Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra


Active: 1935 - ; Yerevan, Armenia
Formed in 1935 in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, this orchestra has 100 members and is permanently housed in Khachaturian Hall in the capital, giving concerts weekly during its season. The players are gathered from graduates of Komitas University and from Russian conservatories in Moscow and St. Petersburg. All of the musicians, including the conductor, are of Armenian heritage, born and raised in that country. In September 1989, Read more composer/conductor Loris Tjeknavorian was appointed artistic director and principal conductor making him the first overseas artist to obtain a full-time post within the former Soviet Union. Other well-known conductor and instrumental soloists have performed with the orchestra, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Armenian American composer Alan Hovhaness, composer/performer Aram Khachaturian, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. The orchestra tours on a regular basis throughout Armenia, Russia, the United States, Austria, and Germany. The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra's recordings, primarily on the ASV label, concentrate on the work of Armenian, Russian, and mid-European composers, such as Khachaturian, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Alan Hovhaness, Borodin, Mikhail Glinka, Sergey Rachmaninov, Loris Tjeknavorian, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Edgar Sergei Hovhannessian, and Sergey Prokofiev. Read less
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  • 1.
    Mozart: Piano Concertos, Kv 238 & 415
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 1806 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Andreas Frölich
    Conductor:  Eduard Topchjan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Borodin: Symphonies  1-3, In The Steppes Of Central Asia / Ermler, Tjeknavorian
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94453 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin
    Conductor:  Mark Ermler,  Loris Tjeknavorian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra,  Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Khachaturian, Zakarian, Sharafyan / Chaushian, Topchian, Armenian Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1948 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian,  Suren Zakarian,  Vache Sharafyan,  Komitas Vardapet
    Performer:  Alexander Chaushian
    Conductor:  Edvard Topchian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Khachaturian: Suites & Dances / Tjeknavorian, Et Al
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1019 Release Date: 02/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
    Conductor:  Loris Tjeknavorian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Manookian: Concertos / Manookian, Armenian Po, Et Al
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 581 Release Date: 05/27/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jeff Manookian
    Performer:  Laurel Ann Maurer,  Bonnie Gritton,  Susan Duehlmeier,  John Pickford Richards
    Conductor:  Jeff Manookian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra,  Duehlmeier-Gritton Piano Duo
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