Timofei Dokshizer – Alexander Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian

Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major (1950)

1. Andante—Allegro energico

Performed by:
Timofei Dokshizer – Trumpet
Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow
Gennady Rozhdestvensky – Conductor

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Arutiunian wrote this concerto for the great Armenian trumpet player Aikaz Kosmosovich Mesiyan. Mesiyan was born 1917 in Turkey. However, he fled to USSR because of the Armenian genocide at that time. He has studied at the Yerevan Conservatory, later at the Moscow Conservatory. After his graduation he becomes the principle trumpet player of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra from 1938 to 1947. The concerto was written 1950 and premiered by Mesiyan in Moscow. Unfortunately, I am unaware if there is a recording of it. Khachaturian says for him: ” He is highly qualified and talented musician, with exceptionally beautiful sound and virtuous technique.”
My father, who graduated his trumpet studies at the Leningrad Conservatory had an original score with Arutiunian’s autograph and written dedication to Mesiyan. However, this piece of art was destroyed in a fire.


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