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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Arutiunian is buried at the Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan.

Trumpet Concerto (Arutiunian)

She, from a young age, learnt to play the piano, read music and then compose her own music. His extended family includes 3 granddaughters and a grandson. The piece ends with triplet movement and then 4 strong beats played by the soloist and the orchestra. For the first time the soloist is muted, and the energy of the piece has left momentarily and we are left with a rather melancholy melodic passage.

Musical Individualism Joan Tower: 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. The beginning of the work starts with a strong tremolo from the lower strings, with the soloist entering in the second bar with a quaver-movement motif, which is then used as a call and response cell of music within the ensemble. The soloist sings above the strings and some faster-passage work leads to a wonderful ascending sequence into the upper-range of the instrument.

A Tranquil Duo Joan Trimble: Alexander Grigori Arutiunian Armenian: The soloist interjects at points with a fanfare-like motif.


Sundram, “it is an energetic powerhouse of Eastern European arutjunjwn and harmonic textures”. The concerto was the sixth major composition by Arutunian, and it is perhaps his most well-known work. 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”. He was the first to record this concerto and bring it to fame both in the Soviet Union and in the USA.


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It highlights and accentuates the fundamentals of brass playing — range, stamina, technical prowess, and tone. He died, aged 91, in his home city of Yerevan.

From Wikipedia, trompetenkonzrt free encyclopedia. Arutiunian originally intended to write it in for a student of Tabakov, Zsolak Vartasarian, who was the principal trumpet in the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The coda is virtuosic and it is comprised of fast movement, tone and air control in 3 different ranges and requires a strong amount of stamina.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

As a composer, he expressed his nationality by incorporating the flavor of ashughner folk minstrel improvisations. Retrieved 6 July It takes all the earlier themes and creates an imaginative, exciting and technically demanding coda which shows off the soloist to the max.


Trumpet Concerto (Arutiunian) – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: It has a very gypsyish, Russian, Armenian kind of sound, with very soulful, beautiful melodies and plenty of exciting rapid-tonguing kind of things.

By using this site, you agree to the Artjunjan of Use and Privacy Policy. After this section, the orchestra lead us slowly back into the recap section of the main theme heard in the second section.

This new melody played by the soloist is exciting and technically demanding as there is a complex mix of single and double tonguing. Other works of that kind include The tale of Armenian peopleOde to Lenin and Hymn to the brotherhood This is then taken and used for the rest of this section.

Some of Arutiunian’s works for wind instruments include his concerto for trumpetthe concerto for tubaand the brass quintet Armenian Scenes.

The delicate nature of this section is a sigh of relief from the other intense sub-movements of this concerto. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The premiere took place in Yerevan in Arutiunian in in Yerevan.