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Satenik Khourdoian – Tchaikovsky – Works for Violin and Orchestra (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Saténik Khourdoïan – Tchaikovsky – Works for Violin and Orchestra (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:42 minutes | 941 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Fuga Libera

Exchanging roles between soloist and Konzertmeisterin, the accomplished young violinist Saténik Khourdoïan here makes her recording debut in an exciting programme with La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and its acclaimed Music Director Alain Altinoglu. Perhaps best known to the general public for his ballet Swan Lake, the ardently Romantic composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is also much admired for his concertante works. His Violin Concerto, considered one of the most virtuosic and one of the most frequently performed around the world, was written at a time when he was head-over-heels in love with one of his students, Iosif Kotek, to whom he originally wanted to dedicate the work. The ballet Swan Lake features some of the finest pieces ever written for the violin, some of which have been selected for this album. As an encore after these two major works, the conductor swaps his baton for the piano and joins his soloist in the nostalgic dream of the Valse Sentimentale.

“Born in Marseille in 1983 into a family of Armenian origin, Saténik Khourdoïan is concertmaster of the Brussels Monnaie. Now she has recorded violin works by Piotr Tchaikovsky with her orchestra and under the direction of principal conductor Alain Altinoglu. It is a beautiful, very lyrical interpretation, soulful but not cloying, in the third movement also spirited and virtuosic but never exaggerated, so that one can speak of a very coherent performance, inspired and vital by the emphatically beautiful and characterful violin playing with a beguiling legato and dazzling colors. Saténik Khourdoïan also shines as a sensitive and charismatic interpreter in the Swan Lake pieces. In the sensitively felt Valse Sentimentale, Altinoglu holds back discreetly at the piano and lets the violinist take the lead.” (Remy Franck,


1. Saténik Khourdoïan – Allegro moderato
2. Saténik Khourdoïan – Canzonetta (Attacca)
3. Saténik Khourdoïan – Allegro vivacissimo
4. Saténik Khourdoïan – Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 1: V. Pas de deux (Tempo di Valse ma non troppo vivo quasi Moderato – Andante – Tempo di Valse – Coda. Allegro molto vivace)
5. Saténik Khourdoïan – Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: III. Pas d’action (Andante – Andante non troppo)
6. Saténik Khourdoïan – Swan Lake, Op. 20: Appendice II. Danse russe (Moderato – Andante semplice)
7. Saténik Khourdoïan – 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 51: VI. Valse sentimentale in F Minor


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