Khachaturian Aram

Aram Khachaturian

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Last update: 23 August 2014


Born

6 June 1903 in Tblisi. Died 1 May 1978 in Moscow.

Education

Aram Khachaturian entered the Gnessin School of Music in 1923, where he studies cello playing. After two years he was admitted into the course personally directed by Gnessin. On finishing the school in 1926 he entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he continued to study under Gnessin, attending at the same time the classes of Vassilenko and Litinshkov. Miaskovsky became his principal teacher. In 1934 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory.

Style

His music is deeply rooted in the folklore of his native Armenia. In addition he draws from the sources of Georgian, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Turkmenian and Irano-Azerbaijan national melodies. At the same time his works reveals marked features common to West-European art forms.

Compositions by Aram Khachaturian


In fact Aram Khachaturian didn't use opus numbers. Here opus numbers are used to facilitate indexing. Not included are songs composed by Aram Khachaturian.


Opus 1: Poem for piano (1925)

Dedicated to Gilan.
Opus 2: Song of the Strolling Ashug for cello and piano (1925)
Dedicated to his mother.
Opus 3: Dream for cello and piano (1925)

Opus 4: Elegy in G minor for cello and piano (1925)

CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (Transcription by V. Mikhailovsky) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Opus 5: Andantino for piano (1926)

Opus 6: Waltz-Etude for piano (1926)

Opus 7: Piece for cello and piano (1926)

Opus 8: Waltz-Caprice in C sharp minor for piano (1926)

Included as No. 2 of 1932 Suite.

CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 9: Dance in G minor for piano (1926)
Included as No. 3 of 1932 Suite.

CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 10: Lullaby for violin and piano (1926)
Dedicated to Karen Khachaturian.
Opus 11: Dance No. 1 in B flat major for violin and piano (1926)
Dedicated to A. Gabrielan.
Duration: 5 minutes.

CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Opus 12: Poem in C sharp minor for piano (1927)
Dedicated to Iu. Sukharevsky.

CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 13: Pantomime for oboe and piano (1927)

Opus 14: Music to A. Paronian's Play "Uncle Bagdasar" (1927)

First performance: 14 May 1927 in the Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House of Moscow,
directed by R. Simonov and I. Rapoport, design by K. Alabian and M. Mamanian.
Opus 15: Music to G. Sundukian's Play "Khatabala" (1928)
First performance: 1 February 1928 in the Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House of Moscow,
directed by R. Simonov and I. Rapoport, design by S. Aladzhalian.
Opus 16: Variations on the Theme "Solveig" for piano (1928)

Opus 17: Music to A. Paronian's Play "The Eastern Dentist" (1928)

First performance: 16 April 1928 in the Armenian Theater Workshop at Armenian House of Moscow,
directed by R. Simonov and I. Rapoport, design by G. Iakulov.
Opus 18: Allegretto for violin and piano (1929)

Opus 19: Song-Poem "In Honor of the Ashugs" for violin and piano (1929)

Duration: 6 minutes.

CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Opus 20: Army March No. 1 in A flat major for wind orchestra (1929)
Duration: 3 minutes.
Instrumentation by composer and N. Ivanov-Radkevich.

LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Brass Band, Sergei Gosachinsky (cond)

Opus 21: Army March No. 2 in F minor for wind orchestra (1930)
Composed in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Armenian SSR.
Duration: 4 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Brass Band, Sergei Gosachinsky (cond)

Opus 22: Music to I. Mikitenko's Play "An Affair of Honor" (1931)
Acts I and II composed by N. Rakhmanov, Acts III and IV by Khachaturian.
First performance: 2 January 1931 in the Moscow Art Theater 2 of Moscow, produced by B. Sushkevich, design by I. Nivinsky.
Opus 23: String Quartet (1931)
First movement only.
Duration: 8 minutes.
First performance: 14 September 1931.
Opus 24: Toccata in E flat minor for piano (1932)
Included as No. 1 of 1932 Suite.
Duration: 4 minutes.

CD ASV CD DCA 589: Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD ASV Resonance CD RSN 3037: Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD Brana Records BR 0014: Felicja Blumental (piano)
CD Cembal d'Amour CD 109: Mindru Katz (piano)
CD Ivory Classics 72003: Shura Cherkassky (piano)
CD Naxos Historical 8.110675: Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)
CD Oehms Classics OC 374: Sona Shaboyan (piano)
CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 25: Mass Dance for bayan (1932)

Opus 26: Two Pieces on Themes of Uzbek Folk Songs for wind orchestra (1932)

Composed for the 15th Anniversary of the Red Army.
Duration: 5 minutes.
CD Lawo Classics LWC 1045: Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Leif Arne Pedersen (cond)
Opus 27: Two Pieces on Themes of Armenian Folk Songs for wind orchestra (1932)
Composed for the 15th Anniversary of the Red Army.
Duration: 5 minutes.
CD Lawo Classics LWC 1045: Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Leif Arne Pedersen (cond)
Opus 28: Suite for piano (1932)
Parts:
1. Toccata
2. Waltz-Caprice
3. Dance.
Opus 29: Sonata for violin and piano (1932)
Duration: 18 minutes.
Parts:
1. Lento rubato ed espressivo
2. Allegro ma non troppo
First performance: 1933 in Moscow by Ia. Targonsky (violin) and N. Valter (piano).

CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Testament SBT 1113: David Oistrakh (violin), Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)

Opus 29A: Sonata for cello and piano
CD Brilliant Classics 92771 (10 CD-set): M. Rostropovich (cello), A. Khachaturian (piano)
Opus 30: Trio in C minor for B-flat clarinet, violin and piano (1932)
Duration: 14 minutes.
Parts:
1. Andante con dolore; molt'espressione
2. Allegro
3. Moderato
First performance: 1933 in the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by V. Semenov (clarinet), R. Bogdanian (violin) and N. Musinian (piano).

LP Melodiya D 005586-7: Valentin Sorokin (clarinet), Petr Bondarenko (violin), Naum Walter (piano)
CD Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1419: (Walter) Boeykens Ensemble
CD Supraphon SU 3481-2: Ludmila Peterkova (clarinet), Gabriela Demeterova (violin), Markea Cibulkova (piano)

Opus 31: Dance No. 3 for piano (1933)

Opus 32: Dance Suite for orchestra (1933)

Parts:
1. Caucasian Dance
2. Armenian Dance
3. Uzbek Dance
4. Uzbek March
5. Lezginka
First performance: Spring 1933 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, conducted by N. Anosov.

CD Alto ALC 1019: (Nos. 1 & 3) Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 964: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 33: Music to W. Shakespeare's Tragedy "Macbeth" (1933)
First performance: 25 April 1933 in the Sundukian Dramatic Theater of Erevan, produced by A. Gulakian and design by M. Arutchian.
Opus 34: March No. 3 for piano (1934)

Opus 35: Symphony No. 1 (1934)

In commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of Soviet power in Armenia.
Movements:
1. Andante maestoso con passione - allegro
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Allegro risoluto
Duration: 42 minutes.
First performance: 23 April 1935in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by E. Szenkar.

LP Melodiya D 04920-21: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gauk (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 858: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (conductor) (1993)

Opus 36: Music to G. Sundukian's Play "The Ravaged Hearth" (1935)
First performance: 1 June 1935 in the Armenian State Dramatic Studio of Moscow, produced by R. Simonov and design by I. Koralov.
Opus 37: Music to the Film "Pepo" (1935)
Parts:
1. Overture
2. Pepo's Song

CD ASV CD DCA 966: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 38: Concerto for piano and orchestra in D flat major (1936)
Dedicated to Lev Oborin.
Movements:
1. Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso
2. Andante con anima
3. Allegro brillante
Duration: 32 minutes.
First performance: 12 July 1937 in Moscow's Sokolniki Park of Culture by L. Oborin (piano) and the Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by L. Shteinberg.

Videos
James Dick with the Texas Festival Orchestra conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto.
Mahfrin Santoke performs Khachaturian's Concerto for flute and orchestra, originally composed for violin and orchestra.
Peng Cao with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Sergey Smbatyan performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto: 1. and 2. Allegro ma non troppo & Andante con anima and 3. Toccata.
Svetlana Navassardian with Symphony Orchestra of the State Radio and Television of Armenia, conducted by Rafael Mangarasian performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto: 1. Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso, 2. Andante con anima and 3. Allegro brillante.
Lilit Grigoryan with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Sergey Smbatyan performs Khachaturian's Piano Concerto: 1. Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso, 2. Andante con anima and 3. Allegro brillante.

CDs
LP Everest 3055: London Symphony Orchestra, Hugo Rignold (cond), Peter Katin (piano)
LP Melodiya D 012855-6: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond), J. Flier (piano)
LP Melodiya C 0749-50: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond), J. Flier (piano)
LP Melodiya CM 04379-80: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond), J. Flier (piano)
LP Melodiya D 03194-5: Radio Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Lev Oborin (piano)
CD ASV CD DCA 589: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD ASV Resonance CD RSN 3037: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD ASV CD DCA 964: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Dora Serviarian-Kuhn (piano)
CD Cembal d'Amour CD 109: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (cond), Mindru Katz (piano)
CD Chandos 8542: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor), Constantine Orbelian (piano)
CD Delos DE 3155: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (cond), Dickran Atamian (piano)
CD Edel Classics 0002522 CCC: Dresdner Philharmonie, Horst Foerster (cond), Mirka Pokorná (piano)
LP Melodiya MEL CD 10 01006: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond), J. Flier (piano) (Rec.: 1963)
CD Naxos Historical 8.110673: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky (cond), William Kapell (piano) (Rec: 1946)
CD Olympia OCD 236: London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (cond), Moura Lympany (piano)
CD PRT PVCD 8376: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult, Mindru Katz (piano)
CD RCA Red Seal 74321 845995 2: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky (cond), William Kapell (piano)
CD RCA 09026 68442-2: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky (cond), William Kapell (piano)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: Czech PO, Alois Klima (cond)

Opus 38A: Arrangement of Piano Concerto in D flat major for two pianos.

Opus 39: Music to V. Kirshon's Play "The Big Day" (1937)

First performance: 6 January 1937 in the Central Theater of the Red Army of Moscow, directed by E. Telesheva and design by I. Fedotov.
Opus 40: Music to N. Nikitin's Play "Baku" (1937)
Composed with A. Peisin.
First performance: 2 November 1937 in the Radlov Dramatic Theater of Leningrad, produced by S. Radlov and design by A. Konstantinovsky and S. Tovbin.
Opus 41: Poem about Stalin "Song of the Ashug" for orchestra and mixed chorus (1937-1938)
Lyrics by L. Oshanin.
Duration: 22 minutes.
Movements:
1. Andante sostenuto
2. Allegro vivace
3. Andante
4. Maestoso
5. Allegro vivace
6. Poco meno
First performance: 29 November 1938 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra and State Choir, conducted by A. Gauk.

