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Khachaturian: Symphony No 1, Concerto-rhapsody / Khachaturian, Shakhovskaya, USSR State Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001839   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Natalia Shakhovskaya
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aram Khachaturian’s music is a chronicle of his time and his motherland; it is often an enthusiastic tale of the life of his country. Symphony No. 1 (1934), dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Soviet Armenia, was the composer’s diploma thesis. The Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra was written in a burst of inspiration in a free developing form similar to Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane for violin. The composer found a structure that connected the principle of rhapsodic development of music based on a free flight of fantasy with elements of sonata form that add a clear logic of symphonic thinking to the whole work. - Melodiya Aram Khachaturian’s music is a chronicle of his time and his motherland; it is often an enthusiastic tale of the life of his country. Symphony No. 1 (1934), dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Soviet Armenia, was the composer’s diploma thesis. The Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra was written in a burst of inspiration in a free developing form similar to Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane for violin. The composer found a structure that connected the principle of rhapsodic development of music based on a free flight of fantasy with elements of sonata form that add a clear logic of symphonic thinking to the whole work. - Melodiya Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USSR 
2. Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Natalia Shakhovskaya (Cello)
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 

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