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A luxurious re-release for the Armenian duduk maestro’s two most celebrated albums.

I Will Not Be Sad In This World is a Soviet-era recording, Gasparyan’s melancholy apricot-wood oboe stark against a drone backing; Moon Shines At Night pairs him with producer Michael Brook, who is sensible enough to hold back.

The duduk has become a cinematic cliché since, but here sounds haunting and still.

Djivan Gasparyan

I Will Not Be Sad In This World/Moon Shines At Night

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