Aram Khachaturian


Born: 1903   Died: 1978   Country: Russia   Period: 20th Century
Although he was indicted (along with Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and a number of other prominent Soviet musicians) for "formalism," in the infamous Zhdanov decree of 1948, Aram Khachaturian was, for most of his long career, one of the Soviet musical establishment's most prized representatives. Born into an Armenian family, in Tbilisi, in 1903, Khachaturian's musical identity formed slowly, and, although a tuba player in his school band and a Read more self-taught pianist, he wanted to be a biologist, and did not study music formally until entering Moscow's Gnesin Music Academy (as a cellist) in 1922. His considerable musical talents soon manifested themselves, and by 1925 he was studying composition privately with Gnesin himself. In 1929, Khachaturian joined Miaskovsky's composition class at the Moscow Conservatory. Khachaturian graduated in 1934, and before the completion, in 1937, of his postgraduate studies, the successful premieres of such works as the Symphony No. 2 in A Minor "With a Bell" (1935) and, especially, the Piano Concerto in D flat Major (1936) established Khachaturian as the leading Soviet composer of his generation. During the vicious government-sponsored attacks, in 1948, on the Soviet Composers' Union (in which Khachaturian, an active member since 1937, also held an administrative function) Khachaturian took a great deal of criticism. However, although he was officially censured for employing modernistic, politically incorrect musical techniques which fostered an "anti-people art," Khachaturian's music contained few, if any, of the objectionable traits found in the music of some of his more adventuresome colleagues. In retrospect, it was most likely Khachaturian's administrative role in the Union, perceived by the government as a bastion of politically incorrect music, and not his music as such, which earned him a place on the black list of 1948. Nevertheless, Khachaturian made a very full and humble apology for his artistic "errors" following the Zhdanov decree; his musical style, however, underwent no changes. Khachaturian joined the composition faculty of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnesin Academy in 1950, and that same year he made his debut as a conductor. During the years until his death in 1978 Khachaturian made frequent European conducting appearances, and in January of 1968 he made a culturally significant trip to Washington, D.C., conducting the National Symphony Orchestra in a program of his own works. Khachaturian's characteristic musical style draws on the melodic and rhythmic vitality of Armenian folk music. Although not adverse to sharp dissonance, Khachaturian never strayed from a basically diatonic musical language. The Piano Concerto and the Violin Concerto in D Minor are truly Romantic works, virtuosic, clear, and unaffectedly expressive, remaining therefore popular and frequently performed composition. Of course, many neither of these works matches the popularity of the famous "Sabre Dance" from the ballet Gayane, which made Khachaturian a household name during World War II. His other works include film scores, songs, piano pieces, and chamber music. The degree of Khachaturian's success as a Soviet composer can be measured by his many honors, which include the 1941 Lenin Prize, for the Violin Concerto, the 1959 Stalin Prize, for the ballet Spartacus, and the title, awarded in 1954, of People's Artist. Read less

