Carnegie Hall, March 28, 1995
Extra Footage: Encore!
H. Delalian “Dedication to Gomidas”
In the spring of 1985, the gifted young Armenian pianist Artur Papazian made his Carnegie Hall Debut with a recital described in the New York Times as “one of the season’s most exciting concerts.”After Several years of international concertizing, Mr. Papazian returned to Carnegie Hall on March 28, 1995 with an all-Chopin program deceptively simple to put on a program cover and virtually inconceivable to bring off successfully.  In the words of Alfred Cortot, Chopin’s etudes are “as inaccessible to the musician without virtuosity as they are to the virtuoso without musicianship.”  That historic evening, as this video documentation clearly proves, Artur Papazian eloquently demonstrated that he is both a musician with virtuosity and a virtuoso with extraordinary musicianship.

Region Free, Dolby Digital Stereo
(available also on VHS)
118 minutes, USA, 1995, color
Recorded Live!