My album of the week in sinfinimusic.com is a pair of Soviet-era film scores by the Armenian composer, Aram Khatchaturian (pictured right).
photo: Lebrecht Music&Arts
The performances are excellent and the Naxos sound quality cannot be faulted. But at the heart of these two scores lies a rot many have forgotten – the blight of terror, sycophancy and outright plagiariasm that bedevilled so much Russian music in the middle of the last century.
Read the review here.