Khachaturian

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.
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.
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.
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
Sharon Bezaly - Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)

Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)
Sharon Bezaly, flutes; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Diemecke, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1849 | Time: 01:19:10

Flutist Sharon Bezaly has dazzled listeners and critics all over the globe, even being called “God’s gift to the flute.” With almost 40 releases to her name, her wide-ranging discography includes both standard repertoire and selections written specifically for her. This release is owed to two fellow world-class flutists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Gunilla von Bahr. Rampal was the flutist who arranged Aram Khachaturian’s virtuosic violin concerto for the flute, at the suggestion of the composer. “Dances with the Winds,” Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 1974 composition, is dedicated to Gunilla von Bahr. Rautavaara’s “Dances with the Winds,” is an interesting addition, as the first and last movements are scored for bass flute, while the second movement is written for piccolo, and the third for alto flute. In a later revision, the composer replaced the bass flute with the alto. Bezaly includes both versions on this recording.

Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 17, 2017
Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)

Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:57 | 282 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5 57563 2

When the majority of flute concertos are lightweight, it is not surprising that leading flautists are keen to expand the repertory, adapting more ambitious works. That is how, on the suggestion of the composer himself, Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1968 came to prepare a brilliant transcription of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto recorded here by Emmanuel Pahud. A soft-grained flute could hardly cut through orchestral textures in the concert-hall in the way a violin can, but on disc careful balancing without focusing on the solo instrument too aggressively has produced a successful result.
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.
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Spartacus (1999)

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian - Khachaturian: Spartacus (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:00 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | Catalog: CD DCA 949

Spartacus has all the color and brash, brazen energy of Gayaneh, and is molded in the same, folk-like, flowing idiom but doesn't always steer clear of banality. Still there are lots of memorably ideas and exciting twists and turns, culminating, perhaps, in the famous Adagio with its poignant tune. Yet the ballet - at least the three suites here (I haven't honestly heard more) - is inventive enough and sufficiently imaginatively scored to keep one's attention throughout.
Kirill Karabits - Khachaturian: Spartacus, Gayaneh (excerpts) (2010)

Kirill Karabits - Khachaturian: Spartacus, Gayaneh (excerpts) (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:49 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | Catalog: 5166887

Sometimes there is a perfect match between repertoire, conductor, and orchestra: this album is one such example. Featuring the music from two ballets by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, it is very accessible to those who claim they do not like classical music, as its 20th century tonalities and film score-like qualities completely draw the listener in. The first track is dramatic and grand, worthy of a gladiator like Spartacus, and it leads into an adagio that is ethereal with cellos and harps.