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Khachaturian for
violin and piano -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... fine listening when interpreted as idiomatically as here.'

Aram Khachaturian: Violin Sonata and Dances from Gayaneh and Spartacus. © 2014 Wyastone Estate Ltd

The fact that well over half these thirteen tracks turn out to be arrangements is something of a disappointment. The Violin Concerto bewitched me years ago, and of course the manner here is often similar, notably in the stage music. Throughout his composing career, Khachaturian remained loyal to his Armenian folk background, and doubtless he deserved also to be hailed in 1973 as a Hero of Socialist Labour. Long before that, in his earliest twenties, when mainly a cellist and busy with biology, he could produce characteristic chamber pieces; hence this admirable violin Dance of 1925...

Copyright © 12 July 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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KHACHATURIAN: VIOLIN SONATA; DANCES FROM GAYANEH & SPARTACUS

ARAM KHACHATURIAN

ARMENIA

GEORGIA

NIMBUS RECORDS

VIOLIN MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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