Florence Foster Jenkins
Winner - Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles
Peter Rosen’s latest work is a grand tribute to the great Armenian composer in his centennial year and a daring, yet moving study of his complex life under Stalin’s tyranny. The film is about the life of a composer creating in the darkness of a tragic era. Like most Soviet citizens, Khachaturian hid a complex private life behind a mask of Communist loyalty.
Musical segments include excerpts from Spartacus and Gayne ballets, the Violin Concerto and as a DVD bonus Mstislav Rostropovich in a complete performance of the Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra .
133 min. B&W and Color.
The KUHN FOUNDATION presents a PETER ROSEN PRODUCTION
Narrated by Eric Bogosian
Music played by the Armenian Philharmonic conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian
- Khachaturian: Concerto- Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/ State Orchestra of the USSR/ Aram Khachaturian
- Making "Khachaturian" (behind the scenes with the filmmakers)
- Piano Concerto - Third Movement (music video)
Dora Serviarian-Kuhn, piano;Armenian Philharmonic/ Loris Tjeknavorian
in all regions.