Aram Khatchaturian

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Արամ Եղիայի Խաչատրյան (Арам Ильич Хачатурян, Aram Ilyich Khachaturian)
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Aram Khatchaturian or Арам Хачатурян (1903–1978) was an Armenian composer and conductor, husband of Nina Vladimirovna Makarova (1908–1976) and uncle of composer Karen Khachaturian (1920–2011). He is considered as one of the leading Soviet composers of the XX century and a national hero in Armenia. Khatchaturian received numerous high profile awards and honorable titles, including People's Artist of the USSR (1954), Hero of Socialist Labour (1973), the Lenin Prize (1959), four Stalin Prizes (1941–50), and the USSR State Prize (1968).

Born and raised in Tbilisi, Khachaturian moved to Moscow in 1921 and enrolled in the Gnesin Musical Institute to study the cello. In 1925, he joined a newly established composition class led by Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin. Aram continued his studies in composition with Nikolai Myaskovsky in 1929 at the Moscow Conservatory, also taking orchestration lessons from Reinhold Glière. In 1933, Aram Khatchaturian married the composer Nina Makarova, a fellow student from Myaskovsky's class. He graduated from the Conservatory in 1934 and received his Ph.D. degree two years later.

Khatchaturian gained recognition and fame for one of the first major compositions, the Piano Concerto (1936). Other significant works include the Masquerade Suite (1941), Violin Concerto (1940) and Cello Concerto (1946), the Anthem of the Armenian SSR (1944), ballets Gayane (1942) and Spartacus (1954), three symphonies composed from 1935 to 1947, and over twenty film scores. His best-known piece, the 'Sabre Dance' from Gayane, has been covered by numerous musicians and used extensively in popular culture.

During most of his career, Khachaturian was approved by the Soviet government and held several high posts in the Union of Soviet Composers, even though he only joined the Communist Party in 1943. Five years later, Aram was named as one of the leading figures of the "fundamentally incorrect" formalist direction in music alongside with Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Vissarion Shebalin and Myaskovsky. Their music was denounced as "anti-national." Khachaturian made public apology for his "artistic errors" and was sent away to Armenia as a punishment. The decision to ban the composer was purely ideological and political, so without him changing anything about the musical style, Aram was rehabilitated soon after, when a documentary film Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1949) was released with music composed by Khachaturian.

In 1950, Aram Khachaturian began performing as a conductor and started teaching composition at the Gnessin Institute and Moscow Conservatory. Some of his notable students include Aziz al-Shawan, Andrei Eshpai, Anatol Vieru, Edgar Oganesyan, Mikael Tariverdiev, Mark Minkov, Alexey Rybnikov, Tolib Shakhidi, Georgs Pelēcis, Rostislav Boiko, Nodar Gabunia, Edward Khagagortyan, Vladimir Dashkevich, Kirill Volkov, Viktor Ekimovsky, and Igor Yakushenko.

Name variations: Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Aram Illich Khachaturian, Aram Xačatryan, Արամ Խաչատրյան, Арам Ильич Хачатурян, Арам Хачатрян
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Aram Khatchaturian Discography Tracks

