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Composer: Khachaturian, Aram Ilyich (1903-1978)

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Year of birth1903
Year of death1978
Period20th century
February 2018
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LondonMyths and Fairytales II: Susanne Hou performs Tchaikovsky

Myths and Fairytales II: Susanne Hou performs Tchaikovsky
Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Khachaturian
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Shelley; Yi-Jia Susanne Hou


Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Simon Virsaladze; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

AmsterdamLast of the SummerNights

Last of the SummerNights
Rossini, Coates, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, de Falla, Rodrigo, Ravel
Philharmonie Zuidnederland; Bas Wiegers; Pablo Sáinz Villegas; Rosanne Philippens

LondonAge of anxiety

Age of anxiety
Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky, Walton
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; George Li

ReadingClassical Music Alive in Reading

Khachaturian, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev
Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Poliansky; Hyejin Kim
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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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Soul Music: Narek Hakhnazaryan at King's Place

Narek Hakhnazaryan © Marco Borggreve
A splendid recital by Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in King's Place's "Cello Unwrapped" series pays tribute to Russian cellist Anatoly Brandukov. 
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