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Posted 24 January 2001 - 07:26 AM

ARAM KHACHATURYAN (1903-1978)
When you think of world renown composers of music, one of the first names that come to mind is Aram Khachaturyan. The entire world knows him as the composer of the Sabre Dance.

Aram Ilych Khachaturyan was born June 6, 1903, near Tiflis, Georgia. During his childhood, Aram heard Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijan songs in the streets of the big southern city from morning to night, and these melodies became early impressions deeply engraved in the memory of this gifted child.

Khachaturyan began to study music at the age of nineteen, and he began to play the “cello”. He went to Moscow and entered the Gnesin School of Music, where he studied both composition and conducting, and by the time he was thirty he was playing at the Moscow Conservatory.

Khachaturyan’s music was noted for being cheerful, rhythmic, and sensuous. His musical idiom had roots deep in folk music, and most of his compositions, large and small, were imbued with the spirit of national art, and yet he seldom, if ever, quoted folk melodies.

As an internationally renowned composer, his works included Dance Suite, Sabre Dance, and the ballets Gayane, Happiness, Masquerade, and Spartacus. He also composed several symphonic pieces, music for films and plays, and choral numbers. His native Armenian heritage is stirringly reflective in his melodies, rhythms, and pulsating vitality.

Khachaturyan was considered the founder of a new symphonic school based on the inexhaustible wealth of Transcaucasian folk song. He was the first Armenian composer to create large-scale lyricoepic symphonic works addressed to his contemporaries. His Symphonies, as well as his concerts and symphonic poems, were comprehensible to millions of listeners.

The period from 1935 to 1941 was among his most fruitful. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory, wrote and successfully performed his piano concert, and composed incidental music for two films, Pepo and Zangezur.

The composer kept in close touch with Armenia and was elected deputy to the Armenian parliament. He was appointed to executive positions in the organizing committee of the Composers Union. Khachaturyan was awarded the Order of Lenin for his music for the ballet Happiness, performed during a ten-day festival of Armenian music in Moscow.

For some time Khachaturyan had been dreaming of conducting an orchestra. He had rehearsed with small orchestras in theaters staging plays with his music. His dream finally came true in 1950, when he conducted a full orchestra.

In the summer of 1957, Khachaturyan and his wife made an extensive tour of the Latin-American countries. During his three-month visit, he conducted 12 concerts of his works, performing the Second Symphony, the Violin, Piano and Cello concerts, and the Gayane, Spartacus, and Masquerade suites. Khachaturyan’s performance received very high praises from the Latin-American critics.

Khachaturyan’s seventieth birthday, June 6, 1973, was widely observed. Booklets on his life and work were published in Moscow and Yerevan. Jubilee concerts of his music were held in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, and the Hall of Columns. There was a large exhibition of photographs in the lobby of the Conservatory, and the Bolshoi Theater gave a special anniversary performance of Spartacus.

In 1968, he toured the United States, visiting several cities and conducting orchestras in concerts consisting entirely of his own compositions. The concerts turned out to be very successful.

Aram Khachaturyan married composer Nina Makarova, who had studied with him in the Myaskovsky’s composition class. They had one son. This was his second marriage. By his first wife, the pianist Ramella Khachaturyan, he had a daughter, named “Nune” for whom he always showed a touching concern. She too became a pianist and music teacher at the Moscow Conservatory Music School.

Khachaturyans favorite Armenian dish was “Dolma”, minced meat with rice wrapped in tender grape leaves and boiled.

Aram Khachaturyan died on May 1, 1978. Thousands filed by his body as it lay in state in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and later in the Opera and Ballet Theater in Erevan.

Excerpts of Article taken from Aram Khachaturyan-by Victor Yuzefovich
http://www.armenianh....com/daaram.htm

[This message has been edited by MJ (edited January 24, 2001).]

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Posted 24 January 2001 - 07:31 AM

Aram Khachaturian

A Complete Catalogue


Since it is difficult to establish a reliable chronology of Khachaturian's compositions, in this catalogue they are grouped by genre. To keep the catalogue within manageable limits, arrangements — of which the number is extremely large have been omitted. The basic reference source is D. M. Person, A. Khachatunan: noto-bibliograficheskii spravochnik (Moscow, 1979). Numerous additions, corrections and amplifications have been culled from Aram Khachaturian: Collected Works in Twenty-Four Volumes (Moscow, 1982- ). Works included in this edition are indicated by '(CW)' with the volume number. Thanks to the generosity of the editors at the State Publishers "Muzyka," I have been fortunate in examining materials from as yet unpublished volumes in the series. I am also grateful for the invaluable assistance of Devil Amiakovich Arutiunov, the leading Soviet specialist on the music of Khachaturian, Karen Aramovich Khachaturian, the composer's son, and representatives of the All-Union Copyright Agency (VAAP).
— [L.E.F., October 1987]

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Music for Ballet
Dramatic Music
Film Scores
Works for Symphony Orchestra
Works for Solo Instrument and Orchestra
Works for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra
Works for Wind Orchestra
Chamber Works
Works for Piano
Songs
Music for Ballet

Happiness, ballet in 3 acts, 6 scenes
Libretto by G. Ovanesian
First Performance: September 1939, Erevan, Spendiarov Theater
Conductor: K. Saradzhev Choreographer: I. Arbatov
Designer: S. Aladzhalian
1939
Gayaneh, ballet in 4 acts, 5 scenes
Libretto by K. Derzhavin
First Performance: 3 December 1942, Perm, Leningrad Theater of Opera and Ballet
Conductor: P. Feldt
Choreographer: N. Anisimova
Designer: N. Altman
Costume Designs realized by T. Bruni

Revived with revised libretto and design, 1952, Leningrad, Kirov Theater
In 1943, awarded USSR State Prize
[For Suites, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra']
1941-42
Spartacus, ba1let in 4 acts, 9 scenes
Libretto by N. Volkov
3(pic)-2, e hn-3(b cl)-2; a sax; 4-4-3-1; timp, perc, glock, bells, xyl, tubaphone, cel, 2 hp, pf; str; chorus (SATB)

First Performance: 27 December 1956, Leningrad, Kirov Theater
Conductor: P. Feldt
Choreographer: L. lakobson
Designer: V. Khodasevich
In 1959, awarded Lenin Prize
[For Suites, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra'; piano-vocal score in CW141

