Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto (Violin: Haik Kazazyan)

Accompanied by the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian violinist Haik Kazazyan plays Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D minor at Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, 6th of June 2008 (Aram Khachaturian 100th Anniversary Concert). Conductor: Pavel Kogan, the son of the legendary violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan.

Aram Khachaturian – “Masquerade: Waltz” and “Sabre Dance”

Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor (b: 6 June 1903 – d: 1 May 1978). The “Waltz” is from the 1944 Masquerade Suite based on the Mikhail Lermontov play of the same name. Here André Anichanov conducts the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in this performance on the 1997 Naxos album.