“Khachatryan has embraced fairly traditional standards of Classical form and wedded them to an eclectic array of late Romantic and mainstream 20th-century styles and modes of expression that make for a very beautiful sonata, and a riveting one that holds the attention for its entire duration.

 

That, in itself, is an exceptional accomplishment for only the young composer’s second opus. This listener’s attention was held unflagging for 42 minutes, and that is testament to a structural integrity occasionally lacking even in some later works by some of the greatest and most famous composers.” 

 

 Jerry Dubins: Fanfare

Grigor Khachatryan

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