LP Melodiya C10 20547 003: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Emin Khachaturian (cond), USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus, Ludmilla Ermakova (dir)
CD ASV CD DCA 1087: Armenian PO, Armenian Philharmonic Chorus, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 42: Music to the Historical-Revolutionary Film "Zangezur" (1938)

Opus 42A: March from the Film "Zangezur" for wind orchestra (1938)

Duration: 4 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: USSR Ministry of Defence Exemplary Brass Band, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 1087: Armenian PO, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 43: Happiness, ballet in three acts (1939)
Libretto by G. Ovanesian.
First performance: September 1939 in the Spendiarov Theater of Erevan, conducted by K. Saradzhev, choreography by I. Arbatov and design by S. Aladzhalian .
Opus 44: Music to the Film "The Garden" (1939)

Opus 45: Music to Lope de Vega's Comedy "The Valencian Widow" (1940)

Parts:
1. Introduction
2. Serenade
3. Song
4. Humorous Song
5. Intermezzo
6. Dance
First performance: 14 November 1940 in the Lenin Komsomol Theater of Moscow, produced by I. Bersenev, directed by S. Giatsintova and design by V. Kozlinsky.

CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00036: Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Veronica Dudarova (cond)

Opus 45A: Suite from the Music to Lope de Vega's Comedy "The Valencian Widow" for orchestra (1940)
Parts:
1. Introduction
2. Serenade
3. Song
4. Humoresque
5. Intermezzo
6. Dance

LP Melodiya C10 20543 004: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Boris Khaikin (cond)
CD Alto ALC 1019: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00036

Opus 46: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor (1940)
Dedicated to David Oistrakh.
Movements:
1. Allegro con fermezza
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro vivace
Duration: 35-39 minutes.
First performance: 16 November 1940 in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow by David Oistrakh (violin) and the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by A. Gauk.
Arrangement by the composer for violin and piano.
In 1941 awarded USSR State Prize.

Video:
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Sergey Smbatyan (cond), Mikhail Simonyan (violin)
Pavel Milyukov (violin)
LP Chandos ABTD 1519: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
LP Columbia 33CX 1303: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
LP Melodiya D 0548-9: Radio Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Leonid Kogan (violin)
LP Melodiya D 016483-4: Moscow Radio Great Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
LP Melodiya C 01115-6: Moscow Radio Great Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
LP Melodiya CM 04375-76: Moscow Radio Great Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
CD Artek AR-0031-2: USSR State Radio SO, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Yulian Sitkovetsky (violin)
CD Brilliant Classics 93005 (10 CD-set): Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Tulin (cond), Viktor Tretiakov (violin)
CD Cambria CD-1063: Santa Monica Orchestra, Jacques Rachmilovitch (cond), Louis Kaufman (violin)
CD Chandos CHAN 8918: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
CD Decca 475 105-2: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (cond), Ruggiero Ricci (violin)
CD DG 0289 477 9827 9: London Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi (cond), Mikhail Simonyan (violin)
CD DG 477 9827: London Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Jarvi (cond), Mikhail Simonyan (violin)
CD EMI CDC 5 55035 2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
CD EMI Classics 3 61570 2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin)
CD EMI Classics Composers in Person CDC 5 55035 2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin) (rec.: 1954)
CD EMI Classics 2 14712 2 (17 CD-set): Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), David Oistrakh (violin) (rec.: 1954)
CD EMI CDC 7 47087 2: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (cond), Itzhak Perlman (violin)
CD EMI CMS7 64617-2: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (cond), Itzhak Perlman (violin)
CD Forgotten Records FR827: Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Moralt (cond), Thomas Magyar (violin)
CD Koch Discover International DICD 920555-6: Persian International Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari (cond), Martha Khadem-Missagh (violin)
CD Marquis 81339: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard Topchjan (cond), Catherine Manoukian (violin)
CD Mercury 434 318-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Antál Dorati (cond), Henryk Szeryng (violin)
CD Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 642 1508-2: NWDR Symphony Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (conductor), Gerhard Taschner (violin) (rec.: 1955)
CD Naive V 4959: Sinfonia Varsoviam, Emmanuel Krivine (cond), Sergey Khachatryan (violin)
CD Naxos 8.555919: National Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar (cond), Mihaela Martin (violin)
CD Olympia OCD 135: USSR Academy Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev, Valery Klimov (violin)
CD Onyx 4121: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth (cond), James Ehnes (violin)
CD Pentatone Classics PTC 186 059: Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg (cond), Julia Fischer (violin)
CD RCA Victor 0902 663708 2: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (cond), Leonid Kogan (violin) (Rec: 1958)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: USSR State Radio and TV SO, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Leonid Kogan (violin)
CD West Hill Radio Archives WHRA 6016 (3 CD-set): Boston Symphony Orchestra, Richard Burgin (conductor), Ruth Posselt (violin) (rec: 1955)

Opus 46A: Arrangement of Violin Concerto in D minor for violin and piano

Opus 46B: Arrangement of Violin Concerto in D minor for flute and orchestra (1968)

Transcription by Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Duration: 36 minutes.

