I’m very excited to announce my latest solo album: Khachaturian: 7 Recitatives & Fugues, Children’s Albums 1 & 2

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About this Release

Catalogue No.: GP834 Release

Date: March 2021

Composer(s): Aram Il’yich Khachaturian

Artist(s): Charlene Farrugia

“Music is a physical, mental and spiritual process in which we try to convey a composer’s thoughts, transcending personal ego through basing our interpretation on the text before us. I feel very fortunate to have met and collaborated with the producer Ateş Orga, a writer of vast musical knowledge and deep analytical spirit. During one of our many chats, I discovered Aram Khachaturian’s largely unknown Seven Recitatives and Fugues, written in 1928–29 and revised in the late 1960s. Studying them, I was very surprised to discover there were no readily available commercial recordings – at which point I took it upon myself to come to London and repair the omission. The sixth Fugue particularly attracts me – one of the most complex and profound pieces in the collection. My choice of Khachaturian’s Children’s Albums 1 and 2 followed naturally since they harmonise beautifully in the overall mix. There’s great melodic music here, from intimacy and folk impressions to imposing statement and majestic polyphony.” — Charlene Farrugia

Charlene Farrugia has been awarded the 2018 International Achievement Award within the Premju ghall-Arti, the Malta national arts awards which celebrate the achievements of the cultural and creative sectors.
This is the latest accolade in Charlene’s decorated career.

Malta Arts Awards - Winner of Best International Achievement
Malta Arts Awards – Winner of Best International Achievement

Charlene recorded Charles Camilleri’s Piano Concerto no. 1 accompanied by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.  The album ‘Mediterranean’ was released by NAXOS, the world’s leading classical music label known for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent.

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The Piano Concerto No. 1 ‘Mediterranean’ owes much to the Romantic concerto tradition but is suffused with the distinctive flavours of music from southern Europe and North Africa.

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The CD can be purchased from HERE.