Nareh Arghamanyan is not only one of the most technically resourceful pianists of today’s generation, but her interpretations, her rich and colourful tone, combined with an exceptional gift for storytelling also enable Ms. Arghamanyan to present something remarkably unique and precious. We are fortunate to be able to savour it once again in the upcoming PENTATONE release of Serge Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Aram Khacaturian’s Piano Concerto.
The Prokofiev 3rd is a work that calls for virtuosity, and Ms. Arghamanyan delivers in full. She exits with a hair-raising finale that leaves you both drained and delighted at the same time. This brilliant artist accomplishes an equally marvellous performance with the bold and gregarious Khachaturian concerto as with Prokofiev’s intricate concerto. She skilfully uses its spicy harmonies and colourful orchestration to charm and captivate.
The collaboration between Nareh Arghamanyan, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and conductor Alain Altinoglu resulted in a strong sound recording that surpassed expectations. Engineered by Polyhymnia International, needless to say that this SACD recording lives up to the extremely high standards of any other PENTATONE recordings.
The CD is available worldwide from 1 November 2014.