Albums

MM664, MM 664 Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Suite album art Khatchaturian*, Philharmonic-Symphony Orch. Of New York* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz Khatchaturian*, Philharmonic-Symphony Orch. Of New York* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz - Gayne Ballet Suite(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM664, MM 664 US 1947 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra album art Khatchaturian* - David Oistrakh*, Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Gauk Khatchaturian* - David Oistrakh*, Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Gauk - Concerto For Violin And Orchestra Mercury US 1948 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne - Ballet Suites Nos. 1 and 2 album art Khachaturian*, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Efrem Kurtz Khachaturian*, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Efrem Kurtz - Gayne - Ballet Suites Nos. 1 and 2 Columbia Masterworks US 1948 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Masquerade Suite / Francesca Da Rimini, Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 32 album art Khachaturian* / Tchaikovsky* - Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Khachaturian* / Tchaikovsky* - Leopold Stokowski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* - Masquerade Suite / Francesca Da Rimini, Symphonic Fantasia, Op. 32 Columbia Masterworks US 1948 Sell This Version
MX 292 Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Suite #2 album art Khatchaturian* : Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz Khatchaturian* : Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz - Gayne Ballet Suite #2(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks MX 292 US 1948 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra album art Khatchaturian* - William Kapell, Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra Khatchaturian* - William Kapell, Serge Koussevitzky, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1946 Sell This Version
ML 4288 Aram Khatchaturian - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra album art Khachaturian*Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Oscar Levant Khachaturian*Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Oscar Levant - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4288 US 1950 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Концерт Для Скрипки С Оркестром album art А. Хачатурян* - Леонид Коган*, Симф. Оркестр ВРК* А. Хачатурян* - Леонид Коган*, Симф. Оркестр ВРК* - Концерт Для Скрипки С Оркестром Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод USSR 1952 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Piano Concerto album art Khachaturian* - Margot Pinter, Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Berlin*, Arthur Rother* Khachaturian* - Margot Pinter, Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Berlin*, Arthur Rother* - Piano Concerto Urania Records (3) US 1953 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Concerto For 'Cello And Orchestra (1946) album art Khachaturian*, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, State Orchestra Of The U.S.S.R.*, Alexander Gauk Khachaturian*, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, State Orchestra Of The U.S.S.R.*, Alexander Gauk - Concerto For 'Cello And Orchestra (1946) (Album) Vanguard US 1953 Sell This Version
PLS-14 Aram Khatchaturian - Suite "Masquerade" /  From Ballet "Red Poppy", Overture Of Celebration album art Khatchaturjan* / Glière* Khatchaturjan* / Glière* - Suite "Masquerade" / From Ballet "Red Poppy", Overture Of Celebration(LP) Shinsekai Record PLS-14 Japan 1953 Sell This Version
CRLP 136 Aram Khatchaturian - Symphony No. 2 album art Khachaturian*, National Philharmonic Orchestra Khachaturian*, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony No. 2(LP, Mono) Colosseum Records, Inc. CRLP 136 US 1953 Sell This Version
VRS-6020 Aram Khatchaturian - A David Oistrakh Recital album art Prokofiev*, Tchaikovsky*, Rachmaninoff*, Brahms*, Glazounov*, Khachaturian* - David Oistrakh* Prokofiev*, Tchaikovsky*, Rachmaninoff*, Brahms*, Glazounov*, Khachaturian* - David Oistrakh* - A David Oistrakh Recital(LP, Mono) Vanguard VRS-6020 US 1954 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Violin Concerto album art David Oistrakh* And The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Aram Khachaturian* David Oistrakh* And The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Aram Khachaturian* - Violin Concerto (Album) Columbia UK 1955 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Khatchaturian Violin Concerto album art Khatchaturian* - Igor Oistrakh*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Eugene Goossens* Khatchaturian* - Igor Oistrakh*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Eugene Goossens* - Khatchaturian Violin Concerto (Album) Angel Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Д—2410, Д—2411 Aram Khatchaturian - Фрагменты Из Балета «Гаянэ» album art А. Хачатурян* Фрагменты Из Балета «Гаянэ»(10", Mono) Апрелевский Завод, Апрелевский Завод Д—2410, Д—2411 USSR 1955 Sell This Version
33CX 1303 Aram Khatchaturian - Violin Concerto album art David Oistrakh* And The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Aram Khachaturian* David Oistrakh* And The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Aram Khachaturian* - Violin Concerto(LP) Columbia 33CX 1303 Israel 1955 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Suite / The Comedians, Op.26 album art Khatchaturian*, Kabalevsky*, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Khatchaturian*, Kabalevsky*, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Gayne Ballet Suite / The Comedians, Op.26 Columbia US 1956 Sell This Version
Д 03194—03195 Aram Khatchaturian - Концерт Для Фортепиано С Оркестром = Concerto For Piano And Orchestra album art A. Khachaturyan* - L. Oborin*, USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra* A. Khachaturyan* - L. Oborin*, USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra* - Концерт Для Фортепиано С Оркестром = Concerto For Piano And Orchestra(LP, Mono, RE) Апрелевский Завод Д 03194—03195 USSR 1956 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Kreutzer Sonata / Sonata In D Major / Chanson Poème / Dance In B Flat Major album art David Oistrakh*Ludwig van Beethoven / Jean Marie Leclair* / Aram Ilich Khachaturian* David Oistrakh*Ludwig van Beethoven / Jean Marie Leclair* / Aram Ilich Khachaturian* - Kreutzer Sonata / Sonata In D Major / Chanson Poème / Dance In B Flat Major Music-Appreciation Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Aram Khatchaturian - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra album art Khatchaturian* - Leonard Pennario, The Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra*, Felix Slatkin Khatchaturian* - Leonard Pennario, The Concert Arts Symphony Orchestra*, Felix Slatkin - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1957 Sell This Version
CCRG 112 Aram Khatchaturian - Sabre Dance ! album art Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, Aram Khatchaturian Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, Aram Khatchaturian - Sabre Dance !(LP, Mono) Crowell-Collier Record Guild CCRG 112 US 1957 Sell This Version
SWB 7008 Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Highlights  album art Hermann Scherchen, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Aram Khatchaturian Hermann Scherchen, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Highlights (Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Westminster, Sonotape SWB 7008 US 1957 Sell This Version
SWB 7009 Aram Khatchaturian - March Slav / Lezghinka (From Gayne Ballet) album art Hermann Scherchen, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Aram Khatchaturian Hermann Scherchen, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Aram Khatchaturian - March Slav / Lezghinka (From Gayne Ballet)(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Westminster, Sonotape SWB 7009 US 1957 Sell This Version
MDS5-6 Aram Khatchaturian - Gayne Ballet Suite / A Night On Bald Mountain / On The Steppes Of Central Asia / Flight Of The Bumble Bee album art George Weldon, Hallé Orchestra, Aram Khatchaturian / Modest Mussorgsky / Alexander Borodin / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov George Weldon, Hallé Orchestra, Aram Khatchaturian / Modest Mussorgsky / Alexander Borodin / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Gayne Ballet Suite / A Night On Bald Mountain / On The Steppes Of Central Asia / Flight Of The Bumble Bee(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Mercury MDS5-6 US 1957 Sell This Version