Khachaturian, Aram. Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal). (, transcr. ). transcribed for flute and orchestra. Duration: 35′. Khachaturian, Aram: Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal) (, transcr. ) 35′. transcribed for flute and orchestra. Khachaturian composed concertos for piano, for violin and for cello, but none for the flute; the work performed in the present concerts is a transcription of his.

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Emmanuel Pahud’s performances of the Rampal version in this week’s concerts are the NSO’s first of either version for the flute since then.

The recording, made in the Grosser Saal of the Tonhalle in October last year, is full and clear. As a result, Pahud’s interpretation seems a little reticent beside Rampal’s.

As late as the early years of the 20th century, in fact, Beethoven string quartets and Mozart string quintets were sometimes performed with the first violin part reassigned to a flute, and in the middle of that century Prokofiev composed a flute sonata his Op. Rampal’s version of the Khachaturian Concerto, with the composer’s imprimatur, has by now established itself in the repertory of grateful flutists everywhere.

Flute Concerto

Pahud also plays it a little coolly compared to famous predecessors — it’s more redolent of ancient Greece than of the French countryside. The engineer could have warmed up the sound a little. This article has multiple issues.


A soft-grained flute could hardly cut through orchestral textures in the concert-hall in the way a violin can, but on disc careful khacbaturian without focusing cnocerto the solo instrument too aggressively has produced a successful result. The long, slow middle section in the finale, too, has a slinky quality, khachatutian in a valse grise. This article does not cite any sources.

Flute Concerto Jacques Ibert: In time, this might be known as Pahud’s “Blue Album. All this blueness is in contrast to the pallor of his complexion and the beginnings of a beard and mustache. Rampal subsequently performed the work with the National Symphony Orchestra’s concerts celebrating his 60th birthday, with Mstislav Rostropovich conducting, on January 5, 6, 7 and 8, ; on November 1, 2, 3 and 6,his Irish colleague James Galway performed his own transcription for the flute with the NSO, again with Mr.

The slow movement Andante sostenuto takes us cincerto the nocturnal realm associated with the Lullaby in Gayaneh. The accompaniments have plenty of personality. Rampal completed his transcription in Octoberjust in time for the Toledo premiere early the following month, and the composer subsequently expressed his wholehearted approval.

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Aram Khachaturian – Flute Concerto (Violin Concerto transcribed by Jean-Pierre Rampal)

This is unmistakably a work written for the flute, and unimaginable on any other instrument. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

Retrieved from ” https: Pahud’s strategy glute to highlight the differences — not the similarities – between the violin and the khacbaturian. Aram Il’yich Khachaturian Composer. The development, an especially dramatic section, begins and ends with cadenzas. Jacques Ibert “Jackie Bear,” to some English-speaking listeners!


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This article needs additional or more specific categories. In addition to the solo flute, the score calls for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, harp, and strings.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The soloist chirps, swoops, and soars. Rampal left the orchestral material virtually untouched, but in addition to transcribing the solo part for the flute he composed a new and of course idiomatic cadenza for the first movement.

Kkhachaturian is an understanding conductor, and if the orchestra’s sound is not quite right for these concertos, at least it’s never run of the mill.