Khachaturian: Film Music
Khachaturian: Battle of Stalingrad: A City on the Volga – The Invasion (5:18); Othello: Prologue & Introduction (8:44)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Adriano
Khachaturian’s involvement in film, which began in Armenia as early as 1934, was long-lived and highly distinctive. Until 1960, the date of his last film, he wrote principally for Mosfilm and his scores, not least in subsequent arrangements, earned him considerable renown. This album features his own eight-part concert suite taken from the epic Battle of Stalingrad (1948–50). The suite derived from the score for Othello reveals the full canvas of Khachaturian’s cinematic imagination, from glorious love music to darker scenes of despair.