Karine Georgian cellist

Videos

The videos here are supplied at high quality: for the first three there are lower-quality versions (which download faster) available on youtube: links to these are provided under the description for each.

A Longing for Home: Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata 3rd Movement
Karine Georgian and the late Vladimir Krainev play the slow movement of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata on the composer’s beloved family home, which he left for ever in 1918 but which still contains his furniture and his pianos, at Ivanovka deep in the Russian countryside.

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Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (excerpt)
The cadenza and two last variations of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme performed live with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov.

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Khachaturian’s Cello Rhapsody
Signature 1975 recording of this virtuosic hymn to the rich treasury of Armenian folk melodies, conducted by the composer with his young compatriot Karine Georgian, Gold Medal winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition and former student of the man for whom it was written, Mstislav Rostropovich.

Youtube version: part 1
part 2
part 3
Samuel Barber’s Cello Sonata
Private videocam recording from a live performance with Ian Munro of Barber’s romantic, highly expressive Cello Sonata in the mediaeval Great Hall at Dartington in Devon during the 1996 International Summer School.
Debussy’s Cello Sonata
Private videocam recording from a live performance with Ian Munro of one of Debussy’s last works, his Cello Sonata of 1915. This short sonata distils a lifetime of musical and emotional experience, infused with the composer’s deep sadness at the waste and suffering of the First World War. The recording was made in the mediaeval Great Hall at Dartington in Devon during the 1997 International Summer School.

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Karine can also be heard on Youtube playing: