Isabel Bayrakdarian, Serouj Kradjian and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at Zankel Hall
The New York Times, October 22, 2008
Just back from a badly needed 10-day vacation in San Antonio and Houston, and evidently I left a chunk of my brain behind: There is a whale of an error in this concert review, and I have no one to blame but myself. For the record: Gomidas died in 1935, not 1919. Ouch. The newspaper will surely issue a correction shortly. Meanwhile, I'm enormously grateful to Sato Moughalian for the sympathy and generosity expressed in bringing so ridiculous a gaffe to my attention.
I raise this point for the sake of accuracy, but link to the review in its flawed state nonetheless, if only to draw attention to the exemplary work Bayrakdarian and Kradjian did in this concert, and on their corresponding Nonesuch CD, Gomidas Songs. [Oct. 23 addendum: The correction has been made.]