Alexander Arutunian: Theme & Variations for Trumpet & Orchestra
Composer: Alexander Grigorevich Arutiunian (Arm. Ալեքսանդր Գրիգորի Հարությունյան), also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan or Harutiunian (23 September 1920 – 28 March 2012) was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist, Professor of Yerevan State Conservatory (1977), widely-known particularly for his Trumpet concerto described as flashy by the New York Times. He was awarded by the Stalin Prize (1949) and State Prize of Armenia (1970), People’s Artist of the USSR (1970) and Armenian SSR (1964) honorary titles, Aram Khachaturian Prize (1986), “St Mesrop Mashtots” and “Khorenatsi” Armenian medals, “Alexandrov” Gold medal (1976), the Orpheus Award (Kentucky, USA) and “St Sahak and St Mesrop” Order by Holy Etchmiadzin (2004). (ref.Wikipedia)
Composition: 1973 Theme with Variations for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra: The Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Vladimir Fedoseyev conductor.
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Cover Art: Artaxiad, Coat of Arms,
View from Khor Virap by Alexander Naumov
Sunset over Lake Sevan, Armenia, unknown photographer.