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.
- Read an excerpt of Skylark Farm from the New York Times
- If you wish to buy Antonia Arslan’s book or find it in a library, search for ISBN: 9781400095674
- You can read more of the book and find it on Google here
And, finally, here is some information about Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan:
Nareh Arghamanyan—Concerts from The Frick Collection
WQXR | May 31, 2010