S0583. SERGEY & LUSINE KHACHATRYAN: The Three Brahms Sonatas. (France) Naïve V5314, recorded 2012, Wigmore Hall. Final Sealed Copy! - 822186053140
“A unique, sometimes atypical, over-gifted, always heart-wrenching violinist, Sergey Khachatryan has established a brilliant carrier worldwide, in both recital and concerto fields, and has collaborated with the most prestigious artists of the time. His exclusive recital partner is his sister, pianist Lusine Khachatryan, with whom the musical connection is always special.
- Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013
“The Armenian brother-and-sister team give passionate, deeply felt performances of all three sonatas...what gives these performances their particular strength is the performers' ability to project the crucial movements of harmony on which the sense and appeal of Brahms' music rests.”
- SUNDAY TIMES, 23 June, 2013
“The music often wistful, frequently sad, and on occasion intensely dramatic, but rarely sounding happy for all the beauty in the playing. Their basic tempos are among the most expansive of the dozen recordings I used for comparison, and they frequently insert changes of pulse. It is as if they seek to interpret every bar, with rhythmic changes employed to beautify or intensify the effect.”
- AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, January/February 2014
"This beautiful recording by the talented Khachatryan siblings on Naive is dedicated to the three luminous and deeply Romantic sonatas for violin and piano of Johannes Brahms. Spread over ten years, from 1878 to 1888, the three sonatas are contemporaneous with his four symphonies and were preceded by the Violin Concerto in D major (1874). A unique, sometimes atypical, overgifted, always heart-wrenching violinist, Sergey Khachatryan has been establishing a brilliant carrier worldwide, in both recital and concerto fields. He has collaborated with the most prestigious artists of the time. Sergey's exclusive recital partner is his sister, pianist Lusine Khachatryan, which whom the musical connection has always been very special. Together, they regularly perform at the most prestigious venues in the world, such as London's Wigmore Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Theatre des Champs-Elysees and Cite de la Musique (Paris), Auditori Nacional Madrid, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Philharmonie Luxembourg, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (New York) and Herbst Theater (San Francisco). In early 2014, Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan will perform this Brahms program in many prestigious European venues, such as Wigmore Hall, Bozar, Auditorium de Lyon, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Herkulessaal (Munich), Stadtcasino (Basel), Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid)."
- Zillah Dorset Akron