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KHACHATURIAN, A.I.: Cello Concerto / Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (Yablonsky, Moscow City Symphony, Fedotov)

Composer(s):Khachaturian, Aram Il'yich
Artist(s) Yablonsky, Dmitry, cello • Fedotov, Maxim, Conductor • Moscow City Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic"
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.570463
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The Naxos series devoted to the orchestral music of Aram Khachaturian continues with his two works for cello and orchestra. The Cello Concerto, whose brooding emotional unease did not endear it to the authorities at a difficult time for Soviet musicians, is the most resourceful and forward-looking of his works from this period. The Concerto-Rhapsody is dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich and pursues a highly personal and intuitive approach to the relationship between soloist and orchestra. Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin are available on 8.570988, and the Piano Concerto and Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano on .



Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,March 2010

The popular composer of the celebrated “Sabre Dance” had his dark and brooding side, as amply demonstrated in the overlong, at times near-static Cello Concerto. Small wonder that he—along with virtually all major Soviet-era composers—had so much trouble surviving those cold, dark years. The shorter and somewhat livelier Concerto-Rhapsody (first issued in the U.S. by Orion in 1969) is a livelier, more accessible work. In both pieces, soloist and orchestra perform flawlessly, though a closer miking of the soloist would have made for a better listening experience.


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