CD CBS MK 44665: National Orchestra of the ORTF, Jean Martinon (cond), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
CD Sony CD 44665: National Orchestra of the ORTF, Jean Martinon (cond), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
CD Deutsche Grammophon 435 767-2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Ion Marin (cond), Patrick Gallois (flute)
CD EMI 5 57563 2: Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, David Zinman (cond), Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
CD Collins Classics 1383-2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Steuart Bedford (cond), Jennifer Stinton (flute)
CD Nimbus Alliance NI 6168: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Volodomyr Sirenko (cond), Wissam Boustany (flute)
CD Regis RRC 1100: Philharmonia Orchestra, Steuart Bedford (cond), Jennifer Stinton (flute)

Opus 47: "Budionovka", mass dance for piano (1940)

Opus 48: Music to M. Lermontov's Drama "Masquerada" (1941)

First performance: 21 June 1941 in the Vakhtangov Dramatic Theater of Moscow, produced by R. Simonov and A. Tutyshkin, conducted by A. Golubentsev and design by G. Moiseev
Opus 48A: Suite from Lermontov's Drama "Masquerada" for orchestra (1944)
Parts:
1. Waltz
2. Nocturne
3. Mazurka
4. Romance
5. Galop
Duration: 19 minutes.
First Performance of version for reduced orchestra: 6 August 1944 in 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 in Moscow; studio broadcast of Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee, conducted by S. Gorchakov.

LP Melodiya C10 20543 004: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Samosud (cond)
CD Alto ALC 1019: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 946: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Cala CACD 0534: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 8542: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond)
CD Decca 475 011-2: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (cond)
CD EMI Classics Composers in Person CDC 5 55035 2: (Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka) Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond) (rec.: 1954)
CD Melodiya SUCD 10-00036: Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Veronica Dudarova (cond) CD RCA Red Seal 82876-65836-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Regis RRC 1041: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov (cond)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: Prague Radio SO, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Urania US-5154-CD: Prague Radio Orchestra, A. Khachaturian (cond)

Opus 48B: Suite from Lermontov's Drama "Masquerada" for piano (1944)
Parts:
1. Waltz
2. Nocturne
3. Mazurka
4. Romance
5. Galop

CD Regis RRC 1184: (Waltz) Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 48C: Nocturne for violin and piano (1948)
Arranged from incidental music to Lermontov's "Masquerada" by Aram Khachaturian.
Duration: 4 minutes.

CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Opus 49: Music to the Film "Salavat Iulaev" (1941)

Opus 50: Gayaneh, ballet in four acts and five scenes (1941-1942)

Libretto by K. Derzhavin.
Duration: 130 minutes.
First performance: 3 December 1942 in the Leningrad Theater of Opera and Ballet of Perm, conducted by P. Feldt, choreography by N. Anisimova and design by N. Altman, costume Designs realized by T. Bruni.
Revived with revised libretto and design in 1952 in the Kirov Theater of Leningrad.
In 1943 awarded USSR State Prize.

LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: (Army March No. 7) USSR Ministry of Defence Exemplary Brass Band, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)

Opus 51: Music to N. Pogodin's Play "The Kremlin Chimes" (1942)
First performance: 22 January 1942 in the Moscow Gorky Art Theater of Saratov, directed by Vl. Nemirovich-Danchenko, L. Leonidov and M. Knebel, conducted by A. Kardashev and design by V. Dmitriev.
Opus 52: "To the Heroes of the Patriotic War", march in A flat major for wind band (1942)
Duration: 4 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: USSR Ministry of Defence Exemplary Brass Band, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)

Opus 53: First Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh" for orchestra (1943)
Parts:
1. Introduction - Andane
2. Dance of the Rose-Maidens
3. Ayesha's Awakening and Dance
4. Mountaineers' Dance
5. Lullaby
6. Scene of Gayaneh and Giko
7. Gayaneh's Adagio
8. Lezghinka
First performance: 3 October 1943 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee, conducted by N. Golovanov.

LP Chandos ABTD 1541: Royal Scottish Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
LP Columbia 33CX 1303: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Decca SXL 6000: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 10435-6: London Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Mercury AMS 16128: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 884: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian
CD Berlin Classics 0094352BC: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Horst Stein (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 8945: Royal Scottish Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Classics for Pleasure 0946 3 93229 2: (Highlights) London Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Decca 460 315 2: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD EMI CDC 5 55035 2: Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD EMI Classics Composers in Person CDC 5 55035 2: (Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8) Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond) (rec.: 1954)
CD EMI CDC 7 47348 2: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (cond)
CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (No. 3, transcription by J. Heifetz & No. 5, transcription by V. Mikhailovsky) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Lawo Classics LWC 1045: (No. 8 Lezginka) Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Leif Arne Pedersen (cond)
CD Le Chant du Monde RUS 288171: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond)
CD Mercury 434 323-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond)
CD RCA Red Seal 82876-65836-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Regis RRC 1041: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov (cond)
CD Signum Classics SIGCD310: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (cond)

Opus 54: Second Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh" for orchestra (1943)
Parts:
1. Greeting Dance
2. Lyrical Duet of Ayesha and Armen
3. Russian Dance
4. Variation Nunes
5. Dance of the Old Men and the Female Carpetweavers
6. Armen's Variation
7. Fire
First performance: 18 February 1945 in the Hall of Columns of the House of Unions of Moscow by the Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee, conducted by N. Golovanov.

