Shostakovich: Violin Concertos

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Photographed from certain angles to showcase his curly hair, Sergey Khachatryan bears an uncanny resemblance to Josh Groban. But anyone who picks up the young musician's Shostakovich album will discover not a pop balladeer but a violinist of intensely serious purpose -- and will be all the richer for it. Too seldom are Shostakovich's two violin concertos paired on a single disc, though Daniel Hope did so shortly before Khachatryan made his own offering. (For that matter, the Second Concerto is too seldom recorded at all.) A veteran of the international competition circuit in his early 20s, Khachatryan has an explosive technique that places him on an even playing field ...
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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
Photographed from certain angles to showcase his curly hair, Sergey Khachatryan bears an uncanny resemblance to Josh Groban. But anyone who picks up the young musician's Shostakovich album will discover not a pop balladeer but a violinist of intensely serious purpose -- and will be all the richer for it. Too seldom are Shostakovich's two violin concertos paired on a single disc, though Daniel Hope did so shortly before Khachatryan made his own offering. (For that matter, the Second Concerto is too seldom recorded at all.) A veteran of the international competition circuit in his early 20s, Khachatryan has an explosive technique that places him on an even playing field with the many other violinists who released Shostakovich recordings during the composer's centennial year in 2006; the virtuoso cadenza and the mad rush of the final Burlesque are equally thrilling in the First Concerto, and the soloist's Stradivarius sings with a lean, clear tone that sustains the violin line expressively throughout both works. Parts of the Second Concerto convey a character of almost classical balance in Khachatryan's hands -- it's unusual, and refreshing, for a Shostakovich concerto to make one eager to hear the performer take on Mozart. With luck we'll have the chance to hear that and much more, for with Khachatryan's arrival the music scene has gained a major new talent.
All Music Guide - James Leonard
It's probably unfair to compare Sergey Khachatryan's 2006 recording of Shostakovich's violin concertos accompanied by Kurt Masur leading the Orchestre National de France with David Oistrakh's classic recordings of the works: the 1956 Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic "First" and the 1967 Kondrashin/ Moscow Philharmonic "Second." Not only was Oistrakh the dedicatee for both works, he was far and away the greatest of Soviet violinists, and his virile, soulful, impassioned, and supremely virtuosic interpretations have an authenticity and immediacy that no subsequent violinist has yet touched. But although Khachatryan, like every other violinist who's ever played the works, can't really compare with Oistrakh, how does he compare with the other mere mortals who've taken on the works? In a word: okay -- not great, certainly, but okay. It's not his technique -- as his "First Concerto" cadenza amply demonstrates, the young Armenian is surely in the same league as the best of his contemporaries in sheer bravura virtuosity -- and it's not entirely his interpretations -- he seems to grasp the "First"'s heart of darkness and expresses it with sympathy and compassion. It's that Khachatryan's interpretation of the "Second" has nowhere near the same depth of understanding as his "First." Admittedly, the "Second" is a much more enigmatic work than the "First," but Khachatryan seems unable to fathom its tone and the result is a performance that stands back too far from the piece to make a persuasive case for it. Masur's proficient but not especially insightful conducting and the Orchestre National de France's professional but inspired playing aren't much help to Khachatryan. In the end, they're are performances worth hearing from a violinist worth listening to -- but they're no match for Oistrakh's. Naïve's sound, while close and clean, lacks warmth and presence.
New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
An exciting addition to the catalog.... Khachatryan, Masur and the accomplished orchestra powerfully convey the dusky, rich and weighty sound world of this music.
Gramophone - David Gutman
Sensational.... [Khachatryan] is a real rival to Maxim Vengerov in this repertoire.... Strongly recommended.
Philadelphia Inquirer - David Patrick Stearns
[Khachatryan] is one of the most electrifying and strong-minded musicians of his generation.
San Francisco Chronicle - Joshua Kosman
[A] rapturous, brilliantly thoughtful new disc.... Interpretations that are rich in nuance and dramatic presence.
Dallas Morning News - Lawson Taitte
[Grade: A] The outstanding sections here are the jubilant dance, at once triumphant and sardonic, of the second movement and the enormous passacaglia that forms the third. It's not unusual for the second movement to make the hairs on your neck stand on end, as happens here -- but when it also happens in the tragic, majestic variations, that's news.

An exciting addition to the catalog.... Khachatryan, Masur and the accomplished orchestra powerfully convey the dusky, rich and weighty sound world of this music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: Naive
  • UPC: 822186050255
  • Catalog Number: 5025

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99) - Dmitry Shostakovich & Kurt Masur (38:27)
  2. 5–7 Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 - Dmitry Shostakovich & Kurt Masur (31:47)
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