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Composer: Khachaturian, Aram Ilyich (1903-1978)

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Year of birth1903
Year of death1978
Period20th century
April 2018
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Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Simon Virsaladze; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

VallettaThe Great Siege

The Great Siege
Shor, Khachaturian
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra; Sergey Smbatyan; Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

VallettaKhachaturian Trio

Khachaturian Trio
Khachaturian, Shor, Babadjanian
Khachaturian Trio

ViennaKariné Poghosyan, Pianist, "Transformations"

© Jeffrey Langford Photography
Beethoven, Brahms, Khachaturian, Stravinsky
Kariné Poghosyan, Piano

New York CityKariné Poghosyan, Pianist, "New York Connection"

© Jeffrey Langford Photography
Barber, Khachaturian, Bartók, Rachmaninov, Gershwin
Kariné Poghosyan, Piano
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Tales of wonderment and vivid imagery

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou © Wright Music Management
Alexander Shelley curated a hot-blooded programme of adventure and imagery with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with Susanne Hou showing extraordinary technique and class in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
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Tatarnikov's all-Russian programme wows at the Lighthouse

Mikhail Tatarnikov © Askonas Holt
In a programme guaranteed to draw the crowds the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra were on sparkling form with dynamic playing too from pianist Boris Giltburg.
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Russian epic from Mikhail Agrest and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Mikhail Agrest © Primavera Consulting
In an all-Russian programme, Agrest gave us a thoughtfully textured Tchaikvosky 4, while the ease with which Andrey Gugnin took on Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was a delight.
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RNO and Pletnev disappoint in Enescu and Prokofiev

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra © Alex Damian
The muscular piano playing of Nikolai Lugansky could not save the Russian National Orchestra’s shoddy Enescu and Prokofiev.
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At Prague Spring, a legacy comes home

Peter Oundjian, Maxim Vengerov and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
A superstar soloist helps the Toronto Symphony Orchestra offer a telling tribute to Czech conductor Karel Ančerl.
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