Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian

Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Death 1 May 1978 (aged 74)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Memorial ID 8888008 · View Source
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Composer. He was educated at the Gnesin School and the Moscow Conservatory. Together with Prokofiev and Shostakovich he was one of the most popular and successful composers of the Soviet period. His unique musical idiom was marked by his Armenian heritage. His scores are noted for their sensuous, singing melodic writing, colorful orchestration, and elemental rhythmic drive. Known in the West chiefly as the composer of instrumental concerti and the vivid scores for the ballets Gayaneh and Spartacus (the Spartacus including the brilliant 'Sabre Dance'), he also encompassed symphonies and other works for orchestra, film and theater music, works for band, chamber music, and a large number of patriotic and popular songs.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aram Khachaturian (6 Jun 1903–1 May 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8888008, citing Komitas Pantheon, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .