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Khachaturian Conducts Khachaturian, Vol. 1

Khachaturian / Ussr State Sym Orch
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001706   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1977 
Venue:  Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 48 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Gayaneh: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1977 
Venue:  Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 12 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Spartacus: Adagio by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1977 
Venue:  Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Gayaneh: Lezghinka by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1977 
Venue:  Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A worthwhile do-over June 30, 2015 By T. Tucker (Madison, AL) See All My Reviews "Almost twenty-five years after his famous Decca recording, Soviet recording engineers captured a live performance of Aram Khachaturian conducting his Second Symphony. Surprisingly, this is a better performance than his Vienna Philharmonic studio recording. The drier acoustic of the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and slightly faster tempos help reduce some of the ponderousness of the piece. The Great Hall is less favorable for the ballet selections from Gayane and Spartacus, though. And I was annoyed with Melodiya for not identifying which three excerpts were included in the first Gayane performance, but just listing it as “Three Fragments.” (For the record, they are Gayane’s Adagio, the Introduction to Act IV and Fire.)" Report Abuse
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