1950-54
(CW11-13)
Gayaneh, ballet in 3 acts, 7 scenes (new version)
Libretto by B. Pletnev
3(pic)-2, e hn-1, cl in A, b cl-2; a sax; 4-3, cnt-3-1; timp, perc, doli, daira, glock, xyl, vib, cel, 2 hp, pf; str

First Performance: 22 May 1957, Moscow, Bolshoi Theater
Conductor: lu. Faier
Choreographer: V. Vainonen
Designer: V. Ryndin
[piano-vocal score in CW 10]
1957
(CW7-9)

Dramatic Music
Bagdasar Akhpar ("Uncle Bagdasar"), music to the play by A. Paronian
First Performance: 14 May 1927, Moscow, Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House
Directors: R. Simonov and 1. Rapoport
Designers: K. Alabian and M. Mamanian 1927
Khatabala, music to the play by G. Sundukian
First Performance: 1 February 1928, Moscow, Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House
Directors: R. Simonov and I. Rapoport
Designer: S. Aladzhalian 1928
The Eastern Dentist, music to the play by A. Paronian
First Performance: 16 April 1928, Moscow, Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House
Directors: R. Simonov and I. Rapoport
Designer: G. Iakulov 1928
An Affair of Honor, music to the play by I. Mikitenko
First Performance: 2 January 1931, Moscow, Moscow Art Theater 2
Producer: B. Sushkevich
Designer: I. Nivinsky
[Acts I and II composed by N. Rakhmanov, Acts III and IV by Khachaturian] 1931
Macbeth, music to the tragedy by Shakespeare
First Performance: 25 April 1933, Erevan, Sundukian Dramatic Theater
Producer: A. Gulakian
Designer: M. Arutchian 1933
The Ravaged Hearth, music to the play by G. Sundukian
First Performance: I June 1935, Moscow, Armenian State Dramatic Studio
Producer: R. Simonov
Designer: I. Koralov 1935
The Big Day, music to the play by V. Kirshon
First Performance: 6 January 1937, Moscow, Central Theater of the Red Army
Director: E. Telesheva
Designer: I. Fedotov 1937
Baku, music to the play by N. Nikitin
Composed with A. Peisin
First Performance: 2 November 1937, Leningrad, Radlov Dramatic Theater
Producer: S. Radlov
Designers: A. Konstantinovsky and S. Tovbin 1937
The Valencian Widow, music to the comedy by Lope de Vega
First Performance: 14 November 1940, Moscow, Lenin Komsomol Theater
Producer: I. Bersenev
Director: S. Giatsintova
Designer: V. Kozlinsky
[For Suite, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra'] 1940
Masquerade, music to the drama by M. Lermontov
First Performance: 21 June 1941, Vakhtangov Dramatic Theater
Producers: R. Simonov and A. Tutyshkin
Designer: G. Moiseev
Conductor: A. Golubentsev
[For Suite, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra'; see also under 'Chamber Works' and 'Vocal Works'] 1941
The Kremlin Chimes, music to the play by N. Pogodin
First Performance: 22 January 1942, Saratov, Moscow Gorky Art Theater
Directors: Vl. Nemirovich-Danchenko, L. Leonidov, M. Knebel
Designer: V. Dmitriev
Conductor: A. Kardashev 1942
Detailed Reconnaissance, music to the play by A. Kron
First Performance: 23 June 1943, Moscow, Moscow Gorky Art Theater
Producer and Director: M. Kedrov
Staging: V. Tatlin 1943
The Last Day, music to the play by V. Shkvarkin
First Performance: 5 April 1945, Moscow, Vakhtangov Dramatic Theater
Directors: R. Simonov and A. Tutvshkin
Designer: V. Dmitriev 1945
A Tale of Truth, music to play by M. Aliger
Composed jointly with Nina Makarova
First Performance: 1947, Moscow, Central Theater of the Red Army
Producer: A. Okunchikov
Designer: N. Shifrin 1947
The Southern junction, music to play by A. Perventsev
First Performance: 7 November 1947, Moscow, Central Theater of the Soviet Army
Producer: A. Popov
Director: A. Okunchikov
Designer: N. Shiffin
Conductor: B. Sherman 1947
Ilia Golovin, music to the play by S. Mikhalkov
First Performance: 10 November 1949, Moscow, Moscow Gorky Art Theater
Producers-Directors: N. Gorchakov, V. Toporkov, and M. lanshin
Designer: I. Vesiolkin
Conductor: B. Israilevsky 1949
The Angel-Protector from Nebraska, music to the play by A. lakobson
First Performance: 28 October 1953, Moscow, Moscow Art Theater
Director: G. Konsky
Designer: B. Volkov 1953
Spring Stream, music to the play by Iu. Chepurin
Composed jointly with Nina Makarova
First Performance: 18 November 1953, Moscow, Central Theater of the Soviet Army
Directors: A. Popov and A. Okunchikov
Designer: Iu. Pimenov 1953
Lermontov, music to the play by B. Lavrenev
First Performance: 30 December 1954, Moscow, Moscow Gorky Art Theater
Directors: V. Stanitsyn and I. Raevsky
Designer: A. Ponsov
[For Suite, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra'] 1954
Macbeth, music to the tragedy by Shakespeare
First Performance: 30 December 1955, Moscow, Maly Theater of the USSR
Producer-Directors: K. Zybov and E. Velikhov
Designer: B. Volkov 1955
King Lear, music to the tragedy by Shakespeare
First Performance: 8 May1958, Moscow, Mossovet Dramatic Theater
Producer: I. Anisimova-Vulf
Designer: A. Goncharov 1958

