Aram Khachaturian – Sonata-Monologue (1976)

Posted on April 13th, 2020 by


Aram Khachaturian – Sonata-Monologue (1976)

At the desk recording. London Lockdown 12 4 20

Aram Khachaturian – Sonata-Monologue (1976)

This piece has been in repertoire since I was 19. After finding a copy, signed by the composer, mis-shelved in a library, I learnt it. I was nothing I had every played to date, and I realised that it had never been played in the UK. I gave the premiere at the Ryedale Festival (the other work on the programme was the D minor Schumann Sonata). It’s wonderful to come back to it, and fall in love with it all over again.