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.[1] 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),[2] “St Mesrop Mashtots” and “Khorenatsi” Armenian medals, “Alexandrov” Gold medal (1976), the Orpheus Award (Kentucky, USA)[3] 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.
If anyone knows who the trumpet soloist is, I would appreciate your notification. Thank you.

Cover Art: Artaxiad, Coat of Arms,
View from Khor Virap by Alexander Naumov
Sunset over Lake Sevan, Armenia, unknown photographer.

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