CD EMI Classics Composers in Person CDC 5 55035 2: (Nos. 2 & 5) Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond) (rec.: 1954)
CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (No. 4, transcription by L. Feigin) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Opus 55: Third Suite from the ballet "Gayaneh" for orchestra (1943)
Parts:
1. Cotton Harvest
2. Dance of the Young Kurds
3. Introduction and Dance of the Old Men
4. Scene of the Carpetweavers
5. Sabre Dance
6. Gopak

CD EMI Classics Composers in Person CDC 5 55035 2: (No. 5) Philharmonia Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond) (rec.: 1954)
CD Estile Records 783707248905: (No. 5, transcription by J. Heifetz) Gregory Harrington (violin), William Lewis (piano)
CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (No. 5, transcription by J. Heifetz) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: Aram Khachaturian (piano)

Opus 56: Symphony No. 2 in E minor "Symphony with Bells" (1943)
Movements:
1. Andante maestoso
2. Allegro risoluto
3. Andante sostenuto
4. Andante mosso - Allegro sostenuto - Maestoso
Duration: 50 minutes.
First performance: 30 December 1943 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by B. Khaikin.
First Performance of the Second Edition: 6 March 1944 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the USSR State Symphony Orchestra conducted by A. Gauk.
In 1946 awarded USSR State Prize.

LP Chandos ABTD 1541: Royal Scottish Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
LP Decca SXL 6001: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya D 04440-1: Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgescu (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 03471-2: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP London Enterprise 414 169 1: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 8945: Royal Scottish Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Decca 425 619 2: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)

Opus 57: Music to A. Kron's Play "Detailed Reconnaissance" (1943)
First performance: 23 June 1943 in the Moscow Gorky Art Theater, produced and directed by M. Kedrov, staging by V. Tatlin.
Opus 58: Choreographic Waltz for piano (1944)

Opus 59: Fantasy on Russian Themes for symphony orchestra (1944)

First performance: 6 November 1945 in Moscow; studio broadcast of Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee, conducted by S. Gorchakov.
Duration: 6 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 20545 009: USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sergei Gorchakov (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 946: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD RCA Red Seal 82876-65836-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 60: State Anthem of the Armenian SSR for chorus and symphony orchestra (1944)
Text in Armenian by A. Sarmen.
Duration: 4 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 20547 003: USSR Ministry of Defence Brass Band, Aram Khachaturian (cond)

Opus 61: Three Pieces for two pianos (1944)
Parts:
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")
Duration: 10 minutes.
First performance: 9 December 1945.

CD Chandos CHAN 8466 (1987)

Opus 62: Children's Album, book I for piano (1947)
Parts:
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)

CD Divine Art 25022: Raymond Clarke (piano)

Opus 63: Music to V. Shkvarkin's Play "The Last Day" (1945)
First performance: 5 April 1945 in the Vakhtangov Dramatic Theater of Moscow, directed by R. Simonov and A. Tutvshkin, design by V. Dmitriev.
Opus 64: Music to the Film "Prisoner No. 217" (1945)
Parts:
1. Overture
2. Murder
3. In the Prison
4. Work - Recapitulation - Finale

CD ASV CD DCA 966: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 65: Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor (1946)
Dedicated to Sviatoslav Knushevitsky.
Movements:
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Allegro a battuta
Duration: 35-36 minutes.
First performance: 30 October 1946 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by S. Knushevitsky (cello) and the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by A. Gauk.
Arrangement for cello and piano.

LP Chandos ABRD 1273: London PO, Bryden Thomson (cond), Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
LP Melodiya M10 42785-6: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gauk (cond), Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
CD Chandos CHAN 8579: London PO, Bryden Thomson (cond), Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
CD EMI Classics 7243 572298-2 (2 CD-set): Soloists Ensemble, Aza Amintayeva (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) (recording: 1964)
CD Regis RRC 1094: Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Veronika Dudarova (cond), Marina Tarasova (cello)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: USSR State Radio and TV SO, Alexander Gauk (cond), Sviatoslav Knushevitsky (cello)
DVD Naxos Digital Downloads 8.570463: Russian Philharmonia, Maxim Fedotov (cond), Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)

Opus 66: Three Concert Arias for high voice and orchestra (1946)
Dedicated to Nina Makarova.
Arias:
1. Poem (folk text, translation by V. Briusov)
2. Legend (text by O. Tumanian; translation by K. Balmont)
3. Dithyramb (text by Peshiktashlian; translation by A. Umants)
First Performance: 1967.

CD ASV CD DCA 1087: Armenian PO, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Hasmik Hatsagortsian (soprano)

Opus 67: Symphony No. 3 "Symphony-Poem" (1947)
In one movement for symphony orchestra, organ and fifteen trumpets.
Duration: 25 minutes.
First performance: 13 December 1947 in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by E. Mravinsky.

