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Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade; Symphony No. 3; Piano Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): The Bells; Symphonic Dances / Yakov Flier, piano; Moscow PO; RCA Victor SO, Kirill Kondrashin

Audio Samples

  1. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — The Bells, Op. 35: I. Allegro ma non tanto "The Silver Sleigh Bells" $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — The Bells, Op. 35: II. Lento "The Mellow Wedding Bells"
  3. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — The Bells, Op. 35: III. Presto "The Loud Alarm Bells" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — The Bells, Op. 35: IV. Lento lugubre "The Mournful Iron Bells"
  5. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: I. Non allegro
  6. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: II. Andante con moto. Tempo di valse $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace
  8. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Masquerade Suite: I. Waltz $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Masquerade Suite: II. Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Masquerade Suite: III. Mazurka $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Masquerade Suite: IV. Romance $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Masquerade Suite: V. Galop $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Symphony No. 3 "Simfoniya-Poema"
  14. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major, Op. 38: I. Allegro maestoso
  15. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major, Op. 38: II. Andante con anima
  16. Khachaturian & Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major, Op. 38: III. Allegro brillante $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphonic Dances, for orchestra (or 2 pianos), Op. 45
>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
>Khachaturian, Aram : Symphony no 3 in C major ("Symphony-Poem")
>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Piano in D flat major
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded in Mosca between 1958 and 1964, these rare interpretations by conductor Kirill Kondrashin include works by Rachmaninov and Khachaturian. With the exception of Khachaturian's Masquerade, which is performed by the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, all of these works are performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Moscow (1958); New York (1958); Moscow (1962); New York (1962); Moscow (1963); New York (1963); Moscow (1964); New York (1964).



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35
  • Performers: Alexei Bolshhakov; Mikhail Dovenman (Tenor); Yelisaveta Shumskaya (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: Academic Russian Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 34 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphonic Dances, for orchestra (or 2 pianos), Op. 45
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: Trumpets of Bolshoi Theatre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 34 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1940

>Khachaturian, Aram : Masquerade
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1944.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Khachaturian, Aram : Symphony no 3 in C major ("Symphony-Poem")
  • Performer: E. Grodberg (Organ)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1947

>Khachaturian, Aram : Concerto for Piano in D flat major
  • Performer: Yakov Flier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Running Time: 33 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1936