Film Scores
Pepo, music for the film
Scenarist and Director: A. Bek-Nazarov
Produced by Armenkino
Released: 1935 1935
Zangezur, music to the historical-revolutionary film
Scenarists: A. Bek-Nazarov and Ia. Dukor
Director: A. Bek-Nazarov
Produced by Annenkino
Released: 23 May 1938 1938
The Garden, music to the film
Scenarist: L. Soloveva
Director: N. Dostal
Produced by Tadzhikfilm
Released: 15 May 1939 1939
Salavat Iulaev, music to the film
Scenarists: S. Zlobin and G. Spevak
Director: Ia. Protazanov
Produced by Soiuzdetfilm, Moscow
Released: 21 February 1941 1941
Prisoner No. 217, music to the film
Scenarists: E. Gavrilovich and A Romm
Director: A Romm
Produced by Mosfilm and Tashkent Studio
Released: 9 June 1945 1945
The Russian Question, music to the film of the play by K. Simonov
Scenarist and Director: A Romm
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 8 March 1948 1948
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, music to the documentary film
Scenarists: B. Beliaev, E. Kriger and M. Romm
Directors: B. Beliaev and M. Romm 1948-49
The Battle of Stalingrad, music for the film
Scenario: N. Virta
Director: V. Petrov
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 9 December 1949
In 19SO, awarded USSR State Prize
[for Suite, see under 'Works for Symphony Orchestra'] 1949
They Have a Native Country, music to the film of the play by S. Mikhalkov
Scenarist: S. Mikhalkov
Directors: A. Faintsimmer and V. Legoshin
Produced by the M. Gorky Kinostudio
Released: 20 March 1950
In 1951, awarded USSR State Prize, third class 1950
Secret Mission, music to the film
Scenarist: K. Isaev
Director: M. Romm
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 21 August 1950 1950
Admiral Ushakov, music to the film
Scenarist: A. Shtein
Director: M. Romm
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 23 April 1953
[incidental music included in CW5] 1953
Ships Storming the Bastions
[Second series of the film, Admiral Ushakov]
Scenarist: A. Shtein
Director: M. Romm
Produced by Mosfilm 1953
Saltanat, music to the film
Scenarist: R. Budantsev
Director: V. Pronin
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 21 December 1955 [incidental music included in CW5] 1955
The Bonfire of Immortality, music to the film
Scenarists: I. Lukovsky and A. Naroditsky
Director: A. Naroditsky
Produced by Kiev Kinostudio
Released: 22 August 1956
[Incidental music included in CW5] 1956
Otello, music to the film of Shakespeare's tragedy
Scenarist and Director: S. Iutkevich
Produced by Mosfilrn
Released: 19 March 1956
[Incidental music included in CW5] 1956
The Duel, music to the film of the story by A. Kuprin
Scenarist and Director: V. Petrov
Produced by Mosfilm
Released: 2 December 1957
[incidental music included in CW5] 1957
The Tocsin of Peace, music to the documentary film
Scenarists: A. Surkov and I. Kopalin
Director: I. Kopalin
Produced by Central Studio of Documentary Films, Moscow
Released: 1962 1962

Works for Symphony Orchestra
Dance Suite
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, hp; str
1. Caucasian Dance 2. Armenian Dance 3. Uzbek Dance 4. Uzbek March 5. Lezginka
First Performance: Spring 1933, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, conducted by N. Anosov 1933
(CW3)
21'
Symphony No. 1
(In commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of Soviet power in Armenia)
pic, 2-2, e hn-2(2 cl in A)-2; 4-3-3- 1; timp, perc, xyl, glock, bells, hp, pf; str
1. Andante maestoso, con passione 2. Adagio sostenuto 3. Allegro risoluto
First Performance: 23 April 1935, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by E. Szenkar 1934
(CW1)
42'
Suite from music to Lope de Vega's Comedy "The Valencian Widow"
2-2-2-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, cel, hp; str
1. Introduction 2. Serenade 3. Song 4. Joke 5. Intermezzo 6. Dance 1940
(CW4)
First Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh"
pic, 2-2, e hn-2(2 cl in A), b cl-2, cbn; 4-3(cnt)-3-1; timp, perc, glock, tubaphone, xyl, bells, cel, hp; str
1. Introduction 2. Dance of the Maidens 3. Awakening and Dance of Aisha 4. Mountain Dance 5. Lullaby 6. Scene of Gayaneh and Giko 7. Gayaneh's Adagio 8. Lezginka
First Performance: 3 October 1943, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee conducted by N. Golovanov 1943
Second Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh"
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3(cnt)-3-1; timp, perc, tubaphone, daira, pf, hp; str
1. Dance of Welcome 2. Lyrical Dance 3. Russian Dance 4. Nune's Variation 5. Dance of the Old Man and Carpet Weavers 6. Armen's Variation 7. Fire
First Performance: 18 February 1945, Moscow, Hall of Coiumns of the House of Unions, Large Orchestra of Ail-Union Radio Committee conducted by N. Golovanov 1943
Third Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh"
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; a sax; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, daira, glock, xyl, hp, pf; str
1. Gathering of the Cotton 2. Dance of the Young Kurds 3. Introduction and Dance of the Old Men 4. Embroidery of the Carpets S. Sabre Dance 6. Hopak 1943
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor ('Symphony with Bells')
3(pic)-2, e hn-2, E-flat cl, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, bells, xvi, hp (2 ad lib), pf, str
1. Andante maestoso 2. Allegro risoluto 3. Andante sostenuto 4. Andante mosso. Allegro sostenuto. Maestoso
First Performance: 30 December 1943, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by B. Khaikin
First Performance of 2nd Edition: 6 March 1944, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Gauk
In 1946, awarded USSR State Prize, first class 1943
rev. 1944
(CW2)
50'
Russian Fantasy
For Symphony Orchestra
pic, 2-2, e hn-2-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, hp, pf; str
First Performance: 6 November 1945, Moscow, studio broadcast of Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee conducted by S. Gorchakov 1944
(CW3)
6'
Suite from music to Lermontov's drama "Masquerade"
2(pic)-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1 -1 timp, perc, glock, xyl; str
1. Waltz 2. Nocturne 3. Mazurka 4. Romance 5. Galop
First Performance of version for reduced orchestra: 6 August 1944, Moscow, studio broadcast of Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee conducted by S. Gorchakov
First Performance of version for doubled orchestra: 8 November 1944, Moscow, studio broadcast of Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee conducted by S. Gorchakov 1944
(CW4)
17'
Symphony No. 3 (Symphony-Poem)
For Symphony Orchestra, Organ and 15 Trumpets
15 solo tpt, org; pic, 2-2, e hn-2-2; 4-3-3- 1; timp, perc, hp; str
First Performance: 13 December 1947, Large Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by E. Mravinsky 1947
(CW2)
25'
Ode in Memory of Vladimir Ilich Lenin
(Funeral Ode in Memory of V.I. Lenin)
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, hp, pf; str
First Performance: 26 December 1948, Large flail of the Moscow Conservatorv, Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee conducted by A. Gauk 1948
(CW3)
10'
Suite from music to the film "Battle of Stalingrad"
pic, 2-1, e hn-2, E-flat cl, b cl-2; 4-4-3-1; timp, perc, xyl, vib, hp, pf; str
1. The City on the Volga 2. Invasion 3. Stalingrad in Flames 4. The Enemy is Doomed 5. At Battle for the Homeland 6. Eternal Glory to the Heroes 7. Forward to Victory 8. There is a Cliff on the Volga 1949
(CW5)
29'
Triumphal Poem (Festive Poem) in D Major
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, hp (2 opt); str
First Performance: 9 December 1950, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio conducted by A. Gauk 1950
(CW3)
20'
First Suite from the ballet "Spartacus"
3(pic)-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-4-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, tubaphone, cel, hp, pf; str
1. Introduction and Dance of the Nymphs 2. Introduction, Adagio of Aegina and Harmodius 3. Aegina's Variation and Bacchanale 4. Scene and Dance with Crotales 5. Dance of the Gaditanian Maidens and Victory of Spartacus 1955
Second Suite from the ballet "Spartacus"
3(pic)-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-4-3-l-, timp, perc, glock, xyl, tubaphone, cel, hp, pf; str
1. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 2. Entrance of the Merchants, Dance of the Roman Courtesan, General Dance 3. Entrance of Spartacus, The Quarrel, Treachery of Harmodius 4. Dance of the Pirates 1955
Third Suite from the ballet "Spartacus"
3(pic)-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-4-3-1; timp, perc, gtock, xyl, tubaphone, cel, hp, pf; str
1. The Slave Market 2. Dance of the Greek Slaves 3. Dance of the Egyptian Girl 4. Phrygia's Dance and Parting 5. Dance of the Young Thracians with Swords 1955
Symphonic Pictures from the ballet "Spartacus" (Scenes 4 and 5)
3(pic)-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-4-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, tubaphone, cel, hp, pf; str
1. The Death of a Gladiator 2. Uprising of the Slaves 3. The Appian Way 4. Dance of the Shepherd and Shepherdess 5. Arrival of Spartacus and his Tale 1955
Symphonic Pictures from the ballet "Spartacus" (Scene 9)
SATB Chorus; 3(pic)-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; a sax; timp, perc, glock, bells, xyl, tubaphone, cel, 2 hp, pf; str
1. Destruction of Hope 2. The Last Battle 3. The Death of Spartacus and Requiem 1955
Greeting Overture (D-flat Major)
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, cl in E-flat-2; 4-4-3- 1; timp, perc, xyl, bells, hp, pf; str
First Performance: 3 April 1960, Large Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic conducted by N. Rakhlin 1958
(CW3)
5'
Suite from music to Lavrenev's play "Lermontov"
pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, hp; str
1. Introduction ('On the Death of the Poet') 2. Mazurka 3. Waltz 4. Intermezzo and Finale (Lermontov in the Caucasus) 1959
(CW4)
22'

