On February 15, 2020, at Komitas Museum-Institute was held French-Armenian musicologist Armineh Grigorian’s book “Press Narratives: References to Komitas Vardapet in the Press” (edited by Gurgen Gasparyan) presentation, summarizes the 272 references in the Western Armenian press (Constantinople, Izmir, Egypt) on the activities of Komitas Vardapet from 1910-1911.
Work includes articles and publications about Komitas Vardapet published in “Azatamart”, “Byzantium”, “Zhamanak”, “Arevelk”t, “Hairenik”, “Manzum Efkar”, “Dashinq”, “Lusaber-Arev” newspapers, “Tatchar” weekly, “Shant” and Vostan periodicals existing during 1910-1911.
Press information can be divided into two parts: news and author articles. The informative part is about when Komitas arrived in this or that country when he left, lecture announcements, and reports. Notable from the author’s articles is Tigran Kamsarakan’s article, which has been published four times.
The book was published with the support of the Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation.