Arno Babajanian (Armenian: Առնո Բաբաջանյան; Russian: Арно Арутюнович Бабаджанян; January 22, 1921 - November 11, 1983) was a Soviet Armenian composer and pianist, People's Artist of the Armenian SSR (1956) and Soviet Union (1971). He was awarded the State Prizes of USSR (1951, 1953) and Armenian SSR (1967, 1983).
Babajanian (Babadjanian) was born in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. By age 5, his extraordinary musical talent was clearly apparent, and the composer Aram Khachaturian suggested that the boy be given proper… read more
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