ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN (1899-1977): Fantasia on Chinese Folk Melodies, Op. 78 for 2 Pianos, ALEXANDER ARUTIUNIAN (b.1920)/ARNO BABAJANIAN (1921-1983): Armenian Rhapsody, ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978): 4 Dances from Spartacus, 6 Dances from Gayaneh, Suite for 2 Pianos.
Catalogue Number: 02M076
Reference: TLS 014
Description: Tcherepnin's 1947 fantasy, originally his Piano Concerto No. 4, is the main event here (27 min.), a combination of authentic Chinese melodies and European compositional techniques. Khachaturian's nine-minute suite contains rarely-heard music from two Soviet propaganda films he scored: Daughter of Iran and Man 217. Duo Reine Elisabeth.