Zmroukht (Karakashian) Tashjian's childhood memories of Komidas Vartabed were very dear. She remembered how he told her stories in their front garden, and how he wrote musical notes in his room and sang etc. She always said, "His voice is still in my ears"
Sebouh Z Tashjian
Dr. Toros Toranian Speaks
A Note for the Readers
When in 2004 I was invited to Australia by the AGBU for a couple of weeks to give some lectures about Armenian literature and arts, I met the family of Sebouh Z Tashjian during my lectures. When he spoke of our beloved Komidas Vartabed, the greatest Armenian composer, about whose childhood and father we have read incorrect information, being a disciple of the Komidas family, he gave me a non-published pamphlet regarding their family where I could finally read the truth. I was pleased tremendously.
After coming back to my country, I decided to publish this short story and present the truth about our beloved composer's childhood.
Is there anything more sublime than telling the truth?
Mesrob Mashdots was the founder of the Armenian Alphabet in 406 AD
Komidas purified the Armenian songs and became the Mashdots of the Armenian songs
Antranig became the symbol of the Armenian national emancipation struggle
And the Armenian Church along with Armenian architecture
kept our culture alive
Our respect to all national patriots and peackeepers via culture
Dr. Toros Toranian MD
The title of the new booklet is:
documented by Zmroukht (Karakashian) Tashjian
prepared by Sebouh Z Tashjian