From KHACHATURIAN, A.: Original Piano Works and Transcriptions (Poghosyan) (2015)
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Khachaturian: Poem (1926)
Although Khachaturian is today renowned for his great ballet scores, his piano works have been relatively neglected. Performed by the award-winning Armenian pianist Kariné Poghosyan, this programme features arrangements of excerpts from two of Khachaturian’s most popular works, Spartacus and Masquerade, alongside the technically demanding Toccata and Poem from the earlier part of his career and the impressive 1961 Piano Sonata, one of the most formally classical of the composer’s larger works.