Khachaturian Symphony

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2, Suite from The Battle of Stalingrad (1993)

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Symphony No.2 "The Bell", Suite from "The Battle of Stalingrad" (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:48 | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | Catalog: CD DCA 859

Symphony No. 2 "The Bell" is a 1993 ASV recording starring the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Loris Tjeknavorian. Robert Mathew-Walker has written the music notes. One can definitely hear the influences from Stravinsky. The pace is right on the mark and one feels that Tjeknavorian understands Khachaturian's music. A very recording indeed.

Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Oct. 12, 2010
Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)

Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 298 Mb | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 147 MB
Classical/Symphonic | Label: Chandos | 63:53

Aram Khachaturian ranks just behind Shostakovich and Prokofieff in the pantheon of 20th- century Russian music. Khachaturian's music, though, is far more "ethnic" than the music of the other two. His music never left the region of what was then the southern parts of the U.S.S.R. His Symphony 2 is perhaps darker–in both mood and orchestral color–than his other symphonies; but then it was written in 1943 in the midst of World War II and Stalin's ongoing purges of the Soviet bureaucracy. However, works such as Gayneh almost guaranteed that Khachaturian would stay out of jail.
Astrig Siranossian, Adam Klocek & Sinfonia Varsovia - Khachaturian & Penderecki: Cello Concertos (2018) [24/96]

Astrig Siranossian, Adam Klocek & Sinfonia Varsovia - Khachaturian & Penderecki: Cello Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:53 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

First performed on 30th October 1946 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in the very midst of the Soviet turmoil, the Cello Concerto was the last of a series of three concertos, such as those for violin or piano, to be presented with Sviatoslav Knouchevitski (dedicatee) on the cello and Aleksandr Gauk conducting. Though first performed in 1946, it was written many years earlier while the composer was studying cello at the Gnessin Institute.
Astrig Siranossian, Adam Klocek & Sinfonia Varsovia - Khachaturian & Penderecki: Cello Concertos (2018)

Astrig Siranossian, Adam Klocek & Sinfonia Varsovia - Khachaturian & Penderecki: Cello Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 324 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 09 | Time: 69:53 min

First performed on 30th October 1946 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in the very midst of the Soviet turmoil, the Cello Concerto was the last of a series of three concertos, such as those for violin or piano, to be presented with Sviatoslav Knouchevitski (dedicatee) on the cello and Aleksandr Gauk conducting. Though first performed in 1946, it was written many years earlier while the composer was studying cello at the Gnessin Institute.
London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus",  Masquerade Suite (2005)

London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Gayne, Selections From "Spartacus", Masquerade Suite (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:40 | 722 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 82876 65836 2

RCA put a major push behind Armenian conductor Loris Tjeknavorian in the 1970s and '80s, and this two-disc set, Khachaturian: Gayne (Complete Ballet), restores to the active catalog a highly desirable recording at a price that is entirely reasonable. When it first appeared in 1976, Tjeknavorian's Gayne (Gayane), made with the National Symphony Orchestra, was a mite controversial in that it was marketed as "complete"; Khachaturian fanatics had long sought a complete Gayne, as the suites Khachaturian had prepared from the ballet were common on recordings, but not the work as a whole.
Aram Khachaturian - Spartacus, Suites No. 4; Masquerade Suite, Circus, Dance Suite (1995)

Aram Khachaturian / Хачатурян - Spartacus / Спартак - Suites No. 4; Masquerade Suite / Маскарад, Circus / Цирк, Tantseval'naya syuita (Dance Suite) / Танцевальные сюиты (Лезгинка и др.) (Andre Anichanov/Аниханов, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:11:43 | 318.7 MB
Classical | Naxos / 8.550802

The St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 by Nikolai Rabinovich, Karl Eliasberg and Edward Grikurov and until 1985 was known as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music. Renowned soloists and conductors, including Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Svyatoslav Richter, and many others, have performed with the orchestra. In 1985 the orchestra was enlarged, developing as the Leningrad State Orchestra under Ravil Martynov and undertaking concert tours of China, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France and Belgium. From 2004 until 2007 the orchestra was headed by Martynov’s pupil Vasily Petrenko. The orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor from 2007 to 2013 was Alexander Titov, who has recorded significant Russian compositions from the period of the Second World War.
Aram Khachaturian  - Spartacus, Suites Nos. 1- 3 (Andre Anichanov) (1995)

Aram Khachaturian / Хачатурян - Spartacus / Спартак - Suites Nos. 1- 3 (Andre Anichanov/Аниханов, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:09:22 | 318.7 MB
Classical | Naxos / 8.550801

The St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 by Nikolai Rabinovich, Karl Eliasberg and Edward Grikurov and until 1985 was known as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music. Renowned soloists and conductors, including Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Svyatoslav Richter, and many others, have performed with the orchestra. In 1985 the orchestra was enlarged, developing as the Leningrad State Orchestra under Ravil Martynov and undertaking concert tours of China, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France and Belgium. From 2004 until 2007 the orchestra was headed by Martynov’s pupil Vasily Petrenko. The orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor from 2007 to 2013 was Alexander Titov, who has recorded significant Russian compositions from the period of the Second World War.
Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra,  Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 00:49:42 | 179.7 MB
Classical | Asv Gold / 3037

Despite no doubt dedicated performances, this recording of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto, Sonatina, and Toccata are distinctly disappointing. Part of the responsibility for this is pianist Alberto Portugheis, who plays with plenty of panache but not enough power and nowhere near enough precision. Part of the responsibility is conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a tepid accompaniment to the Piano Concerto with especially grave ensemble and intonation problems in the slow movement. Part of the responsibility is AVS, which gives Portugheis, Tjeknavorian, and the LSO distant and dismal recorded sound. But most of the responsibility is the incontrovertible fact that William Kapell recorded the Khachaturian Piano Concerto at the height of his powers and, after that awesome achievement, any merely dedicated performance cannot help but sound distinctly disappointing.
Hideko Udagawa, Boris Berezovsky - Aram Khachaturian: Violin Sonata & Dances from Gayaneh & Spartacus (2014)

Hideko Udagawa, Boris Berezovsky - Aram Khachaturian: Violin Sonata & Dances from Gayaneh & Spartacus (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 58:15 | 144 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus

HIDEKO UDAGAWA has performed extensively throughout the world and captivates international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. Critics have acclaimed her performances, commending her passionate commitment, dazzling agility and refinement of taste. As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, she has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing.
Khachaturian, Spendiaryan, Adgemian, Sarian, Hovhannessian, Tjeknavorian, Mirzoyan, Babadjanian - Armenian PO, Tjeknavorian

Khachaturian/Хачатурян, Spendiaryan/Спендиарян, Adgemian/Аджемян, Sarian/Сарьян, Hovhannessian, Tjeknavorian, Mirzoyan, Babadjanian - Armenian Orchestral Music (Armenian PO, Loris Tjeknavorian) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:16:20 | 393.9 MB
Classical | ASV Gold / 1037

The contemporary Armenian symphonic music is almost entirely monopolized by Aram Khachaturian. This CD brings forward a number of hitherto unknown composers. I was particularly delighted to see among them Gregory Yeghiazarian, an exceptionally talented composer and a brilliant orchestrator. My only regret is that the CD does contain any pieces by Avet Terterian, probably the only contemporary Armenian composer who does not belong to Khachaturian's 'school'. By Arman Akopian