LP Eurodisc-Melodiya 86 881 KK: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond)
LP Melodiya D 015797-8940: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 02959-60: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 858: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (conductor) (1993)
CD Brilliant Classics 8593 (10 CD-set): Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Evgeny Mravinsky (conductor)
LP Melodiya MEL CD 10 01006: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (cond)

Opus 68: Music to M. Aliger's Play "A Tale of Truth" (1947)
Composed with Nina Makarova.
First performance: 1947 in the Central Theater of the Red Army of Moscow, produced by A. Okunchikov and design by N. Shifrin.
Opus 69: Music to A. Perventsev's Play "The Southern Junction" (1947)
First performance: 7 November 1947 in the Central Theater of the Soviet Army of Moscow, produced by A. Popov, directed by A. Okunchikov, conducted by B. Sherman and design by N. Shiffin.
Opus 70: Music to the Film of the K. Simonov's Play "The Russian Question" (1948)

Opus 71: Ode in Memory of Vladimir Ilich Lenin for orchestra (1948)

Funeral Ode in Memory of V.I. Lenin from the film "Lenin".
First performance: 26 December 1948 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio Committee, conducted by A. Gauk
Duration: 10 minutes.

LP Melodiya D 009035-6: Radio Orchestra, Alexander Gauk (cond)
LP Melodiya D 0548-9: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya D 13621-2: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20547 003: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 946: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Supraphon SU4100-2: Prague Radio SO, Aram Khachaturian (cond)

Opus 72: Music to the Documentary Film " Vladimir Ilich Lenin" (1948-1949)

Opus 73: Music to S. Mikhalkov's Play "Ilia Golovin" (1949)

First performance: 10 November 1949 in the Moscow Gorky Art Theater, produced and directed by N. Gorchakov, V. Toporkov, and M. Ianshin, conducted by B. Israilevsky and design by I. Vesiolkin.

LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: (Excerpt) The Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)

Opus 74: Music to the Film "The Battle of Stalingrad" (1949)

Opus 74A: Suite from Music to the Film "The Battle of Stalingrad" for orchestra (1949)

Duration: 29 minutes.
Parts:
1. The City on the Volga
2. The 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

LP Melodiya C10 04377 002: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 04377-78: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
CD Alto ALC 1019: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 10166: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Clark Rundell (cond)
CD Lawo Classics LWC 1045: Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Leif Arne Pedersen (cond)
CD Marco Polo 8.223314: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava, Adriano (cond) (Rec: 1989)
CD Naxos Film Music Classics 8.573389: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Adriano (cond)

Opus 75: Triumphal Poem (Festive Poem) in D major for orchestra (1950)
First performance: 9 December 1950 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by the Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio, conducted by A. Gauk.
Duration: 20 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 20545 009: USSR Minstry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Emin Khachaturian (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 946: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 76: Music to the Film of S. Mikhalkov's Play "They Have a Native Country" (1950)

Opus 77: Music to the Film "Secret Mission" (1950)

Parts:
1. Overture
2. The Pilot
3. The Ardenees
4. Surrender
5. Armaments - Finale

CD ASV CD DCA 966: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 78: Music to the Film "Admiral Ushakov" (1953)
Parts:
1. Overture
2. Battle
3. Funeral
4. Russian Sailors in Naples (The Review of the Fleet)
5. Finale

CD ASV CD DCA 966: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 79: Music to the Film "Ships Storming the Bastions" (1953)
Second series of the film "Admiral Ushakov".
Opus 80: Music to A. Iakobson's Play "The Angel-Protector from Nebraska" (1953)
First performance: 28 October 1953 in the Moscow Art Theater, directed by G. Konsky and design by B. Volkov.
Opus 81: Music to Iu. Chepurin's Play "Spring Stream" (1953)
Composed with Nina Makarova.
First performance: 18 November 1953 in the Central Theater of the Soviet Army of Moscow, directed by A. Popov and A. Okunchikov and design by Iu. Pimenov.
Opus 82: Spartacus, ballet in four acts and nine scenes (1950-1954)
Libretto by N. Volkov.
Duration: 162 minutes.
First performance: 27 December 1956 in the Kirov Theater of Leningrad, conducted by P. Feldt, choreography by L. Jakobson, design by V. Khodasevich.
In 1959 awarded Lenin Prize.

CD Capriccio 10817/18: Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir, Michail Jurowski
CD Capriccio C5112 (2 CD): Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir, Michail Jurowski

Opus 82A: First Suite from the ballet "Spartacus" for orchestra (1955)
Duration: 16 minutes.
Parts:
1. Introduction and Dance of Nymphs
2. Introduction, Adagio of Aegina and Harmodius
3. Variations of Aegina and Bacchanalia
4. Scene and Dance with Crotalums
5. Dance of the Gaditanian Maidens and Victory of Spartacus

LP Chandos ABTD 1529: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
LP Decca SXL 6000: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Chandos CHAN 8927: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Classics for Pleasure 0946 3 93229 2: (Highlights) London Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (No. 2, transcription by K. Mostras) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Le Chant du Monde RUS 288171: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond)
CD PentaTone Classics PTC 5186 032: Russian National Orchestra, Vedernikov (cond)
CD RCA Red Seal 82876-65836-2: London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)
CD Regis RRC 1041: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov (cond)
CD Signum Classics SIGCD310: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (cond)

Opus 82B: Second Suite from the ballet "Spartacus" for orchestra (1955)
Duration: 18 minutes.
Parts:
1. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
2. Entrance of the Merchants, Dance of a Roman Courtesan, General Dance
3. Entrance of Spartacus, The Quarrel, Harmodius' Treachery
4. Dance of the Pirates

