan's music helps you to forget that pop music ever existed. Simultaneously calming and haunting, this music is great for prayer, solitude, or listening with a loved one. A real treat for fans of Peter Gabriel's "Passion.""