Works for Solo Instrument and Orchestra
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (D-flat Major)
Dedicated to Lev Oborin
2(pic)-2-2. h cl-2; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc; str
1. Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso 2. Andante con anima 3. Allegro brillante
First Performance: 12 July 1937, Moscow, Sokolniki Park of Culture, L. Oborin (piano), Moscow Philharmonic conducted by L. Shteinberg
[Arrangement for 2 pianos by composer in CW16] 1936
(CW15)
32'
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (D Minor)
Dedicated to David Oistrakh
pic, 2-2, e hn-2-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, hp; str
1. Allegro con fermezza 2. Andante sostenuto 3. Allegro vivace
First Performance: 16 November 1940, Moscow, Tchaikox-skv Concert Hall, D. Oistrakh (violin), USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Gauk
In 1941, awarded USSR State Prize, second class
[Arrangement by the composer for violin and piano in CW181] 1940
(CW17)
35'
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Dedicated to Sviatoslav Knushevitsky
2-2-2, b cl-2; 4-2-0-0; timp, perc, hp; str
1. Andante moderato 2. Andante sostenuto 3. Allegro e battuta
First Performance: 30 October 1946, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, S. Knushevitsky (cello), USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Gauk
[Arrangement for cello and piano in CW20] 1946
(CW19)
35'
Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (B-flat Minor)
Dedicated to Leonid Kogan
3(pic)-2-2-2; 4-2-0-0; timp, perc, hp; str
First Performance: 7 October 1962, Yaroslavl, L. Kogan (violin), Yaroslavl Philharmonic conducted by I. Gusman
In 1971, Khachaturian's cycle of three Concerto-Rhapsodies (violin, cello, piano) awarded USSR State Prize
[Arrangement for violin and piano in CW 181] 1961
(CW17)
23'
Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich
2-2-2-2; 4-2-0-0; timp, perc, xyl, hp; str
First Performance: 4 January 1964, Gorky, M. Rostropovich (cello), Gorky Philharmonic conducted by I. Gusman
In 1971, Khachaturian's cycle of three Concerto-Rhapsodies (violin, cello, piano) awarded USSR State Prize
[Arrangement for cello and piano in CW20] 1963
(CW19)
25'
Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (D-flat Major)
2(pic)-2-2-2; 4-2-0-0; timp, perc, xyl, mba (ad lib), vib, hp; str
First Performance: 9 December 1968, Gorky, 16 December 1968, Moscow, N. Petrov (piano), Large Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television conducted by G. Rozhdestvensky
In 1971, Khachaturian's cycle of three Concerto Rhapsodies (violin, cello, piano) awarded USSR State Prize
[Arrangement for 2 pianos by the composer in CW16]

