Khachaturian

Peter Rosen (Director, Producer) Aram Khachaturian (Artist)
DVD
(Number: VDO0003)
$35.00
2003
Language(s): English

This film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. A life full of contradictions: Was Aram Khachaturian playing the fool for Stalinism, or composing music that cried out against its evils? Was he a Soviet favorite musical son, or a sacrificial lamb? A loyal subject of the Kremlin, or secret dissident? An Armenian composer, rooted to his heritage, or the New Socialist Man? Like most Soviet citizens, Khachaturian hid a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty. A film about one composer's life and music during the great Soviet experiment Winner - Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles Peter Rosen’s latest work is a grand tribute to the great Armenian composer in his centennial year and a daring, yet moving study of his complex life under Stalin’s tyranny. The film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. Like most Soviet citizens, Khachaturian hid a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty. Musical segments include excerpts from Spartacus and Gayne ballets, the Violin Concerto and as a DVD bonus Mstislav Rostropovich in a complete performance of the Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra . The KUHN FOUNDATION presents a PETER ROSEN PRODUCTION Narrated by Eric Bogosian Music played by the Armenian Philharmonic conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian Bonuses: - Khachaturian: Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/ State Orchestra of the USSR/ Aram Khachaturian - Making ""Khachaturian"" (behind the scenes with the filmmakers) - Piano Concerto - Third Movement (music video) Dora Serviarian-Kuhn, piano;Armenian Philharmonic/ Loris Tjeknavorian Playable in all regions.

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