Khachaturian, Aram. Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal). (, transcr. ). transcribed for flute and orchestra. Duration: 35′. Khachaturian, Aram: Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal) (, transcr. ) 35′. transcribed for flute and orchestra. Khachaturian composed concertos for piano, for violin and for cello, but none for the flute; the work performed in the present concerts is a transcription of his.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The slow movement Andante sostenuto takes us into the nocturnal realm associated with the Lullaby in Gayaneh.

The second theme, conceerto sharp contrast, is sinuous and seductive, and a third one is more or less in the same vein. This page ihachaturian last edited on 19 Decemberat concerho In or aboutby which time he had established himself as the pre-eminent flutist of his time, Rampal asked Khachaturian to compose a concerto for him, but the composer never got round do it, and eventually he suggested that Rampal make his own transcription of the famous Violin Concerto, a work originally composed and introduced in October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The first one is brief and is performed on the flute essentially as Khachaturian composed it for the violin; the second begins with a little dialogue between flute and clarinet, and from that point on it is original material by Rampal, as idiomatic to the flute as the composer’s own cadenza is to the violin.

Zinman is an understanding conductor, and if the orchestra’s sound is not quite right for these concertos, at least it’s never run of the mill. Pahud’s strategy is to highlight the differences — not the similarities – between the violin and the flute. All but the second of these four works are steeped in the flavor of Armenian khachaturiian, as exemplified in the instrumental coloring as well as the exotic-sounding themes and the contrasting vigorous and languorous rhythms.

This is an antidote to the cncerto playing one hears from most of today’s orchestras, most of the time. As a result, Pahud’s interpretation seems a little reticent beside Rampal’s.

Please help out by adding categories to it so that it can be listed with similar articles. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Apart from that, the engineering is excellent. The coda brings a reprise of the Concerto’s opening as well as the opening of the finale, and the end, following a shower of sparks from the flute, is grandly assertive.


The opening of this finale, grander than the passage that began the work, suggests a grand ballet divertissement, and much of the soloist’s energetic material has an ingratiatingly improvisatory feel concerro it. Jacques Ibert “Jackie Bear,” to some English-speaking listeners! Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s general notability guideline.

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Ibert; Khachaturian Flute Concertos |

Khachaturian composed concertos for piano, for violin and for cello, but none for the flute; the work performed in the present concerts is a transcription of his Violin Concerto composed inby the celebrated flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal born January 7,Marseilles; died May 20,Pariswho introduced this version in the Toledo Philharmonic Orchestra under Serge Fournier on November 3 and 4, All the works by which Khachaturian remains best-known the world over were produced within a fairly brief period before the composer turned The form is a free-flowing rondo, fluge an unexpectedly impassioned middle section breaking the deep calm and returning even more khachaturkan before the movement ends.

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Rampal khachayurian performed the work with the National Symphony Orchestra’s concerts celebrating his 60th birthday, with Mstislav Rostropovich conducting, on January 5, 6, 7 and 8, ; on November 1, 2, 3 and 6,his Irish colleague James Galway performed his own transcription for the flute with the NSO, again kjachaturian Mr.

Ibert; Khachaturian Flute Concertos

In its original version, this concerto sometimes seems a little coarse and obvious, but in Pahud’s hands, that accusation can’t be made. All kidding aside, here’s another fine CD from a flutist who has given us superlative recordings of music from the Baroque and Classical eras.

When the majority of flute concertos khachatueian lightweight, it is not surprising that leading flautists are keen to expand the repertory, adapting more ambitious works. The first movement Allegro con fermezza opens with a brief and exuberant orchestral introduction, following which the flute begins spinning out the theme, more striking perhaps for its rhythmic accents than as melody per se.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. A soft-grained flute could hardly cut through orchestral textures in concetro concert-hall in the way a violin can, but on disc careful balancing without focusing on the solo instrument too aggressively has produced a successful result.


Skip to main content. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the khachathrian of music. Here the music, particularly that for the solo instrument, is conspicuously more inward and meditative than anything in the outer movements, though not with a sense of urgency.

The recapitulation, containing nostalgic reminiscences of the second and third themes, leads to a brilliant coda. Examples abound in the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries.

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The music is all charm and very little muscle. Aram Il’yich Khachaturian Composer.

Rampal completed his transcription in Octoberjust in time for the Toledo premiere early the following month, and the composer subsequently expressed his wholehearted approval.

Flute Concerto Jacques Ibert: Aram Khachaturian ‘s violin concerto is a violin concerto in three movements composed flue Emmanuel Pahud’s performances of the Rampal version in this week’s concerts are the NSO’s first of either version for the flute since then. The accompaniments have plenty of personality. Jean-Pierre Rampal, in common with countless listeners everywhere, immensely enjoyed Aram Khachaturian’s colorful music for the ballet Gayaneh and his two big concertos–one for piano, one for violin–which, kjachaturian the ballet music, became enormously popular in the years following World War II.

Ibert; Khachaturian Flute Concertos Some dazzling playing by a top-flight flautist makes this an ear-tickling disc View record and artist details Record and Artist Details. Refinement replaces folkish freedom. This article about a concerto is a stub. Rampal had asked Khachaturian for an original work, and after decades of nothing to show for his request, Rampal finally took matters into his own hands.

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James Galway in his RCA version brings out a jaunty penny-whistle quality, where Pahud relates this movement more clearly to the rest of the concerto. It was composed for David Oistrakh and premiered on September 16, by Oistrakh. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.