Works for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra
Poem about Stalin ("Song of the Ashug")
For Orchestra and Mixed Chorus
Text by Ashug Mirza from Tauz (Azerbaijan)
SATB Chorus; pic, 2-2, e hn-2-2; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc, glock, hp; str
First Performance: 29 November 1938, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, USSR State Symphony Orchestra and State Choir conducted by A. Gauk 1937-38
22'
State Anthem of the Armenian SSR
For Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Text (in Armenian) by A. Sarmen
SATB Chorus; pic, 2-2, e hn-2, b cl-2; 4-6-3-1; timp, perc, glock; str
[Arrangement for wind band in CW 23; arrangement for chorus and piano in CW 24] 1944
(CW6)
Three Concert Arias
For high voice and orchestra
Dedicated to Nina Makarova
Hi vo solo; 2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc, vib, hp; str
1. Poem (folk text, trans. by V. Briusov) 2. Legend (text by O. Tumanian; trans. by K. Balmont) 3. Dithyramb (text by Peshiktashlian; trans. by A. Umants)
First Performance: 1967?
[Arrangement for voice and piano in CW 24] 1946
(CW6)
20'
Ode to Joy, cantata
For mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, ensemble of violinists, ensemble of harps, and orchestra
Text by S. Smimov
M solo, SAT13 Chorus; pic, 2-2-2-2; 4-4(2 cnt)-3-1; timp, perc, glock, xyl, bells, 6-10 solo hp; str (including 24-40 solo violins)
First Performance: Autumn 1956, Moscow, Bolshoi Theater, Orchestra of Armenian Theater of Opera and Ballet conducted by M. Tavrizian
[Arrangement for mezzo-soprano, chorus and piano in CW24] 1956
(CW6)
12'
Ballad about the Motherland
For bass and orchestra
Dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of Soviet Armenia
Text by A. Garnakerian
Low vo solo; 2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; timp, perc, vib, hp; str
First Performance: 24 October 1961, Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, B. Deinek, A. Blagov, B. Dobrin, A. Poliakov, A. Serov, G. Troitsky (basses in unison), Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television conducted by A. Zhiuraitis
[Arrangement for bass and piano in CW24] 1961
(CW6)
8'

Works for Wind Orchestra
Field March No. 1 (A-flat Major) for wind orchestra
Instrumentation by composer and N. Ivanov-Radkevich
1-0-3, cl in E-flat-0; 2-2-0-0; 2 fIg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t fIg hn, euph; perc; 2 db 1929
(CW23)
3'
Field March No. 2 (F Minor)
Composed in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Armenian SSR
1-0-2, cl in F-flat-0; 2-2-0-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t flg hn, euph; perc; 2 db 1930
(CW23)
4'
Two Pieces on Themes of Uzbek Folk Songs
For the 15th Anniversary of the Red Army
1. Uzbek March (F Minor) 2. Dancing Song (E-flat Major)
pic, 1(a fl)-0-2, cl in E-flat-0; 2-2-0-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t flg hn, euph; perc; 2 db 1932
(CW23)
5'
Two Pieces on Themes of Armenian Folk Songs
For the 15th Anniverary of the Red Army
1. Dancing Song (G Minor) 2. Dance (F Major)
a fl-0-2, cl in E-flat-0; 2-2-0-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t flg Im, euph; perc; 2 db 1932
(CW23)
5'
March from the film "Zangezur"
1-0-3, cl in E-flat-0; 2-2-3-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t flg hn, euph; perc; 2 db
[Awarded first prize in competition to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army Day] 1938
(CW23)
4'
"To the Heroes of the Patriotic War," March in A-flat Major for wind band
1-0-3, cl in E-flat-0; 2-2-3-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg hn, 3 t flg hn, euph; perc; 2 db 1942
(CW23)
4'
March of the Soviet Militia (E-flat Major)
[orchestrated for large wind band by D. Braslavsky]
pic, 1-2-3-2, 4-2-3-0; 2 flg hn, 2 a flg Im, 3 t flg hn, euph; perc; 2 db 1973
(CW23)
4'
Triumphal Fanfares in F Major for trumpets and drums
For the 30th Anniversarv of Victorv in the Great Patriotic War
8 tpt, 2 dr 1975
(CW23)
5'

Chamber Works
Song of the Strolling Ashug, for cello and piano
Dedicated to Dear Mama 1925
Dream for cello and piano

1925
Elegy in G Minor for cello and piano

1925
(CW20)
Piece for cello and piano

1926
Lullaby for violin and piano
Dedicated to Karen Khachaturian 1926
Dance No. 1 (B-flat major) for violin and piano
Dedicated to A. Gabrielian 1926
(CW18)
5'
Pantomime for oboe and piano

1927
Allegretto for violin and piano

1929
Song-Poem ('In Honor of the Ashugs') for violin and piano

1929
6'
Quartet for 2 violins, viola, and cello (Double fugue)
[First movement only]
First Performance: 14 September 1931, Moscow, Komitas String Quartet 1931
(CW22)
8'
Mass Dance for bayan

1932
Sonata for violin and piano
1. Lento rubato ed espressivo 2. Allegro ma non troppo
First Performance: 1933, Moscow, Ia. Targonsky (violin), N. Valter (piano) 1932
(CW22)
18'
Trio for B-flat clarinet, violin and piano (C Minor)
1. Andante con dolore; molt'espressione 2. Allegro 3. Moderato
First Performance: 1933, Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, V. Semenov (clarinet), R. Bogdanian (violin), N. Musinian (piano) 1932
(CW22)
14'
Nocturne for violin and piano
Arranged from incidental music to Lermontov's "Masquerade" 1948
(CW18)
4'
Sonata-Fantasy for cello solo (C Major)
First Performance: 1975, Moscow, Central House of Composers, N. Shakhovskaia 1974
(CW20)
15'
Sonata-Monologue for violin solo
Dedicated to Viktor Pikaizen
First Performance: Autumn 197S, Moscow, Central House of Composers, V. Pikaizen 1975
(CW18)
16'
Sonata-Song for viola solo
First Performance: 6 March 1977, Large Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic, M. Tolpygo 1976
(CW22)
13'

Works for Piano
Poem for piano
Dedicated to Gilan 1925
Andantino for piano

1926
Waltz-etude for piano

1926
Waltz-caprice in C-sharp Minor for piano
[Included as No. 2 of 1932 Suite] 1926
(CW21)
Dance in G Minor for piano
[Included as No. 3 of 1932 Suite] 1926
(CW21)
Poem in C-sharp Minor for Piano
Dedicated to Iu. Sukharevsky 1927
(CW21)
Variations on the theme 'Solveig' for piano

1928
Toccata in E-flat Minor for piano
[Included as No. 1 of 1932 Suite] 1932
(CW21)
Suite for piano
1. Toccata 2. Waltz-caprice 3. Dance 1932
Dance No. 3 for piano