Work: Sabre Dance

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  • 51.
    The Essential James Galway
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 80318 Release Date: 05/23/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Aram Khachaturian,  Cécile Louise Chaminade,  Tamezo Narita  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway
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  • 52.
    Khachaturian: Works For Violin And Piano / Jelden, Biasini
    Label: Edition Hera   Catalog: 2105 Release Date: 02/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
    Performer:  Michael Jelden,  Fabiana Biasini
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  • 53.
    Nicolai Malko - The Danish Collection
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 549/50 Release Date: 02/03/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Aram Khachaturian,  Alexander Glazunov,  Anatole Liadov  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicolai Malko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish State Radio Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Thomas Jensen Conducts The Aarhus Civic Orchestra
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 497 Release Date: 02/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  C. C. Moller,  Svend Erik Tarp,  Johann Strauss Sr.,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Jensen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aarhus Civic Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 97005 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Aram Khachaturian,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
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  • 56.
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 97012 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Isaac Albeniz,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Jules Massenet  ... 
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  • 57.
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 97007 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Gustav Holst,  Aaron Copland,  Richard Wagner  ... 
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  • 58.
    Ballet Favorites / Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80625 Release Date: 10/26/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Dukas,  Frédéric Chopin,  Léo Delibes,  Léon Fyodorovich Minkus  ... 
    Performer:  Gillian Benet
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
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  • 59.
    Classical Music 101 - 101 Famous Classical Themes
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63691 Release Date: 09/28/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Igor Stravinsky,  Georges Bizet,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  José Luis Garcia,  Placido Domingo,  Carlo Bergonzi,  Barry Douglas  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Fritz Reiner,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 60.
    Label: Bayer Records   Catalog: 150032 Release Date: 03/30/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Spoken Word,  Traditional,  Luther Henderson,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ... 
    Performer:  Das Rennquintett
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  • 61.
    Khachaturian: Sonata And Dances / Udagawa, Berezovsky
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7571 Release Date: 08/26/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
    Performer:  Hideko Udagawa,  Boris Berezovsky
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  • 62.
    My Ballerina Album - Favorite Ballet Scenes And Melodies
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471744 Release Date: 11/12/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Amilcare Ponchielli  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolas Economou,  Martha Argerich,  Jean-Marc Luisada,  Michel Schwalbé
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Seiji Ozawa,  Neeme Järvi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 63.
    Dancing Flutes / Die 14 Berliner Flötisten
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold   Catalog: 3081114 Release Date: 08/27/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerardo Matos Rodríguez,  Amilcare Ponchielli,  A. Malando,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  14 Berlin Flutes
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  • 64.
    Listen, Learn & Grow - Playtime - Fun & Games
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555812 Release Date: 08/20/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adolphe Adam,  Johannes Brahms,  Edvard Grieg,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  Balázs Szokolay,  Péter Nagy,  Gerald Garcia
    Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd,  István Bogár,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Keith Brion  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 65.
    Classical Heat
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8520102 Release Date: 05/21/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Holst,  Aram Khachaturian,  Alberto Ginastera,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Anthony Bramall,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Marat Bisengaliev,  Kenneth Jean  ... 
    Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones,  Anthony Bramall,  Enrique Bátiz,  Johannes Wildner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava,  Festival Orchestra of Mexico  ... 
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  • 66.
    Lyricism / Catherine Manoukian
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 81281 Release Date: 05/07/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Aram Khachaturian,  Jules Massenet,  Henri Vieuxtemps  ... 
    Performer:  Satoshi Sando,  Catherine Manoukian
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  • 67.
    Vodka & Caviar - The Ultimate Russian Spectacular
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3288 Release Date: 09/11/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Aram Khachaturian,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Dmitry Khakamov
    Conductor:  Constantine Orbelian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra,  Spiritual Revival Choir of Moscow
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  • 68.
    Listen, Learn And Grow - Playtime
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8560050 Release Date: 06/19/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Adolphe Adam  ... 
    Performer:  Bedrich Tylsar,  Zdenek Tylsar,  Balázs Szokolay,  Péter Nagy  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Edlinger,  Michael Halász,  Michael Dittrich,  Ondrej Lenárd  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Zagreb Festival Orchestra,  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 69.
    Music from the Movies
    Label: Dg Panorama   Catalog: 46956 Release Date: 01/23/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  John T. Williams,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Carl Orff  ... 
    Performer:  Trevor Pinnock,  Carlo Bergonzi,  Harold Wright,  Anatol Ugorski  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  John Mauceri,  Herbert von Karajan,  James Levine  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert Winds,  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra  ... 
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  • 70.
    Khachaturian: Ballet Music / Anichanov, St Petersburg So
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8554054 Release Date: 10/06/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
    Conductor:  Andrei Anikhanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 71.
    Khachaturian: Spartacus; Glazunov / Khachaturian
    Label: London/Decca Legends   Catalog: 460315 Release Date: 04/11/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  Aram Khachaturian
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Aram Khachaturian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 72.
    Battling Classics
    Label: Platinum Disc   Catalog: 1036 Release Date: 01/01/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz von Suppé,  Aram Khachaturian,  Frédéric Chopin,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 73.
    Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne, Etc / Slatkin, Hollywood Bowl
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67248 Release Date: 11/16/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Aram Khachaturian,  Jules Massenet,  Léo Delibes  ... 
    Conductor:  Felix Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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  • 74.
    Gallery Of Classical Music: Invitation To The Dance
    Label: Platinum Entertainment   Catalog: 1890 Release Date: 02/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
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  • 75.
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 3107 Release Date: 11/01/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian
    Performer:  Mirka Pokorná
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek,  Bohumil Cipera,  Vladimír Válek
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