Antonia Arslan’s ‘Skylark Farm’ portrays an Armenian family’s journey through genocide

Tonight as I committed to finishing Italian-Armenian Antonia Arslan’s book, Skylark Farm, the concert on the radio was Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan’s recital at the Frick (in New York City). I listened to the sublime music over the airwaves in the comfort and safety of my home while reading about the savagery committed upon the Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during the Armenian Genocide. Ms. Arslan’s book is powerful and painful. It is another narrative, no-doubt based on the real-life harrowing experiences, of the Armenians who lived 95 years ago.

And, finally, here is some information about Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan:

Nareh Arghamanyan—Concerts from The Frick Collection
WQXR | May 31, 2010

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