1933
March No. 3 for piano

1934
Budionovka, mass dance for piano

1940s
Choreographic Waltz for piano

1944
Three Pieces for 2 pianos
1. Ostinato (arranged from music for film "Prisoner No. 217") 2. Romance (arranged from song 'The Daughters of Iran') 3. Fantastic Waltz (arranged from music for film "Prisoner No. 217")
First performance: 9 December 1945 1944
(CW16)
10'
Children's Album, Book 1 for piano
1. Andantino (1926) 2. No Going for a Walk Today (dedicated to Renik) 3. Liado is Very Ill (dedicated to Renik) 4. On a Birthday (dedicated to Tala) 5. Etude (dedicated to Tala) 6. Musical Picture (dedicated to Rita) 7. The Cavalry (dedicated to Vladik) 8. Invention (1942; transcription of Gayaneh's Dance from Gayanch ballet) 9. In the Folk Style (dedicated to Nuneh) 10. Fugue (1929; dedicated to Nuneh) 1947
(CW21)
Children's Album, Book 2 for piano
1. Skipping-Rope (1940s) 2. An Evening Tale (1940s) 3. Eastern Dance (1940s) 4. Barsik on the Swing 5. Playing the Tambourine 6. Two Funny Aunties Argued 7. Funeral March 8. Rhythmic Gymnastics 9. Toccata 10. Fugue (1928) 1964-65
(CW21)
Recitatives and Fugues for piano
Seven fugues originally composed in 1928, revised with added recitatives 1966
(CW21)
Sonatina in C Major for piano
Dedicated to the pupils of the Prokopevsk Elementary Music School
1. Allegro giocoso 2. Andante con anima, rubato 3. Allegro mosso 1958
(CW21)
7'
Sonata in E-flat Major for piano
Dedicated to the memory of my teacher Nikolai Iakovlevich Miaskovsky
1. Allegro vivace 2. Andante tranquillo 3. Allegro assai
First Performance: 1961, E. Gilels
[Sonata revised by composer in 1976-78] 1961
(CW21)
22'
Vocalise (C Major) for piano
Arrangement of Desdemona's vocalise from music to the film "Otello" 1978
(CW21)

