Something for Thursday

I’ve featured this piece before, but here it is again, as I’ve just discovered that my favorite performance of it ever is on YouTube! It’s the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutiunian, a Soviet/Armenian composer who only died a few years ago. This concerto just drips with Armenian folk flavor. I had this performance on a cassette for years, but never managed to locate it on CD. And now here it is, with Timofey Dokshitzer performing with the Bolshoi Orchestra. This is fiery stuff!

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