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Khachaturian - A Musician And His Fatherland

Khachaturian / Rostopovich / Oistrakh
Release Date: 10/26/2004 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4298  
Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles this past October, Peter Rosen’s latest work is a grand tribute to the great Armenian composer in his centennial year and a daring, yet moving study of his complex life under Stalin’s tyranny. The film is constructed mostly from archival footage: the Soviet leaders on Kremlin’s podium, the marching Red Army militia, the 1948 Congress of the Soviet composers, musical recitals, award ceremonies, etc. Musical segments include excerpts from Spartacus and Gayne ballets and Mstislav Rostropovich in a complete performance of the Cello Rhapsody as a DVD bonus. 83 min. B&W and Color. Playable in all regions. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles this past October, Peter Rosen’s latest work is a grand tribute to the great Armenian composer in his centennial year and a daring, yet moving study of his complex life under Stalin’s tyranny. The film is constructed mostly from archival footage: the Soviet leaders on Kremlin’s podium, the marching Red Army militia, the 1948 Congress of the Soviet composers, musical recitals, award ceremonies, etc. Musical segments include excerpts from Spartacus and Gayne ballets and Mstislav Rostropovich in a complete performance of the Cello Rhapsody as a DVD bonus. 83 min. B&W and Color. Playable in all regions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Spartacus: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954/1968; USSR 
2. Gayaneh: Excerpt(s) by Aram Khachaturian
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
3. Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 

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