Alexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto. Context. Born in Yerevan, Alexander Arutunian () was soon recognised as an. Acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth makes her Singapore debut with one of the best-loved of 20th century trumpet showpieces, Arutiunian’s.

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Retrieved 6 July InArutiunian married Irina Tamara Odenova. With some works being fairly popular in the Soviet-Armenian sphere, Arutunian was more often than not overshadowed by fellow composer, Aram Khachaturian.

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Alexander Arutiunian

This new melody played by the soloist is exciting and technically demanding as there is a complex mix of single and double tonguing. For the first time the soloist is muted, and the energy of the piece has left momentarily and we are left with a rather melancholy melodic passage. His extended family includes 3 granddaughters and a grandson. This piece is fizzing with interesting harmonies, timbres, arutjunan and textures which all come together to create a arutuunjan powerful trumpet concerto.

After the war he moved to Moscowwhere between and he participated in the workshops of House of Armenian Culture, studied composition with Genrikh Litinsky. Roll Up Roll Up! The premiere took place in Yerevan in Arutiunian is buried at the Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan. This section uses lots of double-tonguing, which creates tension and excitement.

The beginning of the work starts with a strong tremolo from the lower strings, with the soloist entering in the second bar with a quaver-movement trompetenkonzetr, which is then tgompetenkonzert as a call and response cell of music within the ensemble. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Tranquil Duo Joan Trimble: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Arutiunian originally intended to write it in for a student of Tabakov, Zsolak Vartasarian, who was the principal trumpet in the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Your email address will not be published. Born in Yerevan, Alexander Arutunian was soon recognised as an accomplished pianist and composer, and subsequently, he studied at the Conservatory of Yerevan.

At trompetfnkonzert time the concerto was written, his compositional style was similar to Khachaturian’s. The piece ends with triplet movement and then 4 strong beats played by the soloist and the orchestra.

Timofei Alexandrovich Dokschitzer We are now at the slowest section of the concerto, with it starting with the strings playing a syncopated pulsating theme. She, from a young age, learnt to play the piano, read music and then compose her own music.

Alexander Arutunian ‘Trumpet Concerto in Ab Major’: The Best of Brass

After this section, the orchestra lead us slowly back into the recap section of the main theme heard in the second section. When Tower was nine, her family moved to Bolivia, which she describes as an integral part of Read more…. This section is ended by the orchestra, who then lead into a faster part of the work. Retrieved from ” https: He was the first to record this concerto and bring it to fame both in the Soviet Union and in the USA.

The work lasts for around 16 minutes and it is one single movement, which can be dissected into seven different sub-sections without a break. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The soloist sings above the strings and some faster-passage work leads to a wonderful ascending sequence into the upper-range of the instrument.

After the motif is recapped there is a climactic section which comprises of double-tonguing, a fast quaver passage leads to a massive proclamation at the end.

The soloist finishes this section with a climactic chromatic run in the upper register and then the orchestra takes over until the next section begins to emerge.


It highlights and accentuates the fundamentals of brass playing — range, stamina, technical prowess, and tone. After this introduction a 10 bar transition section which trompefenkonzert played by the orchestra, that leads into afutjunjan next section which is much more upbeat. After deciding that a career as a composer was right for him, Arutunian joined the U. He visited the US in concert and performed the concerto there, although Roger Voisin is credited with the US premiere of the concerto, performing it with the Boston Pops Orchestra in This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Soviet trumpeter Timofei Dokschitzer was the first to record the concerto and make it famous. After graduation he returned to Yerevan to teach at the local Conservatory and in he was appointed artistic director of the Armenian State Philharmony. The use of triplets and semiquaver runs creates an interesting play with the tonic key of Ab major and the quaver motif.

Alexander Arutunian ‘Trumpet Concerto in Ab Major’: The Best of Brass – Classicalexburns

However, in the s he tended towards classical forms and clearer tonality. Some of Arutiunian’s works for wind instruments include his concerto for trumpetthe concerto for tubaand the brass quintet Armenian Scenes. Musical Individualism Joan Tower: InArutiunian was awarded the Stalin Prize for his cantata Motherland[3] a graduation piece he wrote as a student at the Moscow Conservatory.

Arutunian’s concerto for trumpet was conceived of and written as a single-movement concerto with an extended lyrical episode.

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