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Djivan Gasparyan

The acknowledged master of the Armenian reed instrument known as the duduk, Djivan Gasparayan was born just outside of the nation's capital city of Yerevan, first picking up the instrument at age six. After joining the Tatool Altounian National Song and Dance Ensemble in 1948, his first professional engagement was as a soloist with the Yerevan Philharmonic Orchestra; Gasparayan later went on tour extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States, and in 1973 was the first musician given the honorary title of People's Artist of Armenia by the nation's government. Gasparayan's commercial breakthrough followed in 1989 when he was featured on Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ; he subsequently contributed to the soundtracks of The Russia House, and the cable TV production Storm and Sorrow, additionally performing with the Kronos Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. His debut solo album, I Will Not Be Sad in This World, appeared on the Opal label in 1989; recordings including Ask Me No Questions, Apricots From Eden, and Moon Shines at Night. In 1998, Gasparayan teamed with virtuoso guitarist Michael Brook for Black Rock; Armenian Fantasies followed two years later. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Stations Featuring
Djivan Gasparyan

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Albums by
Djivan Gasparyan

Top Songs by
Djivan Gasparyan

  1.   Song
  2.   Sari Galin by Hossein Alizâdeh
  3.   You Are a Ploughman featuring Mkrtich Malkhasian
  4.   Babylon featuring Brutha Los
  5.   Sari Aghtchig
  6.   Naked Spirit
  7.   Call of a Herdsman featuring Mkrtich Malkhasian
  8.   Hey Djan (Hey Soul)
  9.   Armenian Suite by Djivan Gasparyan & Ensemble
  10.   Tzakhort Orer
  11.   Tonight
  12.   Dark Souls
  13.   Sayat Nova
  14.   Armenian Romances by Hossein Alizâdeh
  15.   I Am Outcast by You
  16.   Evening Hour
  17.   Armenian Romances by Djivan Gasparyan & Ensemble
  18.   Brother Hunter by Vachagan Avakian
  19.   Call of the Birds by Hossein Alizâdeh
  20.   Every Morning
  21.   I Have a Word With a Prayer
  22.   My Home featuring Mkrtich Malkhasian
  23.   Odar Amayi Jamper
  24.   Vorkan Tzangatza
  25.   Lovely Spring
  26.   Kalosi Prgen
  27.   Hovi Ganche
  28.   Sev Mout Amber
  29.   A Cool Wind Is Blowing by Vachagan Avakian
  30.   Tasnif Parvaneh Sho by Hossein Alizâdeh
  31.   Caravan Kni Im Balig
  32.   Partzer Sarer
  33.   Don't Make Me Cry
  34.   Dle Yaman
  35.   They Took My Love Away
  36.   Together Forever
  37.   Mother of Mine
  38.   Garod Akh Garod
  39.   Kilikia
  40.   Waiting
  41.   7th December 1988
  42.   Birds
  43.   Don't Ask Me
  44.   That Spring
  45.   I Don't Give a Sigh in My Life featuring Mkrtich Malkhasian
  46.   Garden
  47.   Splendid Spring
  48.   Groong
  49.   Sourp, Sourp
  50.   Moon Shines at Night
  51.   You Have to Come Back to Me
  52.   Immigrant's Song
  53.   Freedom by Michael Brook
  54.   Ghazakhi
  55.   Ask Me No Questions
  56.   Fallen Star
  57.   Shurangiz Improvisation by Hossein Alizâdeh
  58.   Forbidden Love
  59.   Sari Aghchig
  60.   Apricot Tree
  61.   Koon Yeghir
  62.   Daran Daran
  63.   Nazani
  64.   Havoon, Havoon
  65.   Birds by Hossein Alizâdeh
  66.   Take My Heart by Michael Brook
  67.   Eshkhemet
  68.   To the River

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