LP Chandos ABTD 1529: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Chandos CHAN 8927: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Classics for Pleasure 0946 3 93229 2: (Highlights) London Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD Dunelm Recordings DRD 0173: London Shostakovich Orchestra, Christopher Cox (cond) (2001)
CD Koch International Classics 3-7571-2: (No. 1 by V. Mikhailovsky) Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
CD Nimbus NI 6269: Hideko Udagawa (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Opus 82C: Third Suite from the ballet "Spartacus" for orchestra (1955)
Duration: 18 minutes.
Parts:
1. The Slave Market
2. Dance of the Greek Slaves
3. Dance of the Egyptian Girl
4. Dance of Phrygia and the Parting Scene
5. Sword Dance of the Young Thracians

LP Chandos ABTD 1529: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)
CD Chandos CHAN 8927: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (cond) (1991)

Opus 82D: Fourth Suite from the ballet "Spartacus" for orchestra (1955)
Duration: 19 minutes.
Opus 82E: Symphonic Pictures from scenes 4 and 5 of the ballet "Spartacus" (1955)
Parts:
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
Opus 82F: Symphonic Pictures from scene 9 of the ballet "Spartacus" (1955)
Parts:
1. Destruction of Hope
2. The Last Battle
3. The Death of Spartacus and Requiem
Opus 83: Music to B. Lavrenev's Play "Lermontov" (1954)
First performance: 30 December 1954 in the Moscow Gorky Art Theater, directed by V. Stanitsyn and I. Raevsky, design by A. Ponsov.
Opus 84: Music to W. Shakespeare's Tragedy "Macbeth" (1955)
First performance: 30 December 1955 in the Maly Theater of the USSR in Moscow, produced and directed by K. Zybov and E. Velikhov, design by B. Volkov.
Opus 85: Music to the Film "Saltanat" (1955)

Opus 86: Music to the Film "The Bonfire of Immortality/Undying Flame" (1956)

Parts:
1. Introduction - Overture
2. Bruno's Return to his Homeland
3. Rebels capture Bruno in the Forest
4. Bruno at the Consistory Court
5. Banishment and Wanderings
6. Dance before the Queen
7. The Battle and the Christ
8. Finale

CD ASV CD DCA 966: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 87: Music to the Film of Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" (1956)

Opus 87A: Suite from the Music to the Film "Othello" for orchestra (1956)

Parts:
1. Prologue and Introduction
2. Desdemona's Arioso
3. Vineyards 4. Venice - Nocturne
5. Nocturnal Murder (Roderigo's Death)
6. Othello's Despair
7. A Fit of Jealousy
8. Othello's Arrival
9. The Striking of Desdemona (The Slap)
10. Othello's Farewell from the Camp
11. Finale

LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: (Four excertps) USSR Cinematography Symphony Orchestra, Grigori Hamburg (cond) / (No. 4) USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra (gennadi Katz (cond)
CD Marco Polo 8.223314: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava, Adriano (cond) (Rec: 1992)
CD Naxos Film Music Classics 8.573389: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Adriano (cond)

Opus 88: "Ode To Joy", cantata for mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, ensemble of violinists, ensemble of harps and orchestra (1956)
Text by S. Smirnov.
Duration: 12 minutes.
First performance: Autumn 1956 in the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow by the Orchestra of Armenian Theater of Opera and Ballet, conducted by M. Tavrizian.

LP Melodiya C10 04377 002: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Chorus, Violin and Harp Ensembles and Orchestra, Alexander Melik-Pashaev (cond)
LP Melodiya CM 04377-8: USSR Bolshoi Theatre Chorus, Violin and Harp Ensembles and Orchestra, Alexander Melik-Pashaev (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 1087: Armenian PO, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Vardouhi Khachatrian (mezzo-soprano)

Opus 89: Gayaneh, ballet in three acts and seven scenes (1957)
Libretto by B. Pletnev.
Duration: 130 minutes.
First performance: 22 May 1957 in the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, conducted by Iu. Faier, choreography by V. Vainonen and design by V. Ryndin
Opus 90: Music to the Film of A. Kuprin's Story "The Duel" (1957)

Opus 91: Greeting Overture in D flat major for orchestra (1958)

First performance: 3 April 1960 in the Large Hall of Moscow Conservatory by the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, conducted by N. Rakhlin.
Duration: 5 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 20545 009: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 946: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

Opus 92: Music to W. Shakespeare's Tragedy "King Lear" (1958)
First performance: 8 May 1958in the Mossovet Dramatic Theater of Moscow, produced by I. Anisimova-Vulf and design by A. Goncharov.
Opus 93: Sonatina in C major for piano (1958)
Dedicated to the pupils of the Prokopevsk Elementary Music School.
Movements:
1. Allegro giocoso
2. Andante con anima, rubato
3. Allegro mosso
Duration: 7 minutes.

CD ASV CD DCA 589: Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD ASV Resonance CD RSN 3037: Alberto Portugheis (piano)
CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)

Opus 94: Suite from the Music to Lavrenev's Play "Lermontov" for orchestra (1959)
Parts:
1. Introduction - On the Death of a Poet
2. Mazurka
3. Waltz
4. Intermezzo and Finale (Lermontov in the Caucasus)
Duration: 23 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 20545 009: USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Raphael Mangasaryan (cond) / USSR Radio Variety Orchestra, Gennadi Katz (cond)

Opus 95: Sonata in E flat major for piano (1961)
Dedicated to the Memory of his Teacher Nikolai Miaskovsky.
Movements:
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante tranquillo
3. Allegro assai
First performance by Gilels in 1961.
Revised in 1976-1978 by the composer.

CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)
CD REM 311219 XCD: Miklos Schoen (piano) (1993)

Opus 96: Concerto-Rhapsody for violin and orchestra in B flat minor (1961)
Dedicated to Leonid Kogan.
Duration: 23-24 minutes.
First performance: 7 October 1962 in Yaroslavl by L. Kogan (violin) and the Yaroslavl Philharmonic, conducted by I. Gusman.
Arrangement for violin and piano.

LP Melodiya D 026587-8: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
CD Naxos 8.555919: National Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar (cond), Mihaela Martin (violin)
Signum Classics SIGCD312 & another review: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (cond), Hideko Udagawa (violin)

Opus 97: Ballad of the Motherland for bass and orchestra (1961)
Dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of Soviet Armenia.
Text by A. Garnakerian.
First performance: 24 October 1961 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory by B. Deinek, A. Blagov, B. Dobrin, A. Poliakov, A. Serov, G. Troitsky (basses in unison), the Large Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television conducted by A. Zhiuraitis.

LP Melodiya C10 20547 003: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Algis Zuraitis (cond)
CD ASV CD DCA 1087: Armenian PO, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond), Mourad Amirkhanian (bass)

Opus 98: Music to the Documentary Film "The Tocsin of Peace" (1962)

Opus 99: Concerto-Rhapsody in D minor for cello and orchestra (1963)

Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.
Duration: 25-26 minutes.
First performance: 4 January 1964 in Gorky by M. Rostropovich (cello) and the Gorky Philharmonic, conducted by I. Gusman.
Arrangement for cello and piano.

LP Eurodisc 66697 4: USSR Large Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Karine Georgian (cello)
LP Melodiya C10 06957-8: USSR Large Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Karine Georgian (cello)
LP Eurodisc-Melodiya 86 881 KK: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
LP Melodiya D 026587-8: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
LP Melodiya CM 02959-04368: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
CD BBC Legends BBCL 5005-2: London Symphony Orchestra, George Hurst (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) (recording: 1963)
CD BBC Music BBCL4073-2: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
CD BIS CD 1948: Armenian PO, Eduard Topchjan (cond), Alexander Chaushian (cello)
CD Brilliant Classics 92771 (10 CD-set): Moscow PO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), M. Rostropovich (cello)
CD EMI 572016-2 (13 CD-set): Moscow PO, Y. Svetlanov (cond), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
CD Regis RRC 1094: Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Veronika Dudarova (cond), Marina Tarasova (cello)
DD Naxos Digital Downloads 8.570463: Russian Philharmonia, Maxim Fedotov (cond), Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)

Opus 100: Children's Album, book II for piano (1964-1965)
Parts:
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)

CD Regis RRC 1184: Murray McLachlan (piano) (1992)

Opus 101: Recitatives and Fugues for piano (1966)
Seven fugues originally composed in 1928, revised with added recitatives.
Opus 102: Concerto-Rhapsody for piano and orchestra in D flat major (1967)
Duration: 21 minutes.
First performance: 9 December 1968 in Gorky, and 16 December 1968 in Moscow by N. Petrov (piano) and the Large Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Television, conducted by G. Rozhdestvensky.
Arrangement for two pianos by the composer.

LP Melodiya C10 06957-8: USSR Large Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Nikolai Petrov (piano)
LP Eurodisc 66697 4: USSR Large Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aram Khachaturian (cond), Nikolai Petrov (piano)

Opus 102A: Arrangement of Concerto Rhapsody in D flat major fot two pianos.

Opus 103: March of the Soviet Militia in E flat major (1973)

Orchestrated for large wind band by D. Braslavsky.
Duration: 4 minutes.

LP Melodiya C10 10379-80: USSR Defence Minstry Orchestra, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
LP Melodiya C10 20541 003: USSR Ministry of Defence Exemplary Brass Band, Nikolai Sergeyev (cond)
CD Chandos 9444: Stockholm Concert Band, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (cond)
CD Lawo Classics LWC 1045: Royal Norwegian Air Force Band, Leif Arne Pedersen (cond)

Opus 104: Sonata-Fantasy in C major for cello solo (1974)
Duration: 15 minutes.
First Performance: 1975 in Moscow's Central House of Composers by N. Shakhovskaia (cello).
Opus 105: Triumphal Fanfares in F major for trumpets and drums (1975)
For the 30th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Duration: 5 minutes.
Opus 106: Sonata-Monologue for violin solo (1975)
Dedicated to Viktor Pikaizen.
Duration: 16 minutes.
First Performance: Autumn 1975 in Moscow's Central House of Composers by V. Pikaizen (violin).

CD Melodiya MEL CD 10 01000 (5 CD-set): Victor Pikaizen (violin)
CD Signum Classics SIGCD312 & another review: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (cond), Hideko Udagawa (violin)

Opus 107: Sonata-Song for viola solo (1976)
Duration: 13 minutes.
First Performance: 6 March 1977 in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonic by M. Tolpygo (viola).
Opus 108: Vocalise in C major for piano (1978)
Arrangement of Desdemona's vocalise from music to the film "Otello"

Without Opus Number: Five Pieces for wind instruments

CD ASV CD DCA 964: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian (cond)

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