Songs
'Be Ready'
Arrangement of Mongolian pioneer song
Text by A. Globa 1920s
'Factory Machine-Tool Song'
For voice and piano
Text by A. Bezymensky 1920s
'The Airplane'
Arrangement of Buriat song, translated by S. Bolotin 1920s
'Dzhavuz Idim'
Arrangement of Turkish song for voice and piano
Folk text translated by D. Usov 1930
(CW24)
'Game Song'
Arrangement of Turkmen children's song for voice or unison chorus and piano (CW24)
Folk text arranged bv V. Kerbabaev, translated bv D. Usov 1930
(CW24)
'Our Future'
Arrangement of Turkmen folk song for voice and piano
Text by K. Burunov, translated by D. Usov 1930
(CW24)
'Komsomol Member'
Arrangement of melody by M. Mirzoian for voice and piano
Text by G. Sarian, translated by D. Usov 1931
'The Komsomol Boy and Girl'
Arrangement of melody by R. Melikian for voice and piano
Text by Kh. Aper, translated by D. Usov 1931
'Song of the Komsomol Miners'
Song for two-part chorus and piano
Text by A. Sitkovsky 1931
(CW24)
'In Our Meadow'
Arrangement of melody by A. Ter-Gevondian for voice and piano
Text bv A. Venkari, translated bv D. Usov 1931
(CW24)
'New Song'
Arrangement of melodv by M. Mirzoian for voice and piano
Text bv E. Charents, translated bv D. Usov 1931
'Song of the Black Sea Fleet (Komsomflot Song)'
For two-part unaccompanied chorus
Text by A. Shteinberg 1931
(CW24)
'Meadow Song'
Arrangement of melody by M. Mirzoian for voice and piano
Text by Alazani, translated by D. Usov 1931
(CW24)
'Comrade Hassan'
Arrangement of melody by R. Melikian for voice and piano
Text by Kh. Aper, translated by D. Usov 1931
(CW24)
'The Grain is Ripening'
Arrangement
Text bv A. Gidash 1932
'Satirical Song'
Arrangement of Hungarian folk song for voice and piano
Text by A. Gidash, translated by A. Kochetkov 1932
'Off to School Tomorrow'
Song for voice or unison chorus and piano
Text by N. Vladimirsky 1933
(CW24)
'March of Komsomol Seaman (March of the Red Fleet)'
Song for voice and piano or for voice, chorus, and piano
Text by S. Mikhalkov 1933
(CW24)
'The Pioneer Girl Olia'
Song for unison chorus and piano
Text by N. Vladimirsky 1933
'The Pioneer Drum'
Song for voice or unison chorus and piano
Text by S. Mikhalkov 1933
'Song of Pepo,' from music to the film "Pepo"
For voice and piano
Text by F. Charents 1934
(CW24)
'Lenin's Children'
Arrangement of Uzbek pioneer song for chorus and piano
Translated by T. Sikorskaia 1935
'On Gogol Boulevard'
Song for voice and piano
Text by S. Mikhaikov 1935
(CW24)
'Action, Camaradas!'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Smolian
Dedicated to Spain's Popular Front 1936
(CW24)
'Air-March'
Song for chorus and piano
Text by A. Zharov n/d
'Under the Rain'
Song for voice and piano
Text by Ia. Rodionov 1937
(CW24)
'Song about the Frontier-Guard'
For voice or chorus and piano
Text by L. Oshanin 1938
'O My Garden,' from music to the film "The Garden"
Song for voice and piano
Text by V. Lebedev-Kumach 1938
(CW24)
'The Daughters of Iran'
Arrangement of Tadzhik folk song for voice and piano
Text by A. Lakhuti 1938
(CW24)
'We Will Win'
Arrangement of Tadzhik folk song for voice and piano
Text by A. Lakhuti 1939
'Do You Hear This Song, O Heart?'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Lakhuti n/d
(CW24)
'My Friend'
Song for voice and piano
Text by L. Serostanova 1930s
(CW24)
'Captain Gastello'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Lugin 1941
(CW24)
'Nina's Romance,' from incidental music to "Masquerade"
For voice and piano
Text by M. Lermontov 1941
(CW24)
'Guards March'
Song for voice, two-part chorus, and piano
Text by V. Lebedev-Kumach 1942
(CW24)
'The Mighty Urals'
Song for voice or chorus and piano
Text by A. Barto 1942
'Ural Men Are Fine Soldiers'
Song for voice and two- or three-part chorus
Text by A. Barto 1942
(CW24)
'The Baltic Sea,' Rybakov's romance from incidental music to "The Kremlin Chimes"
For voice and piano
Text by Ia. Rodionov 1942
(CW24)
'I'm Waiting for You'
Song for voice and piano
Text by G. Slavin, inspired by K. Simonov's poem 'Wait for Me'
[In 1962, adapted to text by S. Vasilev as 'The Light of Beloved Eves'] 1943
(CW24)
'Patriotic Song'
For voice and piano
Text by S. Mikhalkov 1940s
'Song of the Red Army'
For voice and piano, composed jointly with Dmitri Shostakovich
Text by M. Glody 1943
'Glory to Our Native Land'
Song for voice and piano
Text by V. Lebedev-Kumach 1943
(CW24)
'The Ural Girl'
Song for voice and piano
Text by G. Slavin 1943
(CW24)
'State Anthem of the Armenian SSR'
Text (in Armenian) by A. Sarmen 1944
(CW24)
'Armenian Drinking Song'
For voice and piano
Text by A. Grashi 1948
(CW24)
'Meeting with a Poet'
Song
Text by P. German 1948
'Komsomol Song'
For voice and piano
Text by G. Borian 1948
'Song about Erevan'
For voice and piano
Text by A. Grashi, translated by S. Boiotin and T. Sikorskaia 1948
(CW24)
'What Children Dream Of'
Song for voice, chorus, and piano
Text by P. Gradov
[Alternate setting, under same title, to words by V. Vinnikov] 1949
(CW24)
'Song of the Heart'
For voice and piano
Text bv A. Grashi and S. Mikhalkov 1949
(CW24)
'Song of a Hero,' from incidental music to "Ilia Golovin"
For voice or two-part chorus and piano
Text by S. Mikhalkov 1949
(CW24)
'The Carpet of Happiness'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Grashi 1950
(CW24)
'My Native Land,' from music to the film "They Have a Native Country"
Song for voice and piano
Text by I. Sadofev
[In film version, text by P. Gradov] 1950
(CW24)
'Song about a Young Girl'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Grashi, translated by Iu. Iakhnina 1950
(CW24)
'Oath of Allegiance to Peace'
Song for voice or chorus and piano
Text by G. Rublev 1950
(CW24)
'Friendship Waltz'
Song for voice or chorus and piano
Text by G. Rublev 1951
(CW24)
'Musical Pamphlet'
Song for voice and piano 1951
'Song of Women Peace Champions'
For voice or chorus and piano
Text by S. Ostrovoi 1951
(CW24)
'Korean Partisan Song'
Arrangement of melody by Kim Sun Nam for voice and piano
Russian text by T. Sikorskaia 1951
(CW24)
'Song about a Young Girl'
For voice and piano
Text by A. Grashi, translated by L. Nekrasova 1952
'Marching Song,' from music to film "Admiral Ushakov"
For unaccompanied men's chorus
Text by A. Surkov 1953
(CW24)
'Song of Russian Sailors,' from music to film "Ships Storming the'Bastions"
For unaccompanied men's chorus
Text by A. Surkov 1953
(CW24)
'Spring Carnival'
Song for voice and piano
Text by P. Gradov 1956
(CW24)
'Song about the Willow,' from music to film "Otello"
Song for voice and piano
Text by W. Shakespeare, translated by B. Pasternak 1956
(CW24)
'Desdemona's Vocalise,' from music to film "Otello"
For voice and piano 1956
(CW24)
'Soldier's Song,' from music to film "Otello"
For voice and piano
Text by W. Shakespeare, translated by B. Pasternak 1956
(CW24)
'Ah, Where is She?'
Song (in Armenian) 1957
'Peace March,' from music to film "The Tocsin of Peace"
For voice and piano
Text by A. Surkov 1962
(CW24)
'Today We Are Merry!'
Song for voice and piano
Text by S. Vasilev 1963
(CW24)
'To You, Arab Friends'
Song for voice or chorus and piano
Text by G. Registan 1964
'Song about Friendship of the Peoples'
Song for voice or chorus and piano
New text, by A. Godov, to music of 1964 song 'To You, Arab Friends' 1968
'Aiudag'
Song for voice and piano
Text by M. Tsuranov n/d
(CW24)
'We're Living in Wonderful Times!'
Song for voice and piano
Text by M. Tsuranov n/d
(CW24)
'Our Soviet Motherland'
Song for voice and piano
Text by A. Godov 1960s
(CW24)
'When I'm On Shore'
Sailor song for voice and piano
Text by L Oshanin 1960s
(CW24)
'Firemen's Song'
Song for chorus and piano
Text by L. Oshanin 1960s
(CW24)
'Hymn-Like Song'
For voice and piano
Text by P. Brovka, N. Gribachev, M. Isakovsky, S. Smirnov, and A. Tvardovsky n/d
(CW24)
'Patriotic Song'
For voice and piano
Text by S. Vasilev, E. Dolmatovsky, N. Dorizo, M. Matusovsky, S. Ostrovoi, and L. Oshanin n/d
(CW24)

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Posted 24 February 2001 - 04:21 AM

When once asked about his being close to Russian or Armenian culture, he answered:"My every note screems that she is an Armenian".

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

Documentary about Aram Khachaturian screens in Hollywood
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PanARMENIAN.Net - A two-hour-long documentary about Aram Khachaturian was screened at the hall of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on the occasion of the composer’s 110th birthday, Asbarez reports.

The documentary traces the tumultuous career of the great composer, while also exposing the harsh realities of the Soviet regime for artists. The screening was organized by joint efforts of the Armenian Diplomatic Representation in Los Angeles and the ARPA Film Festival.

Aram Khachaturian’s career and life were presented through his and his friends’ memories: his passion for classical music, his first achievements and first failures, betrayal of friends and struggle against the vicious environment. The authors of the film, Dora and Robert Kuhn, present all this with details that had been unknown up until now.

“My wife is a pianist and she presented Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in about 40 countries from Chile to China. The Saber Dance is probably his best known work, and our wish was to make him better known in a wider aspect. Director Peter Rosen realized our initiative in a political context by presenting a story about Kkhachaturian’s Armenian spirit, his great creative potential and the cruel Soviet reality,” Robert Kuhn said.

Exceptional archive materials have been used in the film, part of which had never been screened before. There are also memories of Aram Khachaturian’s contemporaries and interviews with those who later betrayed the composer.

