Khachaturian: Suites & Dances (CD)

Alto
$9.99
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SKU:
ALC1019
Artist:
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian

*** “Khachaturian’s early suite The Valencian Widow is probably his first major score, brimming over with striking tunes as it is, one is surprised it has not been discovered before this. … [Loris] Tjeknavorian and his orchestra play this music with great spirit and they relish its Armenian flavours.” — Penguin Guide

“Khachaturian’s incidental music for The Widow of Valencia is a real find and one wonders why it has not appeared before . … Altogether this is a most winning suite, without a dull bar, piquantly scored and brilliantly presented by an orchestra who are completely at home and clearly enjoying themselves.” — Gramophone

Loris Tjeknavorian has received international acclaim for his dramatice recordings of repertoire both familiar and rare – particularly his thrilling, idiomatic recordings of Aram Khachaturian’s orchestral works. Alto is pleased to return these sought-after recordings, originally released by ASV, to general availability.

Suite: Masquerade (1944)

[1] Waltz 4:12
[2] Nocturne 4:22
[3] Mazurka 2:34
[4] Romance 3:34
[5] Galop 2:50
Suite: The Valencian Widow (1957)

[6] Introduction 3:25
[7] Serenade 5:32
[8] Song 3:37
[9] Comic Dance 3:41
[10] Intermezzo 5:10
[11] Dance 2:41
Dance Suite (1933) – excerpts

[12] Caucasian Dance 4:04
[13] Uzbek Dance 8:54
Suite: The Battle of Stalingrad (1949)

[14] City on the Volga 1:47
[15] Invasion 1:30
[16] Stalingrad on Fire 4:31
[17] Battle for the Motherland 3:18
[18] Forward into Victory 2:49
[19] There is a Crag on the Volga 1:46
Recorded in Aram Khachaturian Hall, Yerevan, Armenia, in 1991 (1-5), 1993 (6-11, 14-19) and 1995 (12-13).
Producer / Balance Engineer: Brian B. Culverhouse
Remastered for alto by Paul Arden-Taylor, Dinmore Records.

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