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Composer of the Week: Khachaturian


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2: Heroics. The 1930s was the decade that saw Khachaturian's graduation and rise to musical prominence. He developed a unique combination of heroic virtuosity, in tune with Socialist Realism, and free-flowing rhapsody, in tune with his
Armenian origins. The combination found its noblest expression in three demanding but popular concertos.
Piano Concerto (1936) (1st mvt) Dora Servarian-Kuhn ,
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian March: Zangezur (1938)
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
Violin Concerto (1940) (2nd mvt)
Lydia Mordkovitch , Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Legend (Concert Aria No 2, 1946) Hasmik Hatsagortsian (soprano), Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
Cello Concerto (1946) (3rd mvt)
Mats Lidstrom , Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Unknown: Dora Servarian-Kuhn
Unknown: Lydia Mordkovitch
Soprano: Hasmik Hatsagortsian
Unknown: Mats Lidstrom
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

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