“I’m in love with Khachaturian’s music forever. His Violin Concerto has been my visiting card all over the world. I wanted everyone to get to know him deeper, to know that he is Armenian and has always been close to his roots. I think he would like the film,” Dora Kuhn said.

The film about Khachaturian has been presented at tens of festivals and won the first prize at the Hollywood Film Festival. It will be screened in a number of countries in the future, Dora Kuhn said. According to her, the film is a great story about a great man, which lives its own life.

 



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:08 AM

PanArmenian

Aug 19 2017
 
 
Movie about Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian in the works
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PanARMENIAN.Net - A leading Russian film company is preparing to start filming the first-ever feature film about world famous Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, Rusarminfo reports.

"Saber dance", as the movie is aptly called, was written and will be directed by Yusup Razykov, while Ruben Dishdishyan's Mars Media is attached to produce. Production will begin in 2018 and will take place on the territory of Russia and Armenia.

"The film is set in 1942, when the Kirov (Mariinsky) theater was evacuated to the Urals, where Aram Khachaturyan had just finished composing the ballet 'Gayane'", Rusarminfo cited company representative Tigran Manasyan as saying.

In all probability, the movie will hit theaters in late 2018 or early 2019.

Khachaturian was the most renowned Armenian composer of the 20th century and the author of the first Armenian ballet music, symphony, concerto, and film score. He is highly respected in Armenia, where he is considered a "national treasure".

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:10 AM

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Aug 19 2017
 
 
Hollywood actor John Malkovich to visit Armenia
 
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World famous Hollywood actor John Malkovich is set to visit Armenia to attend the solemn opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival in capital city Yerevan, the press service of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia told Panorama.am.

The opening of the festival will take place at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall on October 11.

The renowned actor will perform with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

MediaMax, Armenia
Sept 25 2017
 
 
Malkovich to present “On Heroes and Tombs” in Yerevan
 
 

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The big poster of world famous John Malkovich appeared on the wall of Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall in mid-August, and people were wondering: what could a Hollywood star have to do with State Youth Orchestra of Armenia on the same stage?

Alfred Schnittke’s music and Ernesto Sabato’s literature are going to unite the State Youth Orchestra and Malkovich within the frames of 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival.

The project was implemented in a number of countries, so the orchestra have already had the chance to cooperate with Hollywood legend Malkovich. According to the orchestra’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan, Malkovich is familiar with the Armenian history, and they had discussed the idea of his visit to Armenia during the meetings before. 

On October 11 John Malkovich and the Armenian musicians will together introduce the audience to two works: Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra and an extract from “Report on the Blind” of Ernesto Sabato’s novel “On Heroes and Tombs” (with Armenian translation on the screen). 

“There will be nothing but the presence of orchestra, musicians and John Malkovich. We will not use any conceptual theatre effect, since Malkovich is the one to create theatre. The lights were off during the international premiere of this project in Seoul. People did not know what John Malkovich was going to do, yet his aura was so strong, that they immediately felt his presence once he appeared on the stage, ” Sergey Smbatyan told Mediamax.

Smbatyan said that it is a great honor for the State Youth Orchestra to host one of the most famous and distinguished Hollywood actors not as a guest, but as a professional and present a joint project with him. Malkovich will arrive in Armenia the day before the performance. He has already worked with the orchestra, so there is no need for long preparations. 

“Working with a teammate like Malkovich, who lives, thinks and creates on the stage is always an unpredictable yet great experience. You witness how he creates the values that people like and cherish. I am happy for hosting in Armenia this non-entertainment project, and I would love to see people coming to the concert not just to see John on the stage but to hear and understand what an important message he has to deliver,” Sergey Smbatyan said.

Within the frames of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival, the Armenian audience will be able to listen to Serj Tankian's Orca Symphony No. 1 for the first time. Headed by Sergey Smbatyan, Pan-Armenian Symphony Orchestra performed an extract from this work on April 24 this year. 

“Tankian is one of the greatest and most famous musicians in the world, and Armenian youth follows his activity very attentively. We want to show them that Tankian attaches special importance to classical music, since he decided to write a piece for Symphony Orchestra. We are trying to prove that classical music can also attract the audience,” Sergey Smbatyan said. 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

Bravo !!!



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:30 AM

Panorama, Armenia
Oct 10 2017
 
 
John Malkovich pays tribute to Armenian Genocide victims

 

World famous American actor, producer, film director and scriptwriter John Malkovich today paid a visit to Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex to pay tribute to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims. Afterwards the Hollywood star visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.

Earlier, during Monday’s news conference, when asked whether he is aware of the Armenian Genocide, John Malkovich said he has heard about it and that he is astonished at the terrible things people are capable of doing.

To remind, John Malkovich has arrived in Armenia to perform at the solemn opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival scheduled for 11 October.

The Hollywood star, together with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, will offer a chapter from Ernesto Sabato’s “On Heroes and Tombs” novel jointly performed with the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Alfred Schnittke, one of the most eminent musical figures of the second half of the 20th century. The soloist pianist is Anastasya Terenkova.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

Panorama, Armenia
Oct 10 2017
 
 
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Culture 19:12 10/10/2017Armenia
Armenian President hosts Hollywood actor, scriptwriter and producer John Malcovic

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received today famous Hollywood actor, scriptwriter and producer John Malcovic, who is in Armenia to attend the opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival. press department at the President’s Office reported.

Welcoming the guest, the President noted that it is a great pleasure to host a talented artist in a country where the art power is highly valued, and its people have been able to create a great cultural heritage and contribute to the development of human civilization for centuries.

“I know that Armenian audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy your art, a unique manifestation of your talent, where music and literature are closely intertwined. I am confident that your participation in the opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival will remain in the memory of the Armenian audience forever,” the President of Armenia said and expressed the hope that during his short visit to Armenia, John Malcovic will have an opportunity to better understand our country, its rich historical-cultural heritage and the hospitable Armenian people, who have always had deep respect for talented people.

Thankful for the reception, John Malcovic thanked the President for his kind remarks, hospitality as well as for the support and attention paid by the President to the development of culture in Armenia, including the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia with whom he has arrived in Armenia in the frame of a cooperation program.

The famous artist said to be impatient to present a concert jointly with artistic director and chief conductor of the orchestra Sergey Smbatyan and expressed the hope that it would be welcome in our country, the release added.

https://www.panorama...esident/1847687






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