Sixty years passed since Aram Hachaturyan’s “Album for Children” had undergone its publication in 1947. Several generations of musicians were bred. Actually every one of them got in touch with these little pearls.
Depicted personages are still clear and close even to contemporary child’s mind. The titles of Hachaturyan’s genre scenes are most good-humoured —“Evening Tale”, “Tomcat Is Swinging”, “Two Funny Ladies Have Quarreled”. The composer did create most funny and clear pieces of life, so very close to children’s psychology.
As for methodical commentaries, the “Album for Children” would be most useful for different levels of education. Junior and senior students are taught to phrasing and strokes. All the pieces are most useful and suitable for concert competitions.
Aram Hachaturyan’s “Album for children” is published by the Compozitor Publishing House • Saint-Petersburg as a present for young children and their teachers.
Translated by Asya Ardova
1. Skipping Rope
2. Evening Tale
3. Oriental Dance
4. Tomcat Is Swinging
5. Playing Tambourine
6. Two Funny Ladies Have Quarreled
7. Marcia Funebre
8. Rhythmical Gymnastic