Alexander Arutiunian

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 5 April 2012


Born

Born: 23 September 1920 in Jerevan. Died: 28 March 2012.

Works

Piano Concerto (1941)

Our Justified Case, overture for orchestra (1942)

Concert-Overture (1945)

Ceremonial Ode for orchestra (1947)

Suite for stringorchestra (1947)

Cantata to the Homeland for chorus and orchestra (1948)

Sarmen (1948)

Concerto for voice and orchestra (1949)

Festive Overture (1949)

Armenian Rhapsody for two pianos (1950)

In collaboration with A. Babadzhanian.
Trumpet Concerto in A flat major (1950)
CD Chandos CHAN 9668: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), Bibi Black (trumpet)
CD Doyen Solo Series DOYCD 230: Black Dyke Band, Dr Nicholas Childs (cond), Richard Marshall (trumpet)
CD Teldec Classics 8573-85558-2: Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko (cond), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
Concertino for piano and orchestra (1951)
CD Chandos CHAN 9566: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), Sabina Arutiunian (piano)
"The Dances of Armenia", dance-suite for orchestra (1952)

Concertante Scherzo for trumpet and orchestra (1954)

Symphony (1957)

Theme and Five Caprices, concerto for soprano and orchestra (1959)

"The History of the Armenian People", vocal symphonic poem for narrator, soloist, chorus and orchestra (1960-1961)

Horn Concerto (1962)

Revised in 1985.
Concertino for wind quintet and orchestra (1964)

Festive for two pianos and percussion (1964)

In collaboration with A. Babadzhanian.
Concert-Fantasy for five brass instruments (1964)Symphonietta for chamber orchestra (1966)
CD Chandos CHAN 9566: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor)
"Sayat-Nova", opera after A. Chanhan (1963-1968)

"Ode to Lenin", song cantata after L. Duryan for chorus and orchestra (1967)

"With My Homeland", song cantata after H. Tumanyan for chorus and orchestra (1969)

"Monument to My Mother", vocal cycle for voice and piano after H. Shiraz (1969)

"Hymne to the Brotherhood", cantata for chorus and orchestra (1970)

"My Armenia" for chorus (1970)

"The Distinguished Beggar", musical comedy (1972)

Concertino for cello and orchestra (1971)

Theme and Six Variations for trumpet and orchestra (1972)

CD Chandos CHAN 9668: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, C. Orbelian (cond), B. Black (trumpet)
Poem for cello and orchestra (1974)

"Our old songs", rhapsody for piano and orchestra (1975)

Oboe Concerto (1977)

"To my Russian brother", song cantata after L. Duryan (1978)

Aria and Scherzo for trumpet and piano (1983)

CD Finlandia 2564-60762-2: Jouko Harjanne (trumpet), Kari Hänninen (piano)
Armenian scenes for brass quintet (1984)

Sonata-Retro for viola solo (1984)

Violin Concerto "Armenia-88" (1988)

Duration: 24 minutes.

CD Chandos CHAN 9566: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), Ilya Grubera (violin)
CD Crystal Records CD 514: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirk Trevor (conductor), Walter Verdehr (violin)
CD Phoenix PHCD 153: ARCO Chamber Orchestra, Levon Ambartsumian (conductor/violin)

"Dance for the young trombonist" for trombone quartet (1989)

Two pieces for trombone quartet (1989)

Rhapsody for trumpet and brass band (1990)

Trombone Concerto (1991)

Tuba Concerto (1992)

And furthermore:

"Caravan" for clarinet and entertainment orchestra

Chamber music

Film music

Flute orchestra

Impromptu for cello and piano

Incidental music

Instrumental music

Musical Pictures for piano

Prelude Poem for piano

Suite - Trio for clarinet, violin and piano

Evening in Ararat Valley for piano

Duration: 3 minutes 30 seconds.

CD Oehms Classics OC 374: Sona Shaboyan (piano)

Soldiers´ Dance for piano
Duration: 2 minutes 30 seconds.

CD Oehms Classics OC 374: Sona Shaboyan (piano)


Thanks to Robert Avak for additional information

Scores of Arutiunian can be obtained from Editions BIM


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