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Արամ Խաչատրյան

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(1903 – 1978)

Aram Ilyich Khachaturian (Armenian: Արամ Խաչատրյան; Russian: Аpaм Ильич Xaчaтypян; June 6 [O.S. May 24] 1903 – May 1, 1978) was a prominent Soviet Armenian composer. Khachaturian’s works were often influenced by classical Russian music and Armenian folk music. He is most famous for the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from his ballet Spartacus, and for the “Sabre Dance” from his ballet Gayane and the adagio from the same ballet, much used in films since its first use in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In his youth, he was fascinated by the music he heard around him, but at first he did not study music or learn to read it.
In 1921, he traveled to Moscow to join his brother, unable to speak a word of Russian. Although he had almost no musical education, Khachaturian showed such great talent that he was admitted to the Gnessin Institute where he studied cello under Mikhail Gnessin and entered a composition class (1925). In 1929, he transferred to the Moscow Conservatory where he studied under Nikolai Myaskovsky. In the 1930s, he married the composer Nina Makarova, a fellow student from Myaskovsky’s class. In 1951, he became professor at the Gnessin State Musical and Pedagogical Institute (Moscow) and the Moscow Conservatory. He also held important posts at the Composers Union.

Khachaturian wrote music influenced by the folk music of his native Armenia and also composed pieces, such as the Third Symphony, as tributes to Communism. He said, “I wanted to write the kind of composition in which the public would feel my unwritten program without an announcement.

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  • Janescorpion

    մեր Արամը,մեր հպարտությունը ♥♥♥

    23 Feb 5:51pm Reply
  • blanctorche

    me mata de me Արամ Խաչատրյան

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Amnorh

    one and only good thing from armenia tbh *__*

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • aliahmadizade

    his music has original armenian and iranian sound!you can smell armenia air in the Gayane suit!

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    sick !

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HardKyu

    Sinfonia N. 3 é um poema inalcançável, uma dramaturgia do tempo vivo.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • SkylineFugitive

    Symphony No. 2 is great!

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Marishok11

    amazing !!!

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Top related artist is Choplin???

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • MusicHallofFame

    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Aram Khachaturian into the Class of 1979. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame.

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Versetty2005

    Я считаю, не важно: кириллицей или по-грузински - оба варианты правильные. Главное, что все в одну страницу объединено!

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LordKriot

    Арам Хачатурян is correct.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • aschenglorie

    v Elman's version is even better~

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • HoweverFarAway_

    Khachaturian & David Oistrakh's 1965 recording of his Violin Concerto has the most deliciously tragic violin sound. <3

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • SUSEHurricane

    Khachaturian!

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RedStinker

    wtf?

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • HamoMagicMan

    а кто пишет имена на ?

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sabre_dance

    His music is always dramatic and breathtaking.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • denisjuk

    Ха-ха-ха. hvorintetlevde, какая Вам разница, как пишется Хачатурян? Вы же его не слушаете ;-)

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • hvorintetlevde

    Каково написание на международных сайтах имен татарских, башкирских, хакасских представителей спортивного или культурного (любого иного) пространства? Как пишутся, исключая написание латиницей, в подобном случае имена Мусы Джалиля, Земфиры, Марата Сафина? - на родном языке их тюркских предков или же на государственном языке страны, в которой они живут, работают, творят? Армянская ССР (чьей правопреемницей является нынешняя Республика Армения) - часть государства СССР, равно как Татария и Башкирия - части государства Россия, что означает написание имен советских граждан В ПЕРВУЮ ОЧЕРЕДЬ на государственном языке Советского Союза. Замечу, Арам Ильич НИКОГДА не был гражданином суверенной Армении.

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
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