Day 329: Aram Khachaturian, Piano Concerto in Db 

Certainly one of my favorite classical albums features Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto. The first movement is over 15 minutes long. The whole concerto seems like something from Fantasia. There’s clearly a story. You are literally transported. This great 20th century composer, though born in Tiblisi, Georgia, was known as a Soviet Armenian treasure. Khachaturian  was part of the Communist party but I’m willing to look over it. I’m sure he didn’t have many options as an artist living in the Soviet Union in the early 20th century, so the music must play on!