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"I consider your cadence better than mine": Aram Khachaturian's letter to David Oistrakh - Armenian National Music (anmmedia.am)
"I consider your cadence better than mine": Aram Khachaturian's letter to David Oistrakh

Published: May 09 2020, 15:04

Author: ANM Media
Letter of Aram Khachaturian to David Oistrakh.

"Dear Dodik,

Life is interesting: people live next to each other, in the same town, even in the same house, but don’t manage to tell each other what they really think. Your note is the proof of your modesty. In my opinion, have you not liked my concerto, you wouldn’t have written such a wonderful cadence to it. I consider your cadence better than mine. Your cadence is a fantasy on my themes and is convincing in its form. Giving the elements and the rhythm of the first theme, you perfectly prepare the audience for the perception of the reprise. I consider you an epochal violinist and artist.

Your creative personality reflects our Soviet Era and leads our school of violin performers. That’s why it is an honor for me to have provoked your creative imagination.

Yours,
Aram Khachaturian".

Source:
Khachaturian.am