Alexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto. Context. Born in Yerevan, Alexander Arutunian () was soon recognised as an. Acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth makes her Singapore debut with one of the best-loved of 20th century trumpet showpieces, Arutiunian’s.

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He visited the US in concert and performed the concerto there, although Roger Voisin is credited with the US premiere of the trpmpetenkonzert, performing it with the Boston Pops Orchestra in After this section, the orchestra lead us slowly back into the recap section of the main theme heard in the second section.

A. Arutjunjan – Trumpet Concerto

After deciding that a career as a composer was right for him, Arutunian joined the U. The Soviet trumpeter Timofei Dokschitzer was the first to record the concerto and make it famous.

The piece ends with triplet movement and then 4 strong beats played by the soloist and the orchestra. Views Read Edit View history. What’s on your mind? Trompetenkonzerh Grigori Arutiunian Armenian: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The first slow section of the concerto showcases the disciplined communication between the soloist and the orchestra.

We are now at the slowest section of the concerto, with it starting with the strings playing a syncopated pulsating theme. He died, aged 91, in his home city of Yerevan. Arugjunjan father was a military serviceman.


Other works of that kind include The tale of Armenian peopleOde to Lenin and Hymn to the brotherhood This is then used as a way to lead us into the coda section which is by far the most virtuosic part of the work. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The soloist finishes this section with a climactic chromatic run in the upper register and then the orchestra takes over until the next section begins to emerge. At the time the concerto was written, his compositional style was similar to Khachaturian’s.

The piece is scored for solo trumpet, 2 flutes second doubles piccolo2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, triangleharp and strings. A Tranquil Duo Joan Trimble: The premiere took place in Yerevan in Some of Arutiunian’s works for wind instruments include his concerto for trumpetthe concerto for tubaand arutjubjan brass quintet Armenian Scenes.

Arutunian’s engaging and idiomatic trumpet concerto was “quickly assimilated into the standard trumpet repertoire worldwide, earning highest international praise from audiences, critics and performers”. Arutunian’s concerto for trumpet was conceived of and written as a single-movement concerto with an extended lyrical episode.

The melodies are long and beautiful, which shows us a whole new side to the trumpet as a more delicate instrument.

Alexander Arutiunian – Wikipedia

Roll Up Roll Up! However, Vartasarian died in the war and the concerto was not completed untilso Aykaz Messlayan was the first performer of the Concerto and Timofei Dokschitzer was the first to recording this concerto. Compositions by Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet concertos compositions Compositions in A-flat major. He was the first to record this concerto and bring it to fame both in the Soviet Union and in the USA.


With some works being fairly popular in the Soviet-Armenian sphere, Arutunian was more often than not overshadowed by fellow composer, Aram Khachaturian. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Arutiunian in in Yerevan. Arutiunian originally intended to write it in for a student of Tabakov, Zsolak Vartasarian, who was the principal trumpet in the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alexander Arutiunian

The use of triplets and semiquaver runs creates an interesting play with the tonic key of Ab major and the quaver motif. Born in Yerevan, Alexander Arutunian was soon recognised as an accomplished pianist and composer, and subsequently, he studied at the Conservatory of Yerevan. The concerto’s introduction to the United States is solely due to Dokschitzer, a leading Soviet Russian trumpeter.

Image Source Recommended Recordings: It highlights and arutjubjan the fundamentals of brass playing — range, stamina, technical prowess, and tone. The concerto was the sixth major composition by Arutunian, and it is perhaps his most well-known work.

Trompetdnkonzert soloist interjects at points with a fanfare-like motif.