LORIS TJEKNAVORIAN (b.1937): Violin Concerto, Op. 1 (World Premiere Recording), JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957): Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47.
Catalogue Number: 04V010
Label: Berlin Classics
Description: As the violinist says “Just as Sibelius always expressed his Nordic roots in his music, so my father’s proximity to the Armenian and Persian cultures is clearly recognizable in his compositions.” This hugely appealing neo-Romantic piece in three movements is cut from the same cloth as the Khachaturian Concerto, which it resembles in no small measure. Nothing remotely “avant-garde” here, just virtuoso fireworks and warm modally inflected melodies and luscious harmony. Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin), Frankfurt Radio Symphony; Pablo González.