ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978): Suites from Battle of Stalingrad and Othello.
Catalogue Number: 08Q089
Format: CD reissue
Description: At last, a budget-priced reissue of this 21-year-old recording of two significant Khachaturian film scores. The Stalingrad suite (1949) sticks close to the tension of the war-changing battle, using a Russian folk song and O Tannenbaum as returning, transforming motives for the two armies while Otello (1956) allows the composer to use the full canvas of his colorful imagination, accompanying scenes from glorious love to dark despair. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Adriano. Original 1993 Marco Polo release.