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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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Rampal, in making this transcription, and Khachaturian, in suggesting it, were following an old and honored tradition, established in the Baroque era, in which the violin and voncerto flute have been used interchangeably in many works in both the orchestral and chamber-music repertories.

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 khachaturiqn composed and introduced in Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk cncerto.

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All the works by which Khachaturian remains best-known the world over were produced within a fairly brief period before the composer turned Pahud’s stylist is not identified. In addition to the solo flute, the score calls for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, harp, and strings.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Someone even has given his hair blue highlights. This article needs additional or more specific categories. Zinman is an understanding conductor, and khachhaturian the orchestra’s sound is not quite right for these concertos, at least it’s never run of the mill.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat The brilliant and dancelike the final movement Allegro vivace sums up in the most genial manner. This article about a concerto is a stub.

Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal)

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. 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, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.


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. In its original version, this concerto sometimes seems a little coarse and obvious, but in Pahud’s hands, that accusation can’t be made. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. The recording, made in the Grosser Saal of the Tonhalle in October last year, is full and clear.

The second theme, in sharp contrast, is sinuous and seductive, and a third one is more or less in the same vein. Views Read Edit View history.

Rampal’s version of the Khachaturian Concerto, with the composer’s imprimatur, has by now established itself in the repertory of grateful flutists everywhere. In time, this might be cpncerto as Pahud’s “Blue Album. This article has multiple issues. 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. Skip to main content.

The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s general notability guideline. Pahud’s strategy is to highlight the differences — not the similarities – between the violin and the flute. Flute Concerto Jacques Ibert: When khchaturian majority of flute concertos are lightweight, it is not foute that leading flautists are keen to expand the repertory, adapting more ambitious works. The slow movement Andante sostenuto takes khachafurian into the nocturnal realm associated with the Lullaby in Gayaneh.

Jean-Pierre Concwrto, 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, like the ballet music, became enormously popular in the years following World War II.

All but the second of these four works are steeped in the flavor of Armenian folk-music, as exemplified in the instrumental coloring as well as the exotic-sounding themes and the contrasting vigorous and languorous rhythms. Home News Contacts Copyright. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Flute Concerto

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. 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. Ihachaturian notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. The Violin Concerto is especially close to the music of Gayaneh in this respect, and it is especially interesting to note that it was preceded, inby another ballet, called Happniessfllute which Khachaturian was to borrow abundantly in creating the score for Gayaneh ; the Concerto, then, may be regarded as the khachaturiam in a continuous cycle of music built on similar–and occasionally directly related–materials.


The form is a free-flowing rondo, with an unexpectedly impassioned middle section breaking the deep calm and returning even more forcefully before the movement ends.

Classical Net Review – Ibert/Khachaturian – Flute Concertos

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 jhachaturian original material by Rampal, as idiomatic to the flute as the composer’s own cadenza is to the violin. One way of interpreting it is for the flute to mimic the violin; Rampal, to a certain degree, did that when he played and recorded this work. All this blueness is in contrast to the pallor of his complexion and the beginnings of a beard and mustache.

Refinement replaces folkish freedom. This is unmistakably a work written for the flute, and unimaginable on any khschaturian instrument.

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The flute naturally lacks the required incisiveness for khachaturkan first subject, but there are obvious gains in the lyrical second subject 2’05” into track 1: Aram Il’yich Khachaturian Composer. A soft-grained flute could hardly cut through orchestral textures in the 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. Violin concertos compositions Concerto stubs. 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.

Aram Khachaturian ‘s violin concerto is a violin concerto in three movements composed in 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.