Tocatta; Sonatina; Sonata etc.
Murray McLachlan (piano)
Regis RRC 1184
An excellent overview of Khachaturian’s career through a fine selection of his piano works.
Violin and Cello Concertos
Arabella Steinbacher (violin), Daniel Müller-Schott (cello); City of Birmingham Symphony Ochestra/Sakari Oramo
Orfeo C 623041 A
These beautiful concertos reflect Khachaturian’s fine understanding, as a former cello player, of the expressive potential of string instruments.
Symphonies Nos 1 & 3
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra/Loris Tjeknavorian
ASV CD DCA 858
No. 1 is full of engaging ideas, and No. 3 is a splendid noise-fest for 15 trumpets and organ.
Gayane & Spartacus Highlights
London Symphony Orchestra/Aram Khachaturian
Classics for Pleasure 393 2292
These zestful and atmospheric performances are a fine introduction to Khachaturian’s ballets.