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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    It is a "show," this concerto. But that's why I love it. It's a romp across the keyboard that delivers many thrills and chills. Music that is a little like a carnival ride (such as this concerto) is good for the soul.
    What's your recording?

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    Quote Originally Posted by confuoco View Post
    What's your recording?
    I have several recordings of this work. When I get home later, I'll take a look and tell which I have.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    I'm trying to get into Khachaturian, but I really don't know where to start. There doesn't appear to be many recordings with his music. Any recommendations, Tapkaara?

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    Based on your tastes, Mirror Image, I'd say Khachaturian will appeal to you very much.

    While there are probably less Khachaturian recording around than say, Beethoven or Mozart, there are definitely plenty to choose from.

    I'd go with his Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto and a recording of music from his ballets Gayne (or spelled Gayane...the spelling depends on the recording!) and Spartacus.

    That would be a good springboard. I won't recommend any particular recording for these because just about all of them are pretty good. You'll make a good choice whatever you choose. (I own close to every Khachaturian recording currently available, so I think that is a fair statement.)

    After sampling those, I'd move on to his 3 symphonies (the 3rd being a bombastic monster of a work for organ and 15 trumpets!!!) and then, perhaps, some of his haunting piano works.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Based on your tastes, Mirror Image, I'd say Khachaturian will appeal to you very much.

    While there are probably less Khachaturian recording around than say, Beethoven or Mozart, there are definitely plenty to choose from.

    I'd go with his Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto and a recording of music from his ballets Gayne (or spelled Gayane...the spelling depends on the recording!) and Spartacus.

    That would be a good springboard. I won't recommend any particular recording for these because just about all of them are pretty good. You'll make a good choice whatever you choose. (I own close to every Khachaturian recording currently available, so I think that is a fair statement.)

    After sampling those, I'd move on to his 3 symphonies (the 3rd being a bombastic monster of a work for organ and 15 trumpets!!!) and then, perhaps, some of his haunting piano works.

    Oh this is great! Thanks Tapkaara! I'll definitely check this works out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by confuoco View Post
    What's your recording?
    These are the recording of the piano concerto that I have: (Conductor/Orchestra/Soloist)

    Kondrashin/Moscow/Flier

    Tjeknavorian/Armenian Phil/Serviarian-Kuhn

    Yablonsky/Moscow State/Yablonskaya

    De Burgos/London Philharmonic/Larrocha


    My favorite is probably the Tjeknavorian.

    Have you heard any of these?
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    I've only one, and it's enough for me; Kapell-Koussevitzky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    These are the recording of the piano concerto that I have: (Conductor/Orchestra/Soloist)

    Kondrashin/Moscow/Flier

    Tjeknavorian/Armenian Phil/Serviarian-Kuhn

    Yablonsky/Moscow State/Yablonskaya

    De Burgos/London Philharmonic/Larrocha


    My favorite is probably the Tjeknavorian.

    Have you heard any of these?
    I have one with Flier and I am very satisfied, than I listened to some versions on youtube (some of them ale deleted now), but it was only hash in comparison to Flier, not only because of soloist, but also orchestra and trumpet player in the third movement. But unfortunately I haven't listened to any other recording from your list. I like using flexatone on Kondrashon recording, I apriori dismiss any recording with Glockenspiel, celesta or other instrument replacing it . Symphony No 3 from this disc is also absolutely uncomparable to f.e. Stokowski interpretation, which is consider to be very fine as I red.

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    The use of the flexaone is important. It's how Khachaturian originally wrote the movement, so all performers should be faithful to that. It's menat to imitate the sound of a traditional Armenian instrument.

    The reading of the 3rd on that disc is OK...the ultimate is this one, though:

    Glushchenko/BBC

    If you haven't heard this, it receives my HIGHEST recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    If you haven't heard this, it receives my HIGHEST recommendation.
    Thanks, I will try to hear it, though, to be honest, I don't like this symphony very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by confuoco View Post
    Thanks, I will try to hear it, though, to be honest, I don't like this symphony very much
    Hmmm...why not? Too over-the-top bombastic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Hmmm...why not? Too over-the-top bombastic?
    Yes, I think this symphony is an example of the work, in which effect overrides true musical content so much...there is nothing interesting on the over and over repeated phanphare motif except it is played by 15 trumpets. Hovewer, I like organ solo, it rocks . But as whole it is so devastating grave and pathetic, I miss Khachaturian's humour here. Still I consider Violin concerto in d minor to be his best work I've heard (or Spartacus, but it is more problematic for me). I am looking forward to hear it live the next year.

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    Well, K3 is not for everyone, but I love it. Great to listen to when you are pissed off.
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapkaara View Post
    Well, K3 is not for everyone, but I love it. Great to listen to when you are pissed off.
    I have works I want to listen much more when I am pissed off...

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    This could be the start of a new thread...
    "Music is not philosophy." --Akira Ifukube

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